Zenophile Pierre Brosseau

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Zenophile Pierre Brosseau

La Prairie, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 10 Mar 1915 (aged 74)
Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Lot 2, Block 2, Section U
Memorial ID 44661454 · View Source
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"Chicago Tribune (IL) Z. P. BROSSEAU IS DEAD.
Edition: Chicago Tribune.
Z. P. Brosseau's death yesterday at his residence, 406 Barry avenue, removes the head of the oldest grain house on the Chicago board of trade. Mr. Brosseau had been a member since 1862 and his house has existed continuously under the name of Brosseau & Co. ever since. Mr. Brosseau came to Chicago in 1860 from Quebec. He was 74 years old and one of the leaders in the French-Canadian colony in Chicago. For his efforts on behalf of the French residents of the city and his activities he was created a chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the president of France. He is survived by his widow and four sons, Louis C., Joseph E., Leonard A., Pierre, and four daughters, Mrs. A. J. Amberg, Genevieve, Louise, and Marion."
Chicago Tribune (IL)

Zenophile P. Brosseau, beloved husband of Elizabeth Brosseau, March 10, 1915. Requiem mass will be celebrated Friday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m., Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Belmont-av. Burial private. Kindly omit flowers.

ZENOPHILE PIERRE BROSSEAU Story in http://fkdocs.sesp.northwestern.edu/nodes/pages/57202/6343 :

“Zenophile P. Brosseau, an active and successful member of the Board of Trade, is a descendant of one of the oldest Acadian families. He is the son of Louis and Marguerite Brosseau, and was born October, 1840, in the French-Canadian town of La Prairie, in the county of the same name, in the province of Quebec, and received his education in the schools of his native place. At the early age of fifteen he moved to Malone, New York, and was employed in mercantile pursuits.

“In 1860 he was attracted by the commercial loadstone of Chicago, and in the following year became a member of the Board of Trade, in the operations of which he soon became a prominent factor. Like most of his rivals and coadjutors on the board, Mr. Brosseau was a sufferer by the great fire of 1871, in which both his house and office were destroyed. He followed the fortunes of the board, which resumed business temporarily on Canal Street, pending the reconstruction of the burned building, and upon the return of the board to its new edifice on the old site he opened an office within its walls, where he laid the foundation of the firm of Brosseau & Co., which stands as a testimonial of his ability and sterling integrity.

“Mr. Brosseau is a past director of the Board of Trade, and has been a valuable member of most of its important committees. He is a Democrat in politics, and is an ex-member of the Public Library Board, and is a member of the Chicago and Columbus clubs, and president of the Franco-American Publishing Company, from the office of which the Courier de l'Ouest, the leading Western journal published in the French language, is issued.

“Mr. Brosseau's residence, on the North Side, is one of the most elegant in that peculiarly elegant resident quarter.”

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  • Originally Created by: DM
  • Added: 21 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44661454
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Zenophile Pierre Brosseau (3 Oct 1840–10 Mar 1915), Find a Grave Memorial no. 44661454, citing Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by David Luders (contributor 49008885) .