Louis Albert Burleaud

Louis Albert Burleaud

Birth
Devay, Departement de la Nièvre, Bourgogne, France
Death 8 Sep 1920 (aged 52)
Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot P32 3A South Side Row 1 Grave 53
Memorial ID 68398608 · View Source
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Louis Albert Burleaud lived 52 years, 1 month, and 4 days. He was born in Cervon, Nievre, Bourgogne, France. The next to the last son of Gilbert Burleaud and Albertine Adelaide Chalumeau, he had six other brothers and sisters, one of whom was Marie Celestine Eugenie Burlot Treyvoux, mother of Suzanne Treyvoux Chevrolet.
He had, at some unknown time, moved to Paris. There he met Marie Zelie Laroche and married her 29 August 1891. Leaving his bride to come later, he set off for the United States on the ship, La Gascogne, from the port of La Havre, to seek his fortune, arriving in the port of New York, 21 December 1891. His wife and two month old son, Albert Pierre, joined him from La Havre arriving 23 May 1892 on the ship, La Touraine.
We find Louis listed in the Chicago City Directory in 1894 as a "waiter". Although he may have worked in other unknown occupations, this profession seems to recur throughout his lifetime. Some oral family history even mentions that he was a "singing" waiter in hotel restaurants. It appears he went by the name "Albert".
The young family lived in Chicago, Cook Co., IL where their second son, Lucien Camille, was born in 1894. Sometime before 1897, the family moves to Wisconsin. According to his birth certificate, their third son, Rene Gaston, is born in Oconto Falls Twp., Oconto Co., WI in 1897. Louis Albert is listed in the 1900 census in Marinette, Marinette Co., WI as a "hotel waiter". Sadly, the remainder of his life is somewhat sketchy as he leaves his young family for parts unknown having divorced his wife in 1902. In 1903 I found him back in Chicago on the Business Directory, working in a "saloon". There are no other records of him until he appears in some newspaper articles in March 1908 in Goldfield, Esmeralda Co., NV having been accused of attempting to shoot the deputy sheriff of which he was later acquitted.
Towards the end of his life, Louis Albert may have lived in New York City as an employee for the French Lines. His name (mispelled as Burland) has been found on various ship's manifests as an employee listing France as country of birth and the age is always correct. Although it seems likely from the information given, this is not a proven fact, yet.
On 8 September 1920 Louis Albert Burleaud suffers a fatal head fracture from a fall down the stairs in his apartment building in Manhattan, Kings Co., New York. The death certificate states he was a "cook" and had lived in New York City for five years (since about 1915). It also lists Celestine Treyvoux as "sister" of Albert.
From the documents we have found we can only imagine that Louis Albert must have lived a full, adventurous, and towards the end possibly a very lonely life. There is no indication that he ever married again nor did he ever attempt to keep in touch with his family except for his older sister.
We, his grandchildren and other descendants, are most grateful that he brought his wife, Marie Zelie Laroche, to the United States. It was she who raised three rambunctious boys and another son, Henry Albert Francis, from her second marriage to Jules Etienne Francis, to be productive citizens of her adopted country. We are thankful that in spite of leaving his family far behind, we found Louis Albert's final resting place in Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery 91 years after his passing. Rest in peace, Mr. Burleaud. Your family will not forget you!


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  • Created by: Donna
  • Added: 15 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68398608
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Albert Burleaud (4 Feb 1868–8 Sep 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68398608, citing Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Donna (contributor 47138239) .