Jean Jacques Louis André


Birth: 31 Jul 1816, Thônes, Haute-Savoie
Death: 10 Aug 1877, Sainte Genevieve, MO
Burial: 14 Aug 1877, Memorial Cemetery, Ste. Genevieve, Mo
(later moved to Valle Spring Cemetery)

The 1850 census shows that Maurice; Sophie; Jean Jacques Louis; his widowed sister, Pauline; and three of his children, the young Maurice, Damien and Philip, were living in Ste. Genevieve. The family had come to the states from France in 1846. Louis André owned property in Sainte Genevieve, Mo., as early as 1852. One of the properties was the stone house on the northeast corner of Fourth and Jefferson Streets now called the Simon Hubardeau House. This is where the family resided. The Burtcher brothers, Sebastian, Barthelemi and Michael, who were stonemasons, had built the house. (They later built the Felix Valle House.) Louis added the one story brick addition to the north side of the building.
By 1858, Maurice and Pauline had both died of cholera, and Marie Francoise Revillod and daughter, Louise, had come from France to join the family. At that time Louis was listed as a teamster. Tax records for Ste. Genevieve show that in 1861 Louis no longer owned real estate, as he had been forced to sell their home for taxes of $155.00. He did have some personal property for which he was taxed $70.00. His obituary in the Fair Play might help to explain:

"Died--On Tuesday the 11th inst at his residence in the city of Ste. Genevieve, Mr. Louis André, aged sixty years and 9 days.
"Mr. André was one of our oldest and most respected citizens. His only fault was that he was too kind hearted. At one period of his life he is said to have been in very good circumstances, but misfortunes and trusting too much to the honesty of others left him a poor man in his old age. His relations and friends have our heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement."

Jean Jacques Louis André was buried August 14, 1877. His body now lies with that of his wife in the André-Dupont plot in Valle Spring Cemetery in Sainte Genevieve.

J. André found in:
Passenger and Immigration Lists: New Orleans
Age: 27
Port of Departure: La Havre
Arrival Date: Apr 17, 1846
Gender: M
Family Number: 68208
Port of Arrival: New Orleans
Nat'l Archives Series No.: M259-25
Ship Name: Jas Depau

The transcriber recorded some of the information incorrectly (not unusual) but the timing would be right. The ship was the Francis Depau, and the captain was S.G. Williams. She sailed from Havre and arrived in New Orleans on April 17, 1846. No passengers died on the voyage!

Last Will and Testament

I, Louis André, of the city of Ste. Genevieve in the county of Ste. Genevieve, in the state of Missouri, being of sound mind do make and publish this my last Will and Testament as follows:

First: I direct that my funeral be conducted under the direction of my beloved wife, and in a manner suitable to my means and position in life.

Second: I give and bequeath to each of my children, viz. Maurice André, Damien André, Philip André and Louise Dupont wife of Francis Dupont the sum of one dollar, which said legacies or sums of money I will and order to be paid in six months after my decease.

Third: And lastly as to all the rest, residue and remainder of my personal and real estate whatsoever and wherever situate, after the payment of all my just debts, I give, bequeath and devise the same to my beloved wife, Mary André, her heirs and assigns to have and to hold to the said Mary André, her heirs and assigns forever.

I do appoint as Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament my said beloved wife Mary André.

In witness whereof, I have here unto set my hand this thirteenth day of January _______ AD (1875)

Louis André

Spouse: Marie Francoise Revillod
Birth: 7 Jun 1816, Thônes, Haute-Savoie
Death: 17 Mar 1898, Sainte Genevieve, MO
Father: Jean Revillod (1788-1837)
Mother: Louise André (1796-?)
Marr: 11 Jun 1833, Thônes, Savoie

According to the marriage banns for Jean Revillod and Louise André, Jean was a mason who had come to Thônes from Riviere Enverse around the first of April in 1815. His parents were laborers still living there. Banns were published on November 5, 12 and 22, 1815. The marriage took place November 27 in Thônes.

"Died, on Thursday, March 17, at 7:30 o'clock P.M. of general debility, Mrs. Marie André, aged 81 years, 9 months and 10 days. Mrs. André, whose maiden name was Revilliot, was born in Thônes, Savoy, on the 7th day of June, 1816, and came to this city in the year 1856, where she has resided ever since. Her husband, Louis André, preceded her to the grave about twenty years ago. The deceased leaves three children, Philip André of Springfield, Mo, Mrs. Frank Dupont and Dr. M. André of this city, besides thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren to mourn her loss. Mrs. André was a strict believer in the Catholic faith and received the last rites of the Church before her death. The remains will be interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring today."

Children: Maurice (1834-1914)
  Louis (1836-1836)
  Damien (1837-1880)
  Jacques (1838-1843)
  Philip (1840-1909)
  Louise (1841-1909)
  Jeanne (1843-1843)
  Joseph (1844-?)
copy of the André family history
Copy of the André family history as begun by Dr. Maurice André.

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