Philip André


Birth: 28 Apr 1840, Thônes, Haute-Savoie
Death: 2 Apr 1909, Springfield, MO

Phillip was born In Thônes on April 28, 1840. He came to the U. S. with his family in 1846. The 1860 Census states that Phillip was an apprentice carpenter. In 1863, he was in partnership with Augustus Bequette and Charles Lalumondiere, a blacksmith.

On January 18, 1876, in Sainte Genevieve County, Mo, Phillip married Louise Delarville, the daughter of Leopold Delarville and Virginia Langelier. Louise was born in France in January of 1855. They had three children: Jean Louis Valentine (1877-1877), Francis James (1878-1954) and Alice Virginia Mary (1883-?)
There is a Philip André apparently living in a boarding house in Springfield, MO, and working as a house carpenter, listed in the census for 1870.

In 1880 the census has Philip, Louise, and Francis living in Ste. Genevieve.
The census for 1900 lists Louise as married, head of household in Springfield, MO, where was Philip? The Springfield City Directory for 1905 shows a Philip André living at 1103 E. Dale. He was a laborer for Frisco System North Side Shops. “The Frisco machine shop, erected in 1873, was the principal institution of North Springfield employing one hundred and seventy men and turning out over a hundred new cars in addition to keeping up repairs on three hundred and sixty-three miles of road.” Source: Past and Present of Greene County, Missouri. The Ste. Genevieve Herald says he died “at home.” Presumably that was Springfield, MO.

Ste. Genevieve Herald

Saturday, June 2, 1883
“And Philip ANDRÉ is now walking the floor or sitting on the edge of the
table and singing by-o-baby, or cry-baby-crispy. It is a girl and Philip is
happy.”

Saturday, June 23, 1883
“Felix LeCOMPTE, the jolly book-keeper at the Cone Mills couldn't join the merry company on the trip to Mrs. Wm. HUBER's last Sunday. He was bespoken to assist as sponsor at the christening of Mr. Philip ANDRÉ's child. The boys missed him.”


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