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Some early settlers of Dresden

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Some early settlers of Dresden

Posted: 16 Dec 2000 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 5 Sep 2004 12:51PM GMT
Surnames: Houdlette, Goud, Pushard
Permanent settlement made in 1752 by French Protestants among whom was Chas. Estienne Houdelette, who came from Germany. The progenitors of the Goud, Pushard (Pochard), Stilphen, Pechin, and Rittal families of French birth and the Mayers family of German birth; were probably of the same company. John O’White, and the Costellow, Carney, Patterson and Reed families were here early from Ireland. Ezra Taylor, Robert Barker, John Barker, John Tufts, Dr. James Tupper, and the Goodwin, Johnson, Woodward, Bickford, Hathorn, Lilly and Hatch families were from England or of English descent. The Lithgow family of Scotch blend; Dr’ Philip Theobald, a German; Major John Polerecsky, a Hungarian, were prominent in the early town. Major Polerecsky served in Rochambeau’s French army of assistance. He was chosen the first town clerk in 1794, which office he filled for 25 years. John Gardiner, the Cuchings, Jona. Bowman, a cousin to John Hancock; Rev. Jacob Baileyand Wm. Bridge came from Massachusetts. Geo. Ramsdell, a Quaker; Peter LeMercier, (French); Major Samuel Tubbs and the Birgnon, (French), Haynes, Barrett and Seigars families, (the latter probably French) were among the early families of Dresden.
A History of Dresden Maine, Rundlette Parker, pg 236
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