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Couffon info in St Pierre

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Re: Couffon info in St Pierre

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 6:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Apr 2012 6:52AM GMT
From the 1892 census of St-Pierre:

COUFFON Achille, 27 ans, né à Pleudaniel (22), marié, tonnelier, père de famille.
MAXIME Elisa, femme COUFFON, 25 ans, née à St-Pierre, épouse.
COUFFON Yvonne, 4 mois, née à St-Pierre, enfant.
GEGOUX Louis, 15 ans, né à Kérity (22), domestique.

Achille was a cooper/barrel maker (for the fishing industry). He was born at Pleudaniel (Brittany), FR. You would have to continue your research in the French Archives to get other birth and family information. This is probably at the Departmental Archives of the Côte d'Amor (#22) (new name for the Côte du Nord/North Coast department (province), located in St-Brieuc, FR).

Hope you can read French, Achille could have been one name in a string of names, such as Joseph-François-Achille, etc. It could possibly also be spelled as Archille, Achilles, Achelaus, etc.)

From the 1902 census of St-Pierre

COUFFON Achille, 37 ans, né à Pleudaniel (22), marié, maître de graves, père de famille, sait lire et écrire.
MAXIME Elisabeth, femme COUFFON, 35 ans, née à St-Pierre, épouse, sait lire et écrire.
COUFFON Yvonne, 10 ans, née à St-Pierre, enfant, sait lire et écrire.
COUFFON Germaine, 4 ans, née à St-Pierre, enfant.
COUFFON Achille, 18 mois, né à St-Pierre, enfant.
MAXIME Joseph, 28 ans, né à St-Pierre, marin, parent, sait lire et écrire.

Here, Achille is master/boss of the fish preparation and salination area (usually located near the fishing boats landing area). Joseph, Elisabeth's brother, lived with them. All the adults could read & write.

and

COUFFON Simon, 34 ans, né à Pleudaniel (22), marié, marin, père de famille, sait lire et écrire.
MAXIME Pauline, femme COUFFON, 37 ans, née à St-Pierre, épouse, sait lire et écrire.
COUFFON Simone, 4 mois, née à St-Pierre, enfant.
DELMAT Jean Marie, 33 ans, né à Erquy (22), célibataire, marin, pensionnaire, sait lire et écrire.

Simon was a mariner. Jean-Marie Delmat (same profession) was boarding with them. All the adults could read & write.

Undoubtedly, Achille and Simon were brothers who had married sisters, Elisabeth and Pauline Maxime at St-Pierre. Too many similar details would suggest this probability.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Danielle Couf... 20 Apr 2012 1:21PM GMT 
dgfim22 23 Apr 2012 12:44PM GMT 
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dgfim22 24 Apr 2012 1:04AM GMT 
Danielle Couf... 24 Apr 2012 4:18AM GMT 
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