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Chappuis/Fouay from Anjoutey, Ter.deBelfort

Chappuis/Fouay from Anjoutey, Ter.deBelfort

Posted: 10 Oct 2012 5:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Chappuis
My grt grt grandfather, Etienne Chappuis (b.1808), left France for US in 1828, first settling in Ohio but resettling in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana by 1836. His family originated in Anjoutey, Etueffont, Belfort. Several of his siblings stayed in Anjoutey, but at least three brothers or their descendants emigrated in the 1800's besides Etienne, Francois Xavier Chappuis (b. 1792) and Deile Chappuis (b. 1800). It is possible their youngest brother, Andre Chappuis, b. 1811, came as well but this is unproven. Would like to contact any Chappuis left in the Anjoutey area as well as any Chappuis who settled in Ohio, California or New Jersey.

Re: Chappuis/Fouay from Anjoutey, Ter.deBelfort

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 3:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Nov 2012 4:08PM GMT
Hello there!

Have you tried ?

Or the phone book:

Anjoutey is a very small village (less than 700 inhabitants) so there are good chances that the Isidore & Roger CHAPPUIS still living there are somehow related to your family.

I've also found a newspapers article about Isidore CHAPPUIS from 'L'Est Républicain' of May 22, 2012:

It says Isidore & Renée CHAPPUIS, from Anjoutey, are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary (60 years of marriage) in company of their family (3 daughters, 3 grandsons). Isidore was born in Anjoutey on January 8, 1929 and married there with Renée ARTEL in 1952. They left Anjoutey for Belfort where Isidore worked as mechanic/driver for 40 years but came back when they retired. Isidore was member of the town hall council for 2 terms of office and they are both active in the village life, particularly in the 'Amitié' (Friendship) association.

Isidore's ancestry isn't mentioned but I've found one François Isidore CHAPPUIS that very well might be his father (he married in 1927):;pz=frederic;nz=bas...

Your ancestor Nicolas CHAPPUIS (1760-1847) married Jeanne Claude FOUEY (~1767-1822) in 1788 but he also married again in 1845 with Marie Catherine MERLET (1781-1857), who had a child born out of wedlock, Thomas François (1825-1896), that he legitimated and to whom he gave his name:;pz=frederic;nz=bas...

François Isidore (junior) CHAPPUIS is the grandson of Thomas François:

You should try contacting these people, I'm sure they would be pleased to know more about your branch of the family.

By the way, if you don't already know of it, take a look at LISA90 website:
This association indexes a lot of Territoire-de-Belfort archives, including Anjoutey from 1775 to 1900 (choose Anjoutey in the list on the left, EC ancien = parish registers before 1792 / EC moderne = civil registers after 1792). You'll find many of your family members there but no Etienne CHAPPUIS was born in 1808? In fact, the only Etienne from Anjoutey is born in 1841, son of François-Xavier (himself son of Nicolas CHAPPUIS & Jeanne Claude FOUEY ) and Marie Catherine TISSERAND.

They also have passports for people who emigrated to the USA (choose "Pssports. Ht-Rh." in the list). There's one François-Xavier CHAPPUIS, metals worker from Croix, living in St Dizier, aged 27, who left France in 1854 going to New-Orleans in order to establish there. Also the likrly same above mentioned Nicolas François CHAPPUIS, aged 64, farmer from Anjoutey , living in Guebwiller (Alsace, dept #68) left on May 4, 1857 with his wife Marie Catherine TISSERAND (aged 52) and son Jules CHAPPUIS (aged 17, ribbons weaver), going to New-York... Could it be Jules = Etienne and first names were mixed?

Good searches!

Re: Chappuis/Fouay from Anjoutey, Ter.deBelfort

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 10:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Chappuis
Amandine, Thank you for your most informative reply. Yes, I am familiar with the LISA90 website. Its' information has been invaluable in researching my ancestors, including the Acte de Naissance #16, for my great grandfather, Etienne Chappuis, born 26 Oct 1808. That Acte was difficult to find because the spelling of his last name was recorded incorrectly--CHAPUIS instead of CHAPPUIS--a little thing that caused much trouble!....Thank you also for sending the links to other websites. I will use them to try and contact Isidore and Renee Chappuis of Anjoutey. Merci, ma amie! Jan (Bourgeois) Waguespack

Re: Chappuis/Fouay from Anjoutey, Ter.deBelfort

Posted: 13 Jan 2013 1:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Chappuis, Fairfield. Hultz
My relative, Nicholas Chappuis, emigrated to the US in the early 1800's. I visited Anjoutey in 1978 or 1979 and the mayor of the city was a Chappuis and provided me with some history of the Chappuis family from local documents.

MMy great aunt, Helen Lorraine Hultz, asked me to search AAnjoutey for her since she was doing the geneology.

The fairfield's are descendents of him and ended up in Ohio.

Louis Fairfield

Re: Chappuis/Fouay from Anjoutey, Ter.deBelfort

Posted: 14 Jan 2013 12:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Chappuis, Fouay from Anjoutey, Ter.deBelfort
Louis, I may not have replied correctly to you. If not, I think we are connected. I have a group photo showing Helen Hultz, about 6 yrs. in 1912 at a Chappuis Family reunion. This was at the home of Joseph Chappuis in Stryker, Ohio. Probably not your great aunt but may be her descendant. Please reply if you think it is a connection.
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