Saturday, March 07, 2009

Francis Miguet family - Buchanan County, Iowa

Corinne's maternal fourth great-grandfather, Francis MIGUET appears in the 1860 and 1870 census of Buchanan County, Iowa. I am still trying to sort out the other Miguet families in that area to determine how they are all related.

In the 1860 census, Francis was listed in Superior Township as a 27 year old Farmer with a personal estate valued at $285 who was born in France. His wife, Eliza, was 26 years old and was born in England. Their son, Henry, aged 2, was born in Iowa. Also listed in the household was a 21 year old Daniel Ashbrook, born in New York, whose occupation was farm laborer.

Living next door to Francis was the John P. and Frances Miguet household, these could be parents or close relatives. Both of them were listed as being born in France.

In the 1870 census, Francis was listed in Hazelton Township as a 39 year old Farmer with real estate valued at $3200 and a personal estate valued at $1372. Again he was listed as being born in France, but was listed as a U.S. citizen. His wife, Eliza, was 37 years old, born in England, and keeping house. Their son Henry was age 12, born in Iowa, and had attended school within the year.

Claud Francis MIGUET, b. ca. 1833 France, d. 1920 Buchanan County, Iowa, m. Eliza ________. Eliza b. ca. 1833 England, d. 1891 Buchanan County, Iowa. Both are buried in the Hazelton Cemetery, Buchanan County, Iowa. Known children :
i. Henry Miguet, b. November 1858 Buchanan County, Iowa, d. after 1920 census, m. December 23, 1883 Buchanan County, Iowa to Katherine JARRETT.
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