Relationship=2nd great-grandfather of Leopold Joseph DeBacker.
Last Edited=6 Jun 2011
He was a day laborer ("journalier") in Montécheroux from 1810 to 1812. He was a laborer in Montécheroux from 1812 to 1818. He was a farmer ("cultivateur") in Montécheroux from 1818 to 1821. It is believe that Joseph Faivre and family emigrated from France to the USA in the 1830's. There is a record of Joseph Faivre, age 52, who arrived in New York on May 19, 1834. His point of departure was Havre, France and arrived on board the SS Barque Turbo.3 He and Louis Jeanin-Gaume appeared as neighbors on the census of 1840 in Nimishillen Township, Stark County, Ohio.4 He was a merchant with a real-estate value of $3,000 in Belfort, Stark County, Ohio, about 1850.5
He is mentioned in The Stark County Story by Heald on page 380: "Joseph Faiver had five daughters and one son."6 Some pedigrees indicate that Joseph Faivre was a son of Jacques Faivre.7 Some pedigrees indicate that Joseph Faivre was a son of Catherine Abram.7 The Faivre surname is one of the many forms resulting from the Latin faber, a nickname given to a blacksmith.
New Information Regarding the Faivre Family - May, 2010.According to information that I had previously received, Joseph Faivre was the son of Jacques Faivre and Catherine Abram. However based on the marriage record of Joseph Faivre and Marie Angelique Voisard it appears that Joseph Faivre was not the son of Jacques Faivre and Catherine Abram, but in fact the son of Jean Pierre Faivre and Claudine Françoise Huot-Soudain. According to a birth record written in Latin, Joseph Faivre was born 29 April 1782 in Grandfontaine, Juru, Switzerland to Jean Pierre Faivre and Françoise Huot. According to a marriage record written in French, in the format of the Napoleonic Code and dated 5 November 1809, Joseph Faivre, a 27 year old day-laborer, married Jeanne Angélique Voisard, age 26, in Saint-Hippolyte, Doubs, France. The record states that Joseph is the son of Jean Pierre Faivre, a farmer from Grandfontaine, who is deceased having died at Grandfontaine 13 Brumaire year 9 (4 November 1800) and Françoise Huot-Soudain, who was present and consenting. For Jeanne Angélique, the record states that she is the daughter of Jean Germain Voisard, a farmer, residing in Montécheroux and of Mary Angélique Lachat with both of her parents present and consenting. According to a marriage record written in Latin and dated November 16, 1764 at Fahy, Switzerland, Jean Pierre Faivre, son of Pierre Faivre of Grandfontaine and Anne Petitat of Fahy married Claudia Françoise Huot-Soudain, daughter of Jean Baptiste Huot-Soudain of Brittonvillars and Marie Gougand-Bizard of Pierrefontaine les Varans.8
- Family Background
- My French Connection
Children of Joseph Faivre and Marie Angélique Voisard
- [S435] Birth Record of Joseph Faivre ,.
- [S436] Marriage Record of Joseph Faivre and Marie Angélique Voisard ,.
- [S266] Ancestry.com. New York, 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003. Original data: New York. Registers of Vessels Arriving at the Port of New York from Foreign Ports, 1789-1919. Micropublication M237, rolls # 1-95. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
- [S192] 1840 United States Census, Nimishillen Twnshp., Stark Co., Ohio (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.
- [S39] 1850 United States Census (Free Schedule), Nimishillen Twnshp., Stark Co., Ohio (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.
- [S68] Edward Thorton Heald, The Stark County Story (The Stark County Historical Society, Canton, Ohio, 1949) ,.
- [S344] GeneaNet - Jacqueline Roze's family tree, online http://gw1.geneanet.org/index.php3?b=rozejacq&lang=en, http://gw5.geneanet.org/index.php3?b=rozejacq&lang=en;pz=jacqueline;nz=abry;ocz=0;p=joseph;n=faivre.
- [S437] E-mail from Pierre Schuft to Mike DeBacker, 23 May 2010.