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Joseph Dusseau

Joseph Dusseau

Male 1835 - 1914  (78 years)

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  • Name Joseph Dusseau 
    Born 18 Sep 1835  P.Q., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Feb 1914  Toledo, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I01656  Tombeau Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2007 

    Father Jean Baptiste DuSault, IV,   b. 9 Jun 1803, Trois Rivieres, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1893, Toledo, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Tharcile LaForest,   b. Aug 1797,   d. 24 May 1886, Kawkawlin, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married 3 May 1827  St. Sulpice, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0621  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Cluckey,   b. 9 Nov 1835, Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1912, Toledo, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1860  Erie, MI ,St. Joseph Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Emil Dusseau,   b. 10 Jul 1861, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1927, Lucas County Hospital, Toledo, Oh, cerebral hemorrhage Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +2. Samuel Levi Dusseau,   b. Aug 1863, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1917, Toledo, OH (1650 Dorr St.) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     3. James Dusseau,   b. 26 Oct 1866, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1936, The Point Section of Toledo, OH (?); New Orleans, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +4. Agnes Dusseau,   b. 4 Feb 1868, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1913  (Age < 44 years)
    +5. Richard J. Dusseau, Sr.,   b. 30 Apr 1871, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1924, Toledo, OH (burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery)(res: 220 Lasalle St) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     6. Albert Dusseau,   b. 1 Mar 1872, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1930, Toledo, OH (lobar pneumonia, Calvary Cemetery) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +7. Lena\Helena Dusseau,   b. 24 Apr 1874, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1969, San Diego, CA (Greenwood Mortuary, San Diego) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     8. Ada Dusseau,   b. Sep 1876, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1893, Toledo, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)
    +9. Clara Dusseau,   b. 2 Feb 1879, Toledo, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1943, Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Family ID F0160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Wedding portrait of William Duso and Suzanne Cluckey/Cloutier with Joseph Dusseau
    Wedding portrait of William Duso and Suzanne Cluckey/Cloutier with Joseph Dusseau
    Homestead of Joseph Dusseau and Mary Cluckey/Cloutier
    Homestead of Joseph Dusseau and Mary Cluckey/Cloutier
    Joseph Dusseau
    Joseph Dusseau
    Joseph Dusseau and Mary Cluckey/Cloutier
    Joseph Dusseau and Mary Cluckey/Cloutier
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    Joseph Dusseau's tombstone
    Joseph Dusseau's tombstone

    Documents
    Death Certificate for Joseph Dusseau
    Death Certificate for Joseph Dusseau
    Deed of Sale from Joseph Dusseau to Richard Dusseau
    Deed of Sale from Joseph Dusseau to Richard Dusseau
    Joseph Dusseau (1835-1914) Civil War Papers (6)
    Joseph Dusseau (1835-1914) Civil War Papers (6)
     Joseph Dusseau (1835-1914) Civil War Papers (5)
    Joseph Dusseau (1835-1914) Civil War Papers (5)
    Joseph Dusseau (1835-1914) Civil War Papers (4)
    Joseph Dusseau (1835-1914) Civil War Papers (4)
    Joseph Dusseau (1835-1914) Civil War Papers (3)
    Joseph Dusseau (1835-1914) Civil War Papers (3)
    Joseph Dusseau (1835-1914) Civil War Papers (1)
    Joseph Dusseau (1835-1914) Civil War Papers (1)

    Histories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Joseph Dusseau's Will
    Joseph Dusseau's Will
    Joseph Dusseau Naturalization Certificate and relevent letters
    Joseph Dusseau Naturalization Certificate and relevent letters
    Correspondence and Certificate relating to Joseph Dusseau Natruralizaton
    Joseph Dusseau and family
    Joseph Dusseau and family
    Excerpt from DuSault book: p108-114

  • Notes 
    • Witnesses at his wedding were John Trabbic and Jean Baptise Antayart/Anteau/ Anataya, his brother-in-law. The wedding is noted in the records of St. Joseph's Church. Erie.

      On July 17, 1964, Patrick L. Tombeau interviewed Alice May ("Allie") Lerby Zimmerman Dusseau Lisle, widow of Richard Dusseau, Sr., in Toledo, OH, at 220 LaSalle Street, in the original Joseph Dusseau homestead. It was a white frame house still standing in the 1960's, although built around 1882-3. There are phtos of the early house and its appearance in the 1960's in the family collection. Mrs. Lisle proved a thorough and accurate historian of the Dusseau Family and many artifacts from the early days were still in her possession at the time of the interview on Joseph, his wife, and their children.

      She states the family came from Canada in a covered wagon. They first settled in Erie, MI in Monroe County where they owned a farm for several years before coming to Toledo in 1882. (Apparently the family came to the U.S. as early as 1842 and settled in Whitehall, VT., now Whitehall, NY., as that is where Joseph's younger brother William was born, according to records in that branch of the family.) As there were no bridges acorss the Detroit and St. Lawrence Rivers at the time, that would explain their arrival in a covered wagon.

      Joseph's daughter Lena Dusseau Bordo Shaffer stated that he bought and sold farm animals (probably when he was on the farm in Erie), He could not read or write, according to this same daugter. She describe her father as small and slight compared to his father who was big and husky. These matters were told to Patrick L. Tombeau when he met his great aunt in Los Angeles California in August of 1959.

      She states that Joseph Dusseau (1837-1914) was the first Dusseau to own the Lasalle Street property in Toledo, OH. It was deeded to Joseph by ther \Guion heirs, Noel Reau and his wife, Mary Esther Guion Reau, and Frederick Peater and his wife Cathrine Guion Peater on September 16, 1882. (Lucas County Deeds, Vol. 18, p. 536) The property contained the ruins of the old Guion log cabin which were removed and the present homestaed was built, but at that time without a basement. The property was purchased for about $300.

      The house was built by a farmer friend of Joseph's from Erie, MI. The fopundation was made from river logs taken from the Maumee \River which is in sight behind the house down a long decline. A barn was also built at the time, but had been torn down by the time of out 1964 interview.

      Joseph's father (John Baptiste Dusseau IV) came to live with them and died there at the age of 90. He had been living with his other son William in Kawkawlin, MI, in the Bay City area, according to that family's tradition. His wife, Tharcile LaForest, died and was buried in Kawkawlin, MI, before he came to live with his son Joseph. He died two months after trying to save his granddaughter who set herself on fire accidently. This was in 1893.

      Mrs. Lisle states that in the early days the family supported themselves by selling fish from a horse drawn wagon. The spring wagon and horse were pruchased in Toledo, OH.

      Both Joseph Dusseau and his wife, Mary, spoke only broken English, their mother tongue being French. Both of them were unable to read or write, according to Mrs. Lisle who took care of them in their last seven years of life.

      Mary's brother, Ernest Cluckey lived with them while she was alive.

      Joseph Dusseau's Will gave the grandmother pictures (presumably the mothers of Joseph and Mary Clcukey Dusseau) to his daughter Clara in Calaifornia and Mrs. Lisle sent them to Clara. Current whereabouts are unknown.

      As his son James Dusseau was cut off with only a dollar, he contested the Will and the objection was removed on April 6, 1915.

      Joseph Dusseau wrote his will on May 9, 1912 with a January 2, 1913 codicil. On October 1, 1913, the Will was filed with Lucas County Probate Court, in Wills, Vol. 48, pg. 263.

      He was bed ridden for a number of years before his death, but he did make some improvement when his son Richard and his wife Allie came to live with him. He got out of bed and walked around, but never left the house. Allie reports he laughed out loud when someone tickled his toes or feet.

      Joseph and Mary Cluckey Dusseau had nine children. See their individual entries. Pictures exist for many members of this family.

      According to Norma Dusseau, Joseph's grandaughter, he smoke a pipe as well as his wife, Mary. Both spoke French.