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Re: Why move to the States?
Posted by: Gaylene Bordeaux (ID *****1888) Date: May 30, 2009 at 09:42:48
In Reply to: Re: Why move to the States? by Elizabeth Kamerin of 485

Hi again,

About Louis-Tousaint does this sound like the brother of Frank or François X?

Here is what I have run across:
Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska

Douglas County
Produced by Liz Lee.
City of Omaha

LOUIS T. LONGPREY, manufacturer of carriages, buggies, etc., was born in Canada in 1839, served three years at trade of carriagemaker, in Montreal, Canada, and one year in Detroit, Mich. Then carried on the carriage factory at Bay City, Mich., for three years, and for ten years at Detroit, Misc. He came to Nebraska, 1877, located in Saunders County and in company with his brother, John Longprey, ran a railroad boarding house for three months; came to Omaha in 1877 during the month of September. January 2, 1878, he commenced his present business in a very small way, now employs seven men, and manufactures seventy-five carriages, buggies, etc., per annum. Mr. Longprey was married at Detroit, Mich., January 8, 1867, to Helen Peters, a native of Canada. They have three children, Mary L. A., Joseph A. E. and Joseph John Baptiste.

My family branch settled later in and around maxwell, Nebraska.


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