I've begun to research the family tree of my husband and would appreciate any information you have about the following people, particularly of the Pauli and Christin families:
About 1886 Denton's grandmother Félicie M.(Malie?)or M. (Malie?)Félicie Christin (b. July 1852 and d. 1910 in Brooklyn, N.Y.) married Augustus Caesar Pauli (b.1854 in Saldo, Switzerland and d. 1934 in Haworth, N.J.), an architect educated in Switzerland who became pretty well known in NYC. They had only 1 child, Félicie Antoinette Pauli(1888-1977), who married William Cummings Hall I. (Augustus Caesar Pauli lived with his daughter and her family in Haworth, N.J. until his death.)
Augustus and Félicie Pauli lived in Brooklyn until her death in 1900. She worked in millinery according to an 1889-1890 Brooklyn directory. She eventually owned her own shop (haberdashery?) and employed other seamstresses.
Félicie M. or M. Félicie Pauli (she's listed differently in U.S. censuses) and her husband Augustus are buried in Brooklyn's Holy Cross Cemetery.
According to 1860 and 1870 U.S. censuses, Félicie M. or M. Félicie Christin's parents were Harry Christin (b. about 1818 in Switzerland) and Malie Félicie or Félicie Malie Christin (b. about 1826 in France, last name unknown). Family oral history also refers to the father as having emigrated from Switzerland and the mother from France. Félicie M. or M. Félicie was 1 of 4 siblings: Félicie M. or M. Félicie, 1852-1900; Henry, b. about 1855; Gustavus or Agustus, b. about 1859; and Edgar A., b. about 1860.
Augustus Caesar Pauli was born in Saldo, Switzerland in 1854. According to Augustus's 1934 obituary, his parents were named Antonia and Julius (b. 1830) Pauli. (These names were printed by hand above the crossed-out names of "Zulio" and "Francesca" in the New York Times obituary.) According to an 1880 U.S. census, Augustus lived in Brooklyn with his 3 siblings Sovorino or Severino Pauli(b. about 1855), Attillo or Attilio Pauli(b. about 1861), and Paulina or Pauline Pauli (b. about 1863), and probably 2 cousins named
Joseph Renaldi or Rinaldi, b. about 1856, and Guisseppe Renaldi or Rinaldi, b. about 1860, all Swiss-born.
Of course this information is subject to correction. Thank you for whatever information you may have to share. My husband's family tree is on Ancestry.com, and I'll be happy to share information with you.
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