I am at a lost to find references to the parentage of Mina Cachelin, my grandmother, other than she married
a Richard Thomas Eggleston, she bore three children in Norfolk, and later died in Ohio as the widow of
Louis Jacot, a cousin. On my mother's birth certificate, her mother is listed as Minnie Cachelin, born in
Her birth date is given as 20 FEb 1885 in the handwritten notes partially, but largely, in French.
Her father was Alcide Cachelin, and he and his wife ____ Reichenbach, came to this country on their
honeymoon, from Neuchatel, Switzerland, about 1868 or about 1874.
I believe Alcide Cachelin was a watchmaker, and settled in the vicinity of Danville because other relatives
were there or in South Boston (Halifax, County). The relatives may have been surnamed Jacot (Jaco,
Jacko), Cachelin or Richenbach (Reichenbach, Reichenbaugh).
Siblings of Mina Cachelin were
Fritz (Frederick) born 4 October 1869
Roland born June 22, 1875
Edmond (Edmund) born 15 March 1878
Evelyn born May 26, 1880 m. Harry George Buckwalter
Lilia (Lelia) born March 16, 1882 m.
Mina born February 20, 1885 m. R. T. Eggleston
Fritz Cachelin lived in South Boston in 1900, and I have the letter and envelope he sent to Mina in Norfolk that year.
If anyone can provide information on any of the above, I would be most grateful.
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