Henri Ulysse Huguenin du Mittan
1844 Feb 13:
Born in Switzerland to Henri-Frédéric Huguenin du Mittan
1844 Mar 16: Ulysse is christened at La Brévine, a village not far from
La Chaux-de-Fonds. (3)
1865 Dec: Ulysse is certified
to teach primary school. (13)
1871 May 10: Henri Ulysse Huguenin du Mittan marries
Louise Eugénie Perret at
Le Locle, CH. (3,5,6)
1872 May 16: Paul (7)
1873 Jul 11: Robert
1875 Sep 7: Emma
1880 Feb : Alford (10)
??_________: Child? (5)
1886 Mar 6: Rose Adelle
1888 Jun 15: Oscar
1891 Jul 19: Edmond
1876 May 26: Elise (8)
___________: Ed Wyssenback (11)
?? Children. Eugenie's 1898 obituary (5) says "Eight
children were born to them, six of whom and the husband survive her."
The surviving six were Paul, Robert, Emma, Rose, Oscar, and Ed.
Alford appears in the 1880 US Census. (10) So far, no other evidence
of Alford or another child has been found. -- dg 2009 Jul 27
Elise Landry and Ed Wyssenbak are raised as members of the family, but
Ulysse and Eugenie are not their genetic parents. Elise is the
daughter of Ulysse's sister,
and she comes with the family when they immigrate in 1878. Ed
Wyssenback returns with Ulysse on one of his return visits to
1878 Feb 28: The Ulysse Huguenin family emigrates from the area of
and arrives at the Port of New York on the ship Labrador sailing from
Le Havre, FR.
Those arriving are Ulysse, Eugenie, Paul, Robert, Emma, Elise, and
also Ulysse's brother
Louis and a
Marie Huguenin. (9)
The family moves on to settle near
Peabody, KS. (5)
Eugenie's granddaughter Jane Good,
who inherited this small oil lamp, says Eugenie brought it with her from Switzerland.
Click image to enlarge.
The Labrador's captain gave two year old Emma this plate from China.
See (13) for some other items that came from Switzerland.