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Charles Besançon (1835-1918)
BIRTH: 31 March 1835; Brognard, Departement du Doubs, Franche-Comté, France (Commune de Brognard, Canton d'Audincourt, Arrondisement de Montbéliard, Département du Doubs, France)

DEATH: 15 January 1918

BURIAL: French Cemetery, Springfield Township, Williams County, Ohio, U.S.A.

SPOUSE: Cléméntine Louÿs (1843-1931); married 13 September 1862
Charles Besancon (1835-1918) Charles Peter/Pierre Besançon was born in Brognard, Doubs, Franche-Comté, France, in March of 1835. (His Besançon ancestors moved to Brognard from the city of Besançon in, it is believed, the 1400s or 1500s.)

Charles came with his father, Peter Besançon (1807-1895), to the United States in 1852. He served in the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War; in civilian life, he operated a family farm.

Charles, or "pépé" (Franc-Comtois for "grandpa") as he was known, married Cléméntine Louÿs on September 13, 1862. The couple lived in Stryker, Williams County, Ohio, U.S.A.

Charles Besançon died in Stryker on January 15, 1918. He is buried in the French Cemetery along County Road 1950, just outside of Stryker, Ohio.

Charles Besançon and Clementine Louÿs had six children:
  • Harmon Besançon (1863-1940)
  • Alice Besançon (1866-1946), wife of Victor Wickey
  • Lydia Besançon (1868-1946)
  • Paul Napoléon Besançon (1870-1951), husband of Lena Susan Grisier (1890-1968)
  • Eunice Besançon (1873-1955)
  • Timothy Besançon (1877-1955), husband of Marthe Louÿs (1875-1956)
Brognard, Franche-Comte, France
Siblings: Children:
Catherine Suzanne Renaud née Besançon (1826-1920)

George Jean Besançon (1827-1909)

Pierre Frédéric Besançon (1830-1906)

Marie Louisa Beucler née Besançon (1836-1913)

Henry George Besançon (1845-1902)
Harmon D. Besançon (1863-1954)

Alice Wickey née Besançon (1865-1945)

Lydia Tressler née Besançon (1868-1946)

Paul Napoléon Besançon (1870-1951)

Eunice Kniffin née Besançon (1873-1956)

Timothy Besançon (1877-1955)
  Grave of Charles Besancon (1835-1918)   French Cemetery in Stryker, Ohio, U.S.A.              
Paternal Grandfather
Paternal Grandmother
Charles Pierre/Peter Besançon (1835-1918)
Pierre Donzé
Susanne Donzé (1799-1871)
Catherine Marguerite Megnin
Find a Grave - Burial at the French Cemetery, Springfield Township, Williams County, Ohio, U.S.A.