7. Virginia E.'Lydia'1 RICHARD (JosephA, XavierB) (#39) was born in Robertsville, Stark Co., OH 30 MAR 1834. Virginia died 18 JUL 1913 in Williams Co., OH, at age 79. Her body was interred JUL 1913 in St. Peters Cem, Archbold, OH..

She married John C. CHAPPUIS 18 JAN 1853 in Defiance Co., OH.. (John C. CHAPPUIS is #313.) John was born 19 DEC 1826 in France. John was the son of Nicholas CHAPPUIS and Catherine TEISEAU. John died 31 MAR 1907 in Williams Co., OH, at age 80. His body was interred APR 1907 in Boynton Cem., Williams Co., OH. He was christened date unknown in France. John immigrated to destination unknown 1849. John C. Chappuis was born in France December 19, 1826, and was one of the tweleve children of Nicholas and Catherine (Teiseau) Chappuis. The father was a farmer, and emigrated with his wife and youngest son to this country in 1857, and made his first home here with John C., who had proceeded him several years, and then resided in Henry Co. of this State. He remained here eighteen months, and then re-embarked for France, but died on the voyage in the English Channel. John C. Chappuis worked, between the ages of twelve and eighteen, in a cotton factory in his native village, and then four yers in a silk factory. He came to America in 1849, and settled at Louisville, Stark Co., OH. where for a year he drove an ox team for an uncle who was there building a grist mill, receiving $80 for his years labor. He then worked in the mill for a year; then went fo Fort Wayne and worked in the City Flouring Mills two years; thence he came to Defiance OH., where he worked five years, part of the time in the Defiance Flouring Mills, and part as overseer in a foundy rented by himself and Peter Keterin. In the Spring of 1859, he rented a grist mill at Texas, Henry Co., which he operated four years. In the spring of 1864 he came with his family to this township and settled on a farm he had puchased the year before, and also erected an oil-mill, which he ran one year; then sold out and put up a grist -mill on the Tiffin River; this was first called the Chappuis Mill the the Eagle Mill, but is now known as the Stryker Mill; three years later, he sold out and bought the Pekin Mill at Waterville, OH., and this he sold two years after. He then made a tour of California and the West for eight months, returning to Ohio and bought the Eaton Mill at Bluffton; ran it for a year; and then sold; came to this township again and bought the old Colgan farm of 110 acres and now resides thereon. February 18, 1854, he married Vinginia Richard, of Stark County, the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Chave) Richard natives of France. They have had eight children, six of whom are still living. Mr. C. was a Republican in politics, but is now a Greenbacker; he has been School Director of his district and also Township Trustee, and he and wife are members of the Catholic Church. Two other brothers in the Stryker Oh. area are Joseph bn.Dec. 3, 1824; and Justin Constant bn. April 14, 1837 Just prior to his death John C. Chappuis fell and broke his hip, he was very depressed and several times he attempted to end his life, then on Mar 31, 1907 he awoke earlier than other family members and went to the Tiffin river near his home and and went into the river, his crutches were found at the river bank. His body was not found until the Flooded river banks receded during the first week of April.

Virginia E.'Lydia' RICHARD and John C. CHAPPUIS had the following children:

child + 32 i. Mary Ann Elizabeth2 CHAPPUIS was born 7 JAN 1854.

child 33 ii. Lusiele Lucinda CHAPPUIS (#317) was born in Texas, Henry Co.,, OH 28 DEC 1855. Lusiele died 12 FEB 1860 in Texas, Henry Co., OH, at age 4. Her body was interred FEB 1860 in Texas, Henry Co., OH.

child 34 iii. Frances Laura CHAPPUIS (#318) was born in OH 11 JAN 1858. Frances died 28 SEP 1881 in Waterville, Lucas Co., OH, at age 23. Her body was interred SEP 1881 in Waterville, Lucas Co., OH. She married Bert BATH date unknown. (Bert BATH is #327.) Bert was born date unknown.

child + 35 iv. Amelia Josephine CHAPPUIS was born 19 DEC 1859.

child + 36 v. John Louis CHAPPUIES was born 21 NOV 1861.

child + 37 vi. Rhoada Ann Alice CHAPPUIS was born 24 NOV 1863.

child + 38 vii. Adaline Louise CHAPPUIS was born 24 JAN 1866.

child + 39 viii. Flora Della CHAPPUIS was born 16 DEC 1867.

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