We Came From Haute Saone France

By Jeanne V. Rouhier Gutschenritter

 

Introduction

 

            I did not become interested in tracing the ancestry of the Rouhier family until I retired in 1984.  By that time, many of the people who had firsthand knowledge of these Rouhier, Bresson, Marthey, Martin, Roussel, etc. families had long since departed this world; therefore, the information that I have included in this paper is based on hearsay, family documents, legal documents, newspaper records, and the perhaps “less than accurate memories” of those relatives and friends who let me “pick their brains” and borrow their photos and other cherished mementoes.

 

          Long overdue to be mentioned is Father James Semonin’s research that pertains to our family from his paper entitled, The French of St. Genevieve Church, Holmes County, Ohio.  Father Semonin has spent many years researching every French family who settled in the Calmoutier area and is still engaged in this work.  He is generous in sharing any of his information, all of which is of immense assistance since he had access to the early church records which chronicled the marriages, baptism, and deaths of these French people.  He has made trips to France and regularly researches the Mormon data from Salt Lake City, UT.  We are both in touch and continue to share.  By the way, the Rouhier family is related to the Semonin family through twenty (20) different lines starting in France in the 1600’s.

 

          Last but not least, Charles (Chuck) Rouhier, met early on while doing this research, has been a true friend, helper, sharer, Ohio cousin, whom I know I can always call when I have need of advice.  He is a jewel.  Chuck is related through the (Edouard) Edward Rouhier line, Edward also being the son of Francois and a younger brother of our Charles Rouhier.

 

 

Note:  Jeanne Rouhier Gutschenritter researched Claude Francois Rouhier, who emigrated from France to Ohio in 1848 and most of his descendants to the present times.  Charles Rouhier researched all prior entries back to the mid 1600’s.

 

Contact:  Additional information and inquiries should be made to me, Daniel W. Rouhier, at DanielW@Rouhier.com.


 

Rouhier Genealogy

Updated 1:06AM, Jan. 3, 2005

 

A.  ROUHIER. Abraham                                 Born ?                          Died ?

      FARINEL, Pauline                                     Born ?                          Died ?

                                                                        Married  Aug 31, 1666

 

            1.   CLAUDE FRANCOIS                  Born  Oct 8, 1667        Died ?

            2.   Leo                                                Born ?                          Died ?

            3.   Jean Charles                                   Born ?                          Died ?

 

 

B.   ROUHIER, Claude Francois                      Born  Oct 8, 1667        Died ?

      GAIN, Madaline                                        Born  Jan 10, 1665       Died  Sep 28, 1760

                                                                        Married ?

 

            1.   JEAN CLAUDE                            Born  Jun 4, 1692         Died  Dec 16, 1762

            2.   G???dius                                        Born ?                          Died ?

            3.   Catherine                                        Born ?                          Died ?

            4.   Jeanne Claude                                Born ?                          Died ?

            5.   Madeline                                        Born ?                          Died ?

            6.   Jean                                               Born ?                          Died ?

            7.   Anna Francoise                              Born ?                          Died ?

            8.   Claude Francoise                            Born ?                          Died ?

 

 

C.  ROUHIER, Jean Claude                             Born  Jun 4, 1692         Died  Dec 16, 1762

      GACONIER, Catherine                             Born  Jun 3, 1707         Died  Jan 15, 1758

                                                                        Married  Jan 7, 1733

 

            1.   JEAN FRANCOIS                        Born  Dec 18, 1735     Died  Apr 30, 1768

            2.   Pierre Hubert                                  Born ?                          Died ?

            3.   Elizabeth                                         Born ?                          Died ?

            4.   Jeanne Francoise                            Born ?                          Died ?

            5.   Ann Francoise                                Born ?                          Died ?

            6.   Claude Francois                             Born ?                          Died ?

 

 

D.  ROUIER, Jean Francois                             Born  Dec 18, 1735     Died  Apr 30, 1768

      NIEGUAD, Anne Francois                         Born  circa 1738          Died  Dec 3, 1806

                                                                        Married  Feb 18, 1760

 

            1.   Jean Francois                                 Born ?                          Died ?

            2.   Pierre Francois                               Born ?                          Died ?

            3.   PIERRE JOSEPH                          Born  Jun 29, 1764       Died  Jan 15, 1836

            4.   Jean Francois                                 Born ?                          Died ?

            5.   Francois                                         Born ?                          Died ?

            6.   Jeanne Claude                                Born ?                          Died ?

            7.   Nicholas                                         Born ?                          Died ?

            8.   Elizabeth                                         Born ?                          Died ?

            9.   Ann Francoise                                Born ?                          Died ?

 

 

E.   ROUIER, Pierre Joseph                             Born  Jun 29, 1764       Died  Jan 15, 1836

      FRAHIER, Marie                                       Born  Jan 15, 1778       Died  Jun 21, 1833

                                                                        Married  May 22, 1798

 

            1.   Louise                                            Born  Aug 31, 1799     Died  Sep 24, 1799

            2.   Anne                                              Born  Sep 17, 1800      Died  Oct 4, 1800

            3.   CLAUDE FRANCOIS                  Born  Dec 16, 1801     Died  Mar 7, 1890

            4.   Marguerite                                      Born  Nov 14, 1805     Died  Jul 20, 1891

            5.   Claude Joseph                                Born  Dec 12, 1812     Died  Jul 20, 1891

 

 

F.   ROUHIER, Claude Francois                      Born  Dec 16, 1801     Died  Mar 27, 1890

      BRESSON, Jeanne Francoise                    Born  Sep 10, 1801      Died  May 14, 1832

                                                                        Married  Jan 6, 1826

 

            1.   CHARLES FRANCOIS                Born  Jun 22, 1826       Died  Feb 12, 1902

            2.   Jeanne Claude Felicie                     Born  Aug 24, 1827     Died  Jan 1, 1910

            3.   Jeanne Claude Josephine                Born  Nov 10, 1828     Died  Feb 17, 1877

            4.   Pierre Edouard                               Born  Jul 29, 1830        Died  Mar 23, 1902

            5.   Pierre Joseph                                  Born  Jul 23, 1832        Died  Aug 28, 1889

 

 

G.  ROUHIER, Charles Francois                      Born  Jun 22, 1826       Died  Feb 12, 1902

      MARTHEY, Cecilia Euphraise                   Born  Jun 7, 1834         Died  Jun 27, 1894

                                                                        Married  Jan 25, 1853

 

            1.   Otilla Matilda                                  Born  Sep 22, 1853      Died  Nov 7, 1886

            2.   JOSEPH CHARLES                      Born  Mar 22, 1855     Died  Nov 25, 1931

            3.   Cecilia (Celia)                                 Born  Nov 21, 1856     Died  Oct 31, 1882

            4.   Mary Euphraisie Leonie                  Born ?                          Died  Aug 3, 1858

            5.   Marie (Mary) Frances                    Born  May 17, 1859     Died  Nov 24, 1919

            6.   Peter Paul J.                                   Born  Dec 21, 1861     Died Nov 21, 1927

            7.   Peter Eugene Charles                      Born  Dec 3, 1863       Died  May 7, 1924

            8.   Mary Josephine                              Born  Dec 9, 1865       Died  Oct 16, 1950

            9.   Eugenie (Jennie/Jane)                      Born  Nov 11, 1867     Died  Feb 9, 1940

            10. Charles Francis                               Born  Aug 18, 1869     Died  Feb 13, 1913

            11. Lucy Emma                                    Born  May 1, 1872       Died  Jul 15, 1930

            12. Peter                                              Born  May 24, 1874     Died  Jun 1, 1874

            13. Laura A.                                         Born  Aug 7, 1875       Died  Sep 18, 1907

            14. Dilene Ceceila (Della)                     Born  Aug 22, 1877     Died  Dec 16, 1956

 

 

H.  ROUHIER, Joseph Charles                        Born  Mar 22, 1855     Died  Nov 25, 1931

      MARTIN, Eulalia Delilah                            Born  Dec 29, 1857     Died  Aug 26, 1946

                                                                        Married  Nov 13, 1878

 

            1.   Charles                                           Born  Mar 18, 1880     Died  Mar 29, 1889

            2.   John Delano                                   Born  Jan 14, 1882       Died  Feb 5, 1965

            3.   JOSEPH VICTOR (Pap)               Born  Jan 31, 1886       Died  Feb 17, 1945

            4.   Irma                                               Born  May 6, 1886       Died  Feb 20, 1919

            5.   Virgil Edmund/Edward                    Born  May 3, 1888       Died  Jan 29, 1974

            6.   Charles Edward                              Born  Feb 11, 1891      Died  Nov 25, 1984

            7.   Victor Edward (Stoner)                  Born  Nov 22, 1893     Died  Aug 7, 1982

            8.   Mary Ellen (Sister Mary Damien)    Born  Nov 1, 1896       Died Jun 21, 1982

 

 

I.    ROUHIER, Joseph Victor                          Born  Jan 31, 1884       Died  Feb 17, 1945

      O’CONNER, Ellen Gloy (Nell)                  Born  Mar 28, 1889     Died  Jun 24, 1944

                                                                        Married  Nov 27, 1906

 

            1.   JOHN SYLVESTER PATRICK    Born  Mar 17, 1907     Died  Apr 3, 1945

            2.   Clarence Edward                            Born  Dec 4, 1908       Died  Mar 23, 1939

            3.   Marguerite Cecilia (Marge)             Born  Mar 4, 1911       Died  Apr 16, 1996

            4.   Thomas William                              Born  Dec 16, 1912     Died  Dec 18, 1912

            5.   Irene Marie                                    Born  Jan 4, 1914         Died  Jun 12, 1991

            6.   Helen Esther                                   Born  Jun 4, 1915         Died  Dec 14, 1980

            7.   Joseph Edwin                                 Born  Dec 24, 1916     Died  Aug 9, 1970

            8.   Loretta                                           Born  Apr 8, 1918        Died  Sep 16, 1978

            9.   Robert James                                 Born  Dec 1, 1919       Living

            10. Thomas Richard                             Born  Jul 2, 1922          Died  Jul 1, 1960

            11. Elizabeth Geneva (Betty)                 Born  Feb 14, 1924      Died  Apr 19, 1993

 

 

J.    ROUHIER, John Sylvester Patrick              Born  Mar 17, 1907     Died  Apr 3, 1945

      YOUNG, Marguerite (Margaret) Edna       Born  Jan 12, 1913       Died  Mar 3, 2004

                                                                        Married  Aug 18, 1929

 

            1.   John (Jack) Clarence                      Born  Aug 14, 1930     Died  Aug 3, 1964

            2.   Charles (Corky) Franklin                Born  Apr 7, 1932        Died  Mar 15, 1934

            3.   James Edward                                Born  Jul 28, 1935        Living

            4.   Joseph Ambrose                             Born  Oct 6, 1939        Died  Oct 7, 1939

            5.   Daniel Wayne                                 Born  Feb 24, 1942      Living

            6.   David Eugene                                 Born  Jan 30, 1943       Living

            7.   Thomas William                              Born  Mar 6, 1944       Living

            8.   Frederick Leo                                Born  May 11, 1945     Died  Nov 23, 1945