Thursday, July 18, 2013

Henri and Aline Brogneaux

According to his death certificate, Henri Brogneaux (sometimes listed as Henry Brogneaux) was born to Leopold and Felice Brogneaux in 1861. While the death certificate stated that Henri Brogneaux was born in Belgium, the 1920 U.S. stated that he was born in Charlevoix, Canada. By 1920, Henri Brogneaux was residing in Erie County, Ohio, where he was engaged in farming. Henri and his wife, the former Aline Guillaume, were the parents of two sons, Henry, born in in 1886, and Victor, who was born in 1887. On July 15, 1927, Henri Brogneaux passed away in Good Samaritan Hospital in Sandusky, Ohio, following complications from diabetes. An obituary, which appeared in the July 16, 1927 issue of the Sandusky Star Journal, reported that Henri/Henry Brogneaux had been associated with the Sandusky Glass Company, and that he had been a charter member of the French Mutual Society of America. Mr. Brogneaux was survived by his wife, two sons, and four grandchildren. He also was survived by a sister and brother who were living in Belgium. Funeral services for Henri Brogneaux were held at the Charles J. Andres' Sons Funeral Home, and burial was in Oakland Cemetery. Mrs. Aline Brogneaux passed away at the age of 78 on January 17, 1944. Mrs. Brogneaux was buried next to her husband at Oakland Cemetery.

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