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21-07-2009, 7:59 PM
I am trying to find some ancestors. Joseph Godchaus Born France 1834 d.1913 in London. His wife Leontine b. France 1836. They had a number of children but two that I can confirm were born in San Fran USA Alice 1867 and Jeanne in 1877. Any clues??

21-07-2009, 9:12 PM
Hi, they're on the USA 1870 census, at: San Francisco Ward 2, San Francisco, California.

Jos Godschaux 38 married ? Dry Goods Dealer b.France
Leontine Godschaux 34 b. France
Edmond Godschaux 5 b. California
Alice Godschaux 4 b. California
Charles Godschaux 2 b. France
Andrew Godschaux 1 b. France
Edmund Godschaux 22 married ? merchant b. Louisiana
Myrtel Godschaux 16 married b. California
Ellen Wallace 22 Domestic Servant Ireland
Bridget Modden 28 Domestic Servant Ireland
Addie Pego 26 nurse b. France

21-07-2009, 11:50 PM
This could be Andrew in 1901. Andrew and Jenne born France, Andree born London. Emile is a visitor born France, Hilda a srevant.

Name: Andrew Godchaux Age: 31 Birth Year: abt 1870 : Head Spouse's Name: Jenne Gender: Male Where born: France Civil parish: Lambeth Ecclesiastical parish: All Saints London

Andrew Godchaux 31 Jenne Godchaux 23 Andree Godchaux 6 months Emile Poste 14 Hilda Potter 18

22-07-2009, 12:20 AM
U.S census 1880. Still in California.

Joseph Godchaus/45/Dry Goods/France
Leontine Godchaus/32/France
Alice Godchaus/13/dau/California
Andrew Godchaus/11/son/France
George Godchaus/9/son/California
Paul Godchaus/7/son/California
Jeanne Godchaus/3/dau/California
Mary Godchaus/1/dau/California
Myrtil Godchaus/24/nephew/bookkeeper/France
Mollie McCoy/26/servant
Jim */18/servant

22-07-2009, 9:50 AM
Thanks for the info. Unfortunately I have managed to get that as well. I was hoping to perhaps go back further. I was hoping to maybe get confirmation of where in France they came from. I have tried looking for a birth registery for ancestors in France but came up with a bit of a blank. Thanks for the input tho.

01-08-2009, 6:36 PM
Just a few thoughts ...

This could be Andrew in 1901 ...

Name: Andrew Godchaux Age: 31 Birth Year: abt 1870 : Head Spouse's Name: Jenne Gender: Male Where born: France Civil parish: Lambeth Ecclesiastical parish: All Saints London

(1) Have you tried to find Andrew in 1911? That census sometimes includes a town of birth for people born outside the UK. If you're lucky, his place of birth might provide a clue to his mother Leontine's place of origin in France? The 1911 index has a good candidate for Andre GODCHAUX born France c1870, living in Willesden MDX, but you will need to pay for the transcript or image to see if anything more than just France is stated on the schedule.

(2) Do you have the 1913 death certificate for Joseph? Just wondered if the informant might be of interest ...

(3) Did Leontine die in the US? If so, her death/burial record or any obituary might provide a clue to her place of origin. Maybe that's one for the US genealogy buffs among us? ;)

(4) Is there any indication that the family was Jewish? Many GODCHAUX families were. If it's a possibility, you might want to look at some of the JewishGen databases, or at Genami (for France). Google for both :)


05-08-2009, 8:43 PM
Thanks so much for all that. I will get straight on to it.

12-11-2009, 2:51 PM
Genami.org was brilliant but for the other side of the family and so was familysearch.org. I found out thro another researcher that Leontine was born in Paris 1846 and died there in 1940. I still have to try and obtain her birth, marriage and death certs. But as they all appear to be in Paris, it makes it a bit easier. Thanks for your help

12-11-2009, 3:14 PM
Glad to hear you've made some progress. Thanks for letting us know :)