Delegrange, Constant

 

From   THE VALLEY OF THE UPPER MAUMEE and ANNALS OF THE TOWNSHIPS, 1887 edition, Reprint by Brant and Fuller, Madison, Wisconsin, page 326

 

CONSTANT DELEGRANGE, one of the prosperous farmers and stockraisers of Perry township, is a native of France, born May 24, 1831.  He is the son of JOSEPH and MARY (SHOTTAN) DELAGRANGE, natives of France, who emigrated to America, bringing Constant, then only 12 years of age.  They settled in Ohio and bought 25 acres of land, where they remained 8 years and then sold and bought 80 acres, which they improved and lived upon 4 years.  Then they removed to Indiana and settled in Cedar Creek township.  They first bought 40 acres in the woods, and 4 years later sold this and bought 60 acres near Leo, where he remained 3 years, and in 1861 he bought and settled on the farm where he now lives.  All of these farms he cleared to a considerable extent and built upon, and his present place is handsomely cared for.  In June, 1861, he was united in marriage with ANN MARGARET GREAVY, by whom he had 14 children, 7 of whom are living:

 

JOSEPH, FRANKLIN, CONSTINE, JOSEPHINE, AUGUST, LOUIS and JULIAN.

 

Mrs. Delagrange was born in 1837 and died December 17, 1881.  She was a member of the Catholic church, to which he also belongs.  His vocation has always been that of a farmer, and he has succeeded well, now owning a farm of 200 acres which is equal to the best.  In stock-raising he makes a specialty of Norman horses.

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Delagrange

 

1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen County, IN,  page 190 B

 

Constine Delagrange............married............male, 49.......born France.......Farmer

            Both parents born in France

Margaret Delagrange........wife, married......female, 43....born France......Keeps house

            Both parents born in France

 

Joseph Delagrange..........son, single............male, 21........born IN............Farm laborer

Francis Delagrange..........son, single...........male, 20........born IN............Farm laborer

Constine Delagrange.......son, single............male, 18........born IN............Farm laborer

Josephine Delagrange.....dau, single...........female, 16.....born IN............At home

Agustus Delagrange........son, single............male, 14........born IN

Louis Delagrange............son, single............male, 12.........born IN                     

Julius Delagrange...........son, single............male, 8...........born IN  

Paul Delagrange..............son, single............male, 1...........born IN