Monday, June 14, 2010

Where were the children born? (Part 2)

Susannah (Deighton) Juchau passed away on 21 Jun 1854 at Marketplace in Isle of Thanet, Kent, England. Isle of Thanet is not an island although it once was hundreds of years ago. What once was the River Wanstrum grew narrower and narrower and silted up. Susannah had been born at St. Neots up north of London, married Charles in Hoxton, Middlesex, and then passed away out on an Eastern tip of England. Why was she there? Perhaps she had not been well and had traveled to Thanet for her health. Exactly one year later Charles remarried to Ann Wagstaff in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England and several months emigrated to the United States, settling first in New York City and later moving to Deep River, Connecticut.

Ann gave birth to twins on 21 Sep 1857 in Deep River, Middlesex, Connecticut: Charles Lewis and Annie Maria Juchau. Annie was stillborn and was buried the same day in "Free Ground" in the Fountain Hill Cemetery. Charles Lewis lived for over two years before passing away on 20 Sep 1859. He was likewise buried in "Free Ground" of the Fountain Hill Cemetery on the day of his death. The loss of each of these children must have been heartbreaking.

Soon after the loss of Lewis, the family returned to New York City. They are living at 18 Eldredge in the 1860 City Directory of New York. In 1865 they're living at 158 Prince and in 1866 at 153 Prince. We currently do not know what address they were living at on 23 Aug 1862 when Annie Louise was born, but it was very likely one of these two or another address in southern Manhattan.

See the Google Map Juchau Homes and Haunts for a map showing these locations.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Where were the children born? (Part 1)

In a previous post I discussed where Charles and Susannah were married. Let's look at where the children were born. Charles and Susannah had three girls.

Susannah was born 6 Dec 1845 at 7 Johns Row in the Registration District of Saint Luke Middlesex. She was christened on 4 Jan 1846 in the Parish of Saint Luke.

Charlotte was born 14 Feb 1849 at 7 Ratcliffe Row in the Registration District of Saint Luke Middlesex. She was christened on 11 Mar 1849 also in the Parish of Saint Luke.

Mary Ann was born 28 Dec 1853 at 28 Arlington Street in the Registration District of Goswell Street, Middlesex. Due to the fact that Charles and Susannah were baptized into the LDS Church on 7 Jan 1851, Mary Ann was not christened in the Church of England.

I've created a small Google Map with a few locations designated at which Juchau family vital events took place.

Google Map of Juchau Homes and Haunts

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Innumerable Spellings of Juchau

In the process of researching the Juchau line I have run across an uncommonly large number of variant spelling. The most common is Juchan. I have noticed that there is much wider variation in indexes that have been created than there is in the original documents--this is probably typical of any set of surname variations.




What other variations have your seen?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Marriage of Charles Daniel Juchau and Susannah Deighton

Charles Daniel Juchau and Susannah Deighton were married by banns in the District Parish Church for the Parish of St. John the Baptist Hoxton in Middlesex, England on 26 Jan 1845. The witnesses are given as P. Juchan [Juchau] and Martha Juchan [Juchau]. My guess is that these are Charles's brother Philip and their mother. The marriage ceremony was performed by James Rickards "according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church".
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Charles is listed as "of full age" [over 21], a Bachelor, and an Ivory Worker residing on East Road. Susannah is listed as a "minor" [she wouldn't be 21 for several more months in June], and a Spinster also living on East Road..

The fathers of the bride and groom are also provided as well as their occupations:

Lewis Charles Juchan [Juchau], Ivory Worker
George Deighton, General Dealer

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Birthplace of Charles Daniel Juchau

Charles Daniel Juchau and younger sister, Martha, were both christened on the same day: 28 Sep 1823. Martha had been born a month before on August 29th, but Charles had been born 16 months earlier on 29 May 1822. These were the first two children born to Lewis Charles and Martha (Dugdale) Juchau. The father's occupation is indicated as having been fan maker. The family was living at Ironmonger Place.

Image Source: St. Luke Old Street Parish (Middlesex, England). 
Register of Baptisms. London Metropolitan Archives, London, 
P76/LUK, item 012.; Digital images. Ancestry. "London, England, 
Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906." : accessed 18 May 2010.

So where was Ironmonger Place? Well, it is in the parish of Old Street St Luke (variously written as St. Luke, Old Street). This parish is in the county of Middlesex and was just north of the City of London. The map below shows Ironmonger Row (same as Ironmonger Place?) on Greenwood's Map of London from 1827. The street and its name are tiny--it runs north from Old Street just to the East of St. Luke's Church. It also shows another street named Ironmonger that goes East off of Ironmonger Row--perhaps this is Ironmonger Place? One of these two streets must be where Charles was born. Clicking on the link below the map will display the entire section from which this image has been taken. Greenwood's Map of Lonodn has been published online in it's entirety at by Mark Annand.

FamilySearch's English Jurisdictions Project shows the Parish and it's surrounding Parishes as you see here below.

Exploring in English Jurisdictions 1851 you can find that the parish was within the Hundred of Ossulstone (an obsolete administrative division) and the Poor Law Union of St Luke. Here's the link to the English Jurisdictions project:

Lewis & Martha Juchau lived on Ironmonger Row for several more years. They were still living there when Philip was christened on 23 Jul 1826 and when the twins, William and Henry were christened on 8 Aug 1828. However, by the time the next set of twins were born, George and Camelia Charlotte, the family had moved, and this might have some bearing on the question of why they were born on 3 Jul 1830 but not christened until 6 Jan 1833.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Juchau Family Research--let the research & reporting begin!

This blog has been created to assist in the coordination and reporting of genealogical research on the Juchau family. Many, if not all the Juchaus of England, America, Australia, and Canada (and elsewhere?) seem to trace their lineage back to Louis Juchau, born ca. 1689-1690 in London, England. Louis married Anne Giraud 11 Mar 1717/18 at the Westminster Tabernacle Milk Alley (Huguenot), Middlesex, England (this according to Boyd's Marriage Index). It seems likely that Louis had emigrated from France; however, despite some clues, there has been no genealogical proof that has established this with possibility as reality.

So this blog is to report on the evidence regarding Louis and his ancestry as well as to assist in documenting the lives of his descendants. Some special attention will likely be given to the various "immigrant ancestors" of those Juchaus in America, Australia, and Canada.