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Transcribed biography of Nelson Durand

NELSON DURAND was born near Montreal, Canada, May 19, 1851. When six months old, his parents removed to St. Anne, Ill., remaining ten years, and thence to Furnessville, Ind., remaining eight years. Nelson acquired some learning at St. Anne, and at Furnessville just before the fire (1871), going to Michigan for about six months. He then returned to St. Ann, and worked on the Chicago, Danville & Vincennes Railroad about two years, and afterward on the Chicago & Pacific Railroad. On February 22, 1876, he was married to Lucy Faucher, at St. Anne. Her parents came from Quebec, and were Catholics until converted by Father Chineque, the reformer. After his marriage, he followed farming at St. Anne for six years. In December, 1881, he became a partner with his brother, Joseph, in the brick-making business; they now have the largest yard in Valparaiso. Mr. and Mrs. Durand have four children, the youngest of whom is dead. Both he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 282-283

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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