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Re: migration of Garneau's to US
Posted by: Paul A. Garneau Date: November 01, 2001 at 16:56:29
In Reply to: migration of Garneau's to US by emilie of 144

Your quest is very interesting. The earliest Garneau to migrate to US was around 1810. That is to my knowledge. And he arrived in St-Louis, Missouri where he opened a bakery. Apparently he developed a special mixture of his own and produced kind of a biscuit that proved to be very popular to quite an extend. The US army gave him an order to produce 50,000 cases of them. That kind of biscuit was intended for the troops. Where they were known as

''hard-tacks'' Some said he became wealthy enough. Later he sold the '' Garneau Biscuit Co'' to form the ''American Biscuit Co.''

I don't know from what part of US you're from. Wether you or your parents know a little about their origins. The smallest info can lead you to quite interesting facts. As you probably know, the Garneau are from French origin. The first one to arrive in Quebec, from France, did so around 1657 and settled there. He married a nineteen years old orphan from La Rochelle. She was born and baptized as a calvinist in La Rochelle. But in 300 years, lots of kids were born, married, deceased, to arrive at your presence on this website. Give me some details and I gladly will help you.


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