Bio: Kaudy, Mathias (1831 - 1916)
Contact: John F. O'Hanlon
----Source: Family Records
Mathias Kaudy, b. 11 Oct. 1831 in Manderen, La Moselle District, France came to Chicago from Manderen; his passport was registered in Le Havre on 18 July 1852. He was a cabinet maker, who worked first in Chicago; after 1856 he moved to Dodge County. Marie-Francoise-Sillevie Botey, b. 26 June 1833 in Champagney, Haute-Saone, France, d. 16 Aug. 1893, Colby, Wisconsin, came to the US on 7 May, 1856 to seek her brother, Philip Boete, who was reputedly living in Chicago; he had come from Le Havre to New Orleans on 12 Nov. 1855 aboard the S. S. Johanesburg. Marie was the victim of primogeniture--her brother inherited everything--leaving her with no source of support. She at some point, slipped while getting off a carriage, was injured, and was taken to a hospital. Mathias, who was working at the hospital as a cabinet maker, first met Mlle. Botey there when he was called to assist as a French interpreter.
Mathias was the son of Christophie Kaudy and Marie Kling, of Manderen France. Mathias had at least two brothers Pierre and Jean Kaudy, who were farriers like their father, and a sister Mary Kaudy, married to Peter Heinz; they resided in Dodge County in 1880. There was a priest in Neosho, Wisconsin named Victor Kaudy whose father was a son of Christophie. Victor had a brother Eugene, who lived in Wisconsin.
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