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'The Beaupeurts came from Bispain about 300 miles from Paris, France'. The French town 'Bispain' is now called Belles-Forets, and is by Sarrebourg near Metz.
Joseph Beaupeurt 29 May 1815 is the 8th child and 3rd son of Marie Catherine Marchal and Jean Nicolas Beaupeurt, born at Bisping in France.
His sister Scholastique Beaupeurt 8 Feb 1820 is the 11th child and 7th daughter. She wed widowed Paul Claude Panigot who had first married her sister Catherine.
Their story is Beaupeurt in USA
Their younger brother George chose to go to Victoria, Australia and became one of our ancestors.

On 31 March 2004 I found the web site with the Beaupeurt family, at Bisping, now called Belles-Forets, a village between Dieuze and Sarrabourg. Use the list of surnames (patronymes)
To avoid problems with fonts, all accents have been removed. Sorry, speakers of French.

Finding family activities - Customs in Bisping

Notice the people who later became family members through marriage of Joseph to Marie Lang,
Where details are known, the baby is baptised the day it is born. In the case where the baptism is the next day, assume the child was born in the evening.
Women are known by their own name, with 'wife of' and husband's name.
Events have two Witnesses, who do not appear to always be family members.
Some examples are
Marie Catherine Lang, 05 mars 1821 Bisping, Birth witnesses: Francois Georges BOISELLE 37 school teacher, Laurent PAYEUR 25 farmer.
Marie Barbe Velic, 21 mai 1771 Bisping, Christening sponsors: Nicolas GOUY laborer, Marie Barbe MATZ wife of Jean CHOULEUR laborer.
Marie Christine Pocquet, 29 septembre 1802 Bisping, Birth witnesses: Nicolas OHMER 43 tailor; Christine JEAN maternal aunt from Fribourg, Sarrebourg.
Antoine Pocquet, died 27 juillet 1828 Bisping, Death informants: Jean Nicolas Bonaventure LANG 45 hosier, Francois Georges BOISELLE 45 school teacher, family friends.
Marie Beaupeurt, 20 mars 1842 - 19 aout 1848 Bisping, Death informants: Jean Baptiste SCHEMIDELING 37 laborer, Hubert GROUX 36 laborer, uncles.
Marie Catherine Beaupeurt, 20 mars 1842 Bisping, Birth informant: Marie Anne LEJEUNE 45 midwife wife of Adrian PAYEUR.
Philippe Joseph Corrigeux, 15 septembre 1782 Moncel-les-Luneville?, 54373, Mariage: 06 juillet 1841 a Bisping, 2 witnesses: Louis ANDRE 60 laborer, groom's brother-in-law; Jean Nicolas BEAUPEURT 58 blacksmith, groom's friend; Joseph CHEMIDELING 40 weaver, Jean CLAUS 45 shoemaker, bride's friends.

Jean Beaupeurt

Jean Christophe Beaupeurt c1735 - 16 May 1807 died at Bisping (57901 Lor France), profession marechal-ferrant (blacksmith), wed 19 Feb 1765 at Angviller (57023 Lor France) to Marie Rose Charron c1745 - 14 Nov 1805 born at Vergaville (57706 Lor France)
Jean Christophe Beaupeurt, vers 1735 - 16 mai 1807 Bisping, Death informants: father; Christophe COLEUR 32 laborer, family friend.
Marie Rose Charron, vers 1745 Vergaville, 57706, - 14 novembre 1805 Bisping, 57901, Death informants: Jean Louis Beaupeurt 40 blacksmith, son from Bidestroff, Chateau-Salins; Philippe Velic 44 laborer
Jean Christophe Beaupeurt c1735 - 16 May 1807 wed 19 Feb 1765 to Marie Rose Charron
8 children 1. Jean Louis Beaupeurt 01 Apr 1766 born at Angviller
2. Jean Christophe Beaupeurt c1768 - 15 March 1774 Death informants: father; Jean CHARON maternal uncle from Angville-les-Bisping, Sarrebourg.
3. Marie Barbe Beaupeurt born and baptised at Bisping 8 Jan 1772 - 23 Nov 1824 died at Bidestroff 57081, Christening sponsors: Nicolas GOUY laborer, Anne Barbe LANG daughter of Francois LANG.
4. Marie Jeanne Beaupeurt born and baptised 12 June 1773 - 2 April 1774 Death informants: father, Nicolas GRAND carpenter, Antoine STOFFLET school teacher.
5. Andre Beaupeurt born and baptised 12 Jan 1775
6. Francoise Beaupeurt 30 Mar 1777 baptised 31 Mar 1777 - 10 Feb 1781
7. Jean Nicolas Beaupeurt 17 May 1780 - 1 Jan 1846
8. Elisabeth Beaupeurt 16 Aug 1785 - 21 Apr 1787
1. Jean Louis Beaupeurt 01 Apr 1766 born at Angviller, Profession: marechal-ferrant, wed Marie Barbe Velic 21 May 1771 at Bisping daughter of Marguerite dite Heq/Heo and Jean Baptiste Velic
Velic, Marie Barbe born 21 mai 1771 Bisping, Christening sponsors: Nicolas GOUY laborer, Marie Barbe MATZ wife of Jean CHOULEUR laborer.
Jean Louis Beaupeurt, born 01 avril 1766 Angviller, 57023, RESIDENCES: Bidestroff, Chateau-Salins.
Marriage witnesses: Joseph PIERRON 42 blacksmith, Antoine DUMONT 36 shoemaker, groom's friends; Dominique LEGENDRE 53 farmer, bride's uncle by marriage; Jean Louis DEMANGE 25 laborer, bride's friend.
1 child 1. Marie Anne Beaupeurt 2 May 1794
7. Jean Nicolas Beaupeurt 17 May 1780 - 1 Jan 1846, Profession: marechal-ferrant, wed 17 Jan 1804 at Bisping to Marie Catherine Marchal 13 Jul 1783 - 21 Dec 1821 daughter of Catherine Lallemant and Antoine Marchal
11 children 1. Marie Barbe Beaupeurt 10 Jul 1804 - 27 Oct 1804
2. Joseph Beaupeurt 27 Aug 1805 - 12 Apr 1807
3. Anne Marie Beaupeurt 18 May 1807 wed 1845 to Jean Baptiste Chemideling
4. Catherine Beaupeurt 16 Apr 1809 - 1840
5. Anne Catherine Beaupeurt 6 Feb 1811 wed 1839 to Hubert Groux
6. Marie Anne Beaupeurt 8 Jul 1812 - 6 Aug 1812
7. Jean Pierre Beaupeurt 6 Jul 1813 witnessed wedding of George Beaupeurt 1856 in Paris
8. Joseph Beaupeurt 29 May 1815
9. Jeanne Beaupeurt 9 Apr 1818
10. Georges Beaupeurt 9 Apr 1818
11. Scholastique Beaupeurt 8 Feb 1820 (a girl)
4. Catherine Beaupeurt 16 Apr 1809 - 1840 Birth witnesses: Jean Christophe PETITJEAN 46 blacksmith, Nicolas MARCHAL 36 laborer, wed c1836 to Paul Claude Panigot
2 Children 1. Joseph Panigot France c1838; d. Florisant, MO. USA
2. Christopher Panigot France c1840; d. Near Wathene, Ks. USA
5. Anne Catherine Beaupeurt 6 Feb 1811 wed 23 Jul 1839 to Hubert Groux 15 May 1810 son of Marguerite Dumont and Nicolas Groux, Profession: manoeuvre
Anne Catherine 06 fevrier 1811 Bisping, Birth witnesses: Jean Nicolas Bonaventure Lang 27 hosier, Francois Georges BOISELLE 27 school teacher.
3 children 1. Hubert Groux 7 Jul 1840 - 11 Sep 1840
2. Honorine Groux 15 Apr 1845
3. Leonie Groux 1 Jul 1850
8. Joseph Beaupeurt 29 May 1815, Profession: marechal-ferrant, wed 10 Feb 1842 at Bisping to Marie Catherine Lang 5 Mar 1821, Profession: brodeuse, daughter of Elisabeth Chemideling and Jean Nicholas Bonnaventure Lang born in Bisping
Birth witnesses: Francois Georges BOISELLE 32 school teacher, Jean Nicolas Bonaventure LANG 32 hosier.
Marriage witnesses: Jean Nicolas MARCHAL 68 proprietor, groom's maternal uncle; Joseph BAILLY 42 farmer, groom's cousin; Nicolas CAPS 45 barkeeper, Jean Francois MALGRAS 40 farmer, bride's friends.
Lang grandparents Christine Jean 17 May 1748 - 5 Jan 1824 wed 12 Jan 1773 to Jean Christophe Lang 2 Oct 1736 - 6 Feb 1787, Profession: manoeuvre.
8. Joseph Beaupeurt 29 May 1815 wed 10 Feb 1842 at Bisping to Marie Catherine Lang 5 Mar 1821
2 children 1. Joseph Beaupeurt 1 Nov 1844 lived 1 day
2. Joseph Christophe Eloi Beaupeurt 1 Dec 1845 at Bisping Birth witnesses: Hubert GROUZ 33 laborer, Jean Baptiste CHEMIDELING 35 laborer.
9. Jeanne Beaupeurt 9 Apr 1818 Profession: manoeuvre, unmarried (labourer)
2 children 1. Twin Marie Beaupeurt 20 Mar 1842 - 19 Aug 1848
2. Twin Marie Catherine Beaupeurt 20 Mar 1842
10. Georges Beaupeurt 9 Apr 1818 Birth witnesses: Francois Georges BOISELLE 35 school teacher, Jean Nicolas Bonaventure LANG 35 hosier.
George is a Birth witness for
Honorine Groux, 15 avril 1845 Bisping, Birth witnesses: Georges BEAUPEURT 28 shoemaker, Pierre Nicolas PIERRON 31 school teacher.
For the Australian life of George Beaupeurt see - married in Paris, family in Victoria
11. Scholastique Beaupeurt 8 Feb 1820 (a girl) wed 1844 as second wife to Paul Claude Panigot
7 Children 1. August Panigot c1844; d. France.
2. Polite Panigot c1846; d. France.
3. Eugene Panigot 25 Oct 1848, France; d. near St Joseph, MO.
4. Josephine Panigot 22 Aug 1851, Paris, France; d. near St Joseph, MO.
Born in USA 5. Julia Mary Panigot 20 Feb 1855, Florisant, MO; d. 7 May 1923, St. Joseph, Mo.
6. Emile Justin Panigot 27 Sep 1856, Florisant, MO; d. St. Joseph, Mo. He wed Mary Martin in St. Joseph, Mo.
7. Eugenia Mary Panigot 6 Aug 1859, Florisant, MO.

Marchal

Antoine Marchal 1736 - 12 Mar 1801 son of Anne Feltin and Michel Marchal, wed 25 Nov 1763 to Catherine Lallemant 1744 - 18 Apr 1794 daughter of Barbe Andre and Pierre Lallemant.
Antoine worked as manoeuvre, carter, (laboureur, carpenter)
Catherine Lallemant, vers 1744 - 18 avril 1794 Bisping, Death informants: husband; Jean André PETITJEAN 28 farmer, maternal cousin.
9 children 1. Jean Claude Marchal 19 Oct 1766 - 4 Nov 1766
2. Marie Anne Marchal 7 Dec 1767 wed Jean Christophe Bailly
3. Jean Michel Marchal 19 Jan 1770 - 24 Dec 1813
4. Jean Nicolas Marchal 19 Dec 1772 wed Catherine Beaucourt
5. Jean Christophe Marchal 3 Jul 1775 died same day
6. Helene Marchal 16 Aug 1777 - 23 Oct 1777
7. Jean Antoine Marchal 17 Oct 1778 - 31 Jan 1781
8. Jean Andre Marchal 16 Feb 1781
9. Marie Catherine Marchal 13 Jul 1873 wed Jean Nicolas Beaupeurt

Barbier in Bispain

Very long guess
Jean Nicolas Justin Barbier 7 Aug 1788 - 22 Aug 1852 born and died at Bisping, Profession: manoeuvre, tradesman, swine merchant, son of Anne Francois and Jean Barbier, wed 27 Avril 1813 to Christine Lang 13 Jan 1783 - 26 June 1853 daughter of Anne Corriger and Dieudonne Lang, with 3 children known in Bisping, Catherine Barbier 24 Jan 1814, Marie Rose Barbier 1 Jul 1822 - 6 Sep 1822 and Marie Barbier 27 Aug 1823 - 25 Jul 1843

Lang in Bispain

Gaspar dit Grand Lang, son of Catherine Choab and Frederic Grand, estime 1660 - Deces: 08 janvier 1740 died at Bisping. He wed 1698 to Elisabeth Payeur, c1665 - 27 mars 1712 daughter of Madeleine Docteur and Nicolas Payeur Gaspar Lang dit Grand wed 31 juillet 1714 to Madeleine Adrian 26 decembre 1686 - 17 fevrier 1737,
7 children
of Payeur
1. Nicolas Lang dit Grand 19 Mar 1700
2. Laurent Lang 12 Mar 1702
3. Dominique Lang 6 Apr 1704
4. Elisabeth Lang dit Grand 17 Mar 1706
5. Christophe Lang dit Grand 16 Feb 1708
6. Francois Lang dit Grand 28 Jan 1710
7. Laurent Lang 12 Mar 1712
child of Adrian 8. Marie Lang dit Grand 24 Nov 1715
5. Christophe Lang dit Grand 16 Feb 1708 - 19 Mar 1737 wed 23 Feb 1734 to Jeanne Feltin 21 Mar 1701 - 19 Dec 1763 daughter of Madeleine Brigand and Nicolas Feltin Jeanne Feltin wed second 28 Nov 1730 to Niclas Lejeune and had 4 more children
2 children 1. Christophe Gaspard Lang 13 Dec 1734 - 25 Dec 1734
2. Jean Christophe Lang 2 Oct 1736
2. Jean Christophe Lang 2 Oct 1736 - 6 Feb 1787 wed 12 Jan 1773 to Christine Jean 17 mai 1748 - 05 janvier 1824 daughter of Charlotte Daman and Jean Nicolas Jean,
7 children 1. Marie Claud Lang 6 Oct 1773
2. Jean Christophe Lang 20 mau 1775
3. Marie Felicite Lang 6 Mar 1777
4. Jean Claude Lang 12 Mar 1779 - 21 Apr 1834
5. Marie Anne Lang 29 May 1781
6. Jean Nicolas Bonnaventure Lang 14 Jul 1783
7. Anne Catherine Lang 10 Nov 1785
6. Jean Nicolas Bonnaventure Lang 14 Jul 1783 - 30 Mar 1848 wed Elisabeth Chemideling 19 mai 1798 - 28 avril 1842 daughter of Anne Marie Madeleine Payeur and , Jean Pierre Chemideling
8 children 1. Catherine Lang 1812 - 27 Apr 1817
2. Joseph Lang 6 Feb 1815 - 22 Aug 1843, Profession: militaire fusilier
3. Jean Remy Lang 11 Feb 1817
4. Marie Felicite Lang 11 Feb 1819 - 17 Jul 1836
5. Marie Catherine Lang 5 Mar 1821
6. Catherine Lang 23 Apr 1823 - 1 June 1840
7. Jean Christophe Lang 16 Aug 1826 - 2 Sep 1827
8. Christophe Lang 19 Apr 1828
5. Marie Catherine Lang 5 Mar 1821 wed 10 Feb 1842 to Joseph Beaupeurt, and went to USA with him.

Barbiere

Francois Zavier Barbiere, a carpenter, and Francoise Jeune are the parents of Apollina Barbiere born 1835 at Epinal, France
Apollina Barbiere married in Paris at Sainte-Clotilde church, on 1 May 1856 to George Beaupeurt born c1828, supported by their brothers, Jean Pierre Beaupeurt and Jean Nicholas Barbier. Neither Apollina's parents or the two brothers appear in the Paris index of marriages.
George and Apollina (Adelaide) Beaupeurt arrived at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on the Masanella from Bordeaux, France on 15 March 1858.
Adelaide's naturalisation Memorial is dated 28 Nov 1877, the day after George's Inquest and Burial. She was naturalised 20 Dec 1877. Reference numbers are CRS A726 Vol 1, page 164 and CRS A727 No 1193, with a 6 page Memorial CRS A712 Item 77/M13898. Here we learn that Adelaide was born at Ysches, Dept of Vosges and came to Australia on the Masanella from Bordeaux, France.
There is more on the Beaupeurt couple and their family at these pages. In March 2004, thanks to the villiage being recorded and released on the web, I was able to learn that George Beaupeurt was the 10th child, with a twin sister, born 9 April 1818 in Bisping, now called Belles-Forets, a village between Dieuze and Sarrebourg in Lorraine.

End point of our discoveries - the address where they lived, 163 Rue de Sevres, now a Children's Hospital.
We thought George Beaupeurt was born in France about 1828.
On 31 March 2004 I found the web site with his family, at Bisping, now called Angviller-les-bisping

George Beaupeurt

George Beaupeurt 9 Apr 1818 wed 1 May 1856 to Adelaide Barbiere, who is thought to have been born at Epinal, (or Ysches from her Naturalisation application, or Anveige) France about 1834, daughter of Francoise Juene and Francois Zavier Barbiere, a carpenter.
On 6 Sept 2000 Max and I got out of the French Underground train at Porte des Lilas, and emerged at the Round-about where Boulevard Serurier begins. We crossed at the traffic lights and turned left, to walk to 18 Boulevard Serurier, where the Paris Archives are housed.
We produced our Passports, and were given Reader's Cards for the day. I saw open shelves with various sets of books, and in the microfilm reading room I found the volumes of Parisian marriages in alphabetic order, from 1795 to 1862. There was only one Beaupeurt entry, my George, and his bride was Barbier. They were married 1 May 1856.
The Index entry enabled Max to request the Parish Records for St Clotilde, where the marriage took place. I then selected the volume containing Barbier, to confirm our discovery. I used the marriage date as my search item, as there were pages of this surname. Adelaide was called Apollina when she married, her parents were the names we already knew. Both George and Apollina were living at 163 Rue de Sevres, which was a set of flats, now part of the Children's Hospital.
The entry, written in faded French, revealed George was the son of Jean Nicholas Beaupeurt and Marie Catherine Marchal and both were deceased when he married. They were married in the presence of Jean Pierre Beaupeurt and Jean Nicholas Barbier, both also of the same address, plus two female friends with surnames I did not recognise. Apollina's father is shown as deceased, her mother did not sign the marriage entry Number 14 for 1856, which filled an A4 page in the book (some marriages used 2 pages).
I could no find marriages for either brother.

From the USA Beaupeurts, 10 Oct 2000

We knew nothing about the parents of George and his siblings until you E-mailed the information about Jean Nicholas and Marie Catherine Marchal Beaupeurt. We were overjoyed to learn their names. My Aunt has tried to find the ship the family came to the USA on but hasn't had any luck. I haven't tried my luck with ships yet. According to the information we have there were nine children in the family. One sister of George died in France.
We think a brother Antoine also went to Australia but we have nothing to prove that he did. The rest seem to have come to Missouri and settled eventually in St. Joseph, an area settled by the French.

The Australian Story

Public Record Office Victoria staff have been working for many years with an ever increasing number of volunteers to index the lists of passengers who arrived in Victorian ports between 1839 and 1923.
Visit ships records. On Oct 20, 1998, I found the fiche entry on my computer screen, and added another morsel to our Beaupeurt story.
I knew that Manzanilla was a French barque of 251 tons, and that she arrived at Melbourne 15 Sept 1858, led by Captain John Martineau. Now I know I found the wrong arrival!
SurnameGiven namesAgeMonthYearShipCodeFichePage
ARTHURJ M27MAR1858MANZANILLAF056001
ARTHURM24MAR1858MANZANILLAF056001
BEAUPEURT---- MRS24MAR1858MANZANILLAF056001
BEAUPEURTG29MAR1858MANZANILLAF056001
MARTINEAU---- CAPT-MAR1858MANZANILLAF056001

George and Adelaide Beaupeurt arrived at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on the 'Masanella' from Bordeaux, France on 15 March 1858. Their ninth child was two years old when George was thrown out of his cart, and died nine days later, on 27 Nov 1877. Adelaide was naturalised on 20 Dec 1877 and then married Patrick Regan on 6 Jan 1878. She died 1 May 1904.
Their eldest daughter Mathilda married Anders Janson
The photograph shows Baby Max Janson 1938, great-grandson of Adelaide
The Victorian birth certificate of their sixth child, Paul, born 31 Aug 1868, shows they were married 1858 in Paris, France, that George now 40 is a Gardener born at La Meurte, France, and Adelaide now 34, was born at Anveige, France. Their older children are George 1858, Mathilda 1 Mar 1860, Leon 1863, Felix (registered as Celestine 1864), and Adelaide 1866. Younger children were Patrick Arthur 1871, Eugenie Catherine 1873 died 1874, and Eugene Clement 1875 who was registered a second time, as Jean Clement.
On 23 Oct 1877, A B Beaupeurt received two blocks with a total area of 9.879 hectares, and on 22 Nov 1870 G Beaupeurt of Bellaura, near Stawell, Victoria, received a land grant to Block 10, of 5.919 hectares.
George Beaupeurt died 27 Nov 1877 aged 58, nine days after being thrown out of his cart.
In 1877 Adelaide applied for naturalisation, which was granted 20 Dec 1877.
Adelaide's naturalisation Memorial is dated 28 Nov 1877, the day after George's Inquest and Burial. She was naturalised 20 Dec 1877. Reference numbers are CRS A726 Vol 1, page 164 and CRS A727 No 1193, with a 6 page Memorial CRS A712 Item 77/M13898. Here we learn that Adelaide was born at Ysches, Dept of Vosges and came to Australia on the 'Masanella' from Bordeaux, France. As a new widow and trying to claim the land she had been granted, Adelaide had big problems.
Adelaide Beaupeurt married Patrick Regan on 6 Jan 1878, ref 626, at St Patricks Roman Catholic Church, Stawell She is described as a farmer at Bellaura aged 43, widowed in Nov 1877 with 1 dead and 8 living children.
Patrick Regan died in 1926 aged 94, ref 12171, hence born in 1836. When he married Adelaide he was a bachelor aged 42, born in Cork, Ireland to Michael Regan, a teacher, and Catherine Relepher (Father Fitzgerald's writing makes this name hard to decipher). The electoral roll for the 1899 Federal Referendum lists Patrick Regan at Lake Lonsdale, a labourer, and in the 1908 electoral roll he is listed as a gardener living at Bellaura. I appreciate Patrick because when Adelaide died he made sure her parents are listed on the death certificate, a privilege he was not given.
The only other Regan from Cork listed in the Pioneer Index is Michael Regan, who married Mary McMahon in 1867 and died in 1874 aged 47 (hence born in 1827).

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