Decendants ofMinerva Vandruff
33. MINERVA3 VANDRUFF (HENRY2,HENRY1)was born Abt. 1843 in Greene County, Pennsylvania337, anddied Abt. January 1905 in Unknown338. She married LUCIUSALEXANDERMARCHAND Abt. 1865 in Greenfield, Pennsylvania339. He wasborn October 15, 1838 in Uniontown, Fayette,Pennsylvania340, and died November 02, 1919 in California,Fayette, Pennsylvania341.
More About MINERVA VANDRUFF:
Burial: January 13, 1905, Highland Cemetery, California, PA, Lot # 32,burial # 1371341
Notes for LUCIUS ALEXANDER MARCHAND:
Extraction from the 1880 Federal Census
Online at www.familysearch.com
Jefferson, Fayette, Pennsylvania
Lucius A. MARCHANT, age 41, b. PA, f. b. PA, m. b. PA
Manerva MARCHANT, age 38, b. PA, f. b. PA, m. b. PA
Louis K. MARCHANT, age 11, b. PA, f. b. PA, m. b. PA
Samuel D. MARCHANT, age 9, b. PA, f. b. PA, m. b. PA
Marion C. MARCHANT, age 6, b. PA, f. b. PA, m. b. PA
Gertrude MARCHANT, age 1, b. PA, f. b. PA, m. b. PA
from Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia
of Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Published by John M. Gresham & Co.
Lucius A. Marchand, an estimable citizen of Jefferson township and thefounder of the village of Marchand, is a son of Dr. Louis and Sarah(Sackett) Marchand, and was born atUniontown, Fayette county, Pa., October 5, 1838.
Dr. David Marchand, with his father, David Marchand, came toHagerstown, Md., from the Canton of Berne, Switzerland. Dr. DavidMarchand was a fine physician of extendedpractice in Westmoreland and adjoining counties. He died July 22, 1809,in the sixty-fourth year of his age.
His children were Catherine, Elizabeth, Susanna, Judith, Dr. Daniel (aphysician of Uniontown), Esther. Dr. David, Jr., settled inWestmoreland county, was twice elected tocongress, was a successful physician, a man of spotless reputation, andhis seven sons were all professional men.
Dr. Louis was born June 23, 1782. Dr. Louis Marchand read medicine withhis father, and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in1809, practiced medicine at theMarchand homestead farm for a few years and upon the death of hisbrother, Dr. Daniel, located at Uniontown, wherehe successfully practiced his profession until 1849. His death occurredJanuary 11, 1857. He was a man in thetruest sense of the word. His character was above suspicion and noneknew him but to praise him for his skillas a physician and his blameless life as a man and citizen. In about1823 he was married to Miss Sarah, daughterof Dr. Samuel Sackett, a surgeon in the Revolutionary War and a nativeof Connecticut. Dr. Sackett practicedhis profession at Uniontown and on Georges Creek from September, 1781to 1833, when he died. Mrs. Marchanddied November 8, 1870, at the age of 73 years and left six children:Elizabeth, wife of A. J. Miller; Dr.Samuel S., a captain in the late war and died in Libby prison in 1863;Mary, wife of Thomas W. Lilly; Lucius A. andCatherine B., wife of E. W. Lilly. After four years of age, Lucius A.Marchand was reared on a farm and educatedin the common and California schools.
He chose farming for a life pursuit and has been a successful farmer upto the present time.
In 1866 he married Miss Minerva, daughter of Henry Van Druff, aprominent farmer and stock-dealer of Greene county, Pa. They have fourchildren; Lewis K., Samuel V., Marion C. andGertrude E.
Lucius A. Marchand owns the homestead farm of 130 acres (originally 400acres) five miles below Brownsville.
In 1873 he laid on this land the present thriving village of Marchand,containing fifty voters. Marchand is on the line of a projectedrailroad, opposite Coal Center on the P.V. &C.R.R., and is a favorable site for coke works. L. A. Marchand is arepublican and school director. He is an enterprisingfarmer and a useful member of the Christian Brethren church at CoalCenter.
Transcription of References from
Nelson's Biographical Dictionary and
Historical Reference Book of
Fayette County, Pennsylvania
S.B. Nelson, Publisher
(From section entitled "Villages" p. 405-06)
Marchand, the largest town lying along the river front, was named inhonor of Dr. Louis Marchand, famed in the medical history of thetownship. It is situated on a peninsula formedby a bend of the river. The town was laid out in September, 1873, by L.A. Marchand, and is situated on his landsand those of the Minerva Land
Improvement Company. It contains about forty houses, one large store,and an adequate school building of two rooms. Coal Center is its PostOffice; it is across the river and inWashington county. The present population is estimated at two hundred.
More About LUCIUS ALEXANDER MARCHAND:
Biographical sketch: On file 9/28/1994342
Burial: November 1919, Highland Cemetery, California, PA, lot #31343
Fact 1: Founder of the Village of Marchand, PA344
Member: Christian Brethren Church, Coal Center, PA344
Served: School Director, Fayette County, PA344
Children of MINERVA VANDRUFF and LUCIUS MARCHAND are:
i. LOUIS KEMMER4 MARCHAND, b. February 10,1869, Fayette County,Pennsylvania345; d. Unknown, Unknown.
More About LOUIS KEMMER MARCHAND:
Burial: Unknown, Unknown
130. ii. SAMUEL VAN DRUFF MARCHAND, "RIP",b. August 14, 1871, Newell,Fayette, Pennsylvania; d. May 01, 1965, Newell, Fayette, Pennsylvania.
131. iii. MARION CHALFANT MARCHAND, b.March 12, 1874, Fayette County,Pennsylvania; d. August 07, 1927, Jefferson Township, Fayette County,Pennsylvania.
iv. GERTRUDE ETHEL MARCHAND, b. Abt. 1879,Fayette County,Pennsylvania346; d. Unknown, Unknown; m. CLYDE E. SICKELS,Unknown, Unknown; b. Unknown, Unknown; d. Unknown,Unknown.Notes forGERTRUDE ETHEL MARCHAND:
Transcription of listing
From the DAR Index
Vol.153, page 253
MRS. GERTRUDE ETHEL MARCHAND SICKLES Member # 152749.
Born in Jefferson Township, Pa.
Wife of C. E. Sickles
Descendant of Capt. David Marchand, as follows:
1. Lucius A. Marchand (1838-1910) m. 1866 Minerva Van Druff (1843-1905).
2. Louis Marchand (1782-1857) m. 1823 Sarah Sackett (1792-1870).
3. David Marchand m. 2d 1766 Elizabeth Kaemerer (1744-1817).
David Marchand (1745-1809) commanded the 3d company in the 2dbattalion, Westmoreland County,
Pennsylvania militia, under Col. John Perry. He was born in Germany;died in Westmoreland County, Pa.
Also No. 151536.
More About GERTRUDE ETHEL MARCHAND:
Burial: Unknown, Unknown
DAR/SAR Ancestor: David Marchand347
Fact 1: DAR Application 152794 on file (dated 2/5/1920)
Member: DAR, Member # 152794347
More About CLYDE E. SICKELS:
Burial: Unknown, Unknown