"Marie-Helene Just found this photo on the site today, and can confirm that Joseph Fonteix (my grandfather) was indeed the “bandmaster”. It was not Rene Fonteix, Sr (my father) who would have been 11 or 12 when this photo was…"
"Thank you for your interest in my profile. There are so many Le Goff in Roudouallec that I can't place your grand-parents or father though I have traced your grand father Guillaume through his WWI military registration. I am…"
"Sorry, I have no information except that my great uncles (on each side of the drum) were not musicians and they joined the band after WWI , They learned to play the bugle during the war. I suppose the band played at fêtes and the Michelin…"
"I can assist you in your search perhaps, as my French family Grandmother was from Roudouallec and Grandfather from Guiscriff in Brittany. my grandfather guillaume LE GOFF was a tyremaker for Michelin in Milltown. I am the dual national daughter of…"
"Here's a modest contribution to your request :Jérôme Riou was born in Scaër (a small town in central Brittany in Finistère) birth date: 5th march 1882. He was killed in action July 2nd 1915. On the 1910 census his name…"
Did your parents/ grandparents live in Milltown? If so, what were their names?
My grand parents Henri and Frances BORDIER lived at 78 South street (it was then 72).
My mother Marie and her brother Henri jr were born there.
My grand father worked as a driver ( for Michelin of course !)
They left for good in 1925 .
About Me:- Tell us about yourself
I am a retired teacher of English.
I visited Milltown in March 2009 .Bruce (?) Schwendeman kindly took us round the lovely museum.
What is your interest in Milltown history?
I am interested in English-speaking countries in general.
All my grandmother's brothers and sisters (8 altogether) lived in Milltown.
I am doing some research into my family history and emigration from my native village Roudouallec that provided so many hands for MTC and the USA.
I can assist you in your search perhaps, as my French family Grandmother was from Roudouallec and Grandfather from Guiscriff in Brittany. my grandfather guillaume LE GOFF was a tyremaker for Michelin in Milltown. I am the dual national daughter of famille LE GOFF and reside in Metuchen, NJ. I have French and American ciyizenship owing to my family history.
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