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From: "Robert Evensen" <>
Subject: Re: Jean-Pierre Gerbier
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 16:41:23 -0400
There is a WWI registration (12 Sep 1918) for John Peter Gerbier of France,
born 23 June 1873. He is in a mental hospital in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
His condition on the record is listed as "insane." Unfortunately I cannot
make out the name of the town or name of hospital.
The person you found in Mississippi may be Jean Francisco Gerbier of
Fribourg, Switzerland. He arrives via Ellis Island in 1904.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joan Pingry" <>
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 4:02 PM
Subject: Fwd: Jean-Pierre Gerbier
> Another lister came up with this idea. Let's hope he was truly a priest
> then you should have more information.
> I tried everything I knew on the censuses but I only found one that was
> close but he was down in Mississippi, age and emigration were off. He was
> John F. Gerbier, born about 1870, teaching at a Catholic College, St.
> Let us know if the Archdiocese in Chicago helps out.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Patricia Hansen <>
> Date: Apr 20, 2006 10:39 PM
> Subject: RE: Census
> To: Joan Pingry <>
> One great resource you need to try is the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic
> Archives, and request a lookup in the Official Catholic Directory,
> annually since 1833 for all priests, clergy, and parishes around the
> country. They have them going back to that time. Their e-mail address is
> Pat Hansen
> -----Original Message-----
> *From:* Joan Pingry [mailto:]
> *Sent:* Thursday, April 20, 2006 4:43 PM
> *To:* Patricia Hansen
> *Subject:* Re: Census
> I'm trying to help a poster from France who's looking for Jean Pierre
> Gerbier, born about 1873 in France, and who was supposedly living in
> at 291 South Clinton Street in 1902. That's why I was looking at 1900 and
> 1910. He may or may not have been a priest.
> I was hoping this address might have been a Seminary or a Catholic Church.
> I checked the census for 1900 and 1910 (and so did the original poster)
> could find nothing resembling this man. The closest I could come was a
> F. Gerbier, born 1870 in France, liviing in Hancock County, Mississippi.
> was listed in 1910 as a teacher at a Catholic College, St. Stanislaus, but
> it said he emigrated in 1904. He could have anglicized his name but I
> no luck there either.
> I try to help others, especially when they are out of the country, but
> one has me stumped. I even looked at the Cook County Assessor's site.
> address doesn't exist there either.
> Thanks for trying to help. Joan Pingry
> On 4/20/06, Patricia Hansen <> wrote:
>> On the street conversion chart, 291 South Clinton does not show up under
>> or new numbers. It does show 293 South Clinton as an old number, changed
>> 606 South Clinton in 1909. Is this the address you are seeking?
>> Pat Hansen
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Joan Pingry [mailto:]
>> Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 10:22 AM
>> Subject: Census
>> Does anyone know how to check an address in a census for Chicago (1900,
>> 1910)? Can't find the person's name as a match anywhere in Illinois, so
>> thought it might help to see who was at the address (291 South Clinton
>> Street) in those years.
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