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  • Zacharie de Valliquerville FONNEREAU

    Born1863 Ipswich, Suffolk
    Died1900 Bisbee, Cochise, Arizona, USA
    FatherThomas Neale FONNEREAU (1841 – 1890)
    MotherBlanche Editha PEARSE (1840 – 1885)

    Biography and Notes

    Zacharie was baptised at St Margaret's Church, Ipswich, Suffolk on 26 03 1863.

    Around 1891, probably attracted by the offer of land under the Homestead Act, Zacharie and Thomas left England for America and settled in Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara County, California. These brothers were were known as "Remittance Men". From the summer of 1891, with their remittance as security, the brothers began acquiring a number of parcels of land and ranches around Santa Ynez on mortgages. By the middle of 1892 they jointly owned over 1,000 acres of land.

    Zacharie died from heart failure believed to have been brought on by his alcoholism.

    Extract from "A History of the Fonnereau Family, Huguenots from La Rochelle" by Stephen Hoole. (2002)

    Life Events

    1885Death of mother Blanche Editha PEARSE
    1890Death of father Thomas Neale FONNEREAU
    1896Married Della FOSTER in Zaca Ranch, California