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my grand father or great grandfather was a crown prince of austria

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Re: my grand father or great grandfather was a crown prince of austria

Irene (View posts)
Posted: 1127410878000
Classification: Query
Surnames: LaChance
My great-grandfather was Archduke Franz Ferdinand who was assinated, along with his wife Sofia, by a Serijevo student in 1914. I am trying to research my family heritage. For some unknown reason to me, I was the only child of Elmer Arthur LaChance and Gladys LaChance that was given up for adoption. I am the eldest of their four children. The only information that my sister Mary has given me is that he was my great-grandfather, and upon his death the throne was denounced and the family fled to Canada to spare the remaining family lives. Where they entered Canada, I do not know. I do know however, that they ended up in a small French Catholic town of Potosi, Missouri, before Elmer and Gladys moved to Poplar Bluff, Missouri. The family is buried at the New Masonic Cemetary in Potosi. I have been there and have records of their grave sites. Any information that you could provide for me, or guide me to, would be most appreciated. I have three children of my own, and I would like them to know about their heritage, as well as my self.

If you are able to assist me in my quest of Who Am I and Where Did I Come From, then please e-mail me at or write me at Irene Hoffman (LaChance) P.O. Box 302, Dittmer, MO 63023.

I will be happy to provide you with any information that I may have gathered so far if it would help you in any way.

Thank you

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