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SYLVIA PARMENTIER

SYLVIA PARMENTIER

Posted: 1043887990000
Classification: Query
Looking for information on SYLVIA PARMENTIER who was the widow of ANDRE PARMENTIER. She was one of the first parishoners of St Boniface's RC Church in Brooklyn which is celebrating its 150th anniversray early in 2004. Information to be used for a planned parish history.

Re: SYLVIA PARMENTIER

Posted: 1080181049000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Parmentier, Chable
Rosine Parmentier, 1830-189?, was Andre's daughter (as was Adele Bayer). My sister, mother and grandmother were name "Rosine" in her honor -- the Alphonso A. Chable family, which settled in Alaculsey, Georgia near Polk Co., Tennesse:

"Polk County's remote Sylco Mountains was the site of an unique experiment in social living by Rosine Parmentier and some of the New York friends in the1840's. Purchasing around 50,000 acres of land, they encouraged the colonizing of the area by a mixture of French, German, Italian, Austrian and others. Their grandiose idea of profitable winemaking apparently found no market, and most of the colonist left. Those who remained were the Becklers, Miolin, Nocarina, Genollic, Sholtz, Pace and Chable families, who soon were integrated into the local community." (http://www.ocoeetn.org/history.html)

I have information on the 25-acre family estate in Brooklyn, and a biography of Andre from a History of Brooklyn. Also this, from a Catholic enyclopedia:

Antoine-Augustin Parmentier
An agriculturist, born at Montdidier, 17 August, 1737; died in Paris, 13 Dec., 1813. Left an orphan at an early age, he was compelled before taking a college course to become a pharmacist, in which capacity he joined the army of Hanover in 1757. Taken prisoner several times in the course of this service, he profited by his captivity in Prussia to gain knowledge which he later put to valuable use. He resumed his studies, on his return to Paris in 1774, and was appointed pharmacist at the Hôtel-des-Invalides. At this time, he introduced the use of potatoes as food in France. He also promoted the improved cultivation of maize and chestnuts, and tried to reform the methods of baking. During the Revolution he had charge of the preparation of salted provisions, and manufactured a sea-biscuit. He wrote a number of books on horticultural and agricultural topics, which betray his lack of early education. André Parmentier (1780-1830), who attained distinction as a horticulturist in the United States, was a collateral relative.


Alan Reynolds
Reston, VA
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Re: SYLVIA PARMENTIER

John Walter (View posts)
Posted: 1080264915000
Classification: Query
Fantastic. Thanks. In one message you've told us much we did not know before this!
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