Charles Albert DOSSMANN: Birth: 12 OCT 1884. Death: 7 FEB 1904
Eva Magdeline DOSSMANN: Birth: 6 FEB 1887. Death: 15 APR 1979
Laurence DOSSMANN: Birth: 21 NOV 1888. Death: 6 JUN 1979
Marie Dinah DOSSMANN: Birth: 29 DEC 1895. Death: 28 APR 1978
Celia Marie DOSSMANN: Birth: 23 APR 1904. Death: 22 JUL 1954
Note: DOSSMANN, L. J., St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Submitted by Mike Miller
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L. J. DOSSMANN, VILLE PLATTE.--L. J. Dossmann, Police Juror from Ward 7, is a native of the parish, born May 29, 1862. He is one of a family of seven children born to Charles and Eleanor (Fontenot) Dossmann. His father was a native of France, and his mother of Louisiana.
Charles Dossman was forseveral years engaged in the lumber business and followed steamboating for some time. He is now an active merchant of Dossmann, this parish. Mrs. Dossmann died in 1879.
L. J. Dossmann was reared and educated in St. Landry parish. He was married, in 1883, to Miss Octavie Dardeau, of St. Landry parish. They are the parents of three children, viz: Charles A., Eva and Lawrence. Mr. Dossmann began merchandising in 1888 on his plantation about one mile from Ville Platte, and has an extensive business. He carries a stock of over $25,000 worth of goods. He also operates a grist mill and cotton gin. He owns two hundred acres of land, on which he raises corn and rice. He was appointed a member of the police jury in 1888 from the Seventh Ward, and is at present the incumbent of that position. He and his wife are members of the Catholic church.
Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical, Biographical Section, pp. 31-32. Edited by William Henry Perrin. Published in 1891, by The Gulf Publishing Company.
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