Andrew Louis Glatigny was born in Paris France, May 9, 1844, to Andrew and Louise Palmyre Glatigny. Details gleaned from newspapers are confusing. He was one of a number of French who came to Sleepy Eye.
Andrew Louis Glatigny was born in Paris France, May 9, 1844, to Andrew and Louise Palmyre Glatigny. Details gleaned from newspapers are confusing. He was one of a number of French who came to Sleepy Eye. Andrew came to the United States in 1854 and to Brown County in 1862, after the Uprising was quelled. He farmed and was said to have one near neighbor, French Cap.
Mrs. George Carroll was a Glatigny. After Mrs. Glatigny's death, Andrew married Emily Beliveau on Nov. 9, 1880. They had a daughter, Clemence. Glatigny built a house in 1899, on the southwest corner of Linden and Second Avenue West - a total size of six lots. He added a greenhouse in 1900, and tripled the greenhouse in 1901. Property extended a full block over to a dirt road, which became Highway 4. A grove was at the west end. The Matthias Hillesheim farm was to the west side of the road. The Glatigny family were members of All Souls Episcopal Church. Clemence married Oscar Werring, a dentist, and they had a daughter, Palmyre. Oscar died young of TB, as did several of his friends. Clemence and her child then went to California and became involved with Christian Science.
Andrew sold the Palmyre Greenhouse in 1917, to Anton Heymans. Four lots to the west of the home were sold to make space for more homes. The barn was moved to an empty lot west and remodeled by William Schwartz.
Census 1880 - Michel Glatigny age 69, farmer, wife Palmyre age 68. They evidently are parents of the men listed above. The children are listed as Andrew 34, a farmer, and August 33, also a farmer. Also in household was Emily, daughter-in-law to Michal, and Helen, a granddaughter. The figures do not all jibe with those above. Also on the farm was Andy Lautz, 21, a laborer.
History of Glatigny Family: Adele Lucille Glatigny - age 21, died of consumption on Jan 15, 1906; Palmyre Glatigny, age 9, died of a brain tumor on April 13, 1905; and L. August Glatigny, age 72, died of heart trouble on Oct. 21 - 1916.