Tag: La Reunion Colony

GEORGE CRETIEN Tells About Early Dallas

18 August 2018

“My parents, Athanaso and Augustine Cretien, came to Texas with the French colonists, who settled Reunion, near Cement City, arriving here May 10, 1856, seventy years ago this year (1926),” said George Cretien, 647 North Tyler street. “The colonists left France in January or February of that year, were sixty days on the ocean and […]

PIERRE DUSSEAU, Considerant’s Gardener

26 April 2018

Thanks to Frances James for all of her hard work. She made it possible for the grave of Pierre Dusseau to be properly marked with a bronze Texas Historical Commission plaque. His grave is located at the Old Pioneer Cemetery in downtown Dallas. His original headstone disappeared many years ago. The following historical information is […]

JACOB BOLL’S Unusual Death Details

16 April 2018

Jacob Boll was a Swiss born in 1828. He was never a member of the Dallas French colony, but both his parents and his brothers had come to Texas in 1858 to settle at La Réunion, and when mis­fortune overtook Jacob in Switzerland, he decided to come to America and join them. A man of […]