JUDGE PETER AUBUCHON
|Judge Peter Aubuchon, a prominent judge of St.
Francois County, was born in Washington County, Mo., September 8, 1836. A sketch of his
parents, Francis and Teressa (Coleman) Aubuchon, who are pioneers of St. Francois County,
appears elsewhere in this volume. Judge Aubuchon had excellent educational advantages in
his youth, first receiving a common school education and then, in 1855, enjoying the
privileges afforded at Ste. Genevieve College. When he turned his attention to self
support, he was nineteen years of age, and first began as a clerk at Brickey's Landing on
the Mississippi River. He closed his work there in three years, and in 1859 returned to
French Village and engaged at farming, and became a partner in the firm of Aubuchon &
Sons, dealers in general merchandise. He has been successfully occupied in this work of
farming since 1864, when he sold his interest, and engaged in merchandising. In addition
to this, he was called to public life as county judge in November, 1886, the position he
now holds. He has also served as justice of the peace. In politics, he is a Democrat. It
was in 1859, above mentioned, on September 6, that he married Miss Eliza A. Brickey, whose
birth occurred in 1840, in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo. Seven of their eleven children are
now living: Clara Rosa, Frederick C., Cora A., Thomas S., Emma T., Peter P. and S.
Augustus. The Judge and his wife are members of the Catholic Church.
GOODSPEEDS HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888, Page 621.
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