From History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley, by Merton Edwin Krug, Publ. February 1929 by the author. Printed by Democrat Printing Company, Madison, Wis., Page 469
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Darrenougue. Mr. Frank Darrenougue, son of John and Mary (Lassellette) Darrenougue, was born Jan. 21, 1861, in Estialisq, Lower Pyrenees, France. His father was born in Idois, France, in 1815, and went thence to Estialisq, where he lived and died, May 1903. His wife, whom he married in Estialisq was born near there about 1820, and died two miles from the place of her birth, in 1895. They had eight children, three of whom, Augusta and Max, besides our subject, came to reside in America. Frank D. came in the spring of 1878, arriving in Reedsburg, May 2. Immediately upon his arrival here he was taken into his bother Augusta's jewelry and barber establishment, and remained so engaged until the fall of 1882. At that time he purchased a similar establishment of the city from A. W. Coughran (Oct. 23), which was in his present site of business. Since that date Mr. Darrenougue has been in the jewelry business, in this place, and his is the oldest continuous business in the city today.
On May 2, 1888, he was married to Katherine Buelow. This lady was born in Reedsburg, July 20, 1863, daughter of Edward and Bedelia (Hooben) Buelow. Her father, a native of Pomaul, Germ., was born Feb. 28, 1830, son of Fredrick Buelow. In 1851, in company with his father's family (the mother having passed on previously) he came to America, locating in Reedsburg, where he afterward resided . He was a prosperous farmer outside the city, and died at the ripe old age of 87, ____, 1917. His wife, who he married in 1856, was born March 29, 1840, in County Galway, Ireland, daughter of John and Margaret Hooben. The father died there, and in 1847 the mother brought her family to America, locating in the Sligo settlement in Dellona, where she shortly afterward died. Belelia grew up in Dellona, and resided there until her marriage. She died Dec. 29, 1890.
Our subjects have four children: Evan John, born Feb. 17, 1890, now of Chicago; Madeline, born Oct. 14, 1891 (now wife of Lunn H. Faville, Galesville, Wis., she has two children, Ruth, born May 9, 1921, and Helen, born Sept. 15, 1926; Raymond, born Sept. 9, 1898, now of New York City; and Thomas F., born Feb. 2, 1905, now of Grand Rapids, Wis.
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