Louis Napoleon Giauque

29 March 1833–24 March 1912 (Age 78)
Prêles, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Louis Napoleon

When Louis Napoleon Giauque was born on 29 March 1833, in Prêles, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Joseph Giauque, was 52 and his mother, Susanne Marie Giauque, was 37. He married Margaret Ann Swoveland on 1 June 1855, in Holmes, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Napa, California, United States in 1870 and St. Helena, Napa, California, United States for about 30 years. He died on 24 March 1912, at the age of 78.

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Louis Napoleon Giauque
Rowena Holmes
Marriage: 25 January 1865
Louis Edward Giauque
William Henri Giauque
Mary Saphire "May" Giauque
Ida Vera Giauque
George Giauque

Spouse and Children

25 January 1865
Sacramento, California, United States


    Louis Edward Giauque



    Mary Saphire "May" Giauque



    George Giauque


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 15

Made capital 1848
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 24

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Name Meaning

Swiss French: variant spelling of Jacques .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Louis Janque, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Louis N Giauquec, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Louis M Gaigue, "United States Census, 1880"

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