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Re: French ** Chasing a hunch - help reading occupation and where they went.
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 07:23 GMT (UK) »
Patron, modiste and couturiere. They all worked in the fashion industry.
Patron means boss.Maurice and his wife were both the boss of a small business , the daughters were employees.
Maurice and Philomene don't have the same occupations that when they married.

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Re: French ** Chasing a hunch - help reading occupation and where they went.
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 07:49 GMT (UK) »
Basse Suisse ( sometimes written Suisse Basse , or only Suisse) is a village in the departement of Moselle in France , which was , depending on the period, sometimes part of Germany
Write "Basse Suisse Moselle"in Google  and you'll see where it is

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Re: French ** Chasing a hunch - help reading occupation and where they went.
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 11:01 GMT (UK) »
Now , having found your topic "...Only for the brave ,Mathis" , and remembering I already tried to help you , I read again what you wrote and it appears to mee that the WOM Mathis ( your ancestor I believe ) is not the Maurice Mathis you found in the 1896 Census.
I think though that I have found the explanation for the Swizerland/Germany question.WOM said he was born in Suisse , which was transcribed Swizerland . In fact he was really born in "Suisse", in Moselle , France .Unfortunately the registers of that period have not been digitized or given to the Moselle archives. They may still be in the village called "Suisse" in Moselle .
I can try to help you further , if you make that point clear: WOM 's date and place of birth is the one you want me to look for?
Have you found where he married , can you give the date of birth , and  Paris arrondissement where the first child was born?

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Re: French ** Chasing a hunch - help reading occupation and where they went.
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 07 February 19 16:30 GMT (UK) »
Birth Maurice Otto MATHIS , on the 15th of december 1884 7th arrondissement  of Paris , 21 rue de l'exposition in the house of his parents William Mathis , stonemason and Ellen GOUGH both 27


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Re: French ** Chasing a hunch - help reading occupation and where they went.
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 07 February 19 17:12 GMT (UK) »
Ellen Mathis 's death

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Re: French ** Chasing a hunch - help reading occupation and where they went.
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 07 February 19 18:40 GMT (UK) »
I found no William Otto Moritz Mathis in the tables decennales of Suisse, Moselle.
Census gives William Otto born in Switzerland , FS ( foreign subject) and his son Maurice Otto born in France, Paris (which is true), Swiss sub ( Swiss subject).
You'll have to searchin Switzerland, good luck.