American Silversmiths

Jean Simon Chaudron


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1. Jeanne Genevieve Melanie Stollenwerck

Jean Simon Chaudron
  • Born: 28 Oct 1758, Vignery Champagne France
  • Marriage (1): Jeanne Genevieve Melanie Stollenwerck in 1791 in Cape Francois Santo Domingo
  • Died: 28 Oct 1846, Mobile AL

  General notes:

Silversmith and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Santo Domingo, 1785-1793: a successful planter and merchant, often in partnership with his father-in-law. He fled with his family during the 1793 slave uprising, eventually settling in Philadelphia in time to witness the inauguration of President George Washington. He built a business in the city where he remained for 25 years. He owned two country estates, published books of French poetry and established a newspaper called the American Bee.
  • He worked in 1793-1795 as a silversmith in Philadelphia PA 7
  • He was a partner in 1795-1797 with Charles Bilon in Philadelphia PA as CHAUDRON & BILON. 7
  • He worked in 1797-1809 as a silversmith in Philadelphia PA as S. CHAUDRON & Co. 4

  • Mourning ring, c 1800
    Private Collection
    h: 7/8"
    w: 3/4"

  • He was a partner in 1809-1812 with Anthony Rauch in Philadelphia PA as CHAUDRON'S & RAUCH. 4

  • Goblet, c 1810
    Private Collection
    h: 6 1/2"
    wt: 9 oz (each)
    One of a pair marked by CHAUDRON & RASCH.

  • Receipt, 3 Oct 1812
    Winterthur Library
  • He worked in 1813-1820 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Philadelphia PA as S. CHAUDRON & Co. 4

Jean married Jeanne Genevieve Melanie Stollenwerck, daughter of Pierre Hubert Stollenwerck and Francoise Therese Gosselin, in 1791 in Cape Francois Santo Domingo. (Jeanne Genevieve Melanie Stollenwerck was born in 1774 in Cape Francois Santo Domingo and died on 8 Feb 1859 in Mobile AL.)

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