The Chollet Family
Updated January 3, 2011
Here you will find genealogy information about the families of Michel Joseph Chollet (1894-1951), Alfred Leonard Chollet (1896-1978) and Charles Archange Chollet (1898-1971). To access the details of each family line, you will need to scroll down - past the list of photos - to the bottom of this page. In reviewing the reports included therein, please note that you must move from page to page to travel through the generations. I have included all details, important and minor about each ancestor, that I have discovered along the way. These details have helped to verify the identity of certain individuals and may be of interest to you. The little numbers above family members' names are not footnotes per se but rather indicate the number of generations between a particular person and their oldest known ancestor. The information on this site is correct to the best of my knowledge but may include inadvertent errors. Missing names are indicated by either "_?_" or the word, "Unknown".
This site also contains information about my mother, Mary Joyce Hoppe's family tree which includes the Hopp(e) and McMahon clans. If you would like to submit information about any branch of the family tree, I would be happy to add that data to the project. I would only ask that the information be factual. Family lore sometimes tends to outrun facts as time passes.
It has been exciting to have recently discovered the identity of our Swiss great grandfather, Charles Jacob Chollet (1863-1903), the father of Michel, Afred & Charles Chollet. It is interesting to learn that Michel, Afred & Charles were but one of the of three separate families propagated by C. J. Chollet in different stages of his life. The family is larger and more richly textured than anyone on our side of the genetic devide had thought.
Charles' first wife was Florence J. Farrar (1863-?) of Boston, Mass. producing a son, Charles, Jr. in 1888. Mr. Chollet's second mate, in New Roads, Louisiana and of less certain legal status, was Olivia Olinde (1873-1941). That union produced my grandfather, Michel in 1894 and his two brothers, Alfred in 1896 & (a second) Charles in 1898. Back on the east coast a year or so later, Charles married his next wife, Mary Lane who was born in Ireland. They had two more sons, Paul Lewis Chollet in 1900 and Philip Edward Chollet born a year later.
Many thanks are due to our distant relative Reynold Chollet in Switzerland for his tireless geneology work on our behalf. His help has been invaluable. Reynold has traced the European Chollet ancestry back to the mid 1400's. His good work my be viewed on his exhaustive web site: http://www.chollet.ch/Genealogy/index_E.html
I have also recently been in touch with the Pointe Coupee Historical Society in New Roads, Louisiana and, through that contact, hope to learn more about our great grandmother, Olivia Olinde. Information about her from any other source is, of course, welcome.
Also included herein are many family photos, both of our ancestors and current families. I would welcome any and all additional photos and would be happy to post them on this site. Best if they would be emailed to me but I can also scan printed photographs - and return them to you - if you want to mail them to me.
This is a work in progress and updates will be posted as new information surfaces. I welcome any corrections, updates and help from family members and others. Please email me with any such changes. The link to reach me is listed below.
Michael Gerard Chollet
1618 Mauvering Court
Ballwin, MO 63021
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- Michael Gerard Chollet (52 KB)
Michael G. Chollet (b.1953)
Son of James Warren Chollet
- Antoinette Ledoux - "Sis" (152 KB)
Antoinette LeDoux - First cousin of Michel Chollet. Michel and his brothers were raised in the household of Antoinette's mother, Marie who was Olivia Olinde's sister.
- Michel Joseph Chollet (88 KB)
Michel Joseph Chollet (1894-1950)
Son of Olivia Olinde & Charles Jacob Chollet
- John Lucas Hoppe (174 KB)
Jack Hoppe (1941) - Father of Joyce Hoppe Chollet
- James W. & Mary Joyce Chollet (50 KB)
James Warren (b. 1925)& Mary Joyce Chollet
Son of Michel Joseph Chollet
- Chollet Brothers Auto Shop (107 KB)
Mich, Al & Charles - Cincinnati
- Leroy, Alfred, Jr. & Hillary Chollet (18 KB)
Sons of Alfred Chollet who was the brother of Michel Chollet. These fellows were first cousins of Bob, Tom & Jim Chollet
- Henrietta M. Ankenbrock (80 KB)
Henriette Marie Ankenbrock (1895-1948)
Wife of Michel Joseph Chollet
- Antoinette "Sis" Ledoux - 1st Communion (58 KB)
Sis as a child
- Thelma & Callie (73 KB)
Thelma Hoppe and mother, Callie Armstrong McMahan
- Henrietta & Sons (37 KB)
Henrietta M. Ankenbrock and sons,Robert X. Chollet, Thomas Michel Chollet & James W. Chollet
- Charles Jacob Chollet (731 KB)
Harvard University Graduation Photo, 1887
- At Eric & Joan's Wedding (317 KB)
Joyce, Jim, Lynn, Bob, Gena & Tom Chollet
February 14, 1987
- April 9, 1939 (41 KB)
Handwritten on back of photograph: "Picture taken Easter Sunday, 1939. Bob: 16 years, Jim: 14 years, Tom: 12 years and his first long pants.
- Charles Jacob Chollet (731 KB)
Harvard University Graduation Photo, 1887
- Patrick & Nancy Lambeth Chollet Family (259 KB)
Patrick Chollet, Taylor & Katherine Arft & Nancy Lambeth Chollet
- The James W. Chollet Family (119 KB)
Back row: John, Jerry, Mary, Mike, Pat & Laurie
Front row: Mary Joyce & James Warren Chollet
- Jessica Chollet & Robert Cook Family (128 KB)
Jessica Chollet, Robert Cook, Benjamin Henry Cook & Madeline Chollet Cook
- Gena Hodes Chollet (68 KB)
A young Mrs. Tom Chollet looking especially cute
- The O'Donnell Family (188 KB)
Laurel (Chollet) O'Donnell, William O'Donnel, Erin O'Donnell, Jim O'Donnell & Mike O'Donnell
- Hillary Chollet (185 KB)
Son of Alfred (Michel's Brother) Chollet. First cousin to Bob, Jim & Tom. Scholar athlete from Cornell University, he declined an offer to play football for the LA Rams opting instead for medical school and a career as a distinguished surgeon.
- Thelma Hoppe & Dora Lea Grimes (205 KB)
Thelma Hoppe (mother of Joyce Chollet) and her sister, Dora Lea Grimes (Early 1990's)
- The Devine Family (208 KB)
Timothy Cummings, Dan Devine, Michele (Chollet) Devine, Joe Devine & Timothy Devine
- Callie Armstrong (59 KB)
Callie Armstrong, mother of Thelma Hoppe, maternal grandmother of Joyce Hoppe Chollet.
- Annette's Family (372 KB)
Greg Grove, Nia Swem, Matt Swem & Annette Chollet
- Chollet Family Coat of Arms (348 KB)
Undocumented Coat of Arms (Origin unknown)
- Cathy Chollet's Family (394 KB)
Cathy Chollet & son, Kyle Crowder
- Fred Hopp & Mary Schweistal Wedding Photo (86 KB)
Parents of John Lucas Hoppe (Surname change by JLH)
Grandparents of Joyce Hoppe Chollet
- Peter & Anna Chollet (162 KB)
Peter McDonald Chollet (b.1987) and Anna Louise Chollet (b.1985). Son & daughter of Michael Chollet and Deborah Chollet Frank.
- William Ellis McMahan (67 KB)
Husband of Callie Armstrong. Maternal Grandfather of Joyce Hoppe Chollet.
- Mike & Teri (100 KB)
Michael G. Chollet and wife, Terese Finan
- Robert X. Chollet & Parents (70 KB)
Robert X. Chollet with mother, Henrietta and father, Michel
- Deborah Chollet Frank (162 KB)
Mother of Anna L. & Peter M. Chollet.
- Chollet Cousins - St. Louis 1961 (111 KB)
Assorted cousins at the home of Jim & Joyce Chollet - 1961
- The Eric & Joan Chollet Family (263 KB)
Left to right: Clara, Ryan, Joan, Lynn &
- Alfred Chollet & wife, Olga (Gossett) (42 KB)
Alfred Chollet, brother of Michel Chollet
- Eric & Joan Chollet (243 KB)
Joan & Eric (Sporting Halloween green hair)
- Tom, Bob & Jim Chollet (95 KB)
The boys at home - Cincinnati 1927
- Charles & Michel Chollet (1253 KB)
Charles & Michel Chollet (1920's ?)
- Charles, Michel & Alfred Chollet Familes (2091 KB)
- Leroy and Al Chollet, Jr. - First Communion (34 KB)
Leroy and Al