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El Tivoli Place History
Maximilien Reverchon was born in 1810 in Marcigny, France, educated in Paris and became interested
in social reform in his early life. He wed Florine Pete in 1831. They had 5 children. Son Julien and
daughter Louise came to America with Maximilien in 1855, and his daughter Eugenie arrived in June
1871. Eugenie wed George Caillet in 1873. Louise was also wed in 1873 to Jean Joseph Gerard. Julien
Reverchon was born 3 August 1834 near Lyon, France. Julien wed a local girl of the Colony, Marie
Henri, on 24 July 1864. They had 2 sons, Michael and Maximilien.
On the 13th day of June, 1870, Max Reverchon purchased 115 acres for "one hundred twelve dollars and
80/100." Part of this tract later became the El Tivoli addition. This land was part of the La Reunion land
from the Anson McCracken patent. It was situated in Dallas County about 3 '/2 miles S 65 degrees W
from the Town of Dallas and known & designated on the map or plat of the European & American
Society of Colonization to Texas under the Nos. of 21, 22, 31, 32, 33, 34, 41, 42, 43, 44, 51, 52, 53, 54,
61, 62, 63, 64.
Maximilien died in 1878 leaving about 40 acres of his land to his daughter Louise, while son Julien
received about 75 acres.2
2 The Reverchon family information was provided by Marie Caillet and is found in As I Remember by Louise Caillet
Dieterich. Marie Caillet and Louise Caillet Dietericl are great-granddaughters of Maximilien Reverchon.
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