The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By CHARLES HADDON SHANK
Whitehall Ledger 

Creating Fiction From History: 12/15/2021

 

December 15, 2021

Josaphyna De Villiers was born on May 21, 1894, to Willem and Dominique De Villiers. Although she entered this world in these United States of America, Josaphyna was of French ancestry, with both sets of grandparents having migrated to these shores from the South of France, in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Her grandparents, both paternal and maternal, had kept a certain part of their heritage a secret, as they had, in a manner of speaking, been forced to leave the land of their nativity. They had entered the country in the most natural of ways, being welcomed into New York Harbor by the ou...



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