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Demeules, Zephirin "Zepheron, Z."

House 1872-73 (District 27)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Hennepin


Date of Birth: 7/23/1837 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Quebec
Birth County:
Birth Country: Canada
Date of Death: 1/22/1898
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Zepheron, Z.
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Demueles,Demules
City of Residence (when first elected): Osseo
Occupation (when first elected): Merchant


Montreal College, Canada; Attended College;


Postmaster: Osseo, Minnesota; [Dates Unknown]
Municipal Board/Commission: Minneapolis, Minnesota (Park Board, President in 1891); [Dates Unknown]
Municipal Government: Osseo, Minnesota (President of the City's Trustees); 1877 to 1878


Spouse: Marguerite Labreche (married on May 24, 1859); Julia Haulot (married on February 10, 1877; after he left office)
Children: Fourteen children: Eulalie Rose, Emma Agnes, Louis Zephirin, Charles Alexander, Marie Louise, Marie Antoinette, Eulalie Alice, and George Damien (with his first wife); Augustine Hubert, Leon Eugene, Alcide Camille, Lucian Alfred, Clovis Hector, and Marie Augustine Yvonne (with his second wife)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Alfonse J. Demeules  - Nephew


Toensing lists his first name as Zepheron. A relative said it was Zephirin.

Toensing, a relative, and the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1873 list his last name as Demeules. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1872 lists Demueles and Demules.

A relative said his birth year was 1837. Toensing and The Fifteenth Legislature of Minnesota: Biographical Sketches, St. Paul: Press Printing Company, 1873 list 1838.

He came to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1856. He moved to Osseo, Minnesota in 1861.

Birth country, birth province, birth date, birth year, death year, death date, place of death, and family data provided by a relative.

He died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Religion provided by a relative.

Total Days Served: 735


15th Legislative Session (1873)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 27
Elected: 11/5/1872
Residence: Osseo
Term of Office: 1/7/1873 to 1/5/1874
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Merchant
Party: Republican Party Notes: His party affiliation was provided by The Fifteenth Legislature of Minnesota, 1873.
  • Claims
  • Immigration

14th Legislative Session (1872)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 27
Elected: 11/7/1871
Residence: Osseo
Term of Office: 1/2/1872 to 1/6/1873
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Merchant
Party: Not Available
  • Immigration
  • Roads, Bridges and Navigable Streams