Government Records

             1893 - 1942

An interesting array of paper records relating to the Chevrolet brothers can be found in various local, state, and federal archives.  These range from birth certificates and marriage licenses, to articles of incorporation and court records.  It is quite possible that more documents are out there, and are just waiting to be discovered.  The following items are original government papers relating to the brothers, and they give a unique perspective on their history & careers.

1/08/93 - Beaune, France

Gaston Chevrolet is baptized, older brother Louis signs as Godfather

(Notre Dame Church Archives - Beaune)

12/25/00 - New York City

Louis Chevrolet arrives in the U.S. aboard the SS La Normandie 

(Les Streater Photo)

5/23/02 - New York City

Arthur & Gaston Chevrolet arrive

in the U.S. from France

(National Archives)

7/05/05 - New York City

Marriage License for 

Louis Chevrolet & Suzanne Treyvoux

(New York City Municipal Archives)

6/18/06 - New York City

Louis Chevrolet & Charles Kenen file 

Articles of Incorporation

(New York State Archives)

8/18/06 - New York City

Louis & Suzanne Chevrolet 

return from trip to France

(National Archives)

11/17/06 - New York City

Louis Chevrolet returns from 

second trip to France in 1906

(National Archives)

3/05/10 - Flint, Michigan

Louis Chevrolet applies for

U.S. Citizenship

(Archives of Michigan)

3/05/10 - Flint, Michigan

Arthur Chevrolet applies for

U.S. Citizenship

(Archives of Michigan)

April 1910 

U.S. Census records for

Arthur, Gaston, & Louis Chevrolet

(National Archives)

1910 - New York City

Louis Chevrolet receives 

Chauffeur's License

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

10/28/11 - New York City

Suzanne Chevrolet's sister gets married and Louis Chevrolet is a witness

(New York City Municipal Archives)

1/13/12 - New York City

19-year old Gaston Chevrolet escorts his mother on a X-Mas trip to France

(National Archives)

6/29/13 - New York City

Chevrolet Family returns from

vacation in France (see line #4)

(National Archives)

2/03/15 - Flint, Michigan

Louis Chevrolet becomes a

Naturalized U.S. Citizen

(Archives of Michigan)

8/08/16 - Detroit, Michigan

Louis Chevrolet is party to a law suit,

submits affidavit with circuit court

(Archives of Michigan)

6/25/18 - Lansing, Michigan

Michigan Supreme Court rules on case

of Biddle v. Biddle (Louie is a party)

(Northwestern Reporter)

9/12/18 - Plainfield, New Jersey

Louis Chevrolet

registers for the WW1 Draft

(National Archives)

9/12/18 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Arthur Chevrolet

registers for the WW1 Draft

(National Archives)

4/22/19 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Arthur Chevrolet applies for U.S.

citizenship in the State of Indiana

(Indiana State Archives)

January 1920 - Indianapolis, Indiana

U.S. Census Records for

Arthur & Louis Chevrolet

(National Archives)

3/22/20 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Louis Chevrolet writes State Dept. about

Passport for trip to Cuba

(Indiana State Archives)

3/25/20 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Louis & Suzanne Chevrolet apply for a

United States Passport

(Indiana State Archives)

12/04/20 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Probate records for the estate of

Gaston Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Clerk of Courts Office)

12/30/20 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Arthur Chevrolet incorporates his garage business "A. Chevrolet"

(Indiana State Archives)

2/24/21 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Arthur Chevrolet becomes U.S. Citizen, 

racer Glenn Howard is his witness 

(Indiana State Archives)

2/24/21 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Arthur Chevrolet becomes U.S. Citizen, 

and signs certificate 

(Indiana State Archives)

7/21/21 - Indianapolis, Indiana

A. Chevrolet garage files Annual Report 

with the Secretary of State

(Indiana State Archives)

5/07/28 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Louis Chevrolet appointed as appraiser for the estate of Frank Lockhart

(Indianapolis Clerk of Courts Office)

April 1930

U.S. Census Records for

Arthur & Louis Chevrolet

(National Archives)

12/07/36 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Arthur Chevrolet employed by

National Motors Corporation

(Social Security Administration)

April/May 1940

U.S. Census Records for

Arthur & Louis Chevrolet

(National Archives)

Circa 1942 - Columbus, Indiana

Arthur Chevrolet registers for military

service during WW2

(National Archives)