Jean was born in Finistère, Brittany, France ca. 1886. In 1912, he immigrated to Spirit River and filed on SW 20-78-5-W6. However, at the start of World War I, Jean was called to serve in the French Army. He returned to his homestead after the war and remained there until 1958, when he sold his land to Sam Boudreault, his hired hand. Jean died ca. 1960 at the age of 74 and was buried in the Saint Albert Roman Catholic Cemetery in Edmonton.
Sources: Wheatfields and Wildflowers p. 149