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Near Prairie du Chien in Crawford County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

L'ancien Cimetiere Francais

 

—Old Frenchtown Cemetery —

 
Old Frenchtown Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 18, 2011
1. Old Frenchtown Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
L'ancien Cimetiere Francais
Blessed by Father Dunand May 6, 1817

Here, on grounds long used by Indians,
French 'hommes du nord' buried their loved ones.

Present Markers - Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Gardipi 1845 • Jean Joseph Rolette 1842 • Elizabeth Rolette 1843 • Mary Gaffney 1860 • Alice Shoemaker 1862
Unmarked Graves with burial dates where known include
du Grand La Jour 1817 • Jean Amiote 1817 • Catherine Antaya 1817 • Josete Antaya 1818 • Charles Bazin • Marie Blondeau 1827 • Lieut. Charles Brisbois 1847 • Benjamin Cadotte 1829 • Jn. Baptiste Cardinal 1823 • Marianne Soulignie Cardinal 1824 • Caya 1819 • Francois Chenviere • Denis Courtois 1827 • Augustine Courville 1828 • Josette Crely 1829 • Joseph Duplese 1819 • Capt. Henry Monroe Fisher 1827 • Claude Gagnier 1836 • Francis Regis Gagnier 1827 • Dan Gallerneau • Pier Gauselin 1824 • Basil Giard 1817 • Meringuer Hermeranger • Joe Kapi • Archange La Batte 1829 • J. Bte. Lemerie • Joe Leqree • Depier Lessard 1823 • Augustin Mason 1824 • Josdefe Marie Mercie 1819 • Claude Menard • J. Bte. Ouillemette 1828 • Jean Baptiste Paquette 1818 • Zavier Paquette 1818 • Michel Perian 1825 • Victoir Pizanne 1823 • Strange Poze Powers • John Prince • Jacques Reed • Thomas Rivard • Charles Rivaux • • Angelique Rolette 1825
Close-up of Marker Seal and Number image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 18, 2011
2. Close-up of Marker Seal and Number
• Laurent Rolette 1849 • Margaret Du Bois Rolette 1817 • Virginia Rolette 1839 • Hyacient St. Cyr • Abraham Trepagnier 1823 • Victorie Urtubise 1825 • Francois Vertefeuille

Crawford County Historical Society 1967

 
Erected 1967 by the Crawford County Historical Society. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 43° 4.235′ N, 91° 9.088′ W. Marker is near Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, in Crawford County. Marker is on Frenchtown Road (County Highway K) half a mile north of Frederick Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prairie du Chien WI 53821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War of 1812 (approx. one mile away); Villa Louis (approx. one mile away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Villa Louis (approx. one mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Prairie du Chien (approx. 1.5 miles away); Pere Marquette and Sieur Jolliet (approx. 1.5 miles away); Old Military Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away in Iowa); Jefferson Davis (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Prairie du Chien.
 
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Old Frenchtown Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 18, 2011
3. Old Frenchtown Cemetery and Marker
French Town Cemetery
Dedicated 1817
Restored by
Women's Civic Club
1964
Registered Landmark – Number 1 – Wisconsin Council for Local History. On this marker are the names of two veterans that are buried in this cemetery: Lieut. Charles Brisbois 1847, and Capt. Henry Monroe Fisher 1827.
 
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Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Old Frenchtown Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 18, 2011
4. Old Frenchtown Cemetery and Marker
Old Frenchtown Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 18, 2011
5. Old Frenchtown Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 843 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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