Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Founders of Saint Louis, Missouri
Buried here are the remains of many men and women who were founders, on 14 February 1764, of the city of St. Louis, including
Nicolas Beaugeneau Jean-Baptiste Bequette (blacksmith) Jean-Baptiest Bequette (miller) Margaret Bequette Joseph Chancellier Louis Chancellier Auguste Chouteau Jean Cote Alexis Cotte Francois Delin Gabriel Dodier Jean-Baptiste Gamache Jean-Baptiste Herieux Paul Kiercereau Joseph Labrosse Theodore Labrosse Pierre LaClede Julian Leroy Joseph Mainville Mrs. Joseph Mainville Jean Baptiste Martigny Alexis Picard Antoine Villiere Pichet Antoine Pothier Louis Ride, Sr. Antoine Riviere Jean Salle Roger Taillon Joseph Michael Tayon
The Gamache Family and the Archdiocese of St. Louis have donated this monument to honor the founding men and women of the City of St. Louis. We wish to thank
M. Neil Moersch, Jenne Kostial and Sharon Kamprad for their unwavering and dedicated research and Monsignor Dennis Delaney, director of the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, for his assistance and guidance.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 42.325′ N, 90° 14.122′ W. Marker is in Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. Monument is in Section 5 in Calvary Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5239 West Florissant Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63115, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nimνipuu (Nez Perce) (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. James J. Toomey (approx. 0.3 miles away); Father Thomas Ambrose Butler (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rev. Constantine P. Smith (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rev. John C. Granville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rev. Ambrose J. Heim (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rev. A. [Aloys] V. Garthoeffner (approx. 0.3 miles away); Auguste Chouteau (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Also see . . . A Brief History of St. Louis MO. (Submitted on December 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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