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Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Private Claim 236 Lot of Jean (John) Baptiste Jerome

 

— River Raisin National Battlefield Park —

 
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By TeamOHE, June 29, 2020
1. Private Claim 236 Lot of Jean (John) Baptiste Jerome Marker
Inscription.  Jean-Baptiste Jerome (Gerome) and his wife Marie Michelle Deliel dite Bélanger were busy with the fall harvest in 1812. While the men cut the wheat by hand and tied it into large French sheaves, the women took over the other farm chores. The wheat sheaves were stacked in the field to dry and then gathered to be stored in a barn until threshing.

Ashes of Prosperity

The Jerome's lot had two houses, a double stable and a bake house. The primary house was a white painted 30’x40' structure with an attached shed. The smaller house had a central kitchen with rooms on either end. J.B. Bruneau rented one room, while the other room stored furniture for their daughter Archange, as she and her new husband, Hubert Lacroix, built their new home. One hundred yards beyond the houses, the Jerome's had a large 70° long double stable housing a threshing machine or a fanning mill.

Mr. Jerome was in Detroit at the time of the Battles, but the U.S. military used his buildings. During the second battle of the River Raisin, the Jerome dwellings became a hospital for 45 wounded U.S. soldiers and a stable for the army horses. The U.S

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By TeamOHE, June 29, 2020
2. Private Claim 236 Lot of Jean (John) Baptiste Jerome Marker
burned the large barn behind his lot to prevent the British from using it. On January 23, 1813. Native warriors destroyed any remaining buildings not previously burnt by the Americans. Mr. Jerome claimed $3,112 in lost or destroyed property and the U.S. awarded him $2,000.
 
Erected by U.S. National Park Service, City of Monroe, Michigan.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812.
 
Location. 41° 54.767′ N, 83° 22.717′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on East Elm Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dearborn MI 48126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First District Court (a few steps from this marker); River Raisin Legacy Project (a few steps from this marker); Private Claim 236, Lot of George McDougal (within shouting distance of this marker); Private Claim 236 Lot of Hubert Lacroix (within shouting distance of this marker); Private Claim 96 of Jean (John) Baptist Couture (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Private Claim 214 of G. Godfroy & J.B. Beaugrand (about 600 feet away); Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 (about 600 feet away); Artillery January 22, 1813 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
 
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