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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

John Baptiste Kleinpeter

1797-1861

 
 
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February 26, 2016
1. John Baptiste Kleinpeter Marker
Inscription.  Corporal, Capt. Thomas Co., LA. Militia, War of 1812. Son of George Kleinpeter who was first to successfully grow sugarcane on these highlands; grandson of Johann George Kleinpeter, the original German settler of 1784, builder of first steam sugar mill on the highlands, 1830. President of city's 2nd bank. Friend of President Zachary Taylor, a fellow farmer, with whom he swapped portraits. Owner of 1650 acre Hard Times Plantation on Highland Road. Gravesite lost.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor series list.
 
Location. 30° 24.278′ N, 91° 10.335′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Oxford Avenue, 0.1 miles south of East Parker Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Located in Highland Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Parker Thomas (a few steps from this marker); George Garig
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February 26, 2016
2. John Baptiste Kleinpeter Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Highland Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); John Stephen Huguet, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); "Hill of the Fountains" (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Highland Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony Peniston (within shouting distance of this marker); Josephine Favrot (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Highland Cemetery. (Submitted on March 4, 2016.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2016. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 3, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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