Near Prairie du Chien in Crawford County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
L'ancien Cimetiere Francais
Old Frenchtown Cemetery
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
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. Touch 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); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Crawford (approx. 1.4 miles away); Smoke stacks and paddle wheels (approx. 1.4 miles away); Prairie du Chien (approx. 1½ miles away); Pere Marquette and Sieur Jolliet (approx. 1½ miles away); Old Military Trail (approx. 1½ miles away in Iowa). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prairie du Chien.
More about this marker. This is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number
Additional keywords. Old French Cemetery
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 21, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.