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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.
 
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. Touch for map. Located in Highland Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America.
 
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 (a few steps from this marker); Highland Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Highland Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); March Of Galvez (within shouting distance of this marker);
John Baptiste Kleinpeter Marker image. Click for full size.
February 26, 2016
2. John Baptiste Kleinpeter Marker
Delta Zeta Sorority (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sugar Kettle (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memory of the LSU Students (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Highland Cemetery. (Submitted on March 4, 2016.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2016. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 3, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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