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Burial place of Louis Blanchette "Chasseur" - Founder of St. Charles in 1769. Builder of the first St. Charles Borromeo log church in 1776 on Main and Jackson Streets.

Also buried at St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery is Jean Baptiste - Point DuSable [1745] to 1818 - Haitian black fur trader, first permanent Chicago settler and trader.


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Louis Blanchette "Chasseur"

Louis Blanchette "Chasseur" - Founder of St. Charles in 1769. Builder of the first St. Charles Borromeo log church in 1776 on Main and Jackson Streets. He and his Pawnee Indian wife were buried late in 1793. Tradition states they were moved in 1831 to the 1st Borromeo Churchyard. In 1854, moved to this location along with other pioneers of St. Charles.

This plaque was placed in 1936 by the St. Charles Borromeo parish


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Jean Baptiste - Point DuSable

Jean Baptiste - Point DuSable 1745? to 1818 - Haitian black fur trader, first permanent Chicago settler and trader. DuSable died on the 28th of August, 1818 in St. Charles Missouri and was buried in the original St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery. Tradition states his remains were moved to the 2nd Borromeo Churchyard and finally to this location. 

This memorial was placed by the Illinois Sesquicentennial Commission in 1968.