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Marie Therese Bourgeois Chouteau
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Birth: Jan. 13, 1733
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1814

Mother of Auguste Chouteau (founder of St. Louis). Madame Chouteau was born in New Orleans & orphaned early in life. In 1749 she married Rene Auguste Chouteau, but left him shortly after the birth of Auguste because of his abusiveness to her. Madame Chouteau arrived in St. Louis in 1764 soon after her son had founded the city with Pierre Laclede. Madame Chouteau was the first white woman to live in St. Louis. She was also its first businesswoman, successfully managing a fur trading enterprise & accumulating a large amount of property. She introduced honey bees to the community & her charitable endeavors & nurturing ways led her to be known affectionately as "La Mere de St. Louis."  (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
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 Children:
  Auguste Chouteau (1750 - 1829)*
  Henry Pierre Chouteau (1805 - 1855)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 13
 
Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Jan 28, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6133773
Marie Therese Bourgeois Chouteau
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Marie Therese Bourgeois Chouteau
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Marie Therese Bourgeois Chouteau
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