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Antoine Le Claire
Birth: Dec. 15, 1797
Saint Joseph
Berrien County
Michigan, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1861
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA

Pioneer. First white settler in Iowa. Co-founder of the city of Davenport, Iowa. Le Claire, Iowa is named for him. He acted as an interpreter for the US government in dealings with Native Americans in the midwest, notably providing his services at the signing of the treaty which secured the Black Hawk Purchase, which included parcels of land which became Davenport and Le Claire, Iowa, and Moline, Illinois. He was fluent in both French and English, and could speak many Native American dialects. His tombstone is inscribed in both French and English. (bio by: Dustin Oliver) 
 
Burial:
Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA
Plot: along the main drive, near the entrance gate
GPS (lat/lon): 41.56048, -90.56389
 
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Originally Created by: Dustin Oliver
Record added: May 23, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7480996
Antoine Le Claire
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Antoine Le Claire
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Antoine Le Claire
Added by: Dustin Oliver
 
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