Jul. 30, 1849 Saint Louis St. Louis City Missouri, USA
Nov. 21, 1910 St. Louis County Missouri, USA
Born in St. Louis on 30 Jul 1849, Pierre was the son of Charles Chouteau and Julia (Gratiot), and grandson of Pierre who established the early trading posts on the Mississippi. After a thorough education in St. Louis, Pierre studied abroad at the Royal School of Arts, Mines and Manufactures at Belgium intending to become a civil engineer, but upon his retun in 1874 was needed in the management of his father's business.
Known as an accomplished writer and critic, he collected and preserved old documents, papers, and books illustrating the early conditions in St. Louis. He was a director of the Louisisana Purchase Expedition as well as a member of the Missouri Historical Society.
On 27 Nov 1882 he married in St. Louis, Lucille M. Chauvin, daughter of Robert who was also one of the old French families, but the couple was for many years separated.They were the parents of Lucille M. who married James Turner, and Pierre Chouteau, Jr.. Pierre died on 21 Nov 1910 at the age of sixty-one after a portracted illiness at St. Luke's hospital.