Blanchette, Louis d. 1793 Fur trader Louis Blanchette founded the city of St. Charles, Missouri in 1769. The riverfront trading center, originally named Les Petites Cotes (The Little Hills), along the Missouri River just west of St. Louis grew into a thriving city that was eventually selected as Missouri's first State Capital. (Bio by: Connie Nisinger) Saint Charles Borromeo Cemetery, Saint Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri, USA Plot: Buried with his Pawnee Indian wife in 1793, moved in 1831 to Old Borromeo Churchyard, transferred again in 1854 to the present location.
DuSable, Jean Baptiste b. 1745 d. August 28, 1818 Pioneer. He is best known for founding the city of Chicago, Illinois. Born in Haiti, he was sent to France for his education. He escaped slavery by traveling north to St. Louis, Missouri, where he established a trading post and sold furs. An Indian chief trusted him enough to send him north to broker a peace treaty among other Indians. During his visit, he came upon land that is now Chicago. While there, he married a Potawatomi Indian woman and had two children. He managed trading posts in...[Read More] (Bio by: Connie Nisinger) Saint Charles Borromeo Cemetery, Saint Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri, USA