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Fr Pierre Jean “Peter” DeSmet

Fr Pierre Jean “Peter” DeSmet

Birth
Dendermonde, Arrondissement Dendermonde, East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Death 23 May 1873 (aged 72)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial*
*–This is the original burial site
Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 20914 · View Source
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Father DeSmet was the first Catholic missionary to the Indians of the Platte and upper Missouri region. Born in Belgium, he was the most active missionary in the western world for over 30 years. He explored the plains and mountains, crossed the continent several times, founding missions wherever he went.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 23 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20914
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fr Pierre Jean “Peter” DeSmet (30 Jan 1801–23 May 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20914, citing Museum of Western Jesuit Missions, Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .