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 John Kinzie

John Kinzie

Birth
Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 6 Jun 1828 (aged 64)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 6264 · View Source
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Western Pioneer. He was the first Caucasian settler of the Chicago, Illinois area, arriving in 1804. He was evacuated (and escaped) from the Fort Dearborn Massacre in 1812, then returned in 1816. His grave has both a headstone and a footstone. After his death, Kinzie's remains moved quite often. Originally buried at the Fort Dearborn Cemetery, Kinzie's remains were first moved to the city burial grounds on the north side, then to the Lakefront Cemetery in what is now Lincoln Park and, finally, to Graceland Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6264
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Kinzie (23 Dec 1763–6 Jun 1828), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6264, citing Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .