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Christian Wilt

  • Birth 18 Jan 1789 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 27 Sep 1819 St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Lot #269
  • Memorial ID 90076761

The son of Abraham and Rachel (Hertzog), Christian came to St. Louis in June of 1811, and commenced business in July of the same year at Mrs. Labbadie's old store, opposite Mr. Gratiot's.

Historical sources indicate his house was the third brick home built in St. Louis, at the southeast corner of Main and Locust, where he also conducted his business until his death.

Christian Wilt was a prominent merchant in St. Louis. He operated a large mill and distillery on the Cahokia creek opposite St. Louis, and was a director in the Bank of St. Louis.

He was married at St. Louis on 10 Jan 1815, to Miss Ann K., daughter of Major George Wilson and were the parents of one son, George, who died in 1823 at the age of seven years.


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  • Created by: Sunnyann
  • Added: 13 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90076761
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christian Wilt (18 Jan 1789–27 Sep 1819), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90076761, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Sunnyann (contributor 47063609) .