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 Jean Pierre Chouteau

Jean Pierre Chouteau

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 9 Jul 1849 (aged 90)
St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 9330 · View Source
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Pierre was the son of Madame Chouteau and Pierre de Laclede Linguest. Along with his brother Auguste, Pierre helped to initiate the fur trade in the St. Louis region. He also made important contributions in merchandising, banking and real estate. Growing up in a frontier trading outpost, Pierre took up residence in one of the Osage villages by the time he was 17. He eventually because the family's resident Osage agent. Upon completing a journey to Washington, he returned to St. Louis as Louisiana's first American Indian agent. He was also a justice of the peace and was elected to the St. Louis Board of Trustees. He served as the first Board chairman & was on 6 of the 12 boards chosen between 1810 and 1822.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 19 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9330
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jean Pierre Chouteau (10 Oct 1758–9 Jul 1849), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9330, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .