1803 to 1812....Chicago River...Burial is in family back yards, Prairie Homesteads, Illinois Territory, Illinois Territory


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1803 to 1812....Chicago River...Burial is in family back yards

Notes: From the arrival of a dozen US soldiers in 1803 with a few English speaking settlers the dead are buried on their family farm sites near the Chicago River.............prior to this arrival Jesuit Priest Father Jaques Marquette of Montreal, in 1677 portaged crossed these river low-lands on his return from the Missippii River. He was the 1st white man to see the site of the future Chicago. About 100 years later French trappers began to settle this region. With Napolean's loss at Waterloo the French began migration back to Canada. Burials during this perid would have been under the services of French Priests and those records would have returned to Canada.




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