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Henry Gratiot

Born: Apr 25, 1789

Death: Apr 27, 1836

Birthplace: St. Louis

Nationality: United States

Henry Gratiot

Date of Birth : Apr 25, 1789
Date of Death : Apr 27, 1836
Birth Place : St. Louis

Colonel Henry Gratiot was a French-American pioneer, trader and businessman who, during the Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, acted as both an intermediary and early U.S. Indian agent to the Winnebagos throughout the early 19th century. He and his brother Jean Pierre, were among the first pioneers to settle in Wisconsin operating a successful mining and smelting business during the 1820s and 1830s. Both the present-day village of Gratiot, Wisconsin and the town of Gratiot, Wisconsin are named in his honor.


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