b. 1-30-1801 d. 5-23-1873Born in Termonde, Belgium, he came to the United States in 1821 and entered the Jesuit novitiate at White Marsh, Maryland. In 1823, he was sent to establish a new Jesuit mission in Florissant where he was ordained on September 23, 1827. Called the Black Robe by the Indians, it is said he traveled more than 180,000 miles on foot, horseback and ship, crossing the ocean 18 times to bring Christianity to Native Americans.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at 5:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 731652 N 4297548|
|Decimal Degrees||38.79626667, -90.33261667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 47.776', W 90° 19.957'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 47' 46.56" N, 90° 19' 57.42" W|
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