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Source: American State Papers, Senate, 16th Congress, 2nd Session Public Lands: Volume 3, Pages 421 through 431, No. 327.
Claims to lots in the village of Peoria, Illinois.


  



From: Edwards Coles- Register of the land Office at Edwardsville, Nov. 10, 1820.
To: William H. Crawford Esq., Sec. of the Treasury of the United States.

 

 

Synopsis of the Claims to lots in Peoria

 

Reasons stated in the claims for abandonment
Left in 1775, 1776, 1778 because of the Indians.
Left in 1790 because of Clark
Left in 1812 because of Capt. Craig

/means or
yrs mean years

Column Key
No.- Claim Number
POI- Period of Improvement
Abandoned- Time they left the lot

 

 

 

Name of Claimant

No.

Size

POI

Abandoned

Remarks

Etienne Bernard

1

1 arpens

1778

1778

Testified by: Tousant Souland and Joseph Graveline
Lot built upon after wards by Francis Wilette and now claimed by Louis Pilette: See Claim 11
Augustine Rogue

2

1arpens

1778

1778/ 1790

Testified by: Etienne Bernard
Augustine Rogue(deceased) is the son of the late Augustin Rogue of Peoria. Claimed by Forsyth and Mette. See Claim: 7 and 14
Charlotte Trogue

3

2 arpens

12yrs

40 yrs ago

Testified by: Baptiste Graza and Charlotte Lonigo
Claim made Gabriel Latreille, the guarding of Charlotte, who has lost her reason, was the wife of Pierre Troge(deceased)and the daughter of the late Antione St. Francis who had settled that lot some 40 years ago. Since Occupied. Claim made Gabriel Latreille, the guarding of Charlotte, who has lost her reason, was the wife of Pierre Troge(deceased)and the daughter of the late Antione St. Francis who had settled that lot some 40 years ago. Left because of the Indians. Since Occupied
Heirs of Gabriel Cere

4

160 x 300 ft

1778

1795/ 1796

Testified by: Hygcinthe St. Clr and Marie Josphe Tieriereau
Claim made Heirs agent Pascal L.. Cerré. In the Old Village Louis Chattellerean cultivated lot North of Pierre LaVassieur dit Chamberlin, East of John Baptiste Emelin, South of Parent and Sibinger until 1781. in 1783 Chatellerean returned and stayed until his death. Then occupied by Chorette and wife Marie Josephine Tieriereau. Then lot sold at auction by Chattellerean's administrators bought then by Gabriel Cerré. In 1795 Marie J. Tieriereau settled on the lot which was owned by Louis Chatelleran. Lot claimed by Louis, the son of the late Louis Chatellerean. See Claim 6
Heirs of Gabriel Cere

5

160 x 300 ft

1778

1795/ 1796

Testified by: Hygcinthe St. Clr 
Claim made by the Heirs agent Passcal L. Cerré . Cyr testified that before the military expedition by Capt. Montgomery which was sent up by Colonel Clark to Peoria in 1780 that Louis Chatellerean cultivate an out-lot in the rear of above lot in 1795.
Louis Chatellerean

6

2 arpens

1778

1795

Testified by: Pascel L. Cerré
Louis Chatellerean resided on lot until 1790 or 1795 when he died. See Claim 4
Thomas Forsyth

7

300 sq. ft

1778

1812

Testified by: Hypolite Maillet and Pierre Lavassier dit Chamberlain
Maillett testify that he is now 42 or 43 years old and he always understood he had been born in a stockaded fort which stood on the above described lot in the New Village of Peoria. That his father John Baptiste Maillet had lived on the said lot for a long time. Pierre said that when he went first to live in Peoria,1790, he found John Baptiste Maillet occupying that lot and Maillet continued to live their until he was killed in 1801. Then it was sold John M Coursell who then sold to Thomas who lived there until 1812. Part of lot claimed by A. Roque. See Claim 2.
Thomas Forsyth

8

300 sq. ft

1778

1812

Thomas Forsyth

9

20 arpens

1806

1808

Testified by: Jacques Metté and Felix Fountain
This lot located about miles from the village of Peoria. At the River Gatinan now called Kickapoo Creek. Metté and Fountain recollect in 1806 that Thomas cultivated said field for about 2 years
Thomas Forsyth

10

20 arpens

1807/ 1808

1808/ 1809

Testified by: Jacques Metté and Felix Fountain
This lot is in the Little Prairie about 2 miles from Peoria. Metté and Felix said in 1807 or 1808 Thomas cultivated that land for about 1 year.
Louis Pilette

11

half arpens

1788/ 1789

1806/ 1808

Testified by: Drezy Blondeau and Simon Roi
In right of his wife, Angelica, the daughter of the late Francis Wilette. Francis built said lot 1788 or 1789 and resided there until his death in 1806 or 1807. Rio came to Peoria in 1793 and Francis was living on said lot. Francis left one child now the wife of Pilette. Felix Fountain also claims this lot.
Louis Pilette

12

half arpens

1788/ 1789

1806/ 1808

Louis Pilette

13

15/ 20 arpens

1786

1806/ 1808

Jacques Metté

14

80 x 300 ft

1790

1812

Testified by:  Hypolite Maillet and Pierre Lavassier dit Chamberlain
hypolite, now is about 42 oe 43 years of age and this lot was first cultivated by his father, John Baptiste Mailett, until his death in 1800 or 1801. Pierre, who came to Peoria in 1790 seen John on lot, then it was sold to Metté, who stayed there until Spring of 1812. Said lots also claimed by A. Roque. See Claim No. 2
Jacques Metté

15

80 x 300 ft

1790

1812

Pierre LaVassieur dit Chamberlain

16

2 arpens

1789

1794

Testified by:  Hypolite Maillet and Joseph Lapettré
Augustine Fiailteau in 1789, est. himself on four lots. Then Fiailteau sold lots to Pierre in 1794. Lots on claim 16 are also claimed by Augustine, See Claim No.21
Pierre LaVassieur dit Chamberlain

17

12 arpens

1789

not stated

Pierre LaVassieur dit Chamberlain

18

half arpens

1798

 

Testified by:  Hypolite Maillet and Michael Le Claire
Pierre fenced in lot in 1798 and resided there.
Pierre LaVassieur dit Chamberlain

19

80 x 300 ft

1800/ 1801

1812

Testified by:  Hypolite Maillet and Michael Le Claire
Francis Jourdan made improvements in 1800 or 1801; resided there about a year, when he sold it to Pierre, who resided there until 1812.
Pierre LaVassieur dit Chamberlain

20

7 arpens

1810

1812

Testified by:  Hypolite Maillet and Antoine Lapancé
1810 Pierre enclosed lot and culivated it until 1812.
Augustine Fiailteau

21

half arpens

1791

1796/ 1797

Testified by: Etienne bernard and Tousant Souland 
Claim made by Gabriel Lattraille as admintrator of Augustine Fiailteau
Saw Augusrtine on lot in Old Village about 1791, he had a blacksmith shop for 5 or 6 years, and resided there at least 10 years. Claimed by Pierre because he purchased it in 1794 from Fiailteau. See claim No. 16.
Thomas Lusby

22

4 arpens

1794

1798/ 1799

Testified by: Joseph Lapettré, Louis Coinoi, Simon Roi and Micael LaCroix
In 1794 Saint Joihn resided ther, then sold lot ot Lusby in 1797 
Thomas Lusby

23

half arpens

not stated

 

Testified by: Joseph Lapettré and Louis Coinoi
Thomas purchased land from one Laroach. Stayed on it about 7years.
Thomas Lusby

24

half arpens

1794

1802/ 1803

Testified by: Simon Roi
Simon found on Urgette on said lot 1791. then he seen on Castion on it. Then in 1798 or 1799 Lusby was seen making improvements on said lot and when Simon left Peoria in 1802 or 1803 Lusby was still occuping the lot. Lot also claimed by Antoine LeClaire. See Claim 25
Antoine Le Claire

25

80 x 300 ft

1798/ 1799

1812

Testified by: Francis Racine and Jacques Metté
First improvements made by one LaBlond in 1798 or 1799. Then Joseph Castion and Lusby lived there. 1805 Lusby sold it to him (Racine) who sold it 1809 to Joseph Dejeney. Who lived there until 1812. Metté said that Lusby was in possession said lot in 1801 when Metté came to Peoria. Then about 2 years later the lot was under the possession of Joseph Dejeney. who sold in 1809 to Antoine LeClaire who occupied it until 1812. Thomas Lusby makes claim on said lot. See lot 24.
Antoine Le Claire

26

80 x 300 ft

1801/ 1802

1812

Testified by: Francis Racine, Jacques Metté 
John Baptiste Champlaine made first improvements in 1801 or 1802 then he sold it to LeClaire. He cutilvated a garden until 1812.
Michael LaCroix

27

80 x 300 ft

1794

1812

Testified by: Antoine Deschamps and Jacques Metté
Louis LaBossieur sold it to Michael Coursoll in 1801 or 1802. Who sold it to John M. Coursoll. In 1808 or 1809 he sold it to Michael LaCroix.
Simon Roi

28

half arpens

1794

1796

Testified by: Drezy Blondeau and John Baptiste Blondeau
1793 made improvements. Lived there for about 2 years
Simon Roi

29

half arpens

1793

1808/ 1809

Testified by: Drezy Blondeau and John Baptiste Blondeau
In right of his wife, who is the late wife of Charles Le Doux of Peoria. Charles Le Doux, 1793 lived there until his death. Simon Roi married the widow abt 1799. They lived there until 1808 or 1809
Simon Roi

30

half arpens

1793

1808/ 1809

Simon Roi

31

6 arpens

1793

1808/ 1809

Simon Roi

32

10 arpens

1802

several years

Testified by: Antoine Roi and Antoine Cicare
1802 Simon and his Brother Antoine Roi improved the lot and cultivated for many years.
Antoine Roi

33

half arpens

1793/ 1794

1798/ 1799

Testified by: Michael Le Claire and Simon Roi
1793 / 1794 Antoine built a house on the lot and resided there for about 5 or 6 yr.
Antoine Roi

34

half arpens

1793/ 1794

1798/ 1799

Antoine Roi

35

10 arpens

1802

several years

Testified by: Simon Roi and Antoine Cicare
In 1802 Antoine, Simon and Francis Racine, cultivated that land
Francis Racine Sr.

36

half arpens

1794

1812

Testified by: Simon Roi, Antoine Burbonné and Francis Racine Jr.
1794 land was first cultivated by John Baptiste Maillet, who gave it to Racine Sr. in 1796. Burbonné came to Peoria in 1803 and found Racine Sr. living on same lot until 1812. Racine Jr. now 26 years old, from his earliest recollection, that his father always lived there until 1812.
Francis Racine Sr.

37

20 arpens

1807

1812

Testified by: Antoine Burbonné and Francis Racine Jr.
1807 Racine Sr. cultivated that lot until 1812
Francis Racine Sr.

38

18 arpens

1802

1804/ 1805

Testified by: Simon Roi, Hypolite Maillet and Antoine Roi
Simon in 1802 or 1803 and his brother Antoine with Rancine Sr. enclosed and cultivated a field on the bank of the Gatinan River. About 2 miles from Fort Clark (Peoria).
Francis Racine Jr.

39

half arpens

1800

1812

Testified by: Antoine Burbonné and Racine Sr. 
Claim made by the right of Racine Jr.'s, wife, who is the widow of the late John Baptiste Defond, deceased. About 1800 one Chorette made improvements then sold land to Defond. Defond resided there until 1812. Since then he has died and Racine Jr. married his widow.
Francis Racine Jr.

40

3/ 4 arpens

1805/ 1806

1812

Felix Fontaine

41

80 x 300 ft

1792

1812

Testified by:Antoine Deschamps, Hypolite Maillet and 
Pierre Lavassier dit Chamberlain. 
First in possession of John Baptiste Mailett in 1792. Then gave to Francis Wilette who lived there until his death in 1804 or 1805. Wilettes wife lived there until her death about 2 years. Deschamps purchased from Wilette administer and occupied it until 1811 when sold to Felix. He stayed until 1812. Same lot is claimed by the of his wife Louis Pilette. See Claim 11.
Felix Fontaine

42

80 x 300 ft

1797/ 1798

1812

Testified by: Pierre Lavassier dit Chamberlain and Hypolite Maillet
Seen Francis Wilette first on lot 1797 or 1798. Gave lot to Josette Carereau who married Felix Fontaine. They lived there until 1812.
Felix Fontaine

43

9 arpens

1807

1812

Testified by: Pierre Lavassier dit Chamberlain and Hypolite Maillet
Antoine Deschamps lived there until 1807. He sold it to Felix who left in 1812.
Felix Fontaine

44

half arpens

1794

1809 / 1810

Testified by: Antoine LeClaire and Jacques Metté
Made improvements Spring of 1810. Left 1812.
Baptiste Raboin

45

half arpens

1794

1809 / 1810

Testified by: Simon Roi and Jacques Metté
Roi, 1794 found Louis Cicaré on lot. Who sold it to Jourdan, who sold it to Pierre Lavassier, who sold it to Simon Roi who then sold it to Raboin in 1803 or 1804. Metté, 1807-1808 seen Raboin on lot until 1809 or 1810. Then he left it and Louis Binet lived on it until 1812. Claimed by: Louis Pencnneau as assignee for Louis Binet. See claim 69.
Joseph Condier

46

80 x 300 ft

1796

1797 / 1798

Testified by: Pierre Lavassier dit Chamberlain, Simon Roi and Hypolite Maillet 
On behalf of himself and Heirs of the Late Joseph Condier
Joseph Condier, deceased, resided on liand in 1796 and lived there for 1 or 2 yrs until he moved from Peoria.
Hypolite Maillett

47

half arpens

1796/ 1797

1803/ 1804

Testified by: Pierre Lavassier dit Chamberlain and Michael LeClaire.
The late Louis LeBonshier moved there 1796 or 1797 and resided there until his death in 1802 or 1803. His widow stayed about 1 year. She left and now is married to Maillett.
Hypolite Maillett

48

4 arpens

1796/ 1797

1803/ 1804

Hypolite Maillett

49

half arpens

1809

1812

Testified by: Pierre Lavassier dit Chamberlain and Michael LeClaire.
Maillett made improvements on lot 1809 until 1812.
Hypolite Maillett

50

half arpens

1809

1812

Hypolite Maillett

51

6 arpens

1809

1812

Hypolite Maillett

52

15 arpens

1797

not stated

Testified by: Francis Racine Sr. and Francis Jourdan and Antoine Burbonné. The lot was est. about 1797 by John Baptiste Maillett, who is Hypolite father.
Hypolite Maillett

53

15 arpens

1806

1812

Testified by: Francis Racine Sr. and Francis Jourdan and Antoine Burbonné.
Seen improvements made in 1806 by Hypolite until he left.
Heirs of Antoine Grand Bois

54

80 x 300 ft

1801

1806/ 1807

Testified by: Pierre Lavassier dit Chamberlain and Hypolite Maillet
Seen Antoine Grand Bois on lot in 1801. He resided there until his death in 1806 or 1807. His wife resided there until her death about 2 years later. She left several children.
Michael LeClaire

55

half arpens

1801

1806

Testified by: Pierre Lavassier dit Chamberlain and Hypolite Maillet
1801 one Whitby sold it to Racine who sold it to LaClaire in Spring of 1806. He resided there until 1806.
Francis Buché

56

10 arpens

1809

1812

Testified by: Jacques Metté and Felix Fontaine
In 1809 seen Buché reside there until he left in 1812.
Josephte Boucher

57

half arpens

1795

not stated

Testified by: Joseph Lapattrè and Pierre Lavassier dit Chamberlain
Francis Boucher, deceased had lot in 1795.
Josephte Boucher

58

6/ 7 arpens

1795

not stated

John Baptiste Blondeau

59

half arpens

1799

1805

Testified by: Drezy Blondeau and Simon Roi. John made improvements on lot in 1799 and resided there 5 years.
Heirs of Charles LaBelle

60

half arpens

1809/ 1810

1812

Testified by: Jacques Metté and Antoine Burbonné. 
Claim made by Antoine LeClaire the agent of the Heirs.
Charles LaBella, deceased, built house in 1809 or 1810 stayed there until 1812.
Heirs of Charles LaBelle

61

10 arpens

1809/ 1810

1812

Simon Bertrand

62

half arpens

1799/ 1800

1805/ 1806

Testified by: Simon Roi and Jacques Matté
Simon Bertrand, In the right of his wife Mary, the widow of the late John Demonchelle, deceased.Simon in 1799 or 1800 Francis Dupré lived there for about 2 or 7years. Then sold to John Demonchelle who stayed there for 2 or 3 years then left. Metté in 1803 or 1804 he saw John there then in 1810 Antoine Lapancé moved on it.
Antoine Lapancé

63

80 x 300 ft

1810

1812

Testified by: Pierre Lavassier dit Chamberlain and Hypolite Maillet
He made improvements on said lot in 1810 until 1812.
Antoine Lapancé

64

9 arpens

1811

1812

Testified by: Pierre Lavassier dit Chamberlain and Hypolite Maillet
Spring of 1812 left fall of 1812
Antoine Burbonné

65

half arpens

1801/ 1802

1812

Testified by: J. Metté and Fancis Racine Sr.
Louis Binet 1801 or 1802. Binet sold it to Parquette who sold it to Antoine and he left it in 1812. See Claim 68 by Louis Penncenneau.
Antoine Burbonné

66

half arpens

1809/ 1810

1812

Testified by: Antoine LeClaire and Jacques Metté
Seen him on the said lot 1809 or 1810 until 1812
Antoine Burbonné

67

4/5 arpens

1811

1812

Louis Penncenneau

68

half arpens

1796/ 1797

1812

Testified by: Simon Roi and Jacques Metté
Simon seen him on the land 1796 or 1797 until Simon left Peoria in 1802 or 1803. Metté see, Binet living there in 1801 or 1802 sold it to Parquette, 1806 or 1807 who then sold it to Antione Burbonné. Also claimed by Antoine Burbonné.
See claim 65.
Louis Penncenneau

69

half arpens

1810

1812

Testified by: Jacques Metté and Antoine St. Dennis
Metté saw one Jourdan on lot in 1801 or 1802. then Raboin who left it 1807 or 1808 then unoccupied until 1810 when Louis Binet lived there. Until 1812. 
Also claimed by Raboin. See Claim 45.
Louis Penncenneau

70

half arpens

1801/ 1802

1817

Testified by: Jacques Metté and Antoine St. Dennis
Metté seen one Augustine Laroche in 1801 or 1802 until there in 1812. St. Dennis in 1810 found A. Laroche who stayed until 1810. Then house was destroyed by Craig. 1812. Laroche gave lot to Louis Penncenneau. Sr. soon after he came back in 1815. He came there built again until the Autumn of 1817.

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Antoine Deschamps, and Gurdon S. Hubbard, for the trade of Iroquis river, and its dep. August 9, 1822.
[Antoine Deschamps, in the year 1792, was at what was formerly called La Ville de Maillet, that was afterwards "Fort Clark," and the village of Peoria. He lived there, at least, until 1811.]
Hurlbut, Henry H, Chicago Antiquities : The American Fur Company and Chicago; Chicago, 1881, pages 28-36
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Louis Pensonneau, sen., for trade of Illinois river. Aug. 12, 1822.
[Louis Penceneau, both senior and junior, lived at Peoria; the former built a house there soon after the peace of 1815.]
Hurlbut, Henry H, Chicago Antiquities : The American Fur Company and Chicago; Chicago, 1881, pages 28-36

 

 

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