Louis J. DelCommune


Birth: abt 1821, Belgium
Death: 17 Oct 1852
Burial: Memorial Cemetery, Sainte Genevieve, Missouri

After immigrating to America and settling in Ste. Genevieve, Louis built a house at what is now 199 LaHaye Street. Below is information regarding the building excerpted from an ad in the Ste. Genevieve Herald.

A Piece of Ste. Genevieve's History is For Sale.

Louis DelCommune built a log and heavy timber cabin on the corner of LaHaye and LaPorte. Shortly thereafter the cabin (built on a substantial limestone foundation) was enlarged to include another room in the rear and a second story addition with attic space (accessed from the outside).

It sits on two city lots with a combined size of 60 x 138. A board and batten smokehouse and storage shed are also on the property. Originally heating was by a freestanding stove, probably coal. There is no evidence of a fireplace ever being in the building.

Between 1860-65, the cabin was used as a medical dispensary for the Union Army, which was camped in the area. A Civil War belt buckle and insignia from a cap were found under the building in 1994. The property has never had any archeological excavations so there is still much to uncover.

Spouse: Wilhamine Mary [--?--]
Birth: abt 1822, Ste. Genevieve Co. MO
Children: Louis Joseph Joachim (1851-1851)
  Joseph Louis Marie Hubert (1853-1916)

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