Ste. Genevieve in World War II More info on WWII is to come, but for now, you may read about the POW Camp in the Weingarten area, 1942-1945. See also: Local WWII Hero Wolf Remembers Days As POW Ste. Genevieve Honored Veterans Clyde D. Adams, Thomas T. Bailey, Valentine A. Bauer, James A. Bourque, Leo D. Donze, Marion B. Donze, Orville J. Gettinger, Anthony A . Grass, Marion J. Grass, Lee F. Griffard, Elmer Herman, Edgar B. Herzog, Francis S. Hoog, Clement R. Hurst, Oscar L. Iseman, Robert L. James, Peter L. Jokerst, Anthony P. Kreitler, Lemuel Martin, John L. Mills, Robert A. Moreau, EverettRead More →

Many men from Ste. Genevieve served in the first World War.  To search for your ancestor, go to http://www.sos.state.mo.us/archives/ww1/default.asp – this is the Missouri state archives search site that contains World War I registration cards (only for Missouri). A few who did serve were (add to this list by contacting the webmaster): Angel, Everett Bahr, Johnie H. Beckmeyer, Richard F. Bookholtz, George Morris Brown, Louis A. Ehler, Valentine Thomas Gegg, Andrew Gegg, August L. Gegg, Edward J. Gegg, Raymond F. Grass, Edward P. Grass, George F. Grass, Lawrence L. Grieshaber, Alexander Ben Grieshaber, Charles Anton Halpin, Charles P. Kiefer, William P. Kreitler, Anthony Kreitler, DanielRead More →

The War of 1812 and the Civil War – as told by Firmin A. Rozier         During the war of 1812, Capt. Henry Dodge, afterwards Governor of Wisconsin, raised at Ste. Genevieve a company of riflemen for defense against Indian depredations.  A company called “The South Missouri Guards,” with a roll of 115 men, commanded by Capt. Firmin Rozier [the one who wrote the speech from which this info comes], was organized August 23, 1846 [I do not understand this date, but that’s what it says].  They recruited for service in California but owing to the lateness of the season, failing to cross the plainsRead More →

Ste. Genevieve in the Revolutionary War         Men who served in the War and lived in Ste. Genevieve later, where they applied for their pensions (1832): George Cofer – pvt 1st VA regiment, enlisted 1776, served 6 months, honorably discharged.  Again enlisted and served about 2 years 10 months, discharged at Fredricktown, MD.  In March 1780, was drafted for another 18 months.  After the war moved to KY in 1789, then to Ste. Genevieve in 1819. Jacques Misse – first came to America from France under General Compte D’Estang, about 1779.  Helped capture the British ship Experiment.  Went to St. Domingo, then back to France. Read More →