INSSAR
Alexis Coquillard Chapter
South Bend, Indiana
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Alexis Coquillard established the first American home in St. Joseph County.  He is usually regarded at the founder of the city of South Bend.  Mr. Coquillard was born in Detroit September 28, 1795.  He served in the American forces during the War of 1812 under the leadership of William Henry Harrison.  After the war, he returned to the St. Joseph Valley where he became an employee of John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company.  In 1823, Mr. Coquillard built a trading post on the St. Joseph River.  Along with a partner, Francis Comparet, who ran an associate trading post in Fort Wayne, the two trading posts became the centers of the fur trade with the Native Americans of northwestern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.

The Alexis Coquillard Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution was chartered October 15, 1957.

Meetings
Officers
Except as noted, all meetings are held at
Papa Vino's Restaurant, 5110 Edison Lakes Pkwy., Mishawaka, IN

Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM

President:  Dallas W. Barkman
Vice President:  Gregory J. Dolezal
Secretary:  Gregory A. Moody
Treasurer:  Ernest R. Davis
Registrar:  LaVerne P. Blowers

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The Alexis Coquillard Chapter Color Guard appeared in the 2014 Plymouth Blueberry Festival parade. The Alexis Coquillard Chapter Color Guard appeared in the 2015 Mishawaka Memorial Day parade.

An estimated 3,500 veterans of the American Revolution are buried in the State of Indiana. The Indiana Society Sons of the American Revolution has cataloged over 2,400 such graves and posted relative information at our on-line patriot graves registry.
   
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