John Manierre (1782 - 1823)

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Birthplace: New London, CT, USA
Death: Died in New London, CT, USA
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About John Manierre

John Manierre was born September 25, 1782, New London, CT. He was the son of Louis Manierre and Rebecca Miner Manierre.

John's father died when he was twelve. His mother lived six years longer than John did. John was a merchant in New London, CT. His business principally involved the sale of whalers’ supplies. New London at that time was one of the major whaling ports. “He was induced to [go into] an iron speculation in which he is supposed to have become insolvent, and shortly after died.” (Source: The Times, a Chicago newspaper, April 20, 1878)

John Manierre was married two times.

Three children survived from his first marriage: Edward, who moved to Chicago in 1834, a daughter who became Mrs. George W. Snow (Mr. Snow, the first civil engineer of Chicago, arrived there in a canoe, and at one time owned a parcel of land bounded by South State, West Van Buren, South Dearborn, and West Jackson), and a second daughter, Emmiline, who was the wife of J. B. Gray. Upon the death of his first wife, John Manierre married Jeanette Lee, who was the sister of his first wife. They had two children: George Manierre I (who moved to Chicago) and a younger brother, Benjamin Franklin Manierre (who lived in New York City).

John died February 18, 1823 (New London cemetery record shows February 13). Although he was buried in CN in 1823, New London cemetery record shows he was reinterred from "2nd Burial Ground" to a newer one Oct. 19, 1872. Records (viewed c. 1985) at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, show that his remains were reinterred there.

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A document at the New London, CT, cemetery, describes his burial:

John Manierre (Vol. I, page 45), lot 72 1/2, section 20, born New London, CT, died Feb. 13, 1823, 1823, at the age of 40 years, while living in New London, CT. He was interred Oct. 19, 1872. Remarks: Reinterment from 2nd Burial Ground. Nancy Manierre was his wife.

Source: a scan of the document made by Harold M. Manierre, April 2012.

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John Manierre's Timeline

1782
September 25, 1782
New London, CT, USA
1800
1800
Age 17
1810
July 19, 1810
Age 27
New London, CN
1812
June 22, 1812
Age 29
New London, CT
1814
April 28, 1814
Age 31
New London, CN
1816
May 18, 1816
Age 33
New London, CN
1817
July 15, 1817
Age 34
New London, CT, USA
1822
1822
Age 39
New London, CT, USA
1823
February 18, 1823
Age 40
New London, CT, USA
1823
Age 40
New London, New London, CT, USA