"CAPTAIN DANIEL RAPELJE 1774-1828" St. Thomas
Posted by: Cargoman
N 42° 46.738 W 081° 11.557
17T E 484243 N 4736287
Quick Description: Ontario Historical Plaque
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/30/2008 2:25:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM4366
Emigrating from New York State to the Long Point Settlement in 1802, Rapelje later received 80 ha of land on the south side of the Talbot Road at Kettle Creek. He settled here with his family in 1810. A veteran of Lundy's Lane and other battles of the War of 1812, he became a captain in the 1st Middlesex Militia. In 1814 he built a log grist-mill and subsequently divided a portion of his land into town lots. The settlement that Rapelje established formed the nucleus of the city of St. Thomas.
Address or location of plaque: On the NE corner of Talbot Street and Mondamin Street
Physical location of plaque: City
"Ontario Plaques" Website for this "Plaque": [Web Link]
Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": None
This 'Plaque' describes: A 'Person'
Condition of sign: Good
Is this a bilingual sign?: No !
A web-site for more details.: Not listed
What is the second/third language?: Not listed
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