About Claude-jean Allouez
French explorer of North America who founded the St. Francis Xavier Mission on the Fox River before entering Green Bay in 1671.
He graduated from the College of Le Puy in 1639 and later became a Jesuit novice in Toulouse, France.
The Allouez Trail in Northern Michigan was named in his honor.
He grew up with his family in Saint-Didier-en-Velay, France.
He continued Jacques Marquette‘s evangelizing of the Indians up until he passed away in 1689.
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