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History of St Ignace, Michigan, USA

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St Ignace, Michigan, USA

Here in 1671, the French Jesuit Jacques Marquette, founded the mission of St. Ignace, naming it for St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits; it was settlers first called it Mackinac and it is on Farmer's old maps as Ancient Fort Mackinac; Francis LaPointe owned and occupied land here before 1812, later selling to the Dousman family which in turn, in 1857, sold it to the brothers David, Patrick, and Michael Murray; Peter W. Hombach became its first postmaster on Nov. 3, 1874; incorporated as a village in 1882 and as a city in 1883.

Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More ... By Walter Romig

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