CHRISTMAS (NOEL) DAGNET
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Born December 25, 1799 near Terre Haute. baptized by Father Rivet, missionary at Vincennes. Son of French fur trader Ambrose Dagnet and Mechinquamesha, sister of Wea chief Jacco. Served Wea nation and U.S. government at Treaty of St. Mary's signed 1818. Married to Mary Ann Isaacs 1819 by Isaac McCoy at his Baptist Indian mission near here.
Recommended by William Clark to work for U.S. government as Interpreter, receiving $400 per year, June 1824 through 1827. He selected land here to fulfill grant in treaty of St. Mary's; land recorded 1824. Family moved west 1847. Dagnet employed in the last removal of Miamis from Indiana beginning 1846. He died before April 10 in 1848
installed 2004 Indiana Historical Bureau and the Dagnet Family