Hardy Ware

“THE MERAMEC SETTLEMENT: John Hildebrand was the first settler in the oldest settlement in the county.  The Meramec Settlement extended from what is now Fenton to the mouth of the Meramec river.  Other settlers came afterwards.  On the west side of the Meramec were …Hardy Ware.  All of these, most of whom were Canadian-French, took claims in the settlement under the Spanish government, having crosses over from the Illinois side.”

Reference Data:

Missouri Historical Review, Vol. 1, Issues 24 by State Historical Society of Missouri, 1907, page 278


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