At glance at Ste. Genevieve Parish, an historic parish in the country

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· Father Henri Pratte, believed to be the first native born priest in the St. Louis Archdiocese, is buried under the church. Father Pratte died at age 34 during a yellow fever epidemic while ministering to sick parishioners.

Also buried under the church are Francois Valle, commandant of Ste. Genevieve from 1776 to 1804, and his wife, Marie Carpenter Valle; Father James (also known as Jacques) Maxwell, an Irishman who was pastor from 1795 to 1814, and longtime cantor Francois Corset, who died in 1798.

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