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Peltier Mortuary Coffin Sales, 1862-1877, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Compiled from original records by the staff of the Fort Wayne Library, 1969.
Louis Peltier was born in the old fort at the junction of the St. Mary's and St. Joe Rivers on 15 Apr 1815, which would become the city of Fort Wayne. His interest in undertaking began when he was about ten years old and the Indians called him "the undertaker" At age twelve, he made his first coffin for Chief Meteah of the Pottawatamie tribe. When Louis reached adulthood, he began cabinet making and undertaking opposite the public square in Fort Wayne. His sons, James C. Peltier and Louis A. Peltier eventually joined their father in business as Peltier and Sons.
For a little insight into the undertaking business and coffin building in 1864, see the inventory of the firm Peltier & Bockeloh (Louis Peltier & Charles Bockeloh).View Records by Name of Coffin Purchaser
For later Peltier Mortuary records, see Funeral Home Records, Fort Wayne.