1721 : Charles-Ange Collet Born at Fort Saint Joseph (Niles)

October 1, 2018 all-day

Happy birthday to Charles-Ange Collet! A native of Niles, he was the first Michigan-born person to become a priest.

Son of Claude Collet, a soldier with the French colonial regular troops and Marguerite Fauche. In 1726 or 1727 he traveled with his parents to Montreal to begin his schooling, and would later attend a seminary in Quebec.

Source : Charles-Ange Colle entry, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Volume 5

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