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Smet, Pierre-Jean de, 1801-1873

LC control no.n 83045600
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingSmet, Pierre-Jean de, 1801-1873
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Variant(s)Blackrobe, 1801-1873
Robe Noire, 1801-1873
Zwartrok, 1801-1873
De Smet, Father (Pierre-Jean), 1801-1873
De Smet, Padre (Pierre-Jean), 1801-1873
De Smet, P. J. (Pierre-Jean), 1801-1873
De Smet, Peter John, 1801-1873
De Smet, Pierre-Jean, 1801-1873
De Smet, Pieter Jan de, 1801-1873
DeSmet, Pierre-Jean, 1801-1873
Smet, Peter John de, 1801-1873
Smet, Pieter Jan de, 1801-1873
Associated placeGhent (Belgium)
Aalst (East Flanders, Belgium)
Mechelen (Belgium)
White Marsh (Md.)
Florissant (Mo.)
Birth date1801-01-30
Death date1873-05-23
Place of birthDendermonde (Belgium)
Place of deathSaint Louis (Mo.)
United States. Army. Chaplain Corps
Profession or occupationJesuit priest Military chaplain
Special noteGreat-grand uncle of: Smet D'Olbecke, Paul de, 1912-2007 (n 2023035810)
Found inThe life of Father De Smet, S.J. (1801-1873), c1981: t.p. (Father De Smet) p. 14-15 (Peter De Smet, Peter John De Smet)
Come, Blackrobe, c1994: CIP t.p. (Blackrobe) galley (Peter John De Smet, S.J.; called Blackrobe by Indians)
New Indian sketches, 1985: CIP t.p. (P.J. De Smet)
Sacred encounters exhibit of the Coeur d'Alene tribe, [1998]: p. 5 (Pierre-Jean DeSmet, S.J.; Pierre Jean DeSmet)
Catholic Encyclopedia online, Dec. 8, 2011 (Pierre-Jean De Smet; Missionary among the North American Indians, b. at Termonde (Dendermonde), Belgium, 30 Jan., 1801; d. at St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. 23 May, 1873. He emigrated to the United States in 1821 and entered the Jesuit novitiate at Whitemarsh, Maryland. De Smet was among the pioneers and one of the founders of the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus)
Wikipedia, Dec. 8, 2011 (Pierre-Jean De Smet; b. 30 January 1801; b. 23 May 1873; also known as Pieter-Jan De Smet, was a Belgian Roman Catholic priest and member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), active in missionary work among the Native Americans of the Midwestern United States in the mid-19th century)
De Standard (newspaper) (Belgium) website, June 12, 2023: posted January 15, 2003 (Father Pieter-Jan De Smet; born 1801; died 1873; performed pioneering missionary work among the American Indians; after his death he was buried in an old Indian cemetery in Florissant, Missouri; when the property was sold his remains were moved to a Jesuit cemetary in St. Louis, Missouri; has comments from Victor Driessens, a researcher specializing on the Great Black Skirt and Father Pieter-Jan De Smet)
Victor Driessens' website about Pierre-Jean de Smet, June 12, 2023: (Pierre-Jean De Smet; Padre De Smet; Pieter Jan De Smet; Peter John De Smet; Robe Noire; Blackrobe; Zwartrok; born January 30, 1801; died May 23, 1873 in Missouri; parents are Marie-Jeanne Buydens and Joost (also Judocus or Josse) De Smet (a wealthy ship outfitter); grew up in Dendermonde; served as a Jesuit missionary in Florissant, Missouri; was a chaplain in the United States Army prior to the Civil War; Paul de Smet d'Olbecke is the great grandnephew of Father De Smet [great grandson of Father De Smet's brother] and lives in Chile;
Washington State University Libraries website, June 12, 2023: (Pierre Jean De Smet; born January 30, 1801 in Termonde, France (now Dendermonde, Belgium); died May 23, 1873 in St. Louis, Missouri; parents were Josse De Smet, a wealthy ship outfitter, and his second wife, Jeanne Marie Buydens; attended college at Alost in 1818 and on to Preparatory Seminary at Mechelen, Belgium in 1820; was enlisted as a novice in 1821 and sent to White Marsh, Maryland, United States; in 1823 he took his vows for the priesthood at Florissant, Missouri; ran a school for Native American children from 1824-1830; he was then assigned to be Procorator, Prefect of Studies, and professor of English at the newly constructed Jesuit college in St. Louis; he went to Europe in 1831 to improve his health and solicit funds for the college; due to his illness, he withdrew from the Society of Jesus in 1835 and managed the Ghent orphanage until 1837 when he reentered the Society; in 1838 he was sent to Council Bluffs, Iowa, to work at the Potowatomi Mission; in 1840, he responded to the Flatheads' desire for a "Black Robe" and was with them until 1841 as they traveled through Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana; from 1841-1846, he was Superior of the Oregon Missions and during his appointment, he visited and established Catholic missions among the Native American tribes of what is today the northwestern corner of the United States and British Columbia; in 1849 he was appointed Assistant Vice Provincial and Procurator of Missouri and during this appointment he assisted in securing a treaty between the United States and the Sioux tribe as well as making several trips to Europe; his papers are the correspondence in French from Pierre Jean de Smet to his brother François and Jesuit superiors; Paul de Smet d'Olbecke is the great grandnephew of Father De Smet [great grandson of Father De Smet's brother] and lives in Chile)
¿Un toque de locura?, 2020: title page (Paul de Smet D'Olbecke) cover front flap (born 1912 in Ghent, Belgium; died 2007 in Santiago, Chile at the age of 96 as the patriarch of 78 family members; born into family of Belgian nobility; graduated as a civil engineer from the University of Ghent; worked in a chemical product company after his graduation; married Marie Anne de Halleux in 1938; after World War II they moved to the Patagonia in Chile in 1949; he worked in a sawmill and with cattle as well as a businessman until his retirement in Santiago, Chile in 1990; after his retirement he worked on genealogy as well as writing about his adventures and science fiction novels) page 280, etc. (he had four children who were born in Belgium (Myriam (born 1939), François (born 1940), Pierre (1943), and Yves (1945); daughter Paola de Smet D'Olbecke (born 1971))) and one who was born in Chile (Charles (1949))
Paola De Smet's blog (Paul de Smet D'Olbecke's granddaughter), June 14, 2023: (Paul de Smet d'Olbecke Kervyn; Paul de Smet d'Olbecke K.; Paul de Smet d'Olbecke; Paul de Smet; born May 1, 1912 in Belgium; died November 25, 2007 in Chile; funeral was held November 27, 2007 in Santiago, Chile; parents were Hadeline Kervyn de Meerendré and Pierre de Smet; has posts about Jesuit priest Pierre-Jean de Smet (1801-1873); has a link to Victor Driessens' old website;;
Associated languageeng fre
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