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City of Chicago History
DuSable and his wife had two children, a boy named after his father, and a girl named Suzanna, whose birth is considered the first recorded birth in the Chicago area. Today a plaque marks the site in Chicago where his home stood, a high school in the city was named in his honor, and a memorial society exists to revere his memory. DuSable died at St. Charles, Missouri.
The first white settler in Chicago was purported to
be Quebec-born John Kinzie, an Indian trader. He established Kinzie's Trading Post in
1804, close to the Chicago River or Lake Michigan.