Posted By:Carol Powell
Subject:Re: C. F. Laloge family, France, Ohio, Kansas, other
Post Date:February 11, 2013 at 16:22:53
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Laloge, Claude Frances "Frank"

The brief announcement in last Thursday's Leader that Frank Laloge had died that morning brought grief and sadness to many in this county. He was a diamond in the rough, one of God's noblemen and an honest man. He was a kind neighbor, a true friend, an excellent citizen, and although foreign born, was a great American. His fellow citizens delighted to honor him and he was continually kept in the office of township treasurer until he positively refused to serve longer. He was then elected County Commissioner.

Claude Frances Laloge was born near Lyon, France, May 31, 1831 and died at 1:40 a.m. of cancer of the stomach. He was married to Miss Mary Eugenia Hallotte in the spring of 1863. Five sons were the results of the marriage, four whom - Joseph, Frances, Claude, Peter and the mother survived him. He also leaves two daughters-in-laws and nine grandchildren. All, except Joseph, were at his bedside when he died.

The deceased was bed-fast and had continual suffered from Jan. 21 to the hour of his death. The last four months of his illness was devoted to God, and he received the last sacraments before he died.

The funeral service was conducted by Father Kenifhofer in St. Patrick's church, Florence, at 3:00 PM, June 16 and the body was laid to rest in Calvary cemetery, near that city, and was followed to the grave by a large number of friends who mingled their tears of sorrow with the bereaved family.

The deceased landed in New Orleans, after serving in the French army during the Crimean war, in December, 1857, with just three cents in his possession, which, by the way, he kept until the day of his death. After working at his trade, that of a baker, for a while, he went to the western plains, where he followed the vocation of hunter and trapper, until 1859, when he went to Pike's Peak to dig for gold, but was not successful.

From 1860 to '63 he kept the trading station on the old Santa Fe trail, at the "Cottonwood Holes", about 30 miles northwest of Marion. We believe it was when keeping the stage station at "Cottonwood Holes" that Frank prevented the sacking of the station and murder of the occupants by the Indian Chief Satanta and a number of his tribe.

The Indians had been at the station the day before, demanding liquor, which Frank refused. Returning the next day they renewed the demand, and threatened to kill the occupants and burn the station if their demand was not complied with. Frank being the only man about the place acted quickly. Opening a keg of powder he picked up a fire brand and told Satanta that if he and his gang did not leave at once he would blow them and himself into eternity. The Indians knew that Frank was a man who would do just what he said, and as they saw him on the point of applying the fire to the powder they gave a yell of horror and ran away.

Satanta, speaking of the affair afterwards, said he was sure "French Frank" would blow them all to the happy hunting ground if they had not gone away.

In the spring of '54, the deceased located 2 1/2 miles east of Cedar Point, where he resided until 1869, when he moved to the junction of Coon and Cedar Creeks, where he lived until the day of his death.
Story: History Of Claude Francis LaLoge
Posted by Flyinglog <p>Francis (C.F.) LaLoge was born in Lyons, France on May 31, 1831. He came to New Orleans, USA in 1857. He left France with 15 other young men on June 10, 1857. They landed at New Orleans July 22. He took a job at a bakery and after a year moved to Louisville, Kentucky. In 1859 C.F. went to Pike's Peak to dig for gold. He stayed for a year, spent all his money, and walked back to Kansas City. On March 1, 1860 he got a job as a cook on the Santa Fe Trail. In the fall of 1861 he put up a trading post at Cottonwood Hole, about 17 miles northeast of McPherson. He travelled to neighboring counties to buy eggs, buttermilk, and other items. On a trip to chase county he met a young French girl named Mary Eugenia Hallotte. They were married on May 10, 1863 at Crawfordsville, now Clements
Full text of "The Kansas historical quarterly"
After Francis Laloge and Peter Martin sold the ranch, Alphonse worked at ..... In 1861, he quit this job and started a trading post on a ranch at Cottonwood hole a
Cottonwood Crossing Chapter - Points of Interest - Official Santa Fe
It was here that a French emigrant, Claude Frances Laloge (French Frank), established a road ranch in 1861 at what was known as Cottonwood Holes. The creek is named French Creek in honor of Mr. Laloge, one of the first homesteaders in the area.
emigrant, claude frances Laloge (french frank),
the Trail (operated by Claude Fran- cis Laloge).
Frank's Trading Ranche on the Trail (operated by Claude Francis Laloge).
a ranch built in 1861 by French immigrants Claude Francis Laloge and Peter Martin
a ranch built in 1861 by French immigrants Claude Francis Laloge and Peter Martin
The 12 historic sites stretch from French Frank’s Santa Fe Trail segment in Marion County – a ranch built in 1861 by French immigrants Claude Francis Laloge and Peter Martin, who offered food and provisions for travelers along the trail – to areas near Wagon Bed Springs and Point of Rocks in Morton County in the southwest corner of the state.
Historical Significance: Various trail ruts (which were created by long-distance trail users from 1822 to 1866) are found on this property. Of primary visual interest are those northwest of the corner of Chisholm Trail Road and County Road 245. Claude Frances "French Frank" Laloge ran a roadhouse on this parcel during the trail days.