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Biographical Sketch of Henry Fontenelle

Henry Fontenelle, farmer, P. O. Decatur, was born at Bellevue, Sarpy County, in 1832. In the spring of 1855, he came to the Omaha Reservation and on account of trouble between the Omaha and Sioux, he returned to Bellevue and remained there till the spring of 1856, when he again returned to the reservation, where he has since resided. He also owns 160 acres of land, outside the reserve, in Section 4, Decatur Precinct, which he has improved. Mr. Fontenelle is well informed on all matters pertaining to the county. He has been United States Interpreter twelve years; was Government farmer two years, and was appointed chief of the tribe by the Agent. He has since resigned.

MLA Source Citation:

Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography Of Nebraska. Chicago: Alden Publishing Company. 1912. Web. 10 February 2016.
- Last updated on Dec 8th, 2012

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