From Encyclopedia Dubuque
Rene Auguste CHOUTEAU, arrived in this area after the death of Julien DUBUQUE. He is believed to have stayed briefly and then returned to St. Louis.
Upon his return in June, Chouteau brought a power of attorney from his uncle Rene Auguste Chouteau who was then the administrator of Dubuque's estate. Pierre Chouteau and three appraisers inventoried Dubuque's personal property.