Juneau, Solomon Laurent, 1793-1856

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Dates:
Birth 1793-08-09
Death 1856-11-14

Biographical notes:

Laurent Solomon Juneau, fur trader and founder of the city of Milwaukee, was born in 1793 in Montreal.

In 1821 he settled in Milwaukee where he engaged in the fur trade. Juneau also became first postmaster and mayor of Milwaukee. He later died in poverty and debt while attending meeting to settle Indian payments in 1856.

From the description of Letter : Theresa, Dodge Co., Wis., to Mr. Louis B. Porlier, 1856 July 30. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38222074

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Subjects:

  • Indians of North America--History--19th century--Sources
  • Postal service
  • Fur traders--History--19th century--Sources
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Manuscripts, American

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Wisconsin (as recorded)
  • Wisconsin--Milwaukee (as recorded)
  • Wisconsin--Theresa (as recorded)
  • Milwaukee (Wis.) (as recorded)
  • Milwaukee (Wis.) (as recorded)
  • Milwaukee (Wis.) (as recorded)
  • Theresa (Wis.) (as recorded)