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Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
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Husting, B. J.
Mary Magdelene Juneau Husting,   pp. 138-142 PDF (1.0 MB)


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fort deter her from lending her help to her neighbors in
their sickness, or her sympathy in times of their sorrows
but gave of her self to the utmost.
    She passed from earth's duties April 13, 1885, after
a life of great usefulness.
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- MARY MAGDELENE JUNEAU HUSTING
               Author-B. J. Husting
                      Oshkosh
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            At the Request of Gene Sturtevant
    Mary Magdelene Juneau Husting was born in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the old Juneau homestead
at the corner of Division and Milwaukee -streets,
March 29, 1841, being the twelfth child in the family of
sixteen children born to Solomon Juneau, the first white
settler, founder, postmaster and Mayor of Milwaukee,
and his wife Josette Vieu Juneau, daughter of Jacques
Vieu, who was the agent for John Jacob Astor at the fur-
trading post at Green Bay.
    The parents of Solomon Juneau, named La Tulipe,
came to Canada frome Alsace-Loraine in 1789, changing
the family name to Juneau at that time. The author of
the Pioneer History of Milwaukee, says of Solomon Jun-
eau: "He was, without exception, the finest looking
specimen of his race that I have ever seen. In height
over six feet, large frame and straight as an arrow." He
was honest, upright and forceful and the trusted friend
and counselor of the great body of Indians then living
in the territory of Wisconsin.
    Her mother, Josette Vieu Juneau, was a daughter
of Angelique Vieu, a descendent of Mah-ke-nett, who was
a daughter of Ah-ke-na-po-way, a full blooded Menom-
inee Indian; and Joseph Le Roi, a French voyageur, who
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