Dull, J. Alfred / Green Bay and Fort Howard directory. Containing historical information of their early settlement and growth; their present standing; schools, churches, societies, etc. Also business directory of principle dealers. Street directory, ward boundaries, etc.
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GREEN BAX CITY DIRECTORY. born of a noble family in France, had been impelled by his love of adventure to come to America, and there marrying the daughter of an Indian Chief, he had long lived among the Indians, and was much respected by them. His son Charles rose to great distinction as an Indian Officer during the French and Indian war, that broke out soon after their settlement at Green Bay. He will perhaps be best remem- bered, from the fact of his having command of the Indian forces in the celebrated defeat of Braddock. DeLanglade, occupying about the same position in the French army, as Washington did in the English. That is to say inferior in command, but practically head. Throughout all that war Chas. DeLanglade seemed to be present wherever there was a battle. When peace was declared, he returned to his home at Green Bay, for by the terms of the treaty, while the forts and unoccupied land, passed into the possession of the British Government, the settlers were allowed to hold the claims that they had received from the French Govern- ment. The little coloney remained for many years in statu quo. This was naturally the case from the character of the colonists, they were not men of business enterprise, nor were they eager to amass riches, they loved the wild life of the woods, and the indolent freedom of the Indian. Charles I)eLanglade was a half-breed, and nearly all the settlers had Indian wives. They were bold, courageous, and adventur- ous, as befitted their peculiar positions, but used no boat larger than a canoe, and raised no more grain than was needed for their own consumption. For many years they were content to grind their flour from a hand mill, turned by two persons, then a horse-power increased their milling facilities, so that they were able to grind fourteen bushels of wheat in a day. In 1785, forty years from its first settlement, the colony could boast of but seven families, and fifty-six souls. Six- teen out of these fifty-six, lived on the west side of the river, the remainder of the population and the two stores, that were then in operation were on the east side. These early settlers living so far away from all civilized 10
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