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Pioneers' Association (Outagamie County, Wis.) / Record of the pioneers of Outagamie County, Wisconsin : also an appendix containing the minutes and records of the Pioneer Association since our annual meeting of 1895
(1898)

Record of the pioneers of Outagamie County,   pp. [5]-107 PDF (21.2 MB)


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OUTAGAMIE COUNTY PIONEER RECORD.
PAUL H. BEAULIEU
Emigrated from Canada in 1812 on his way to the then un-
explored regions of Lake Superior. He encountered count-
less privations and hardships, peculiar to early pioneer
life. A notable event was his detention at Fort Malden
and compulsion to serve in the British army for the space
of four months, in which time he participated in many
skirmishes amongst which was the memorable battle of
Lake Erie, classed in history as Perry's Victory, after
which he was allowed to continue his journey and after
having successfully followed the fur trade for twenty-one
years he started with his family (his wife, one daughter
and one son) for Green Bay, where he arrived Aug. 16,
1834, residing there until the fall of 1835 he moved to Kau-
kaloo or Kaukauna and settled on the Buchanan side of
the river where he had previously purchased lots 5, 6, 7
and 8 on Sec. 21, T. 21, R. 18, on which was situated a
grist and saw mill. He resided here up to the time of his
death which occurred Oct. 15, 1841.  The property then
reverted to his only son and heir (the daughter having
died), Bazil H. Beaulieu and more familiarly known as B.
H. Beaulieu, who was almost continuously connected with
the affairs of Brown and afterwards Outagamie county
until 1876 when he sold out and removed to White Earth,
Becker county, Minn., where he resided until his death a
few years ago. B. H. Beaulieu has held satisfactorily the
offices of justice of the peace, assessor, clerk and super-
visor, which latter office he held fourteen years, during
which he introduced to the board a bill for the division of
the then town of Kaukauna, setting off all that part lying
south and east of Fox river and organizing the present
town of Buchanan. Mr. Beaulieu raised a large family of
children, but I am unable to give their names, the above
sketch of the Beaulieu family was extracted from a letter
of greeting sent from White Earth, Minn,, by Theo. H.
Beaulieu, a son of H. B. Beaulieu, to the Outagamie
County Pioneer Association to be read at their annual fes-
tival in 1885.
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