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Term: Brisbois, Michael [Michel] 1760 - 1837

Definition:

fur trader, b. Maska, Canada. Michel was born and baptized 16 October 1760 at Yamaska, Quebec, the son of Joseph Brisbois and Catherine Renoux. He attended school in Quebec. Soon turning to the fur trade, he worked out of Mackinac (1778), and in 1781 he moved his operations to Prairie du Chien where, with other French Canadian traders, he founded the first permanent white settlement. Although sympathizing with the British in the struggle for control of the Northwest, he accepted a commission in the Illinois Territorial Militia (1809). During the War of 1812, he furnished supplies to both the American and British forces but maintained a pro-British attitude. Arrested for treason at the close of the war, he was sent to St. Louis for trial but was acquitted. He was appointed associate justice for Crawford County by Governor Cass of Michigan Territory (1819), and thereafter held various local offices in the Prairie du Chien area. His son, BERNARD WALTER BRISBOIS, b. Prairie du Chien, also began his career in the fur trade, working as agent for the American Fur Company. Later he engaged in the mercantile business in Prairie du Chien until 1873 when he was appointed consul at Verviers, Belgium. He returned to Prairie du Chien in 1874 and lived there until his death. P. L. Scanlan, Prairie du Chien ([Menasha, Wis.] 1937); Colls. State Hist. Soc. Wis., 9 (1882); F. L. Holmes, et al., eds., Wis. (5 vols., Chicago, 1946); Prairie du Chien Union, June 18, 1885; WPA MS.

View primary sources from Bernard Brisbois at Wisconsin Historical Collections.

[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]

292 records found

Allouez, Claude Jean 1622 - 1689
Ameche, Don 1908 - 1993
American Revolution (in Wisconsin)
Ashland [brief history]
Bad Ax [origin of place name]
Baird, Elizabeth Therese 1810 - 1890
Baraboo [origin of place name]
batteau (Fr.)
Baye, la
Bayfield County [origin of place name]
Beauharnois de la Boische, Charles de, Marquis de
beeves
Belgian Settlement in Wisconsin (Historic Marker E
Belmont [origin of place name]
Beloit [brief history]
Berlin, Green Lake Co.
Bird, Ada 1859 - 1914
Black Bird, Sauk chief, ca. 1734-?
Boscobel [origin of place name]
Braddock, Edward, 1695?-1755.
Brisay de Denonville, Jacques-René, Marquis de Den
Brisbois, Michael [Michel] 1760 - 1837
Broad-ax (logging)
Brule River (Historic Marker Erected 1962)
Brule River (Historic Marker Erected 1962)
Brule [origin of place name]
Brule, Etienne, 1592?-1632
Brule-St. Croix Waterway (Historic Marker Erected
Buade de Frontenac et de Pallau, Louis de, Comte d
Buffalo County [origin of place name]
bustard
Butte des Morts
Butte Des Morts (Historic Marker Erected 1955)
Butte des Morts Lake, Little [origin of place name
Butte des Morts, Lake [origin of place name]
Calumet County [origin of place name]
Campbell, Henry Colin 1862 - 1923
casse-tete (Fr.)
Castle Rock (Historic Marker Erected 1967)
Catholics in Wisconsin
Ceresco (Historic Marker Erected 1972)
Cha-wa-non, Menominee leader, died ca. 1826
Champlain, Samuel de, 1567-1635.
cheesemaking in Wisconsin
child of the devil
Chippewa County [origin of place name]
colonialism
Company of One Hundred.
Coulee Country (HIstoric Marker Erected 1973)
coureurs de bois (Fr.)
Court Oreilles (Historic Marker Erected 1955)
Courtes Oreilles Lake [origin of place name]
Coutume de Paris
Crelie, Joseph 1773 - 1866
De Langlade (Historic Marker Erected 1955)
De Neveu Lake [origin of place name]
De Pere [brief history]
De Pere [origin of place name]
Decorah family
Dernier ressort (Fr.)
Des Plaines River, Racine Co.
Door county [origin of place name]
Draper Manuscripts
Du Bay Trading Post (Historic Marker Erected 1962)
Dubay [Dube), John Baptiste 1810 - 1887
Duluth [Dulhut], Daniel Greysolon Sieur 1636 - 171
Eau Claire County [origin of place name]
Eau Claire [brief history]
Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co.
Egg Harbor [origin of place name]
Eleva [origin of place name]
Embarrass [origin of place name]
English Prairie [origin of place name]
executions in Wisconsin
fish fry (food)
Flemish Bastard
floods in Wisconsin
Folle Avoines, Fol Avoine, Folle Avoine
Fond du Lac County [origin of place name]
Fond du Lac [brief history]
Fond du Lac [origin of place name]
Fort Crevecoeur
Fort Duquesne
Fort Kaministiquia
Fort La Baye
Fort LeSueur
Fort Miami
Fort Michilimackinac
Fort Piankeshaw
Fort St. Croix
Fort St. Francois
Fort St. Joseph
Fort St. Louis
Fourier, Charles, 1772-1837
Fox Wars (ca. 1710-1740)
French Creek [origin of place name]
French in Wisconsin
French Island, La Crosse Co.
French Town, Town of, Chippewa Co.
Frenchville, Trempealeau Co.
Frog (logging)
fur farming
fur trade companies
Fusée (Fr.)
Gaar, John 1887 - 1973
Gens de Mer
gorget
Gorrell, James, dates unverified
Grand Portage
Green Bay (body of water)
Green Bay [brief history]
Green Lake County [origin of place name]
Green Lake [origin of place name]
Grignon, Augustin, 1780-1860.
Grignon, Charles Augustin, 1808 - 1862
Grignon, Pierre Sr. 1740 - 1795
Groseilliers, Medard Chouart, Sieur Des 1618 - 168
habitant (Fr.)
Hennepin, Louis, 1640-1705?
Heritage Hill State Park (Historic Marker Erected
Houdini, Harry 1874 - 1926
Hudson Bay Company
Hundred Associates, Company of.
Illinois, Lake
immigration (19th-Century)
intendant (Fr.)
Jews in Wisconsin
Jolliet, Louis 1645 - 1700
Juneau County [origin of place name]
Katakittekon Lake.
Kellogg, Louise Phelps 1862 - 1942
Kiskaouets
Koeppen, George 1833 - 1897
La Crosse County [origin of place name]
La Crosse [brief history]
La Crosse [origin of place name]
La Follette, Robert Marion Sr. 1855 - 1925
La Pointe [origin of place name]
La Prairie [origin of place name]
La Ronde, Louis Denis De 1675 - 1741
Lac de Boeuf
Lac du Flambeau (Historic Marker Erected 1956)
Lac Vieux Desert (Historic Marker Erected 1960)
Lac Vieux Desert, Vilas Co.
Lafayette, Town of, Chippewa Co.
Lake of the Illinois
Lake Superior [origin of place name]
Lamartine [origin of place name]
Langlade [origin of place name]
Langlade, Charles Michel 1729 - 1801
LaSalle, Robert Rene Cavelier, sieur de, 1643 - 16
Le Marchand de Lignery, Constant c.1663 - 1731
Le Sueur, Pierre 1657 - 1705
league
log construction (architecture)
long lots
Louvigny, Louis de la Porte de,
Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851
Madeline Island (Historic Marker Erected 1956)
Madeline Island (Historic Marker Erected 1961)
Manitowoc County [origin of place name]
Manitowoc [brief history]
Marcellon [origin of place name]
Marin, Paul, 1692-1753
Marinette County [origin of place name]
Marinette [origin of place name]
Marinette, Queen [Marinette Chevalier Jacobs] 1793
Marquette (Historic Marker Erected 1957)
Marquette County [origin of place name]
Marquette, Jacques 1637 - 1675
Martell Township [origin of place name]
Mau-quo-pin-e-no
Mccoy, Robert Bruce 1867 - 1926
Menasha [brief history]
Menominee Indians
Menomonie [brief history]
Mequon [brief history]
Meskwaki Indians
Michilimakinak
Milwaukee [brief history]
mining in northern Wisconsin
mining in southwestern Wisconsin
Mission of St. Francois Xavier (Historic Marker Er
Missisakis
Mitchell, William, 1879 - 1936
Morand, first name unverified
Morris [origin of place name]
Méchéygan, Lake
Nadoneceronon
Nadouaissioux
Nansouaketons
Nicolet, Jean 1598 - 1642
Nohr, Harry 1897 - 1976
Noque, Bay of
Noquet Islands
Noquets
Normal school
North Sea
oats, wild
Ojatinons
Onontio
oriniack (Fr.)
Otchagra
Otter People
Oubache
Ouinibegouc
Ouinibegoutz
Ouinipegouek
Ouisconsin
Outagamie County [origin of place name]
Paine, Edward Lathrop 1801 - 1893
Paquette, Pierre 1799? - 1836
pelleterie (Fr.)
Pepin County [origin of place name]
Pepin [origin of place name]
Pere Marque'ite and Sieur Jolliet (Historic Marker
Perrot's Post (Historic Marker Erected 1963)
Perrot, Nicolas 1644 - 1717
Peshtigo [brief history]
Petrified Man Hoax
Piastre (Fr.)
Pierre Esprit Radisson and Medart Grosellieres (Hi
Platte River, Grant Co.
Plum City: Early History (Historic Marker Erected
Pontiac, Ottawa Chief, 1720?-1769
Port Edwards [origin of place name]
Port Hope, Town of, Columbia Co.
Portage [brief history]
Poualak
Prairie Du Chien (Historic Marker erected 1962)
Prairie du Chien [origin of place name]
Prairie du Sac, Sauk Co. [origin of place name]
Puan, Puans, Puants
Racine County [origin of place name]
Racine [brief history]
racquettes (Fr.)
Radisson, Pierre Esprit 1636 - 1710
Radisson-Groseilliers Fort (Historic Marker Erecte
Rapides des Peres - Voyageur Park (Historic Marker
Reaume, Charles 1752 - 1821
Renards
Rigaud de Vaudreuil de Cavagnial, Pierre de, Marqu
Rigaud de Vaudreuil, Philippe de, Marquis de Vaudr
Roche-A-Cri State Park (Historic Marker Erected 19
Rock County [origin of place name]
Rock [origin of place name]
Rolette, [Jean] Joseph 1781 - 1842
Root River, Racine Co. [origin of place name]
Second Empire (architecture)
Shawano County [origin of place name]
Shopiere [origin of place name]
Shopiere, Rock Co.
Site of Fort St. Antoine 1686 (Historic Marker Ere
slavery in Wisconsin
Soaking Mountain
Sonnontoueronnons
Souligny, 18th-c. French trader
Souligny, Menominee leader, 1785-1864
St. Cosme, Fr. Jean François Buisson de, dates unv
St. Croix County [origin of place name]
St. Croix Falls [origin of place name]
St. Esprit, River of
St. Martin, Alexis
Sussex (steamship)
The Bad River (Historic Marker Erected 1957)
The Coulee Region (Historic Marker Erected 1975)
The Solomon Juneau House (Historic Marker Erected
The Upper Mississippi (Historic Marker Erected 198
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1622-1699
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1700-1749
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1750-1783
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1784-1835
Tomah (Historic Marker Erected 1959)
Tomah [origin of place name]
Trempealeau County [origin of place name]
Trempealeau River
Two Rivers [brief history]
Upper French Creek, Trempealeau Co.
Vermilion Sea
Vernon County [origin of place name]
Vieux Caron, Menominee leader, died ca. 1780
Ville-Marie
Voltaire, 1694-1778.
War of 1812
War of 1812 (Historic Marker Erected 1964)
Watertown [brief history]
Wausau [brief history]
Winneconne [origin of place name]
Winneshiek Landing [origin of place name]
Wisconsin Dells (Historic Marker Erected 1961)
Yellow River (Historic Marker Erected 1968)
Zouaves (Civil War)

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