Term: Langlade [origin of place name]
Definition: Langlade was named for Charles Langlade, formerly considered the first settler of the State. It is now known, however, that he did not permanently move to Green Bay from Mackinac until 1764, and had been preceeded by several others -- Wis. Hist. Colls., xviii, p. 132.
Langlade (1729-1800) was born in Mackinac, and served as an officer in the French and Indian Revoulutionary wars. He became the most prominent citizen of the small French settlement at Green Bay, where he had an estensive fur-trading establishment.
[Source: Card file at the WHS Library reference desk]