Term: Grignon, Charles Augustin, 1808 - 1862
fur trader; b. Kaukauna, was educated in Kaukauna and New York. He engaged in many of his family's enterprises in Kaukauna and Green Bay and in 1832 participated in the Black Hawk War. In the 1830's he operated a trading post in Kaukauna. He acted frequently as government interpreter, and served as treasurer of Outagamie County for several years. In 1837 he built the Grignon mansion in Kaukauna (now restored as a park) and lived there most of the remainder of his life. Colls. State Hist. Soc. Wis., 3 (1857), 20 (1911), (see also index vol. 21); Proc. State Hist. Soc. Wis., 1913 (1914); L. P. Kellogg, French Regime in Wis. . . . (Madison, 1925); L. P. Kellogg, British Regime in Wis. . . . (Madison, 1935); Commem. Biog. Record of the Fox River Valley (Chicago, 1895); H. B. Tanner, Hist. of Streets of Kaukauna (Kaukauna ); WPA MS.
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[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]