An Indian woman founds the town of Marinette

Princess Marinette


Born in Post Lake in 1793, Marinette Chevallier was the daughter of a French voyageur and a highly respected Ojibwe matriarch. Chevallier grew up in Green Bay but moved to a site along the Menominee River with her first husband, John Baptise Jacobs, to run a trading post. A town soon grew up around her trading post and it was named Marinette in her honor. After her first husband died, Chevallier continued to run the post and later married William Farnsworth. This 1920 article recounts the life of Marinette Chevallier and her descendents.


Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
Immigration and Settlement
The French Fur Trade
The Founding of Major Cities
Creator: Milwaukee Journal
Pub Data: Milwaukee Journal. 8 February 1920
Citation: "Princess Marinette." Milwaukee Journal (8 February 1920). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1483; Visited on: 7/28/2014
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