Girlhood and motherhood on the Wisconsin frontier, 1824-1860.

A Few Thoughts of the Long Ago


In this remarkable memoir written when she was 86, Madame de Neveu (1818-1906) recalls her childhood in Green Bay during the 1820s and 1830s, and her home life after marrying Gustav de Neveu in 1838 and settling outside Fond du Lac. She vividly describes daily household life, childhood activities, wild animals kept as pets, many interactions with Native American neighbors, the panic caused by the 1862 Sioux Uprising, and other aspects of homesteading on the Wisconsin frontier.


Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
Early U.S. Settlement
The Creation of Wisconsin Territory
The Civil War Home Front
Creator: de Neveu, Harriet Dousman, 1818-1906
Pub Data: Wisconsin Commonwealth, Fond du Lac, Wis., June 12, 1905.
Citation: de Neveu, Harriet Dousman. "A Few Thoughts of the Long Ago." Wisconsin Commonwealth Fond du Lac, Wis.), June 12, 1905; Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1629; Visited on: 10/25/2014
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