Solomon JUNEAU

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American politician, Adventurer

CanadianBorn Solomon Laurent JUNEAU

Canadian fur trader, land speculator and politician who helped found the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Born on August 09, 1793 in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada , Canada

Died on November 13, 1856 in Keshena, Wisconsin, USA

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He was born in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada to François and (Marie-)Thérèse Galarneau Juneau.

After landing in Mackinac in 1816, Juneau worked as a clerk in the fur trade before becoming an agent for the American Fur Company in Milwaukee. Juneau settled an area east of the Milwaukee River called Juneautown (present day East Town) in 1818, which later joined with George H. Walker's Walker's Point and Byron Kilbourn's Kilbourntown (present day Westown) to incorporate the City of Milwaukee. In 1831, Juneau began learning English and set in motion the naturalization and citizenship process. By 1835, he was selling plots of land in Juneautown. He built Milwaukee's first store, first inn, and was recognized for his leadership among newcomers to Milwaukee. In 1837 he started the Milwaukee Sentinel, which would become the oldest continuously operating business in Wisconsin. He was the first mayor of Milwaukee from 1846 until 1847 and its first Postmaster.


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