Zalewski Family Genealogy

Jean-Baptiste LAURENT[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1825 - 1886


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  • Name  Jean-Baptiste LAURENT 
    Born  18 Jan 1825  Biez, Chaumont-Gistoux, Walloon Brabant, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1860  Grand Chute, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died  31 Jul 1886  Phlox, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried  Norwood Township, Langlade Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Jean Baptiste Laurent was a pioneer in Red District (early name of Phlox area), Langlade County, WI in 1878.
    Person ID  I310  Brian & Darcy Zalewski | Brian's Direct Line
    Last Modified  6 Oct 2010 

    Father  Constant Joseph LAURENT,   b. 14 Oct 1777, Grez-Doiceau, Walloon Brabant, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1841, Biez, Chaumont-Gistoux, Walloon Brabant, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Marie Josephe BERO,   d. 17 Nov 1853, Biez, Chaumont-Gistoux, Walloon Brabant, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 May 1809  Pietrebais, Walloon Brabant, Wallonia, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F266  Group Sheet

    Family  Olivine Marie ST. LOUIS,   b. Sep 1834, Yamachiche, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1920, Phlox, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Sep 1857  Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Notes 
    • Story of a Laurent

      As written by Marge Thielke



      A priest, brother of Philomene Laurent, my great-great grandmother, was Father Frank Laurent. He volunteered to help out in a leprosy epidemic and lived in a leper colony for the rest of his life. He died in the late 1880s or early 1890s.

      This family has much history. Alex Grignon (Gree-no), who was my great-great grandma DeBroux's great uncle, a full-blooded Stockbridge Indian. Alex was the last Postmaster to run a Post Office at Cowdelain (Indian for "fast rapids") when Wisconsin was still a territory. He was the first Post Master there when Wisconsin became a state. Cowdelain was later called Kaukauna. Alex also tended Combined Locks from his house near the shore, which is now a museum. It is now the Grignon Museum.

      Also shown in the museum is the history of Father St. Louis, brother of my great-great grandmother, Olivine St. Louis, the secretary to the first bishop of Milwaukee. He became a missionary in Colorado Springs, Colorado. There he earned money to build his church by building homes for other people. His church still stands today. He died in Colorado Springs in the late 1880s or early 1890s.

      The DeBroux families and the Laurent families all sent soldiers for the Civil War serving in the Black Hat Brigade from Wisconsin. All returned home safe and sound.
    Children 
     1. Francis LAURENT,   b. 20 Jun 1858, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1892, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ephraim LAURENT,   b. Abt 1859, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Alexander LAURENT,   b. Abt 1860, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary LAURENT,   b. Abt 1861, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Isabelle LAURENT,   b. 8 Oct 1863, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1907, Phlox, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Mary Philomene LAURENT,   b. 18 Dec 1865, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1956, Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Thomas LAURENT,   b. 5 May 1869, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Waukegan, Lake, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Josephine LAURENT,   b. 5 May 1869, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1960, Phlox, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Amelia Mary LAURENT,   b. 17 May 1879, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1969, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F91  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jan 1825 - Biez, Chaumont-Gistoux, Walloon Brabant, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Sep 1857 - Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Grand Chute, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Jul 1886 - Phlox, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Norwood Township, Langlade Co., Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S200] 1880 US Census, Milltown, Shawano Co., Wisconsin; 155; p.377A; h.97 f.97; John B. Lawrence; 6 October 2010.

    2. [S186] Netradyle, 1 April 2010; Jean Baptiste LAURENT birth record (http://www.netradyle.be/actes/acte_naiss.php?xid=797007&xct=6399).

    3. [S183] 1870 US Census, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin; p.556A; h.239 f.250; John B. Loranz; 6 October 2010.

    4. [S192] 1860 US Census, Grand Chute, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin; p.76; h.543 f.546; John Lawrence; 6 October 2010.

    5. [S192] 1860 US Census, Grand Chute, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin.

    6. [S341] Headstone, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Phlox, Wisconsin.


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