Zalewski Family Genealogy

Josephine Laurent[1, 2]

Female 1869 - 1960  (91 years)


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  • Name Josephine Laurent 
    Born 5 May 1869  Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 May 1960  Phlox, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Phlox, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I740  Zalewski Family
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 

    Father Jean Baptiste Laurent,   b. 18 Jan 1825, Biez, Chaumont-Gistoux, Walloon Brabant, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1886, Phlox, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother 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  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1857  Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    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.
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louis King 
    Married 16 Jan 1889  Phlox, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F276  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S200] 1880 US Census, Milltown, Shawano Co., Wisconsin; 155; p.377A; h.97 f.97; Josephine Lawrence; 6 October 2010.

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

    3. [S200] 1880 US Census, Milltown, Shawano Co., Wisconsin; 155; p.377A; h.97 f.97; John B. Lawrence; 6 October 2010.

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

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