Marinette in Marinette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1793 - 1865
Indian chief's daughter after whom Marinette City and county were named. Southerly about 60 feet stood her home and trading post from 1846 to 1895.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
Location. 45° 6.259′ N, 87° 38.098′ W. Marker is in Marinette, Wisconsin, in Marinette County. Marker is on Riverside Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marinette WI 54143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac Stephenson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Evancheck Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Menominee River (approx. 0.3 miles away); 10,000 Board Feet of Logs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bay de Nocquet Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away in Michigan); Milwaukee Road Depot (approx. half a mile away); Menominee Area (approx. 0.8 miles away in Michigan); Menominee County Courthouse Bell (approx. one mile away in Michigan). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marinette.
Regarding Queen Marinette.
fur trader, born in Post Lake, Wis. She was the daughter of a Menominee Indian mother and Bartholemy Chevalier, a French trapper. Her first husband, Jean B. Jacobs, a fur trader and school teacher, deserted her about 1823, and she became the common-law wife of William Farnsworth with whom she lived until he abandoned her about 1833. Farnsworth's successful opposition to John Jacob Astor's American Fur Co. was largely due to Marinette's Menominee kinship and to her skill as a trader. After Farnsworth left her, she carried on the fur trade with her children until about 1854, often advising the Menominee on dealings with white settlers, lumber companies, and the U.S. government. She was well-known for her charity work with impoverished and sick residents of the area, and the city and county of Marinette adopted her name in tribute. She was not a queen, and her name "Marie-nette" (Little Marie) was probably used to distinguish her from other girls named Marie. Some authors have also speculated that it was a contraction of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, who died the same year Marinette was born.
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