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  • ID: I3121
  • Name: Peter GAGNER Gagne
  • Surname: Gagner
  • Given Name: Peter
  • Suffix: Gagne
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 Nov 1846 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Death: 3 Dec 1916 in Rice Lake, Barron Co. Wisconsin
  • _UID: 51823CADDBA1954E84D046F7E4FDB61154C9
  • Note: Peter Gagner, fur trader and early settler, was born in Canada, of French ancestry, Nov. 29 , 1846. The family name was originally spelled Gagnie, but American usage has changed the spe lling to Gagner. The subject of this sketch early became a trapper, fur trader and farmer i n his native country. He came to Wisconsin in 1861 and secured employment with Louis Nadeaux , as a fur trader, buying from the Indians in various parts of Wisconsin, and having many int eresting adventures in driving a team through the wilderness, distributing goods and gatherin g pelts. In the meantime he took a homestead of 160 acres in section 22, Rice Lake Township . The tract was covered with heavy timber. Mr. Gagner devoted his spare time to developing th is place. He cut off the timber, grubbed out the stumps, broke up the land, built a log hous e 18 by 26 feet, and a barn, and lived there alone. Later he built a stone house. He gave u p fur trading in 1868 and devoted the remainder of his life to farming until his lamented dea th, Dec. 3, 1916. Mr. Gagner had many interesting stories to tell of his adventures and of th e Indians. He was respected for his good qualities and his death was sincerely regretted. A s incere Roman Catholic, he helped to establish the first church of that faith in his neighborh ood, and also served thirteen years as a member of the school board. Mr. Gagner was married i n 1876 at Rice Lake, to Sialine Lavelier, born in Canada March 13, 1860, who died July 25, 19 20. They were the parents of eight children. Melanie was born Feb. 23, 1878, and died June 13 , 1914. Virginia, born Jan. 4, 1881, married Leon King, of Rice Lake, and has three children , Malena, Delores and Elizabeth. Peter E., born April 14, 1883, was married July 6, 1907, t o Cessire Demers, and has five children: Malena, Olive, Henry, Ida and Lorine. William was bo rn May 1, 1885. John, born Aug. 25, 1888, was married April 26, 1910, to Lida Demars, and i s on the home place. Delore, born Sept. 27, 1890, was married Nov. 24, 1920, at Stanfold Town ship, this county, to Aveline Demars. Delphine, born June 18, 1892, married Delore Demars, an d has four children, Leo, John, Victor and Morris. Alex H., born July 14, 1894, was married a t Rodeo, Cal., Feb. 9, 1917.
  • Change Date: 1 Aug 2008 at 16:14:53



    Father: Jean Baptiste GAGNE
    Mother: Francoise LOISELLE

    Marriage 1 Celindre LAVALLIERE b: 13 Mar 1860 in Missoui
    • Married: 29 Apr 1876
    Children
    1. Has Children Melanie GAGNER b: 23 Feb 1878 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin
    2. Has Children Virginia GAGNER b: 4 Jan 1881 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin
    3. Has Children Peter Jr GAGNER b: 14 Apr 1883 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin
    4. Has No Children William GAGNER b: 1 May 1885 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin
    5. Has No Children John GAGNER b: 25 Aug 1888 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin
    6. Has Children Delore GAGNER b: 27 Sep 1890 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin
    7. Has Children Delphine GAGNER b: 18 Jun 1892 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin
    8. Has Children Alexander H. GAGNER b: 14 Jul 1894
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