Wisconsin Colonial Records

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In 1672, the first European settlement, a mission, was established by Jesuit missionaries in De Pere. France ceded the area to Great Britain in 1763, and in 1787 it became part of the Northwest Territory.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 625. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998