"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Paquette, Dennis who for many years has conducted a store and hotel in the village of Boulder, Vilas County, was born at the Mission de Ste. Marie, Quebec, Dec. 7, 1854. On April 14, 1873, in the "paroisse," or parish, of St. Gabriel de Bouchette, Quebec, he was married to Philomena BELEGNA, who was born in that parish Dec. 15, 1855. Leaving Quebec they came to Turtle Lake, Barron County, Wis., later resided in Tomahawk and Harrison, and moved from the latter place in 1893 to their present home in the town of Arbor Vitae. After starting a business near Arbor Vitae, they branched out to the village of Boulder, with a store and hotel, which they are still conducting. They have been the parents of 15 children, seven of whom are now living: Marie of St. Paul; Margaret at Racine; Evelyn and Mildred at Arbor Vitae; William and Jack at Boulder; and Charles. Statuday, April 14, 1923, was the anniversary of the fiftieth year of wedded life for Mr. and Mrs. PAQUETTE, and their children, together with other relatives, had planned a fitting home-coming and celebration on that day. For a month or six weeks previously Mr. PAQUETTE had been in the Rhinelander Hospital, where he had a toe amputated, and as he was not able to leave at the expected time, the celebration was postponed. He was not yet through with his physical troubles, however, for he was taken from Rhinelander to Chicago and had a leg amputated, after which he returned home, where he now is.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 689; History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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