My daughter is doing a Biography of a famous person for her 3rd grade class. She chose Jean Nicolet because he is her 11th great grandgather. The information I see on the internet is conflicting, different dates illegitimate or not etc. Does anyone have any corrections to the timeline we put together?
1598 born to Thomas Nicolet and Marguerite Delamer
1618 to Quebec was assigned that winter to live with the Algonquins on Allumette Island in the Ottowa river
1620 Returned to Quebec and made his report on the Algonquins then was sent to contact the Nippisings
1620 1st european to cross lake Michigan, fox river to an Indian village west of lake Winnebago, made a treaty, of peace with the tribes
1628 Illegitimate? Daughter born mother: Jeanne Nipissing (une sauvagesse de Nipissing, meaning "a Nipissing Indian woman") Madeline or more specifically Euphrosine Madeleine Nicolet
1629 July 19, Quebec fell to England, he fled with his daughter to the safety of the Huron country. He worked from there against English interests until the French were restored to power.
1633 July Returned toTrois-Riveres in Quebec
1634 Sent West Wi area 1st european to cross lake Michigan ascended Green bay and Fox river to an Indian village west of lake Winnebago, and made a treaty, of peace with the tribes.
1635 Autumn Returned to his clerking position in Quebec
1637 October Married Marguerite (daughter of Guillaume Couillard and Guillemette Herbert) with whom he had a daughter and a son
1637 may 23 he and Oliver Letardif jointly received a grant of 160 acres in the outskirts of Trois-Rivieres
1640 Child Ignace son
1642 Oct 27 he was drowned while hastening to Three Rivers to prevent the death of a captive, belonging to a tribe in alliance with the Iroquois, whom the Algonquins were torturing.
1642 Child Marguerite daughter
1642 October, 1642, he was named commis général of the Company of One Hundred Associates during the absence of Le Tardif.
1643 Quote from Father Vimont
1910 Nicolet's landing at Red Banks is commemorated by a 1910 mural at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
1950 a statue of him was erected and is now located at Wequiock Falls County Park along Wisconsin Highway 57, about 10 miles northeast of Green Bay and a mile from where it is believed he landed.
1955 Nicolet High School in suburban Milwaukee is named after him. Also he (nicollet) had help by a few friends from France.