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Winnoshiek (Decorah) DeLaRonde (1817 - 1888)

Winnoshiek "Elizabeth, Winnosheek" DeLaRonde formerly Decorah aka Dekaury, DeKawry
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Wife of — married 1834 [location unknown]
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Died at about age 71 in Columbia, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
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Winnoshiek was Ho-Chunk.

John married Elizabeth Winnoshiek Dekaury, daughter of a prince of the tribe of Winnebago.

"'Indian History of Winneshiek County Iowa: Genealogy and History of the Decorah Family', by Dennis; 2011: 'Anaugah, or the Raisin Decorah, named by La Ronde, Chou-me-ne-ka-ka.'" [1]

" 'GENEALOGY of the family DENYS... John (Jean) T DE LA RONDE, b. 25/2/1802 Bordeaux, France, d. 28/3/1879 Caledonia, Wisconsin, Doctor, Interpreter, Trader, he himself stated he had two uncles La Colle & Philip Louis, (these would apparently from the dates we have be Great Uncles), he worked for the Hudson Bay Company, dealt with the Winnebago Indians and travelled throughout Wisconsin, described elsewhere as a pioneer of Fort Winnebago (now called Portage) he apparently met Jean Baptiste DuBay at this Fort in 1838 and 1839, recorded as first settler having a trading post at Mauston, Juneau Co. in 1837, m. 1st a Decaury Indian (name unknown) and 2nd c1834 Winnosheek (Elizabeth) DE KORA alias DEKAURY b. c1817 d. 27/2/1888 aged 71, bur. Columbia County, Wis. dtr of Anaugau alias Choumenekaka-Raisin (Raisin was himself the son of Choukeka (known as Spoon Decorah, Chau-ka-ka alias Chou-ga-rah [2] head chief of Doty Island, Winnebago and his wife Flight of Geese (herself dtr of Nawkaw also known as Carrymaunee or Walking Turtle); and Grandson of Sabrevoir DE CARRIE D. 1760 m 1728 Hopokoekau (Glory of the Morning or Wa-ho-po-e-kau) [3]. Of his marriages issue of the following...'"[4]

"'Annual Report and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin for the Year , Volume 3; Wisconsin; 1904, p. 286: 'Grignon's Recollections... When I spent my first winter at Wisconsin Portage, in 1801—02, the De Kau-rys were among the most influential of the Winnebagoes. Chou-ga-rah, or The Ladle, the son of a French trader named De Kau-ry, and the sister of the head chief of the nation, was then. the head chief. He was at this time an old man, and died at the Portage about 1808, and, by his request, was placed in a sitting posture in a coffin, and the coffin placed on the surface of the ground, with a small cabin erected over it, and that surrounded with a fence. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Ko-no-kah De Kau-ry, or The Eldest De Kawry, who lived to a great age. He had four brothers, and five sisters—his brothers’ names were Au-gah De Kau—ry, called by the whites T he Black De Kau/ry; Anau-gah De Kau-ry, or T he Raisin; Nah-ha-sauch-e-ka De Kau-ry, usually called Rascal De Kau-ry, who did every thing he could to render himself mean and hateful, and was yet destitute of courage; the name of his younger brother I have forgotten. Three of the sisters married Indian husbands, one of them married first a trader named De Reviere, and afterwards Perrish Grignon, and the other a trader named Jean Lecuyer.

There was another De Kau-ry family, cousins of those just named, one of whom was One-Eyed De Kau-ry, and another was Wau-kon De Kau-ry; their elder brother, Mau-wah-re-gah, killed his own father in a drunken broil, and ever after the Indians were afraid of and despised him, saying that he was possessed of a bad spirit—'Who,' said they, 'would not fear such a man? He is like a dog; he has killed his own father.'

'Car-ry-mau-nee, the chief who served in the last war, was a son of a chief of the same name, who was a very worthy man. The younger Car-ry-mau-nee was'also a chief of good character, and migrated, with his people, beyond the Mississippi. Winno-sheek, the elder, was a good chief. He once told me that he never got angry but on a single occasion; that he and his people had gone to Prairie du Chien, when his Indians indulging too freely in liquor, he left them to their orgies. At length a messenger came and told him that his brother had been killed by one of the Indians; at first, he said, he was not angry, but coolly loaded a pistol, put it under his blanket, and repaired to the place. He was shown his brother’s corpse; when he ascertained the murderer, he had him placed beside his victim, and though some efforts were made by the doomed man’s friends to redeem him, the preliminary lighted pipe was rejected by Win-no-sheek, whose anger was fast rising, and he pulled out the pistol and shot the culprit dead. Such was Indian justice. Yet Win-no-sheek was greatly beloved by his people, and revered by his children—one of whom, the younger Win-nmsheek, the present head chief of the Winnebagoes, was, in his younger days, a very worthy man—of late years, I have known but little of him.

Pe-sheu, or The Wild Cat, lived at Pesheu village, on Garlic Island, in Lake \Vinnebago. Some of his war services have been mentioned. His hasty temper often got him into difficulties; he was found dead, in a sitting posture, under a tree, at what is now Oshkosh, not very long after the Black Hawk war. Sar-cel, or The Teal, resided at the Winnebago village at Green Lake, in Marquette county; in his younger days his reputation was not good, but he afterwards became a very good Indian. I have already adverted to his war services. I think he died at Green Lake, before the emigration of his people west of the Mississippi. Another active chief was Sau-sa-mau~nce, and his elder brother Ne-o-kau-tah, or The Four Logs, who lived at Four Legs’ village, on Doty’s Island, at the mouth of Winnebago Lake; both served under the British in the war of 1812—15. Four Legs was a very worthy Indian, but Sau-sa-mau-nee was less respected; when in liquor, he was troublesome and given to pilfering. They both died before the migration of their people over the Mississippi.'" [5]

"'HISTOIRE GÉNÉALOGIQUE DE LA FAMILLE DENYS', by Yves Drolet; Montreal, Canada; 2016, pp 16: 'John a épousé Elizabeth Winnosheek Dekaury, fille d’un chef de la tribu des Winnebago. Signe d’une période de transition, sa fille Marie Christine a épousé Antoine Grignon, traiteur de fourrures et pionnier du Wisconsin proche des Sioux, tandis que son fils John Jerome a épousé Bertha Puppe, fille d’un immigrant allemand. John Jerome de La Ronde (1849-1922) était cultivateur et bûcheron. Il a eu dix garçons, dont six se sont mariés et ont laissé une abondante descendance au Wisconsin et dans les États voisins. Son fils Nelson, soldat dans l’armée américaine, a été tué au combat en France en 1918, tandis qu’un autre, Louis, est mort en 1922 des suites d’une blessure de guerre. Un de ses petits-fils, l’architecte Gordon George de La Ronde (1916-2004), a été major dans l’armée américaine pendant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale. Il tombe à propos que la description de la descendance protéiforme de Louis Denys de La Ronde s’achève au Wisconsin, là même où Louis avait posé pour la première fois les pénates des Denys dans l’intérieur du continent nord-américain en prenant le commandement du poste de Chagouamigon. Il reste maintenant à retracer le chemin parcouru par l’autre grande branche de la famille Denys issue de l’oncle de Louis, Paul de Saint-Simon...

Jean Thibaudière (John T.) de LA RONDE n v 1802 QC, d 28-03-1879 Caledonia WI m Elizabeth Winnosheek DEKAURY, v 1834 WI n v 1817 WI, d 27-02-1888 Caledonia WI (Anaugau & N. Amérindienne)

i. Marie Christine, n 25-12-1835 Portage WI, d 08-12-1909 Trempealeau WI m Antoine GRIGNON, 04-02-1851 Long Prairie MN n 09-01-1828 Prairie du Chien WI, d 24-07-1913 Trempealeau WI (Amable & Archange LABATHE)
71 ii. John Jerome
iii. Margaret, n 1854 WI
iv. Victoria, n 1857 WI, d 1932 Portage WI." [6]


  5. Google Books, page 286
  • Source: S2852711167 Repository: #R2852704208 Title: Public Member Trees Author: Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. [1] Repository: R2852704208[2]


  • WikiTree profile Dekaury-1 created through the import of The Sammons Family Tree.ged on Jun 9, 2011 by Steve Sammons. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Steve and others.

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