Said to be 16 years old in 1839, making her date of birth 1823. (Waggoner, 44b)
In 1832, the Manaigres were living at Fort Winnebago, and Jane was being schooled briefly by Juliette Kinzie, wife of the Indian sub-agent, and famous author of Wau Bun. However, this experiment in schooling the local kids fell through, and she and her sister Jane were sent back to Green Bay for their education. (Kinzie, 274-275)
Her early life was spent on the frontier, first in Green Bay, then for a time at Ft. Winnebago at the Portage in Wisconsin. It appears that she spoke only French, but an attempt was made by Mrs. Juliette Kinzie to set up an informal school at the fort which she attended, as it says in her book:
As to her experiences in Mr. Cadle's school or how long she continued on there, it's clear from Rueben Gold Thwaites' observations, that it may not have been pleasant:
In 1839, when depositions were taken with respect to the settlement of the 1837 treaty with the Winnebago, the Manaigre family was living in Green Bay again. (Waggoner, 44-45) By 1839, Josette had married John Baptiste Benway. (Waggoner, 45a) In 1850, she and her family were living at Ft. Winnebago, in Columbia County, Wisconsin. (1850 Census)
I am unable to add children to this union so I am documenting here that Josette and John Baptiste Benway Landroche had four children:
Marie Louise Londrosh (1839 - 1920) Louis Alvin Londrosh (1839 - 1880) Margaret Landrosh (1848 - 1893) Alexander Bernard Londrosh (Londroche) (1850 - 1920) (Londrosh FT)
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