1793 – Milwaukee Pioneer Solomon Juneau Born

On this date was born in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada. Known as the , Juneau was a with John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Company. He built the first log house in Milwaukee in 1822 and followed with the in 1824. In October 1833 he formed a to develop a village on the east side of the Milwaukee River. Juneau was elected commissioner of roads and director of the poor in September 1835. He was also appointed postmaster, a position he held until 1843. In 1837 he began publishing the . He was elected first mayor of Milwaukee in 1846. Juneau died on November 14, 1856. [Source: , p.198]