Theodore Lupien

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Theodore Lupien

Birthplace: Louisville, Maskinongé, QC, Canada
Death: circa 1818 (32-41)
Prairie du Chien, WI, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Antoine Lupien dit Laframboise and Marie-Madeleine Brûlé
Husband of Theresa Josephine Lupien and Angelique Lupien
Father of Theodore Lupient and Felicite Lupien
Brother of Rene Lupien dit Laframboise; Joseph LUPIEN; Jean-Baptiste Lupien; Adélaïde Lupien; Madeleine Lupien and 3 others

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About Theodore Lupien

The first Lupien to live in Wisconsin was Theodore Lupien dit Bore. He was born March 17, 1781 in Louiseville, Maskinonge, Quebec and was the son of Antoine Lupien and Marie Madeleine Brule.His parents had a family of 16 children, 9 of whom lived to adulthood, married, and had children. Theodore was their 8th child and the great-grandson of Nicolas Baron dit Lupien. Sometime in the very early 1800s, Theodore immigrated to Prairie du Chien in what was then a part of the Indiana (later Michigan) Territory. Theodore likely followed the route of early French fur traders traveling from Quebec through the Great Lakes area, and what is today Wisconsin, to reach Prairie du Chien, the Mississippi River, and beyond.

It is not known what different occupations Theodore pursued in Prairie du Chien. However, there are records of him being one of the construction workers building the first Fort Crawford there. Theodore first married Angelique Ghiar/Giar circa 1811 and they had one child, Felicite, b. 1812. Angelique was the daughter of Basil Ghiar and his Indian wife, "Ma Koch I Koue" or "Catherine." Little is known about this first wife and child and their demise. There was a Felicite Lupient listed as a witness in the 1878 marriage record of one of Theodore’s grandsons, Moses Lupient. It was possible that this was the same Felicite, which would have made her 66 years old at this time.

Theodore married a second time to Theresa Josephine Crely on May 16, 1817 in Prairie du Chien. Therese Josephine Crely was born Dec 4, 1798 in St Louis, Missouri and was the daughter of Joseph Crely/Crelie (b. Sept 7, 1773 in Kaskaskia, Illinois) and Francoise Pelletier dit Antaya (possibly born on Feb 2, 1781 in Kaskaskia). Theodore Lupien died within a year of this marriage and their only child, Theodore Lupient, was born in 1818, the same year as his father’s death.

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Theodore Lupien's Timeline

March 17, 1781
Maskinongé, QC, Canada
Age 36
Prairie du Chien, WI, United States