BIO_ID: 27
LASTNAME: Dessereau
BORNDATE: 1854-07-30 00:00:00
BIOGRAPHY: WILLIAM H. DESSEREAU, retired, was born on July 30, 1854, at Champlain, P. Q., Canada, the son of Hermaine Lacourcir and Modest Dessereau. He attended the public and parochial schools of Champlain. In 1870 he moved to the United States, settling at Saginaw, Michigan, and for thirteen years studied the lumber business. In 1883 he entered Spencerian Business College, Detroit, Michigan, from which he graduated in 1884. He had studied landscape and portrait painting under W. Christian, of Bay City, Michigan. He followed the woods for three years at Otsego Lake, Michigan, In 1898 be moved to Wisconsin and was engaged in looking after the cutting of the Yawkey-Bissel Lumber Company for twelve consecutive years. On May 24, 1912, he moved to Antigo, the family residing at 1435 Clermont street.

Mr. Dessereau was married to Catherine Cunningham, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cunningham, of Bay City, Michigan, on August 25, 1886, to which union ten children were born.

He is a descendant of Julian Dubuque, the founder of Dubuque, Iowa. His grandmother was Tarcil Dubuque, a daughter of George Dubuque, who was a brother of Julian.

p.349 History of Langlade County Wisconsin Dessureau. Berner Bros. Publishing CO. 1922.