René Godefroy, sieur de Linctot
René Godefroy, Sieur de Linctot de Tonnancour was an early Canadien settler. He was from an early, prominent, French Canadian family.
In 1718, a post was founded at Chequamegon by Paul le Gardeur, sieur de St. Pierre, with Godefroy de Linctot second in command. A settlement of Canadien traders was this year reported as existing at La Baye, in Wisconsin. In 1731, at the end of the Fox Indian Wars, the Canadiens, under the command of Godefroy, returned to Trempealeau and established another trading post. In 1732, the post of La Baye was rebuilt under command of Nicolas Antoine Coulon de Villiers. Godefroy, with a company of fur traders, rebuilt the Lake Pepin post.
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