Preservation of the history of early Oregon and the French Prairie region of the Willamette Valley

Author, Connie Lenzen

Connie is certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and is a past president of that organization. She has served as a National Genealogical Society Director (NGS). She authored the NGS Research in the States guide, "Research in Oregon," and has written articles for the award-winning NGS Quarterly. She is a Fellow of the NGS. She has been an instructor in Boston University's online Genealogical Certificate Program.

Connie has served on local and state genealogical societies' boards and provided volunteer service for many other societies. In December 2023, she retired from client work and now enjoys writing biographies of the early St Paul Mission settlers.

French Prairie Pioneer Biographies by Connie Lenzen

• Pierre Belleque, one of French Prairie Big Four
• Etienne Lucier, a Man of Firsts
• The Gagnons, of French Prairie
• Hugh Cosgrove
• Francois Xavier, Seguin dit Laderoute
• Francois Rivet, member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition & French-Prairie settler
• Joseph Delard, joined the Northwest Fur Company in 1817
• Louis LaBonte, One of French Prairie’s “Big Four”
• Amable Petit, St Paul Verger, and Suzanne Tawaka, Iroquois Indian, and their family
• Amable Arquette, St Paul mason and farmer
• TheJ. F. J.Brentano Family
• The Jones Family, Pioneers of 1852y
• The Augustine Raymond and Jacques Servant families
• Marie (Iowa) Dorion Venier Toupin