Contributed By: Sandra H. Coggeshall


EMILY CATHERINE LUPIENT was born Dec 6, 1851 in Portage, Wisconsin and died Feb 5, 1945 in Necedah, Wisconsin. She married Joshua Wallace "Dick" Porter on Dec 9, 1871 in New Lisbon, Juneau County, Wisconsin. Joshua was born Sept 19, 1841 in Gerard, Pennsylvania, the son of William Porter and Isabelle Shields. The couple had 9 children, 8 living to adulthood. Their names were: Dion, Edna, Guy, Merritt, Mary Isabelle, Joshua, Letitia, Chester, and Frank. Joshua worked as both a River Pilot during Wisconsin’s "lumbering days" and as a farmer near Necedah, Wisconsin. The family lived in Juneau County most of their married lives and have descendants living in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

Left to Right:  Joshua, Dion, Guy, Marritt, Chester, & Frank Porter (c. 1910 )

MOSES LUPIENT was born Apr 1, 1853 in Portage, Wisconsin and died Mar 1, 1927 in Mansfield, South Dakota. He married Flora Philomena Boardman on Mar 1, 1878 in Dorchester, Wisconsin. Flora was born Aug 14, 1860 in Fond Du Lac, the daughter of Theodore Boardman and Flora Philomena Mueller. The couple moved to South Dakota 3 years after their marriage where they homesteaded land. The couple had 2 sons and 1 daughter. Their names were: Frederick, Gertrude, and Isadore. Some of Moses and Flora’s descendants now live in Minnesota and Washington. The gentleman who owns the many Lupient Car Dealerships in the Minneapolis area is one of Moses’ descendants.



  1. Michael Cushing (Cousin) for information on the Cushing Family.
  2. James Hansen (Reference Librarian at Wisconsin State Historical Society in Madison) for translating early Prairie du Chien French Catholic church records and other information
  3. Bernice Welch (Cousin) for obtaining family data from Marshfield Newspapers, church records, and for other information on Clara Benter’s family
  4. Many cousins who have given me both information on their individual families and pictures of early ancestors
  5. My sisters for information regarding their families and recollections of our mother’s family life in Clark County, Wisconsin
  6. Early Wisconsin Historical Records:
    1. Wisconsin Magazine of History: Volume 13
    2. Wisconsin Historical Collections Volume 12
    3. History of Crawford County
  7. "Dictionnaire Genealogique Familles du Quebec" by Rene Jette.
  8. "Prairie du Chien" by Peter Scanlon
  9. Old Frenchtown Cemetery Record (located in Praire du Chien)
  10. Several different history articles on the settling of "New France."
  11. Provost Family Association in Quebec
  12. "Fichier Origine" – La Federation Quebecoise des Societes de Genealogie
  13. "Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Familles Candienne"
  14. French Archive at Aube, Troyes, France – Nicolas Baron dit Lupien Birth Record
  15. Internet information on the "Homestead Act of 1862"

I would be happy to hear from any Lupient descendant who might have corrections and/or additions to this information. Direct descendants may also be interested in more information I have on the Lupien/Lupient and co-lateral family lines.

Sandra H. Coggeshall

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