Jacques Vieau, in 1795
built his cabin, the first house in Milwaukee
Here also was the crossing of the
Green Bay–Chicago Trail
This tablet was erected under the auspices
of the Old Settlers Club of Milwaukee County
NOTE TO ACCESS THE MARKER: Park on West Pierce Street near Jeremy House Packers Stadium. Follow the path to the stadium entrance. Do not enter the stadium. Instead, walk to the left and follow the path behind the black chain-link fence that surrounds the stadium. When you've reached the north end of the stadium, you will see the marker (see photos below).
The family name was originally De Veau; but as that meant calf or veal, other children would annoy my anscestors in their youth, by bleating in their presence; so the name was changed to Vieau in self-defense.