I was born and raised in the Chippewa Valley. My ancestors had the first trading post in the area and my grandparents even had a hand in founding both Cadott and Jim Falls. I started making sauces years ago, mostly for friends and family. As more and more people tried and loved the sauce, I decided to make a proper business of it so everyone could try it!
Robert Fox severed in the United Sates Marine Corps in the the 1980’s . During his enlistment Robert was stationed in South Carolina and California. South Carolina duty was a base with high security clearance and guarding national defense. During Roberts time in California with the 3rd Marines, 1st Marine division 1 st Marines, the Thundering Third of Camp Horno. Robert s duty was a Forward Observer, spending time many countries like Japan, Philippe’s, and Taiwan.
Continue education has helped Robert gained different goals in hes career, a Supervisor / Management Degree from A.A.S from Chippewa Valley Technical College, Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Degree Bachelor of Science from University of Wis Stout, Training and Development degree in M/S. from University of Wisconsin Stout.
James and Charlotte (Cadotte) Ermatinger family. James founded Jim Falls, Wisconsin, arriving by canoe from La Pointe, Wisconsin where he was involved in fur trading. He settled in Jim Falls and initially managed a trading post there for the American Fur Company 1840 build trading post (Grandparents)
The Cadottes were known in the Cadott village area as early as 1787.
Charlotte Cadotte) Ermatinger father was Micheal Cadotte of La Pointe, or Madeline Island
James Fox came from Bohemia, late 1800’s homestead 2 40 acres plots near Jim Falls, build a farm that is still in the family today. (Grandparents)
Madeline Island is named after Madeleine Cadotte, Ikwesewe, a daughter of the Ojibwe chief White Crane and his wife. Madeleine married fur trader Michel Cadotte and they were prominent leaders on the island in the 19th century. The island was inhabited by Native Americans, fur traders, and missionaries for over 400 years, and has flown the flags of three nations: France, Great Britain and the United States.
Michel Cadotte (July 22, 1764 – July 8, 1837) (also spelled Michael, Cadott, Cadeau, and other variations) or (Ojibwe: Kechemeshane (or Gichi-miishen in the contemporary spelling) “Great Michel”) was a Métis fur trader of Ojibwe and French-Canadian descent who dominated business in the area of the south shore of Lake Superior.
He gained a strategic alliance through marriage to Ikwesewe, the daughter of the head of the White Crane clan; men from this clan were the hereditary chiefs of the Lake Superior Ojibwe. Cadotte’s trading post at La Pointe on Madeline Island was a critical center for the trade between the Lake Superior band and the British and United States trading companies. Cadott, Wisconsin in Chippewa County, Wisconsin was named for him.