FAIRWATER AREA RECORDS
Compiled by the Fairwater Historical Society, records include official and public information as well as photographs, maps, advertisements, news clippings, letters and other documents. Published biographies and family records are listed on the Biography and Family page.
Fairwater Cemetery, Village of Fairwater
Brandon Cemetery, Village of Brandon
Reeds Corners Bethel Cemetery [incomplete], Reeds Corners Road, section 3, town of Metomen
Round Prairie Cemetery, Highway 49, section 21, Town of Metomen
Swartz Family Cemetery, Radio Road, section 4, Town of Metomen
Union Prairie Cemetery, County T, section 25, Town of Metomen
Wood Cemetery, County JJ (Liner Road), section 5, Town of Alto
Census Records, Town of Metomen
1868 Registered Voters, reprinted in 1927 by the Brandon Times from a list originally published in the October 17, 1868, Times
Reading the 1870 Census: The decade of the 1860's was a watershed period in the composition of Metomen. Yankee-born residents became a minority, and Danes became a significant Fairwater immigrant group. Farm families declined for the first time, while men identifying themselves as laborers increased 80%.
Genealogical and Biographical Records:
Land Patent Records:
Compiled from Federal Bureau of Land Management data:
Land Patents Map, Town of Metomen (PDF format)
Land Patents Map, Town of Alto (PDF format)
Commissioner of Public Lands Survey Map for the Town of Metomen, 1834, (Surveyor's Field Notes, Interior East Vol 135-140, Series 701 Reel 45, Pos. 1, State Historical Society Archives microfilm)
Plat Map Town of Metomen, 1862, (PDF format), from W. T. Coneys, Map of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Bogert & Haight: 1862 (Copied and indexed by Sally Powers Albertz, Wisconsin State Historical Society Library Pam 93-3904 Mss Sect)
Plat Map, Village of Fairwater, 1874, from Harney and Tucker, Illustrated Atlas Map of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Chicago: Lakeside Pub. and Print Co., 1874 (Wisconsin State Historical Society Library microfilm P72-1175)
Plat Map, Village of Fairwater, 1893, from C. M. Foote and J. W. Henion, Plat Book of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Minneapolis: C. M. Foote & Co., 1893 (Wisconsin State Historical Society Library microfilm P72-1172)
Plat Map, Village of Fairwater, 1910, from Plat Book of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
Towne Miller's Map, Village of Fairwater, 1924, adapted from the original map displayed in the Fairwater Civic Center
Third Wisconsin Cavalry, Co. C (organized in Fairwater, Alto, Markesan, and Kingston)
Municipal and County Records
Fairwater Village Board Records:
Volume I, 1921 (Incorporation Year)
Volume I, 1922 (partial)
Fond du Lac County Records:
Clippings from the Fairwater Register, Brandon Times, Markesan Herald, Markesan Journal and other area newspapers are included in the indexes.
See the Collections for transcriptions of the The Fairwater Register, Fairwater's only newspaper, published every Friday from 1903 to 1905 by E. L. Howe, and for topical collections from the area's other early papers.
Photographs and Other Images
See the Collections for fiction, essays, histories, poetry, letters, and other materials penned by Fairwater area writers.