|1847 TERRITORIAL CENSUS
Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
|The 1847 Wisconsin territorial census recorded
heads of household, number of males, number of females, and total individuals in the
household on December 1, 1847. The census taker in Auburn Township, which in 1847 also
included Ashford, was Joel A. Baldwin, also returned the records to the Secretary of the
Territory in his capacity as Assistant Census Taker for the county. For the town of
Auburn, totals of 198 males and 155 females were submitted to the Secretary. The numbers
are written on the bottom of page 64 of the Fond du Lac census and are repeated on
Baldwin's summary sheet, so presumably they represent his calculations.
Microfilm of the original records is available at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin library (Call No. 1847-1). As illustrated, the records were hand written and in many cases are open to interpretation. An attempt is made to record entries as written, even when an entry is apparently in error. In cases where names are exceptionally difficult to read, an (?) marker is inserted. Entries are offered in the order in which they were recorded, because the census-taking sequence provides clues about where individuals actually lived (for an illustration, see Fairwater 1853).
|Last Updated 4/21/1999||
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