|1847 TERRITORIAL CENSUS
LAMARTINE (SEVEN MILE CREEK) TOWNSHIP
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 the town of Seven Mile Creen (renamed
Lamartine in 1848) was M. L. Noble. For Seven Mile Creek, totals of 173 males and
133 females were submitted to the Secretary of the Wisconsin Territory by S. S. N. Fuller,
Taker of the Census. The numbers are written on the bottom of page 38 of the Fond du Lac
census and are repeated on Fuller's summary sheet, so presumably they represent his
calculations. The actual sums from pages 36 through 38, however, were 170 and 131, and
those include an apparent duplicate entry for David West (pages 37 and 38).
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 4/23/1999||
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