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THE 1850 FEDERAL CENSUS
TOWN OF METOMEN
Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin


Census Page:
179-80 181-182 183-184
185-186 187-188 189-190
191-192 193-194 195-196
The census for the town of Metomen filled 18 pages. To enhance download speed, only two of the original pages are displayed per HTML document. To jump to a page, use these links. Select Alphabetical Page for an alphabetical listing of entries. Note that question marks have been inserted to indicate uncertainty about the reading of names.

 

 

Unlike the 1847 Wisconsin territorial census, the federal census of 1850 identified every individual in the town. In addition to name, the census listed dwelling and family numbers (merely a chronological sequence), age, gender, color (if not white), occupation, value of real estate (usually head of household only), place of birth, marriage (if it occurred during the year), school attendance during the year, literacy, and other. For Metomen, no entries were made in the marriage, literacy, and "other" columns, and they have been eliminated in the following tables in the interest of conserving space.

The census was conducted between the 26th of September and the 2nd of October by George Williams, who followed the general route taken by the census taker in 1847, beginning in the vicinity of Brandon (Bungtown). The original sequence of entries has been preserved, once again because the sequence offers clues about where families were living (for an illustration, see the Fairwater 1853 page). Comparison with the federal land sales records can identify the general location of many of the homesteads, and those that do not appear in the land records can often be placed in relation to others by virtue of census sequence. Microfilm of the state's records of the census for Fond du Lac County is available at the Historical Society library in Madison (No. 1850-476).

PAGES 179-180

PAGE 179
Dwelling
#
Family
#
Name last Name first Age Sex Color Occupation Real
estate
Place of
birth
School
1306 1325 Stanton Samuel N. 31 M   Farmer 1600 Vt  
1306 1325 Stanton Jane 28 F     0 Canada  
1306 1325 Stanton Polly J. 8 F     0 Canada
1306 1325 Stanton William A. 6 M     0 Canada
1306 1325 Stanton Agnes E. 4 F     0 Wis  
1306 1325 Proctor (?) Mary A. 31 F     0 Canada  
1306 1325 Proctor (?) Robert A. 10 M     0 Mass
1306 1325 Proctor (?) William L. 5 M     0 Mass
1306 1325 Proctor (?) Ellen S. 4 F     0 Mass  
1306 1325 Proctor (?) Agnes J. 2 F     0 Mass  
1307 1326 Norris Thomas J. 48 M   Farmer 3000 NH  
1307 1326 Norris Eunice 41 F     0 NY  
1307 1326 Norris Charles 16 M     0 NY
1307 1326 Norris Thomas J. Jr. 13 M     0 NY
1307 1326 Norris Adeline 10 F     0 NY
1307 1326 Norris George 8 M     0 NY
1307 1326 Norris Lidia 4 F     0 NY  
1307 1326 Norris Horatio 2 M     0 Wis  
1308 1327 Danley Silas 29 M   Farmer 400 NY  
1308 1327 Danley Julia A. 27 F     0 NY  
1308 1327 Danley Mary 7 F     0 NY  
1308 1327 Danley Edward 5 M     0 NY  
1308 1327 Danley Francis 3 M     0 Wis  
1308 1327 Hickes (?) Lucy E. 14 F     0 Mich  
1309 1328 Philips Abel A. 45 M   Farmer 2000 NY  
1309 1328 Philips Rachael 36 F     0 NY  
1309 1328 Philips Julia A. 18 F     0 NY
1309 1328 Philips Russell 4 M     0 Wis  
1309 1328 Philips Sally 2 F     0 Pa  
1309 1328 Porter James 30 M   Farmer 0 Canada  
1309 1328 Porter Caroline 28 F     0 Canada  
1309 1328 Porter John 1 M     0 Canada  
1309 1328 Porter James 1 M     0 Canada  
1310 1329 Hanoun Solomon H 36 M   Farmer 800 NY  
1310 1329 Hanoun Chloe (?) 30 F     0 NY  
1310 1329 Hanoun Lesli B. (?) 12 F     0 Pa
1310 1329 Hanoun Sarah L. 10 F     0 Pa
1310 1329 Hanoun Almira H. (?) 8 F     0 Pa
1310 1329 Hanoun Francis 5 M     0 Wis
1310 1329 Hanoun Winfield 2 M     0 Wis  
1310 1329 Hanoun Duane E. 1 M     0 Wis  
1310 1329 Gilman John 26 M   Farmer 0 NY  

 

PAGE 180
Dwelling
#
Family
#
Name last Name first Age Sex Color Occupation Real
estate
Place of
birth
School
1311 1330 Culverson James D. 38 M   Farmer 1000 NY  
1311 1330 Culverson Anna M. 42 F     0 Pa  
1311 1330 Culverson David Y. 13 M     0 Pa
1311 1330 Culverson John W. 11 M     0 Pa
1311 1330 Culverson Daniel B. 10 M     0 Pa
1311 1330 Culverson James L. 8 M     0 Pa
1311 1330 Culverson William N. 6 M     0 Pa
1311 1330 Culverson Jenett 13 F     0 Pa
1311 1330 Culverson Barbara A. 3 F     0 Wis  
1311 1330 Frisbi (?) William 23 M     0 Vt  
1312 1331 Zaeling (?) Thomas M. 55 M   Farmer 2500 NY  
1312 1331 Zaeling (?) Dorcas (?) 45 F     0 NY  
1312 1331 Zaeling (?) Elena (?) 16 F     0 NY  
1312 1331 Zaeling (?) Thomas Jr. 14 M     0 NY  
1312 1331 Zaeling (?) Fralice (?) 12 F     0 Pa
1312 1331 Zaeling (?) Lucina 11 F     0 Pa  
1312 1331 Skewes Sumner 26 M   Farmer 0 NY  
1313 1332 Latimer Chancey 36 M   Farmer 300 NY  
1313 1332 Latimer Eliz 35 F     0 NY  
1313 1332 Latimer Silas 16 M     0 NY
1313 1332 Latimer Hezekiah 14 M     0 NY
1313 1332 Latimer Peter 12 M     0 NY
1313 1332 Latimer Delus 4 M     0 NY  
1313 1332 Latimer Lorinda 4 F     0 NY  
1314 1333 Farnum Lyman 62 M   Farmer 700 Canada  
1314 1333 Farnum Alma 47 F     0 Vt  
1314 1333 Farnum David 22 M   Farmer 0 Canada  
1314 1333 Farnum Charles M. 21 M   Farmer 0 Canada  
1314 1333 Graves John 18 M   Farmer 0 NY  
1314 1333 Ivers (?) Thomas 17 M   Farmer 0 Canada  
1315 1334 Plocker William 39 M   Tavern Keeper 4000 England  
1315 1334 Elmer Elizabeth 41 F     0 NY  
1315 1334 Brugeman (?) Theodore 20 M   Clerk 0 Holland  
1315 1334 Dole William 55 M   Farmer 0 Pa  
1315 1334 Dole George 12 M     0 Pa  
1315 1334 Dole Michael 8 M     0 Pa  
1315 1334 Ornebrodt (?) William 24 M   Laborer 0 Vt  
1315 1334 Richardson Edgar 21 M   Laborer 0 Vt  
1316 1335 Collins Franklin 28 M   Farmer 1700 NY  
1316 1335 Collins Louisa 25 F     0 NY  
1316 1335 Collins Emma 7 F     0 NY  
1316 1335 Collins Calvin 4 M     0 Mich  

Last updated 1/1/99 If you have information to share, or other interpretations of the entries, please contact Bob Schuster by email at rmschust@facstaff.wisc.edu or at 6020 Kristi Circle, Monona, Wisconsin 53716, (608) 221-142