Town of Metomen
Brandon Special Census, 1877
Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin

In 1927, the Brandon Times republished a special census of the residents of Brandon conducted in 1877 as a part of the petition to incorporate the village. Unlike the original, the census has been alphabetized on family name for ease of reference. Within families, however, the names have been left in their original order. Numbers to the left of the names have been added and reflect the original sequence of families in the census. With those exceptions, the names and the text from the 1927 article follow as written. The article was provided courtesy of Twilah DeBoer of the Brandon Historical Society.

Here Are the Names of the 670 Persons Here 50 Years Ago
This Census Accompanied Application for Charter in 1877

     Last week we told of the application for the charter for the incorporation of Brandon, which was dated Sept. 19, 1877. Accompanying this application was a census containing the names of every person living within the incorporate limits of the village of 366 acres, according to the petition.
     So many readers commented favorably upon this article that the census taken then is reported this week. These names will recall memories to a large number of our readers.
107 Abercrombie, John 203 Cole, Mary 150 Hall, Geo. 68 Limbocker, Jeny 6 Pride, Erastus W. 208 Stevens, Newton
107 Abercrombie, Harriet 83 Comstock, Luke 38 Hanke, Will 147 Lockin, John Jr. 6 Pride, Lotta 208 Stevens, Betsy
107 Abercrombie, Andrew 83 Comstock, Mrs. 207 Hartwell, Nettie 147 Lockin, Mary Jane 6 Pride, Jessie 206 Steward, John A.
107 Abercrombie, Gertrude 83 Comstock, Mary 104 Haunton, Tammah 147 Lockin, Emilie 55 Pride, R. W. 206 Steward, Jane
107 Abercrombie, Caroline 181 Comstock, Ed. 18 Hayforth, Ella 147 Lockin, Ella 55 Pride, Harriet 206 Steward, Jeanette
167 Albrecht, Fr. 181 Comstock, Beda 175 Hayward, Hiram 147 Lockin, Augelina 55 Pride, Helene 206 Steward, Geo.
162 Allen, Alvin 181 Comstock, (child) 175 Hayward, Emelina B. 193 Lockin, Alvin 74 Pride, Adelbert 209 Stredolph, Sophia
162 Allen, Nancy 77 Cook, Effie 175 Hayward, Chas. 193 Lockin, (child) 74 Pride, Carolina 116 Strodthoff, Herman
162 Allen, Chas. 132 Corkins, Mary A. 175 Hayward, C. 193 Lockin, (child) 74 Pride, Maud 116 Strodthoff, Adeheid
162 Allen, Mary 132 Corkins, Emma 175 Hayward, Jessie 71 Lockwood, B. F. 95 Pride, Albert 116 Strodthoff, Sophia
51 Angelson, William 94 Curtis, Zenas 118 Heidel, Fred 71 Lockwood, Lucy 95 Pride, Mary 116 Strodthoff, Mary
16 Arthur, Ralph 94 Curtis, Amelia 118 Heidel, Mary 197 Loomis, James L. 95 Pride, Willie 116 Strodthoff, Henry
16 Arthur, Eunice 94 Curtis, John M. 118 Heidel, William 197 Loomis, Harriet 95 Pride, Blanche 116 Strodthoff, John
171 Ash, W. D. 94 Curtis, William A. 118 Heidel, John 140 Luedtke, Chas. 45 Prockno, Amelia 116 Strodthoff, George
171 Ash, Elmira 76 Danforth, C. A. 118 Heidel, Mary 140 Luedtke, Carrie 178 Prockno, Fred 116 Strodthoff, Anna
171 Ash, Edward 76 Danforth, Martha A. 118 Heidel, Herman 140 Luedtke, Hattie 149 Randall, Walter S. 190 Strumke, Christ
171 Ash, Rosa 76 Danforth, Minnie 192 Henske, Fred 140 Luedtke, Ivy 149 Randall, Laura 190 Strumke, Mala
199 Asmuth, Conrad 76 Danforth, Nelly 192 Henske, Amelia 140 Luedtke, Emma 149 Randall, Frank 190 Strumke, Julie
199 Asmuth, Mary 101 Davidson, Walter 192 Henske, (baby) 60 Lyon, George 149 Randall, Jenny 190 Strumke, Stina
199 Asmuth, Conrad F. 187 Davis, Kitty 33 Hewitt, S. P. 60 Lyon, James P. 149 Randall, Harvey 190 Strumke, Mala
199 Asmuth, Moritz 103 Dickey, Wm. 33 Hewitt, Mrs. 60 Lyon, Sarah 149 Randall, May 49 Summerfeld, Gustav
119 Atkins, Henry 174 Doran, Michael 148 Hillman, F. M. 60 Lyon, Emilie P. 91 Raube, John 49 Summerfeld, Augusta
119 Atkins, Lidya 163 Downey, Theron 148 Hillman, Amanda 105 Lyons, John 91 Raube, Wilhelmin 49 Summerfeld, Robert
119 Atkins, Alice 10 Dresser, Eva 148 Hillman, Amanda F. 105 Lyons, Emilie A. 91 Raube, Albert 49 Summerfeld, Emilie
9 Austin, Benj. 198 Dudley, Thersah 32 Hogle, Andrew 105 Lyons, Sophronia 91 Raube, Bertha 120 Taggart, Mattie
9 Austin, Frank 198 Dudley, Mathilda 32 Hogle, Mary 105 Lyons, John W. 87 Rehn, A. 66 Tayton, John
67 Austin, A. E. 19 Dunning, Geo. 32 Hogle, Clara 80 Mantz, Henry 87 Rehn, (child) 115 Tenney, Elizabeth
67 Austin, Emma 19 Dunning, Ada 143 Hogle, Geo. A. 76 Marsh, Lyman 87 Rehn, (child) 115 Tenney, Frank
67 Austin, Harry 19 Dunning, George Jr. 143 Hogle, Clara 76 Marsh, Polly 87 Rehn, (child) 61 Thayer, Caroline L.
67 Austin, Maggie 97 Ellis, Martin 143 Hogle, Clarence 76 Marsh, Maude A. 53 Roeker, Will 61 Thayer, Fanny
67 Austin, Wenfried 97 Ellis, Caroline 143 Hogle, Victoria 76 Marsh, Susannah 81 Rossley, Theo. 61 Thayer, Ellery
36 Bahm, Stina 97 Ellis, Welcome 11 Huff, Jane 70 Mason, Ida 81 Rossley, Katharina 61 Thayer, Dolli
36 Bahm, Emma 97 Ellis, Cynthia 11 Huff, Lizzie 201 Mathews, James 81 Rossley, Anna 61 Thayer, (child)
125 Bamberger, Hannah 97 Ellis, Cary 11 Huff, Rob 201 Mathews, Mary 81 Rossley, Katie 61 Thayer, Catherina
177 Barker, A. J. 97 Ellis, Effie 11 Huff, Murray 201 Mathews, George 81 Rossley, Edward 161 Thompson, Edward
177 Barker, Ella B. 35 Ensign, Edw. 111 Hunt, Henderson 201 Mathews, Mary E. 81 Rossley, Mary 161 Thompson, Elisa.
191 Bishop, Charlotte 35 Ensign, Maria 111 Hunt, Mary 30 McClelland, James 82 Ruisell, Geo. A. 161 Thompson, Bertha
191 Bishop, Sophronia 166 Ferch, Chas. 111 Hunt, (baby) 30 McClelland, Barbara 82 Ruisell, Maranda 161 Thompson, Alice
191 Bishop, Dee 166 Ferch, Sophia 133 Hunt, W. D. 30 McClelland, Jennie 2 Safford, Thomas 195 Tohm, Jacob
75 Blodgett, Sarah 22 Ferguson, Leander 133 Hunt, Diantha 30 McClelland, Mart 2 Safford, Elizabeth 195 Tohm, Mrs.
134 Boerich, Ewald 22 Ferguson, Harriet 133 Hunt, George 30 McClelland, Abraham L. 2 Safford, Della A. 100 Turner, Alexander
134 Boerich, Lemina 42 Ferguson, Will 133 Hunt, William 153 McEroy, M. 2 Safford, Lena M. 100 Turner, Agnes
134 Boerich, Ernest 106 Ferguson, Calvin W. 21 Hurd, Mary 194 McLeod, Norman 137 Safford, John 100 Turner, Geo.
134 Boerich, Louisa 106 Ferguson, Elisa 21 Hurd, Libbie 194 McLeod, Mrs. 137 Safford, Elizabeth 100 Turner, James
134 Boerich, Henry 106 Ferguson, Friend P. 39 Hussey, Geo. B. 194 McLeod, Charlotte 164 Safford, Frank 98 Unger, Fred
134 Boerich, Mary 172 Finkler, Adolph H. 113 Irvin, Lucy 8 Meagher, Augusta 164 Safford, Milda 98 Unger, Louisa
134 Boerich, William 172 Finkler, Esther O. 200 Irwin, James 112 Meagher, E. F. 4 Sanderson, W. J. 98 Unger, Paulina
134 Boerich, Geo. 172 Finkler, Frederick T. 200 Irwin, Sarah 112 Meagher, Fanny 4 Sanderson, Maria J. 98 Unger, Matha
182 Born, Wm. 172 Finkler, Edw. 200 Irwin, Mary Jane 112 Meagher, Willie 4 Sanderson, Emma 142 Vedetoe, Mrs.
182 Born, Mathilda 172 Finkler, Hattie 212 Ivers, Thomas 112 Meagher, Ira 4 Sanderson, Ella 43 Walker, Thomas
182 Born, Marie 172 Finkler, Jessie 212 Ivers, Mrs. 196 Meichu, Ferdinand 117 Schmidt, Fred 43 Walker, Dorothea
182 Born, Louisa 124 Fisher, William 65 Jenkinson, George 196 Meichu, (child) 117 Schmidt, Mina 43 Walker, Alice N.
182 Born, Geo. 126 Forward, Geo. 65 Jenkinson, Fanny 196 Meichu, (child) 117 Schmidt, William 43 Walker, David N.
169 Braatz, Ferdinand 23 Foster, Fred R. 65 Jenkinson, Bert 196 Meichu, (child) 117 Schmidt, Henry 43 Walker, Samuel I.
169 Braatz, Mary 96 Foster, E. M. 65 Jenkinson, Maud 196 Meichu, (child) 155 Schmunk, Aug. 5 Warren, Alice
169 Braatz, Mary 96 Foster, Ellery 65 Jenkinson, David 59 Miller, Erhard 86 Schoeffler, Frank 85 Watson, Ths.
169 Braatz, Emma 96 Foster, Chas. A. 65 Jenkinson, Arta 59 Miller, Amelia 86 Schoeffler, Louisa 85 Watson, Jane
169 Braatz, Ada 96 Foster, Nettie 130 Jenkinson, Rob. 59 Miller, Frank 156 Schulz, William 85 Watson, Mary
169 Braatz, Elisa 205 Franklin, Luther 130 Jenkinson, Lucy 79 Moore, J. L. 156 Schulz, Louisa 85 Watson, Isabella
169 Braatz, Julius 205 Franklin, Anna 130 Jenkinson, Ida 79 Moore, Sophronia 156 Schulz, Anna 85 Watson, James
169 Braatz, Lewis 205 Franklin, Frederick 130 Jenkinson, Clarence 79 Moore, Mark 156 Schulz, Sell 85 Watson, Ths. A.
84 Brady, Ellen 205 Franklin, Jennie 130 Jenkinson, Mary 129 Murray, Patrick 48 Schwandt, Amelia 85 Watson, Walter
84 Brady, Jos. 205 Franklin, Chas. 130 Jenkinson, Nettie 129 Murray, Mary 204 Schwandt, Ferdinand 168 Wedge, Mrs. Susan
84 Brady, Willie 205 Franklin, Mauton 57 Jones, Betsy 129 Murray, Edward 204 Schwandt, Louisa 122 Weinstock, Samuel
37 Broechlin, Hulda 205 Franklin, Harrisson 7 Kelly, R. C. 129 Murray, Joseph 204 Schwandt, Carolina 122 Weinstock, Fanny
99 Broechlin, Chas. 205 Franklin, Alice S. 7 Kelly, Alcina 129 Murray, William 204 Schwandt, Herman 122 Weinstock, Gilbert
99 Broechlin, (child) 54 Freese, Jacob 7 Kelly, Ida 129 Murray, Catharina 204 Schwandt, Frank 122 Weinstock, Celena
99 Broechlin, (child) 165 Fulmer, Ola D. 7 Kelly, May 129 Murray, Nellie 152 Scott, Zenas 122 Weinstock, Theresa
99 Broechlin, (child) 165 Fulmer, Jennie 136 Kelly, A. O. 89 Newmann, Chas. 152 Scott, Mrs. 139 Welk, William
69 Brooks, Frank W. 44 Gee, James E. 136 Kelly, Ellen 89 Newmann, Paulina 211 Seebuhle, Julia 139 Welk, Maria
25 Brown, Horance 44 Gee, Mary I. 136 Kelly, Alcina 89 Newmann, Ella 17 Sheppard, L. D. 34 Wentworth, Letta
73 Brown, Frank C. 44 Gee, Harry 202 Kennedy, Daniel 89 Newmann, Otto 17 Sheppard, Mary A. 131 Wetzel, Aug.
73 Brown, Ada 123 Glaf, Sophia 202 Kennedy, Catherina 41 Obren, Thomas 17 Sheppard, Henry F. 131 Wetzel, Mrs.
73 Brown, Edward 47 Gleason, John 202 Kennedy, Mary 179 Obren, Thomas 17 Sheppard, Chas. F. 131 Wetzel, Aug. Sr.
75 Brown, Mrs. L. 135 Gleason, W. C. 202 Kennedy, John 179 Obren, Mrs. 17 Sheppard, Frank R. 104 White, H. D.
75 Brown, Charley 135 Gleason, Jane 202 Kennedy, Thomas 179 Obren, William 64 Sholes, Samuel 104 White, Mary A.
75 Brown, Nelly 135 Gleason, Arion 202 Kennedy, Daniel 179 Obren, Hattie 64 Sholes, Harriet 104 White, Adalbert
75 Brown, Herbert 141 Goldbeck, Ben 202 Kennedy, Mathew 179 Obren, Kitty 31 Short, Martin C. 104 White, Grant
184 Brown, William R. 141 Goldbeck, Augusta 24 Knapp, Chas. P. 179 Obren, Delia 31 Short, Clara 88 Whitton, David
184 Brown, Lucretia A. 141 Goldbeck, Henry 24 Knapp, Lucy A. 12 O'Hara, Wm. A. 31 Short, Hattie 88 Whitton, Mary B.
184 Brown, Lilie E. 141 Goldbeck, Hiram 24 Knapp, Eva 12 O'Hara, Mary E. 157 Shultz, Julius 88 Whitton, Mary E.
184 Brown, Minnie A. 62 Graham, Eugen 24 Knapp, Florence 12 O'Hara, Will 157 Shultz, William 88 Whitton, Chas. B.
184 Brown, Ina D. 62 Graham, Rosa 24 Knapp, Edwin 93 Ostrun, Friend 157 Shultz, Rudolph 88 Whitton, David Jr.
27 Brunson, Will 62 Graham, (child) 24 Knapp, Cornelia 93 Ostrun, Alcina 157 Shultz, Amy 88 Whitton, Gracia B.
27 Brunson, (child) 138 Graniger, John 24 Knapp, Frank 93 Ostrun, Claud F. 170 Siebuhl, Peter 88 Whitton, Nellie A.
28 Buckhauser, P. W. 138 Graniger, Mary 24 Knapp, Fanny 159 Palmer, Miles 170 Siebuhl, Concess 88 Whitton, Alexander T.
186 Buell, Frank W. 138 Graniger, John W. 26 Knapp, Mary 159 Palmer, Maria 170 Siebuhl, Julie 145 Williams, John
186 Buell, Eva 138 Graniger, Helena 189 Kopisky, August 159 Palmer, Bella 170 Siebuhl, Peter 145 Williams, William
72 Bushke, John 138 Graniger, May B. 189 Kopisky, (child) 188 Parker, Harvey 170 Siebuhl, Minnie 154 Wilson, Mary
72 Bushke, Louisa A. 210 Graniger, J. W. 189 Kopisky, (child) 188 Parker, Phoebe 56 Slingsby, Peter R. 154 Wilson, Isaac
72 Bushke, Chas. F. 210 Graniger, Frances 189 Kopisky, (child) 188 Parker, Damascus 56 Slingsby, Anna 13 Wormwood, Mary E.
72 Bushke, Emma F. 210 Graniger, Myrthe 189 Kopisky, (child) 188 Parker, Johnny 144 Smith, Daniel 1 Yorty, Andrew J.
3 Butler, Alvina 210 Graniger, Marmaduke 189 Kopisky, (child) 188 Parker, Frank 144 Smith, Sarah 1 Yorty, Maggie
3 Butler, Clara 114 Green, Horace H. 52 Kopplin, Chas. 188 Parker, Eddy 146 Smith, John 1 Yorty, Elizabeth
3 Butler, Oda 114 Green, Maggie 52 Kopplin, Carolina 188 Parker, Lula 108 Snow, A 1 Yorty, Andrew Jr.
3 Butler, Maria 114 Green, Estella 52 Kopplin, Frank 173 Parmalee, Frank 108 Snow, Martha 29 Yorty, E. H.
151 Butts, Alden 114 Green, Nettie 52 Kopplin, Mary 173 Parmalee, Amelia 108 Snow, Estella 29 Yorty, Emeline
151 Butts, Ada M. 128 Green, Mable 52 Kopplin, Ada 173 Parmalee, Ada 108 Snow, Lucella 109 Yorty, Samuel P.
151 Butts, Fayette 127 Gropman, Peter 180 Kraus, John F. 173 Parmalee, May 108 Snow, Edwin 109 Yorty, Mary A.
151 Butts, Elton J. 14 Hall, Joseph 180 Kraus, Emilie 173 Parmalee, Lotta 176 Splinter, Ferdinand 109 Yorty, Frank
50 Chalinsky, Mary 14 Hall, Caroline 180 Kraus, Herman 173 Parmalee, Frank 176 Splinter, Augusta 109 Yorty, Alice
78 Clair, B. Lee 14 Hall, Emerson 183 Kraus, Wilhelmine 15 Perkins, Stephen 176 Splinter, William 109 Yorty, Edwin
78 Clair, Emily 46 Hall, Warren 183 Kraus, Emilie 15 Perkins, Elisa 176 Splinter, Fritz 110 Yorty, Henry B.
78 Clair, James 46 Hall, Emma P. 183 Kraus, Herman 9 Plocker, Wm. 176 Splinter, Bertha 110 Yorty, Bella
78 Clair, Sarah 102 Hall, W. H. 121 Lampher, Elmer 90 Ponto, Martin 176 Splinter, Emilie 110 Yorty, Dora
78 Clair, Albert 102 Hall, Betsy C. 121 Lampher, Laura A. 63 Porter, James 176 Splinter, Franky 160 Young, John
58 Cole, Carrie 150 Hall, Levy J. 121 Lampher, Alice H. 63 Porter, Jennie 20 Spoor, Kirk 160 Young, Olive
203 Cole, Alemanda 150 Hall, Laura E. 92 Lee, Albert 63 Porter, George 20 Spoor, Harriet 160 Young, Cora
203 Cole, Louisa 150 Hall, Clara 92 Lee, Lucy 63 Porter, Sarah 20 Spoor, Harriet 158 Zell, Fred
203 Cole, Louis 150 Hall, Orvin 92 Lee, (child) 40 Post, Mike 208 Stevens, Hiram 158 Zell, Sarah
158 Zell, Wilhelmine
158 Zell, Alfred