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1855 STATE CENSUS
MACKFORD TOWNSHIP

Marquette (Green Lake) County, Wisconsin


The 1855 Wisconsin territorial census recorded heads of household, number of white males, number of white females, number of "colored" males, number of "colored" females, and the numbers of residents who were deaf and dumb, blind, insane, and of foreign birth.  The census was conducted June 1, 1855, by Eli A. Wilder, the town clerk for the town of Mackford. Wilder's totals for the township were 552 white males, 453 white females, 1 deaf and dumb, and 125 foreign born, for a total population of 1005.

Microfilm of the original records is available at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin library (Call No. 1855-1). 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 difficult to read, an (?) marker is inserted. Where characters are too faint or badly formed to be read at all, a (__) marker is also 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). Unlike the previous territorial census conducted in 1847, the census pages are not numbered. Unlike most other town clerks, however, Wilder totalled all of the preceding pages at the top of each new page, leaving no ambiguity about page sequence.

HEADS OF FAMILIES WHITE COLORED DEAF & DUMB BLIND INSANE FOREIGN BIRTH
M F M F
Wilder, Eli 2 1            
Potts, Peter 1 2            
Ward, E. G. 2 3           4
DeWitte, N. 4 3            
Stewart, John M. 3 4            
Mathews, Wm. A. 2 2           4
Kribbs, M. K. 5 2           4
Staples, D. 1 2            
McDonald, Luther 1 2            
Lambert, Chas. 2 1           1
Adams, Thos. 1 3            
Chester, J. (hotel) 18 7           1
Craigon, Peter 6 1           3
Parker, John 6 2           2
Millard, J. L. 3 4           1
Green, A. 3 1            
Parker, Elizabeth   1           1
Oliver, J. R. 3 3            
Hower (?), Joseph 5 2            
Kidney (?), John A. 4 2            
Brown, W. S. 3 2            
Squires, J. P. 2 2            
Barnes (?), Isaac 3 1            
Brown, John 2 1            
Brown, Cary G. (?) 1 3            
Brot forward 83 57           21
Caldwell, Wm. 2 5            
Manley, Ira Jr. 3 3            
Wall (?), John 4 5           8
Dean, John A. 1 2            
Cobbett (?), _ancy (?) 3 4            
Knight, Lat. (?) 8 2           4
Caldwell, Robert 5 6            
Seward, J. B. (?) 4 3            
Picket, John W. 3 4            
Lewington, Richard 2 2           4
Sterling, Wm. 1 2            
Russell, Chas. A. 1 2            
Ostmonds (?), Isaac 1 2            
Manley, Ira 1 1            
Stutley (?), Henry 1 1           2
Nugent, George 2 2           3
Hanna, John 1 3            
Quiggall, George 5 3            
Larous (?), Wm. 5 3            
Jones, John 1 1            
Jones, Alva 1 1           1
Croft, George 3 1            
McCray, Margarett 1 2           2
Mathews, Tredwell (?) 2 1           1
Waldo (?), John 2 4            
Brot forward 146 122           46
Wimple, B. M. 1 2            
Quiggall, Philip 5 5            
Tillman, Cornelius 3 2            
Rathbone, Clark 3 5            
Nelson, Perry 2 2            
Catlin, Wm. 8 4            
Knight, Daniel 3 4           7
Harris, George 3 3           6
Orvis, Andrew H. 7 3            
Orvis, Wm. S. 3 2           1
Clawson, John 4 3            
Robbins, Roenus 6 3            
Thomson (?), Wm. 4 4            
Langdon, Gideon 2 1            
Ford, North (?) B. 5 2           1
Lyle, Richard 3 1            
Burrall (?), Jas. R. 2 2            
Shaw (?), Wm. J. 4 3            
Brown, O. G. 2 1            
Gilmore, Dewey T. (?) 3 3            
Gee, Nelson W. 2 1            
Marble, Sineca (?) 1 2            
Henderson, Harvey 2 3            
Hickman, Jacob 4 3            
Langdon, Rufus 2 2            
Brot forward 230 188           61
Lovejoy, John 4 2            
Burrall (?), E. A. 5 2            
Gee, Robert M. 3 1            
McDonald, Hiram 5 4           2
Gible (?), Arion (?) 2 3           1
Wait (?), Jas. W. 4 3            
Mane, Chas. 4 3           7
Harden (?), J___ (?) 3 3            
Hamlin (?), John 3 3            
Skinner, C___(?) 3 2            
Dart, Oliv__ (?) 2 2            
Geoman (?), Robert 1 2            
Hall (?), Cyrus 4 2            
Carhart, J.W. (?) 9 6           2
Tobey, J. S. 1 3            
Austin, Lyman 1 2            
McLard, Alba (?) 3 4            
McLard, Henry 2 3            
Davies (?), G. W. 2 2            
Davies (?), Ira 3 1            
Roberts, Edmund 2 3            
Larkin, Patrick 1 2           2
Belknap, L. L. 3 4           1
Grant, L. (?) 5 2            
Cl___ (?), J. 4 3           1
Brot forward 309 255           77
McCracken, Austin 14 7           3
Westover, S. G. 3 4           7
Rogers, B. A. 6 5           7
Lawton, Stephen 2 2            
Patterson, Wm. 3 2            
Patterson, Saml. 3 1            
Patterson, Jas. 2 2            
Nichols, A. 4 3           2
Stetson, Chas. 1 1            
Pate, J. 2 1           3
Ely, Hanson 2 4            
Healey (?), Walter 3 1           1
Downs, Josiah 2 5            
McDonald, Saml. 3 1            
McDonald, Jerome 3 1            
Graham, William 1 2            
Rumey (?), Saml. 2 1            
Lord (?), Joseph 3 4            
Stanton, John 4 3            
Ho_t (?), Henry 2 5            
Wooster, Lewis 3 5     1      
Leonard, Naham 4 3            
Carris, Robert 4 2           3
Ames, Geo. 2 4           1
Johnson, Sylvester 2 2            
Brot forward 389 326     1     104
Baker, B. F. 3 2            
Austin, L. L. (?) 3 1            
Ames, P. 2 2            
Martin, Landin 3 4            
Roberts, Thos. 3 2            
Sagire (?), John 3 2            
Harvey, Robert 7 3           9
Burt (?), Lucinda 2 5            
Westover, Mary 1 4            
Baldwin, J. G. 4 2            
Pike, Moses 3 2            
Soule, Joshua 2 1            
Whitney, J. C. 2 1            
Norton, Amos 3 6            
Powers, J. 1 1            
Fisher, S. 1 2            
Fay, Abram 5 2            
Smith, A. H. 2 4            
Dudley (?), J. G. 5 4            
Johnson, T. 2 1            
Rector, A. 2 2            
Therwood (?), M. W. 3 3            
Boyington, David 2 2            
Richard, Thos. 2 2           3
Tusaw (?), Chas. 1 2            
Brot forward 456 388     1     116
Nelson, R. 6 4            
Tole (?), J. D. 3 3            
Robinson, Sulivan 5 1            
Smith, Amos 2 2            
Race, C. 1 1            
Oliver, R. C. 4 4            
Holt, Jas. 2 1            
Smith, Luther 6 3            
Butler, Wm. 3 1            
Mount, J. E. 4 3            
Miller, A. D. 4 2            
Soule, Joseph 3 3            
Hermon, A. S. 2 2            
Blithew (?), H. K. 4 2            
Patten, Wm. 5 2           5
Wallace, C. L. 3 1            
Bedell (?), Timothy 2 5            
Welcome, J. D. 4 3            
Day, Joseph 4 1            
Haskell, Alanson 3 3            
Stiles (?), D. 2 2            
Booser (?), John 3 1           3
Kenshaw, Thos. 1              
Davis, T. 1 1            
Brot forward 534 441     1     124
Cole, W. B. 6 2            
Chandler, Thos. 3 2            
Hare, Wm. 4 4           1
Carhart, J. W. Jr. 1 2            
Calkins, Daniel 4 2            
Last Updated 5/30/1999

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) 221-1421.