Fairwater Local History Web

FAIRWATER AREA RECORDS

Compiled by the Fairwater Historical Society, records include official and public information as well as photographs, maps, advertisements, news clippings, letters and other documents. Published biographies and family records are listed on the Biography and Family page.

 

 

Indexes

 

People: A - D | E - H | I - L | M - Q | R - T | U - Z

Places/Buildings/Businesses/Organizations: A - D | E - F | G - L | M - Q | R - T | U - Z

Topics: A - D | E - H | I - L | M - Q | R - T | U - Z

 

Cemeteries

 

Fairwater Cemetery, Village of Fairwater

Brandon Cemetery, Village of Brandon

Reeds Corners Bethel Cemetery [incomplete], Reeds Corners Road, section 3, town of Metomen

Round Prairie Cemetery, Highway 49, section 21, Town of Metomen

Swartz Family Cemetery, Radio Road, section 4, Town of Metomen

Union Prairie Cemetery, County T, section 25, Town of Metomen

Wood Cemetery, County JJ (Liner Road), section 5, Town of Alto

 

Census Records, Town of Metomen

 

1847 Wisconsin Territorial Census

1850 Federal Census

1855 Wisconsin Census

1860 Federal Census

1868 Registered Voters, reprinted in 1927 by the Brandon Times from a list originally published in the October 17, 1868, Times

1870 Federal Census

Reading the 1870 Census: The decade of the 1860's was a watershed period in the composition of Metomen. Yankee-born residents became a minority, and Danes became a significant Fairwater immigrant group. Farm families declined for the first time, while men identifying themselves as laborers increased 80%.

1877 Brandon Incorporation Census

1885 Wisconsin Census

 

Gazetteers:

 

Fairwater Gazetteers

Brandon Gazetteers

Markesan Gazetteers

 

Genealogical and Biographical Records:

 

Collected information about individuals is included in the indexes. See Biography and Family for published biographies and family records.

 

Land Patent Records:

Compiled from Federal Bureau of Land Management data:

 

Land Patent Records for Fond du Lac County Townships

Land Patent Records for Green Lake County Townships

 

Land Patents, Town of Metomen

Land Patents Map, Town of Metomen (PDF format)

Land Patents, Town of Alto

Land Patents Map, Town of Alto (PDF format)

Land Patents, Town of Mackford, Green Lake County

Land Patents Map, Town of Mackford, Green Lake County

 

Maps

 

Commissioner of Public Lands Survey Map for the Town of Metomen, 1834, (Surveyor's Field Notes, Interior East Vol 135-140, Series 701 Reel 45, Pos. 1, State Historical Society Archives microfilm)

 

Plat Map Town of Metomen, 1862, (PDF format), from W. T. Coneys, Map of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Bogert & Haight: 1862 (Copied and indexed by Sally Powers Albertz, Wisconsin State Historical Society Library Pam 93-3904 Mss Sect)

 

Plat Map, Village of Fairwater, 1874, from Harney and Tucker, Illustrated Atlas Map of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Chicago: Lakeside Pub. and Print Co., 1874 (Wisconsin State Historical Society Library microfilm P72-1175)

 

Plat Map, Village of Fairwater, 1893, from C. M. Foote and J. W. Henion, Plat Book of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Minneapolis: C. M. Foote & Co., 1893 (Wisconsin State Historical Society Library microfilm P72-1172)

 

Plat Map, Village of Fairwater, 1910, from Plat Book of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin

 

Towne Miller's Map, Village of Fairwater, 1924, adapted from the original map displayed in the Fairwater Civic Center

 

Military Records

 

Village of Fairwater Civil War Enlistments

Town of Metomen Civil War Enlistments

Fond du Lac County Civil War Enlistments

Third Wisconsin Cavalry, Co. C (organized in Fairwater, Alto, Markesan, and Kingston)

 

Municipal and County Records

 

Fairwater Village Board Records:

Volume I, 1921 (Incorporation Year)

Volume I, 1922 (partial)

 

Tax Rolls:

1862: Fairwater

1864: Fairwater

1890: Fairwater

 

Fond du Lac County Records:

Annual Report of the Assessor of Incomes for Fond du Lac County, Wis., 1924

 

Newspapers

 

Clippings from the Fairwater Register, Brandon Times, Markesan Herald, Markesan Journal and other area newspapers are included in the indexes.

 

See the Collections for transcriptions of the The Fairwater Register, Fairwater's only newspaper, published every Friday from 1903 to 1905 by E. L. Howe, and for topical collections from the area's other early papers.

 

Photographs and Other Images

 

Fairwater area images are included in the indexes. See the Collections for image collections.

 

Telephone

 

Telephone Directory: Fairwater-Brandon-Alto, Ladoga-Brandon, Eastern Alto Telephone Companies, February, 1950

 

Writers

 

See the Collections for fiction, essays, histories, poetry, letters, and other materials penned by Fairwater area writers.

 

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