buttonblgrey_fdllogo.jpg (3089 bytes) 1855 STATE CENSUS
ALTO TOWNSHIP
Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
  

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The 1855 Wisconsin state census recorded heads of household, number of white males, number of white females, number of "colored" males, number of "colored" females and the total of foreign born individuals in the household on June 1, 1855. The census taker was Rufus M. Harwood, Town Clerk, who reported totals of 525 white males, 492 white females, 1 deaf and dumb, and 289 foreign born, for a total census of 1017 individuals. Micro-film of the original records is available at the Historical Society library.

The records were hand written and in some cases are open to interpretation. Records that are particularly difficult to read are given an (?) marker. An attempt is made to record entries as written, even when it is apparently in error. Entries are offered in the order in which they were recorded, because the census-taking sequence can provide clues about where families actually lived (for an illustration, see Fairwater 1853). Names with hyperlinks have associated commentaries on the Alto errata and genealogical information page.

HEADS OF FAMILIES WHITE COLORED

DEAF & DUMB

BLIND INSANE FOREIGN BIRTH
M F M F
Lamers, John 2 1           2
Castine, William 2 2           4
Schrears, F. D. 2 3           5
Loomans, John W. 2 1           3
Butts, Jacob S. 4 4            
Hilyar, Widow 2 3            
Wrght, Jehiel 3 2            
Deaver, Matis 5 4           5
Shoemaker, A. M. 3 1           4
Jones, Samuel D. 4 4            
Root, Hannah 1 5            
Strikes, John 3 1           2
Arnet (?), James 1             1
Black, John 1 2           3
Sargent, John L. 1 2            
Smith, William 3 4            
Mathews, Job R. 3 1            
Mathews, Horatio G. 2 1            
Cornell, H. H. 3 1            
Loomans, John Jr. 2 2           2
Sanders, Howard 7 3            
Thwing, Ralph 2 3            
Post, William 2 4            
Verenhout, Cornelius 1 2           2
Mack, William 1              
Welch, George 1 3            
Scott, Jonathan 1 3           4
Root, Byington 4 3            
Gould, Aaron 4 3            
Barber, Alvin 5 4            
Wilber, Julius N. 3 5           2
Sexton, Harvey 1 6            
Batis, Ira 4 3            
Graham, John C. 2 2            
Leyshures, David 2 3     1      
Wood, David I. 4 1            
Vader, James 2 1            
Carpenter, Samuel A. 3 3            
Benson, Martin 1 1            
Spalding, Gastrell 2 1            
Morris, Thomas 5 3           5
Lyndsley, Elijah 3 3            
Lyndsley, E. M. 1 2            
Tallcott, Milton 4 3            
Tolcott, Frederick 3 2            
Harwood, R. M. 3 3            
Parker, John N. 2 1            
Hall, William H. 5 6            
Spees, J. V. 2 4            
Smithers, William H. 2 6            
Russell, Geo. A. 4 2            
Sackett, Nathl. B. 4 2            
Gaskill, Silas 3 2            
Gaskill, Rufus Jr. 1              
Cooper, Martin 5 2            
Frakes, Adeline 2 2            
Webber, Isaac 4 3            
Rumsey, Charles D. 1 2            
Tolcott, Gilbert B. 3 2            
Clark, Judson 1 2            
Rickerson, Daniel 2 5            
Wright, Ann A.   1            
Stone, Russell 4 5            
Race, Alvin 5 1            
Race, William 2 1            
Alley, David 4 3            
Abercrombie, Robert 1 3           3
Louks, John H. 5 2            
Lyon, John 4 5           3
Hinslell (?), James 1 1           2
Soule, Stephen P. 2 4            
Nevill, John H. 2 3           2
Loomans, Abraham 3 4           4
Pr____ (?), Derk 1 1           2
Sleister, Rolef 3 3           2
Duitman, A. 1 4           4
Wellhouse, John Jr. 4 3           4
Wellhouse, John Sen. (?) 3 1           4
Wellhouse, Matin 3 1           3
Wellhouse, Jacob 2 1           3
De Groot, John 3 2           3
Duitman, Garret 2 3           2
Landaal, C. 1 1           2
Landaal, John 1 4           2
Feendaal, Garret 1 2           2
Stelsel, Garret 5 1           3
Vannick, David A. 1 1           2
Arlink, Derk 2 3           2
Ferndaal, D. J. 3 4           6
Mink, John A. 3 1           2
Boland, Garret 4 1           5
Garrison, Cornelius 1 1           2
Garrison, A. 3 2           3
Rensink, E. 2 1           3
Hoftizer, Derk 1 1           2
Hoftizer, William 1 4           4
Grooteboer, John 2 3           2
Mensink, John H. 1 1           2
Mensink, Henry 1 1           2
Cooper, charles M. 1 1            
Wilcox, Daniel 3 4            
Green, Elisha 2 4            
Brown, Seth 1 2            
McCloughry, David T. 2 4            
Knight, William 5 4           1
Chase, Wm. P. 1              
Williams, Harry C. 1 3            
Pierce, Abner 2              
Brown, Owen 1 1            
Blanchard, Morris B. 1 1            
Blanchard, Nicholas H. 1 1            
Fay, Randall 2 2           4
Fay, Albert 1 2           2
Wheeler, William W. 3 2           4
Plumer, Martha 5 8            
French, Haraph V. 1 2            
Thwing, Marcus 4 1            
Green, Lydia Maria 1 1            
Lyon, Benjamin 5 3            
Hobkirk, Robert 4 2           2
Reddock, John 1 1           2
Olmsted, O. L. 5 4           1
Olmsted, James 3 3            
Grider, Martin 4 3           1
Spoor, Charles 1 2           1
Booth, Walter B. 2 3            
Butts, Luther 3 1            
Sloper, John 2 1            
Sloper, Daniel 1 1            
McElroy, James 6 3           8
Glendenning, William 5 4           2
Glendenning, John 3 5           6
Garrison, Derk 4 3           4
Feendaal, John 2 1           2
Glendenning, Andrew 2 3           4
Feendaal, W.   1           1
Glendenning, Elliot 2 2           1
Mink, H. J. 1 1           2
Mink, Albert 3 1           2
Mink, Garret John 2 1           3
Blair, Robert 5 2           7
Meikle, Robert 4 4           8
Foster, George 3 3            
Reynold, Hugh 2 6           6
Hughes, Michael 1 1           1
Ketcham, Thos. B. 3 3            
Carpenter, William H. 1 3            
Bettis, Benjamin H. 3 3           1
Woodin, David M. 2 5            
Monroe, Thomas 1 1            
Boom, Christian 7 3           10
Vanderbush, Ebert 3 2           2
Gluin (?), Berind W. 1 1           2
Buoks (?), Thomas 2 3           2
Bady, Priscilla   1           1
Varderman, Arnot 3 1           4
Brisbane, William 6 4           6
Maxwell, William L. 3 3            
Maxwell, John W. 2 2            
Davis, Saml. A. Law 4 4            
Bromell, William 2 2           2
Lamers, D. J. 1 2           3
Vanwikle, Aaron 1 1           1
Bruins, Andrew 3 2           3
Farnam, Lyman 3 1            
Ivers, Widow 4 1           5
Foot, Philo 3 1            
Palmer, Edmund 3 1            
Loomis, James B. 3 2            
Loomis, E. M. 1 4            
Corrigan, A. 3 3           2
Chase, William S. 3 1            
Hewett, Samuel B. 4 2            
Bruins, Hendricks 4 4           8
Klosteboer, John 1 1           2
Landaal, Garret 4 1           3
Cahill, Patrick 3 1           1
Tenny, Mishac (?) 4 6            
Farnam, Eli 2 2            
Flower, Norman M. 1 1            
Post, Stephen T. 4 3            
Smith, Allen 3 1            
Titus, Stephen 1 2            
Ely, Hanson 3 1            
Roberts, Enos 3 3            
Lingenfelter, Geo. 4 4            
Brown, Calvin G. 2 2            
Parsons, William W. 2 2            
Alderson, George 2 1           3
Burns, George 1 1            
Miller, Mathias 2 2            
Gleason, Henry C. 1 1            
Hardy, Robert 2 2           3
Sutton, Anson H. 3 4            
Phillips, A. R. 3 4            
Adams, David 1             1
Patterson, James 2 6           5
Ingles, Robert 1             1
Te Beest, John 1 1           2
Vanderover, Derk 2 4           5
McCready, Peter 6 5           4
Beebe, Nelson 2 1            
Sargent, Thomas 3 2            
Sargent, William G. 2 1            
Larabee, Saml. L U. (?) 5 6            
Spies, John Sen. (?) 1 1            
Spies, Silas 1 1            
Saller 2 2            
Naile 2 2            
Last Updated 5/25/1999

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.