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1847 TERRITORIAL CENSUS
ROSENDALE TOWNSHIP

Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin

The 1847 Wisconsin territorial census recorded heads of household, number of males, number of females, and total individuals in the household on December 1, 1847. The census taker was Morgan L. Noble, although Fond du Lac County census results were returned to the Secretary of the Territory by S. S. N. Fuller, who signed as census taker. For the town of Rosendale in Fond du Lac County, 278 males and 211 females were identified, for a total population of 489. Note that in 1847, the town of Rosendale also included the northern half of the present town of Sprinvale and the NW 1/4 of the present town of Lamartine, which were not separated from Rosendale until the following year.

Microfilm of the original records is available at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin library (Call No. 1847-1). 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 exceptionally difficult to read, an (?) marker is 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).

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HEADS OF FAMILIES OR
PRINCIPAL PERSONS
WHITE MALES WHITE FEMALES MALES OF COLOR FEMALES OF COLOR TOTAL

REMARKS

Woodward, William 3 1     4  
Morse, Myron E. 3 1     4  
Ellsworth, Fortunatus 2 1     3  
Webster, E. 5 1     6  
Saunders, Jas. 1 1     2  
Fletcher, Thos. 2 3     5  
Goodrich, Darius 1 2     3  
Lawrence, M. 2 2     4  
Steward, H. A. 4 3     7  
Rodgers, C. F. 1       1  
Warren (?), Elisha 2 2     4  
Kibby, A. 1 2     3  
Covel, O. 5 4     9  
Sawyer, F. 3 1     4  
Crane, Edward 1 1     2  
Kinyan, A. 4 4     8  
Crossman, Septien 1 1     2  
Mattason, Clinton 1 1     2  
Jewett, Fred 2 4     6  
Woolcott, Henry 2 1     3  
Curtis, Geo. D. 1 1     2  
Thompson, Tyler 2 1     3  
Dodd, M. 4 2     6  
Humphrey, Job 2 1     3  
Skewes (?), J. 3 1     4  
Verto, M. I. 1 4     5  
Verto, W. 2 1     3  
Brill, A. 6 1     7  
Bartrum, Maxson 3 1     4  
Adams, Abner 2 2     4  

  

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HEADS OF FAMILIES OR
PRINCIPAL PERSONS
WHITE MALES WHITE FEMALES MALES OF COLOR FEMALES OF COLOR TOTAL

REMARKS

Fampan (?), Franklin 2 1     3  
Clark, M. 3 1     4  
Clark, Chester 3 2     5  
Lamborn, Samuel 4 3     7  
Balcom, Chancy 1 2     3  
Dodd, M. H. 2 1     3  
Burnett, M. 3 3     6  
Humphreys, Job 1 1     2  
Wolcott, Henry 1 1     2  
Granger, Saml. 2 3     5  
Winneger, Wm. 3 2     5  
Ackerson, John 3 3     6  
Yates, Jerome 6 1     7  
Dodd, Daniel 1 2     3  
Elliott, Jos. 4 3     7  
Anderson, Andrew 4 2     6  
Hall, M. 5 3     8  
Parsons, A. 5 3     8  
Hodice, M. C. 6 4     10  
Lamb, Dana 2 3     5  
Burnett, M. 5 1     6  
Riley, G. M. 3 2     5  
Bow, David 5 4     9  
Dort, J. 4 3     7  
Hyde, Welcome M. 4 1     5  

    

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HEADS OF FAMILIES OR
PRINCIPAL PERSONS
WHITE MALES WHITE FEMALES MALES OF COLOR FEMALES OF COLOR TOTAL

REMARKS

Hyde, David A. 2 4     6  
Georgison, M. 2       2  
Pasco, Jos. 5 1     6  
Phillips, M. 6 4     10  
Cowham, John 3 3     6  
Griffason, Nicholas 2 1     3  
Thurston, M. 2 1     3  
Williams, Ed 2 2     4  
Cowham, Robt. 3 4     7  
Austin, D. P. 3 1     4  
Williams, Wm. H.            
Woolcot, Wm. C. 3 4     7  
Claggett, Adam 4 6     10  
Claggett, John 4 3     7  
Pasco, M. 5 6     11  
Haddson, Jas. 1 1     2  
Fokes, Jason 4 5     9  
Jones, M. 4 3     7  
Granth (?), E. A. 1       1  
Barnes, M. L. 6 1     7  
Harroun, Alban 4 1     5  
Kelley, L. 2 2     4  
Harbart, Gaylord 2 1     3  
Thompson, August 2 2     4  
Sheldon, Geo. 3 1     4  
Sheldon, Tho. 2 1     3  
McGee (?), Thos. 4 1     5  
Thompson, Eustis 1 1     2  
Harroun, A. 3 5     8  
Crittohn, Reubin 1 2     3  

   

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HEADS OF FAMILIES OR
PRINCIPAL PERSONS
WHITE MALES WHITE FEMALES MALES OF COLOR FEMALES OF COLOR TOTAL

REMARKS

Percy, M. 2 2     4  
French, L. C. 1 3     4  
Lamb, D. 1 1     2  
Elliott, Jas. 2 1     3  
Port, Jas. 1 2     3  
Jewitt, Noah 1 2     3  
Pease, Adison 2 2     4  
Pease, Chas. 1 1     2  
Schofield, Mary 3 3     6  
Anderson, J. 3 2     5  
Read, D__ 6 2     8  
Chapman, John H. 5 6     11  
Water, M. 2 2     4  
Waller, Parley 2 2     4  
Vixon, Benj. N. 3 2     5  
Daen (?), Wm. 1 3     4  
Doty, Chancy 2 2     4  

Last Updated 2/1/99

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) 221-1421.