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1847 TERRITORIAL CENSUS
WAUPUN 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 for Waupun Township 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 Waupun, which in 1847 also included the southern half of what would become Springvale Township in 1848, totals of 506 males and 430 females were submitted to the Secretary. The numbers are written on the bottom of page 9 of the Fond du Lac census and repeated on Fuller's summary sheet, so presumably they represent his calculations. However, the actual sums of pages 3 through 9 are 502 and 432 respectively.

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
Arnis (?), Luther 7 3     10  
Rofs, Amos 3 4     7  
Melvin, Levi 2 2     4  
Martin, E. 1 2     3  
Town, Lyman 5 3     8  
Fairbanks, Caleb 1 3     4  
Fairbanks, F. G. 1 3     4  
Fairbanks, Jos. 5 1     6  
Fairbank, Fletcher 3 3     6  
Brown, Philo 3 5     8  
Bacon, E. C. 4 3     7  
Tyler, M. 5 4     9  
Franklin, Ichabod 4 3     7  
Merriman, Parley 3 1     4  
Boardman, J. 3 4     7  
Richardson, Moses 2 3     5  
Norton, Abel 2 1     3  
Amadon, Jediah 2 4     6  
Hall, Jos. 3 5     8  
Brooks, Ashel 4 2     6  
Ketchum, Harry 5 4     9  
Gee, J. C. 4 2     6  

  

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

REMARKS

Maxson, Chas. 4 6     10  
Patterson, Jos. 3 3     6  
Norton, Jos. 5 4     9  
Champlin, Chas. 1 1     2  
Feneir (?), R. H. 1 2     3  
Stowe, Jos. 1 4     5  
Farwell, Warren 1 1     2  
Ayres, M. 4 3     7  
Wells, Elmathern (?) 3 3     6  
Wells, Geo. 1 1     2  
Daver, M. 6 2     8  
Smead, Seth 3 4     7  
Hellgshome, Ole 5 6     11  
GaSane (?), O. 3 1     4  
Catchapard, Ed. 3 2     5  
Bevier, Wm. 3 5     8  
Clark, Philo 3 3     6  
Clark, Saml. 4 2     6  
Forbes, Benj. 4 4     8  
Clark, Rufus 1 2     3  
Woodworth, Watson 1 2     3  
Woodward, S. G. 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

Fairbanks, Elmer 2 2     4  
Hoard, G. 2 1     3  
Benson, Alonzo 3 4     7  
Town, Freeman 3 2     5  
Chapin, Judson 3 4     7  
Chapin, Chester 3 2     5  
Whitney, Newell 5 2     7  
Whitney, Mason 1 2     3  
Gallrd (?), Fuller 4 3     7  
Lertson (?), Saml. 6 5     11  
Fairbanks, L. 6 7     13  
Landon, Luther 2 2     4  
Whitney, D. B. 4 3     7  
Haines, M. 4 5     9  
Amadon, Henry 2 2     4  
Amadon, S. 2 4     6  
Keach, Isaac 2 1     3  
Dinply (?), Geo. 2 4     6  
Madison, Stephen 5 3     8  
Keach, Smith 1 1     2  
Fairbanks, Elias 3 5     8  

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

REMARKS

Judd, Jas. 6 4     10  
Fancher, Elisha 3 3     6  
Wedge, Saml. 2 3     5  
Sanage (?), Joel 4 2     6  
Tharin (?), Henry 2 1     3  
Keach, Daniel 1 1     2  
Fryer, Almond 3 1     4  
Jordon, J.P. 3 4     7  
Aller (?), Birch 3 3     6  
Ellsbury, L. N. 4 2     6  
VanEss, Rich 3 5     8  
Ackerman, W. J. 1 1     2  
Ackerman, Paul 1 2     3  
Cole, Peter 4 1     5  
Begs (?), Chas. 2 1     3  
Ackerman, Henry 2 2     4  
Nickerson, M. 3 2     5  
Waller (?), Parley 2 2     4  
Dean, M. 1 3     4  
Whitney, Warren 5 2     7  
Horton, Aaron 4 4     8  

 

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

REMARKS

Tryon, Wm. 2 2     4  
Lilley (?), Reuben 6 5     11  
Lamb, Dana 2 5     7  
Hasan, John 2 3     5  
Hutcheson, Abijah 5 5     10  
Delany, Wm. 3 3     6  
Salcott, Wm. 5 5     10  
Pellett, M. 8 2     10  
Darrow, Cyrus 3 1     4  
Holman, Elias 3 2     5  
Lochwood, Edwin 4 2     6  
Hazen, Alonzo 4 2     6  
Hazen, Calvin 1 3     4  
Stowe, Milo J. 2 2     4  
Robbins, Wait 3 2     5  
Chase, Saml. 3 2     5  
Hazen, Jas. 2 3     5  
Cheeny (?), Wm. A. 5 5     10  
Wedge, Solomon 9 3     12  
Colwell, Kerwood (?) 2 1     3  

 

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

REMARKS

Rolondson, S. D. 1 3     4  
Gee, Alfred 5 4     9  
Dennich, J. C. 2 2     4  
Parks, Amos 3 1     4  
Gee, Geo. 3 2     5  
Hazen, Sewall 5 5     10  
Andrews, Dudley 1 2     3  
Fowler, Addison 3 4     7  
Johnson, Benj. 6 4     10  
Campbell, Moses 3 1     4  
Parce (?), Chas. 8 3     11  
Mumfee, Timothy (?) 4 3     7  
Preston, Leander 6 5     11  
Fairbanks, D. H. 1 3     4  
Reives, M. 2 1     3  
Muckle, Thos. 1 4     5  
Busby, John 20 6     26  
Snow, Orville 5 4     9  
Wilcox, Seymour 9 4     13  
Norton, Joel 4 2     6  
Reesnydor, John 2 1     3  
White, Daniel (?) 2 2     4  
Oshander (?), John 1       1  

 

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

REMARKS

Acherman, J. N. 4 3     7  
Bly, G. W. 4 2     6  
Maroon, E. W. 1 3     4  
Valentine, Isaac 1 2     3  
Carrington, Roland 6 10     16  
Carrington, E. D. 14 5     19  
Snow, S. C. 2 1     3  
Smith, Chas. 2 5     7  
Brown, J. W. 4 5     9  
Barrows, Lyman 2 1     3  
French, John F. 2 1     3  
Hewes, Owen 5 2     7  
Harris, Stephen 2 1     3  
McElroy, Wm. G. 5 5     10  
Walker, Albert 6 3     9  
Davis, S. A. L. 3 5     8  
Collins, Minos 2 3     5  
Miller, E. 2 3     5  
Leonard, M. 3 2     5  
Nicherson, John 3 5     8  

Last Updated 5/16/1999

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.