Wisconsin Territory 1836
Transcribed by MAK
In 1818, there were only two counties comprising current day Wisconsin;
dividing the state in half, Crawford was the western side, and Brown the
eastern side. In 1829, a small southern corner of Crawford was annexed to
form Iowa County. By 1836, there were four counties comprising the current
day boundries of Wisconsin: Crawford, Iowa, Brown, and Milwaukee (annexed
from the the southern corner of Brown).
Guide to using this Census Index
The 1836 index to the territorial census of Wisconsin is printed in
five columns. The following paragraphs explain the meaning of each
column with other necessary details for its use.
The first colum lists in alphabetical order the names of the individuals
found in the original census record. It should be understood that only
the names that are given in the index to this census are the heads of the
households. To get the best use of this index the original census must
be checked. An asterisk following a name indicates that the spelling of
the name is in question. When given names are abbreviated in the census
and the abbreviation is clearly understood, the name is written out in
Column two refers to the county in which the individual lived at the time the
census was taken.
WI refers to the Wisconsin Territory Area.
The fourth column indicates whether of not a township was listed in the census.
(NOTE: No Townships were listed)
Column five refers tot he year in which the census was taken.
(NOTE: Year taken was 1936)
For the purpose of this transcription, column one has been broken into SURNAME
and GIVEN NAME. Columns 3-5 have been omitted as the information is the same.
The copy of the census that was transcribed from was hard to read. It is always encourage to
check the original source to ensure accuracy. Keep in mind that the censustakers did not always
get the spellings correct. As this is an offical transcript, changes to the original cannot be
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