Wisconsin Ancestors - Census Analysis Project
By Township

2000-2020 by John Von Haden  All rights reserved.

    

I have learned an incredible amount of information and insight by 'following the census taker'.  What does that mean?

Basically, just combine a census schedule with a land owner plat map photocopy and draw lines between farms each time the next family is listed in that census.

This project arose out of my experience with my Wagner ancestors.  They owned land in a particular township, but I found only one family in the census with that surname and it just didn't seem to match.
Twenty years later, I revisited that census again (with a plat map) and learned that it WAS them.   This has helped me sort out a wealth of information about the pioneer families who were here as early as the 1840's.

I find it fascinating!  Read more here

And check out various surname misspellings made by the census takers in the townships below... such as 'Crounch' for Kratz and 'Rusatine' for Walrabenstein

  • Listed below are townships that I'll be working on over the next year or so (particularly the 1860 and earlier years).
  • Those which are relatively ready have links to the details.
  • The townships are arranged by their location in relation to each other and cover Washington and Ozaukee counties and most of the adjacent townships in the surrounding five counties, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Dodge, Fond du Lac and Sheboygan.
  • I'll try to add one or two new ones each month.  Email me if there is a township/year that particularly interests you.
  • The township list below was last updated on Apr 15, 2020.  Return to Genealogy Home Page.



Dodge county
Fond du Lac county
Sheboygan county
Lomira
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Ashford
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Auburn
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Scott
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Sherman
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Holland
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 

Dodge county
Washington county
Ozaukee county
Theresa
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880


Herman
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Wayne
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880


Addison
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Kewaskum
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880

Barton
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
West Bend
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Farmington
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880


Trenton
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Fredonia
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880


Saukville
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Belgium
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880


Port Washington
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Rubicon
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Hartford
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Polk
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Jackson
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Cedarburg
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Grafton
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
  Erin
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Richfield
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Germantown
1840 1842
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Mequon
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
 

 
Waukesha county
Milwaukee county
  Merton
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Lisbon
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Menomonee
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Granville
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880
 
Milwaukee
1846 1850 1860
1870 1880