ELECTION STATISTICS
HISTORY OF MANISTEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN
With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches
of Some of Its Men and Pioneers.
Published 1882 by H.R. Page & Co., Chicago

The first election held in the county of Manistee was in the Spring of 1855, at which the whole number of votes cast was 139.

In 1856, at the Fall election, the total vote for president was 198, of which Fremont received 185, and Buchanan 13. For Congress, D.C. Leach received 184, and F.J. Littlejohn 12. For state senator, Thomas W. Ferry received 188 votes to 1 for I.V. Harris.

In 1860, at the presidential election for governor, Blair received 125 votes, Barry 60.

In 1862 Blair received sixty-four votes, and Stout sixty.

In 1864 the Republican ticket received 145, and the Democratic ticket 70 votes.

In 1866 Crapo, Republican candidate for governor, received 271 votes, and Williams, Democrat, one vote.

In 1868, at the presidential election, Grant received 656 votes, to 282 for Seymour.

In 1872 the vote was as follows: Grant, 785; Greeley, 424; O'Conor, 8.

In 1874, for governor, Bagley, Republican, received 635 votes, and Chamberlain, Democratic, 785. There were 237 votes cast in favor of Woman Suffrage, and 846 against.

In 1876 the vote at the presidential election was as follows: Hayes, 896; Tilden, 811; Cooper, 76. There were four votes cast for the Prohibition ticket in Manistee City.

In 1878 the republican vote was 591; Democratic 816; National, 354.

In 1880 the total vote of the county was 2,354. The vote by townships was as follows:

Township Population Rep. vote Dem. vote G'b'k vote Total vote
Arcadia 335 46 10 24 76
Cleon 270 24 34 3 68
Bear Lake 925 120 43 39 198
Brown 533 60 24 23 107
Filer 878 58 74 36 166
Manistee 774 71 47 10 128
Manistee City 7,075 584 581 41 1,148
Maple Grove 97 14 12 4 30
Marilla 166 7 33 ... 44
Onekama 535 72 32 35 148
Pleasanton 481 71 10 16 96
Springdale 102 13 9 2 24
Stronach 354 2 41 1 45
Total 12,525 1,162 957 237 2,354

VITAL STATISTICS

The following statistics of births, deaths and marriages since 1869, are taken from the records:

DEATHS

1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881
Arcadia 2 2 4 1 ... 1 ... 1 1 2 1 8
Pleasanton 5 2 9 6 4 8 2 2 3 4 2 11
Springdale ... ... ... ... 1 ... 2 ... ... ... ... 1
Onekama ... 2 ... 4 1 3 5 2 2 4 5 12
Bear Lake 5 2 ... 4 5 6 6 4 2 6 ... 4
Maple Gr ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 1 1 1
Marilla ... 3 1 2 1 1 1 ... ... 1 1 ...
Brown 3 4 6 5 3 8 7 1 3 5 3 6
Manistee 6 12 8 9 ... ... 12 5 6 7 9 11
Filer 3 2 ... ... 3 9 6 ... 4 2 8 19
Stronach 7 3 ... 9 6 2 2 4 2 7 5 15
1st Ward 1 2 6 7 7 6 7 16 13 14 ... ...
2d Ward 9 ... 14 7 17 9 4 13 18 9 ... ...
3d Ward 15 8 24 32 ... ... 15 10 33 22 ... ...
4th Ward 15 ... 30 18 22 16 13 40 6 31 ... ...
Total 71 42 102 104 70 69 82 98 94 115

BIRTHS

1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1897 1880 1881
Arcadia 13 4 6 8 ... ... 8 3 10 4 7 16
Pleasanton 13 12 13 24 16 15 16 11 9 13 13 ...
Springdale ... 4 1 ... 6 3 ... ... 1 ... ... 4
Onekama 6 5 2 8 10 21 11 16 7 13 12 ...
Bear Lake 7 4 14 16 24 19 8 9 17 26 12 25
Maple Gr ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4 2 ... 1
Marilla 4 ... 3 4 3 3 3 2 6 5 2 3
Brown 13 16 14 26 17 20 12 25 14 24 11 16
Manistee 9 30 12 11 ... 6 12 15 11 18 3 ...
Filer 3 7 ... ... 17 20 13 16 7 27 33 14
Stronach 24 9 9 16 16 15 21 23 33 20 22 22
1st Ward 3 4 18 30 31 34 43 51 38 54 ... ...
2d Ward 45 ... 68 41 19 18 43 53 51 35 ... ...
3d Ward 65 47 54 84 34 17 51 68 83 44 ... ...
4th Ward 20 ... 68 67 113 108 94 136 87 102 ... ...
Total 225 142 282 335 306 299 335 428 378 387

MARRIAGES. - 1868, 28; 1869, 83; 1870, 84; 1871, 85; 1872, 51; 1873, 97; 1874, 75; 1875, 65; 1876, 79; 1877, 57; 1878, 56; 1879, 111; 1880, 36; 1881, 121.

The above tables do not give the statistics for the city of Manistee for 1880-'81, which were as follows: Total number of deaths in 1880, 64; 1881, 94. Total number of births in 1880, 280; 1881, 256.

INDIVIDUAL INCOMES IN 1868
The following were the incomes above the exemption of $1,000 in Manistee County, in 1868:

Barnes, Russell $293 Moore, Wm. $1,000
Benedict, E.E. 1,780 Markus, Wm. 575
Canfield, John 29,000 Magill, Wm. 1,222
Dougherty, P. 977 Magnan, A. 500
Engelman, M. 1,500 Peters, R.G. 17,422
Ellis, L.S. 1,318 Paggeot, Chas 9,000
Filer, D.L. 12,713 Robinson, G.W. 17,722
Filer, E.G. 9,000 Ramsdell, T.J. 2,500
Filer, D.W. 9,000 Risdon, R.M. 3,640
Fay, Michael 500 Ramsdell, E.A. 225
Grandjohn, N.C. 1,461 Randall, C.H. 500
Green, H.N. 4,000 Shrigley, J.H. 6,000
Hadsell, John 520 Secor, D.D. 2,729
Milmoe, B. 977 Secor, Chas 509

STATISTICS OF THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC

Year Number of Dealers Tax Collected
1875 42 $4,488.39
1876 42 4,964.97
1877 35 4,061.76
1878 40 4,580.59
1879 42 4,975.44
1880 45 8,127.95
1881 53 9,258.33

The following list furnishes a statement of the liquor traffic for the year ending December 1, 1881:
Names Residence Kind of Business Place of Business Amount of Tax
George Andree City of Manistee Spirituous liquors at retail City of Manistee $30.00
Charles D Phillips " " " 50.00
Charles McKinley  & Co. " " " 50.00
John Dehner " " " 50.00
Michael Kehoe " " " 50.00
Eugene Boulle " " " 50.00
Ernest Mamerow " " " 200.00
Charles Bigge " " " 200.00
Charles Wenzel & Co. " " " 200.00
Clara Kanouse " " " 200.00
J.B. Johnson & Co. " " " 200.00
Charles D. Phillips " " " 200.00
John Beck & Co. " " " 200.00
Henry Tiedemen " " " 200.00
Frank Firzlaff " " " 200.00
John Baur " " " 200.00
Joseph Baur " wholesale " 400.00
Elias Johnson " retail " 200.00
John Higgins " " " 200.00
George Andree " " " 200.00
Eugene Boulle " " " 200.00
E.A. Hornkohl " " " 200.00
Frank Herman " " " 200.00
John Kehoe " " " 200.00
John Bartelson " " " 200.00
Andrew Kihnke " " " 200.00
John P. Mason " " " 200.00
C. Pomeroy " " " 200.00
John L. Sorenson " " " 200.00
Joseph Radka " " " 200.00
German Workingmen's Society " Malt " 65.00
L. Jepson " Spirituous " 200.00
Mat Peterson " " " 200.00
Andrew Eckwald " " " 200.00
Charles Beinke " " " 200.00
James Madison " " " 200.00
John Waeir " " " 200.00
Andrew Johnson " " " 200.00
Nordisk Fremskridts Forening " Malt " 65.00
Anna Bloudin " Spirituous " 200.00
Andrew Grzhwiak " " " 200.00
Peter Hawley " " " 200.00
Peter Hanson Township of Manistee " Township of Manistee 200.00
Louis Swan " " " 200.00
John Block " of Stronach " " of Stronach 200.00
John Mews " " " 200.00
John Paape " of Brown Malt " of Brown 65.00
Andrew Berg City of Manistee Spirituous City of Manistee 183.33
Charles Springborn " " " 150.00
John Schultz " " " 150.00
Joseph Baur " " " 150.00
John Mason & Co. " " " 150.00

Manistee has thirty two pensioners, and their payments, with arrears, amount to $6,384.

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