1870 Federal Census of LaPointe
Ashland County, Wisconsin
including the Bass Island Rock Quarry
Census Date: June 1, 1870
Enumerator:Thomas H. Hogan
Post Office: Superior

Transcribed by Joan Benner



**Entire census is light and at times very difficult to read, names below are as close to the original as possible to decipher**

Dwelling-Family Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real Estate Value Personal Property Value Place of Birth Father Foreign born Mother Foreign Born
1-1 SHAW Frank W. 28 M W Fisherman 2000 5000 Pennsylvania
1-1 HARPER George 25 M W Fisherman - - Canada x x
1-1 JOBB Louis 30 M W Fisherman - - Wisconsin
1-1 NEVEN Joseph 27 M W Fisherman - - Wisconsin x x
1-1 JESSAU Joseph 20 M W Fisherman - - Wisconsin x
1-1 ROCHELLE Lewis 23 M W Fisherman - - Wisconsin x
1-1 MELAUCE John 30 M W Fisherman - - Wisconsin x x
2-2 STEUARTZ John 40 M W Fisherman - 500 Ireland x x*
2-2 BENNETT John 50 M W Fisherman - 500 Ireland x x
3-3 BELL John W. 66 M W Lawyer 2000 - New York
3-3 Margaret 45 F W wife of JWB - - Maine
3-3 Amelia M. 21 F W at home - - Wisconsin
3-3 Isabela 19 F W at home - - Wisconsin
3-3 Sarah 11 F W at home - - Wisconsin
3-4 DONEMAY Henry 30 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin x*
3-4 May 23 F W wife to HD - - Wisconsin
4-5 WILLARD George 35 M W Laborer - - New York
4-5 Kate B. 30 F W Wige of G. W. - - New York
3-6 GOETZENBURGER Wm. 37 M W Farmer 2000 150 Baden x x
3-6 Elizabeth 19 F W wife of W. G. - - Michigan x x
3-6 Charles 6 Mo. M W at home - - Wisconsin x*
4 GEETZENBURGER Peter 36 M W Farmer 2000 150 Baden x x
5 Unoccupied
6-7 STAHL George E. 33 M W Dry Goods Merchant 3000 3000 Baden x x
6-7 Johanna A. 30 F W wife of G. E. S. - - Bayern Germany x x
6-7 John 9 M W at home - - Wisconsin x x
6-7 Emma 11 F W at home - - Wisconsin x x
6-7 Lucy 6 F W at home - - Wisconsin x x
6-7 Rosa 2 F W at home - - Wisconsin x x
6-7 John 30 M W Dry Goods Clerk - - Baden x x
7-8 HEWARD J. S. 45 M W Sailor 1000 200 Ireland x x
7-8 BENNETS Samuel 50 M W Sailor - - Ireland x x
7-8 Julia 40 F W wife of S. B. 1000 200 Ireland x x
7-8 Mary 7 F W at home - - Wisconsin x x
8-9 MORRISON John 25 M W Laborer - - Minnesota x
8-9 Eliza 30 F W wife of J. M. - - Wisconsin
8-9 William 3 M W at home - - Wisconsin
8-9 Angelique 2 F W at home - - Wisconsin
9 Unoccupied
10-10 DENAMY John B. 66 M W Laborer - 300 Canada x x
10-10 Jusette 50 F W wife of J. B. D. - - Wisconsin x
10-10 Frank 31 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin x
10-10 Antoine 23 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin x
10-10 Simon 15 M W at home - - Wisconsin x
10-10 Julia 12 F at home - - Wisconsin x
11-11 BLATCHFORD Henry 57 M W Teacher 400 - Wisconsin*
11-11 Frances 55 F W wife of H. B. - - Wisconsin
11-11 Frank 25 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin
11-11 Margaret 19 F W at home - - Wisconsin
11-11 Lucy 12 F W at home - - Wisconsin
12-12 BRESSEL Charles 40 M W Blacksmith - - Wisconsin x
12-12 Charlotte 35 F W wife of C. B. - - Wisconsin
12-12 Charles 19 M W at home - - Wisconsin
12-12 Michelle 17 M W at home - - Wisconsin
12-12 Antoine M W at home - - Wisconsin
12-12 Madeline 10 F W at home - - Wisconsin
12-12 Mary 7 F W at home - - Wisconsin
12-12 John 6 M W at home - - Wisconsin
12-12 Jeff 2 M W at home - - Wisconsin
12-12 Baby 1 Mo. M at home - - Wisconsin*
13 Unoccupied
14 Unoccupied
15-13 DENAMY John B. Jr. 35 M W Blacksmith - - Wisconsin x
15-13 Mary 30 F W wife of J. B. D. Jr. - - Wisconsin
15-13 Mary 14 F W at home - - Wisconsin
16 Unoccupied
17-14 MORAN Benjamin 70 M W Laborer - - Canada x x
17-14 Margaret 65 F W wife of B. M. - - Wisconsin
18-15 VANDEVENTER Caroline 42 F W Keeping House - - Minnesota*
18-15 Caroline 24 F W at home - - Wisconsin
18-15 Angeline 18 F W at home - - Wisconsin
18-15 Roger 17 M W at home - - Wisconsin
18-15 Burk 17 M W at home - - Wisconsin
18-15 Andrew 16 M W at home - - Wisconsin
18-15 Laura 14 F W at home - - Wisconsin
18-15 Benjamin 12 M W at home - - Wisconsin
18-15 Michael 6 M W at home - - Wisconsin
19-16 ROBEDOW Angeline 18 F W Keeping House - - Wisconsin
19-16 Allie 1 F W at home - - Wisconsin
20 Unoccupied
21 ROSCOE Joseph 40 M W Laborer - - Canada x x
22 Unoccupied
23 Unoccupied
24-17 NEUVEW Alexis 72 M W Laborer - - Canada x x
24-17 Louis 44 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin x
24-17 Joseph 40 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin x
24-17 William 23 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin x
24-17 Nancy 39 F W Housekeeper - - Wisconsin x
25-18 GOSLIN Jno. B. 60 M W Laborer - - Canada x x
25-18 DEFANY Augustus 55 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin x
25-18 Madeline 20 F W at home - - Wisconsin
25-18 Charlotte 4 F W at home - - Wisconsin
26 Unoccupied
27-19 ROBERDEAUX Piere 53 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin x
27-19 Mary 30 F W wife of P. R. - - Wisconsin
28 Unoccupied
29-20 BUJJALO Angelique 60 F W Keeping House - - Wisconsin
29-20 DRAGO Denis 18 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin
29-20 SAVIN Flavia 45 F W at home - - Wisconsin
29-20 Joseph 62 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin
29-21 DRAGO Mary 24 F W at home - - Wisconsin
29-21 Julia 22 F W at home - - Wisconsin
29-21 Michelle 23 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin
30 PERRINER Matilda 70 F W Keeping House - - Canada x x
31-22 STEFSON Peter 34 M W Laborer - - Baden x x*
31-22 Mary 32 F W wife of P. S. - - Ireland x x
31-22 Thomas E. 6 M W at home - - Wisconsin x x
31-22 Gertrude 3 F W at home - - Wisconsin x x
32 Unoccupied
33 Unoccupied
34-23 RIEL Joseph 54 M W Carpenter - - Maine
34-23 Margaret 30 F W wife of J. R. - - Wisconsin
34-23 Alexander 12 M W at home - - Wisconsin
34-23 Charles 10 M W at home - - Wisconsin
34-23 Thomas 6 M W at home - - Wisconsin
34-23 Sophia 4 F W at home - - Wisconsin
34-23 Emily 2 F W at home - - Wisconsin
35 Unoccupied
36 Unoccupied
37-24 BUCHANAN Casper 32 M W Laborer - - Switzerland x x
37-24 Amelia 25 F W wife of C. B. - - Hesse Cassel x x
37-24 Ferdinand 3 M W at home - - Ohio x x
37-24 Amelia 2 F W at home - - Ohio x x
38 Unoccupied
39-25 JUSTICE John 32 M W Laborer - - Italy x x
39-25 Harriet 30 F W wife of J. J. - - Canada x x
39-25 Olive 14 F W at home - - Canada x x
39-25 Mary 10 F W at home - - Michigan x x
39-25 Anthony 6 M W at home - - Michigan x x
39-25 Celia 4 F W at home - - Michigan x x
39-25 John 2 M W at home - - Wisconsin x x
40-26 MORAN Robert 26 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin x
40-26 Julia 20 F W wife of R. M. - - Wisconsin
40-26 William 5 M W at home - - Wisconsin
40-26 Mary 2 F W at home - - Wisconsin
41-27 DRAGO Michael 23 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin
41-27 Madeline 17 F W wife of M. D. - - Wisconsin
41-27 Margaret 6 Mo. F W at home - - Wisconsin*
42 Unoccupied
43-28 REMILARD Theophius 50 M W Laborer - - Canada x x
43-28 Madeline 21 F W at home - - Wisconsin x
43-28 Isabelle 3 F W at home - - Wisconsin x
43-28 Margaret 3 Mo. F W at home - - Wisconsin x*
43-28 GOSLIN John 60 M W Laborer - - Canada x x
44-29 ROBEIAM Jesidore 49 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin x*
44-29 Isabella 46 F W wife of J. R. - - Wisconsin
44-29 Tressa 19 F W at home - - Wisconsin
44-29 Angeline 17 F W at home - - Wisconsin
44-29 Tressa 1 F W at home - - Wisconsin
44-29 John 18 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin
44-29 Charles 10 M W at home - - Wisconsin
44-29 August 6 M W at home - - Wisconsin
44-29 Newocha ? 3 F W at home - - Wisconsin
44-29 JANUARY Edward 35 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin x
44-29 Mary 31 F W wife of E. J. - - Wisconsin x
44-29 Julia 8 F W at home - - Wisconsin
44-29 Simon 6 M W at home - - Wisconsin
44-29 Francis 4 M W at home - - Wisconsin
44-29 Antoine 1 M W at home - - Wisconsin
45-30 DEMANY Joseph B. 35 M W Blacksmith - - Wisconsin x*
45-30 Mary 30 F W wife of J. B. D. - - Wisconsin
45-30 Antoine 7 M W - - Wisconsin
45-30 Mary 4 F W at home - - Wisconsin
45-30 Agnes 2 F W at home - - Wisconsin
45-30 Charles 1 M W at home - - Wisconsin
46-31 LaPA--NTE John 60 M W Laborer - - x
46-31 Mary 54 F W wife of J. LaP. - - Wisconsin
46-31 Margaret 14 F W at home - - Wisconsin
46-31 John B. 3 M W at home - - Wisconsin
47-32 MORAN Francis 26 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin x
47-32 Margaret 24 F W wife of F. M. - - Wisconsin
47-32 Isabelle 12 F W at home - - Wisconsin x
47-32 DACOLA Mary 50 F W Keeping House - - Wisconsin x
47-32 Joseph 30 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin
48-33 HASKIN Charles 45 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin
48-33 Julia 27 F W wife of C. H. - - Wisconsin
48-33 John 10 M W at home - - Wisconsin
48-33 Antoine 8 M W at home - - Wisconsin
48-33 Charles 6 M W at home - - Wisconsin
48-33 Mary 2 F W at home - - Wisconsin
49-34 LARSON Louis 40 M W Laborer - - Sweeden x x
49-34 Anna 34 F W wife of L. L. - - Sweden x x
49-34 George 4 M W at home - - Wisconsin x x
49-34 Gertrude 1 F W at home - - Wisconsin x x
50-35 PENDERGAST R. H. 39 M W Fruit C--- 2000 1000 New Hampshire
50-35 Helen 32 F W wife of R. H. P. - - Massachusetts
50-35 Frederick W. 6 M W at home - - Minnesota
50-35 Nellie M. 3 F W at home - - Minnesota
51-36 JANUARY Agnes 50 F W Keeping House - - Wisconsin
51-36 Mary 30 F W at Home - - Wisconsin
51-36 Rosalie 18 F W at home - - Wisconsin
51-36 Jane 15 F W at home - - Wisconsin
51-36 Robert 10 M W at home - - Wisconsin
51-36 Eli 2 M W at home - - Wisconsin
52-37 PERINER James 27 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin x x
52-37 Catherine 28 F W wife of J. P. - - Wisconsin x
53-38 STIFF Peter 42 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin x
53-38 Maria 39 F W wife of P. S. - - Wisconsin
53-38 John B. 20 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin
54-39 LaCOSTE Martin 27 M W Laborer - - Wisconsin
54-39 Lisette 24 F W wife of M. LaC. - - Wisconsin
54-39 Elizabeth 6 F W at home - - Wisconsin
54-39 Lisette 5 F W at home - - Wisconsin
54-39 Joseph 3 M W at home - - Wisconsin
54-39 Ellen 2 F W at home - - Wisconsin
55-40 ROGERS Samuel 30 M W Quarryman - - England x x*
55-40 CHECK Charles 30 M W Quarryman - - England x x*
55-40 MENAHAN Dean 43 M W Quarryman - - Ireland x x*
55-40 Martha 45 F W Cook - - Illinois*
55-40 James 19 M W Quarryman - - Illinois x*
55-40 Jane 13 F W at home - - Illinois x*
55-40 Martha 10 F W at home - - Illinois x*
55-40 William 12 M W at home - - Illinois x*
55-40 Lizzie 8 F W at home - - Illinois x*
55-40 Charles 5 M W at home - - Illinois x*
56-41 KANE Michael 25 M W Quarryman - - Illinois x*
56-41 Mary A. 17 F W Cook - - Illinois*
56-41 REYNOLDS Thomas 28 M W Quarryman - - Ireland*
56-41 BRENNAN Michael 25 M W Quarryman - - Ireland*
56-41 GAUGHAN Patrick 46 M W Quarryman - - Ireland*
56-41 THOMPSON Henry 20 M W Quarryman - - New York*
56-41 HOPKINS Robert 36 M W Quarryman - - Ireland x x*
56-41 SAUTENEAU Henry 22 M W Quarryman - - Wisconsin x x
56-41 MAHOY Andrew 22 M W Quarryman - - Ireland x x*
56-41 LEWKE (or BOWKE?)Michael 36 M W Quarryman - - Ireland x x*
56-41 BROWN James 26 M W Quarryman - - Ireland x x*
56-41 MURPHY John 28 M W Quarryman - - Ireland x x*
56-41 SHENAN James 26 M W Quarryman - - Canada x x*
56-41 McCOLLUM William 27 M W Quarryman - - Scotland x x*
56-41 CHAMBERLAIN William 24 M W Quarryman - - England x x*
56-41 JOHNSON Charles 31 M W Quarryman - - Sweden x x*
57-42 HAWLEY Patrick 36 M W Quarryman - - Ireland x x*
57-42 Christine 30 F W Cook - - Ireland x x*
57-42 MULHALL John 21 M Quarryman - - Ireland x x*
57-42 CONNER William 21 M W Quarryman - - Massachusetts x*
57-42 STROUS John 23 M W Quarryman - - Bavaria x x*
Census taker and transcriber's notes:
2-2:   could the surname really have been "Stewarts"?
3-6:   Baby Charles was born in January 1870
11-11: Surname difficult to decipher, might be Blackford?
12-12: Baby was born in May 1870
18-15: Surname looks like Mudeventer but might be incorrect
31-22: Surname might also be Stesson or Stetson?
41-27: Baby was born in December
43-28: Baby was born in Oct (but says age 3 months)
45-30: Surname might also be Demaux
55-40 through 57-42 census taker noted this was the "Basswood Island Stone 
Quarry".

Transcriber's Note: Basswood Island supplied much of the durable Brownstone used in construction of multi-story buildings before 'skyscraper' building technology began, circa 1905. Many "row houses" in the historic Summit Ave district of St. Paul MN, government and commercial buildings throughout Mpls, Chicago, Milwaukee and elsewhere were built from this durable building material.