HISTORY OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY, WISCONSIN  1881

Due to the scope of this undertaking,
(all pages having to be manually typed)
there is no deadline for completion of  this project.

This site will be under construction for a long time.   :)


CHAPTER

PAGE #
The Beginnings of Settlement
  • The Early Miners
  • The First Farm
  • The Winnebago War
page 435
thru 441
The First Winter
  • A Glimpse of Pioneer Chivalry
  • The Hardships of Pioneer Life
  • The Pioneer Women
page 441
thru 450
Early History of the Mines page 450
  • First Marriage, Birth and Death
  • A Gentleman from Missouri
page 457

page 457

Claim Troubles and the Black Hawk War page 458
Organization of the County
  • First Grand Jury  
  • First Petit Jury
  • Re-Organization of Townships
  • The Court House
  • The First Regular Court
page 480

page 482

page 482

page 483

page 483

page 485

  • Valuation
  • Population
  • Presidential Vote
page 486
The County Roster page489
The Press page494
The Agricultural Society page503
Among the Short Horns on Ames' Branch page507
War History page508
Volunteer Roster page519
City of Darlington..........................
  • Early settlement.................page522

  • Religions.............................page532

  • Schools................................page534

  • Literary Club.......................page537

  • Societies, Lodges, etc.........page538

  • Business Directory.............page540

  • Banks..................................page544

  • Mills....................................page544

  • Post Office..........................page545

  • Cemeteries..........................page545

  • Produce and Live Stock Trade..........page546

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Town of Darlington
  • Early Settlement & General History...page548

  • Avon Village (extinct)....................page551

  • Poor House.....................................page552

page 547
Town of Benton page553
Village of Benton page557
Meeker's Grove page562
Town of New Diggings page563
Village of New Diggings page567
Aetna Mill and Postoffice page569
Village of Shullsburg..........page570
  • Bank..........................page575

  • Schools......................page576

  • Postoffice..................page579

  • Secret Societies........page581

page570
Town of White Oak Springs page582
Village of White Oak Springs. page585
Town of Monticello page588
Town of Gratiot     page590
Village of Gratiot page594
Village of Riverside page598
Town of Wayne page598
Town of Elk Grove page602
Village of Elk Grove page605
Town of Seymour page606
Town of Wiota page607
Village of Wiota page611
Town of Belmont page612
Village of Belmont page621
Town of Kendall page623
Town of Willow Springs page625
Calamine page629
Town of Fayette page630
Village of Fayetteville page636
Town of Blanchard page638
Blanchardville page640
Town of Argyle page644
Village of Argyle page645
Biography of Jno. W. Blackstone page653
Biography of Col. Scales page654
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PAGES MISSING FROM ORIGINAL BOOK

 WHEN BOOK WAS REPRINTED

pages
661-712

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

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.Biographies are NOT on, only the links

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Argyle

page779
Belmont page753
Blanchard page786
Benton

Albrecht, Rev. Phil

Beck, Thomas

Calvert, William H.

Carr, Stephen

Coltman, John

Cottingham, timothy

Dean, J. O. P.

Gibson, Thoomas K.

Gillett, william W.

Godfrey, Dr. Henry T.

Kearns, James

Kittoe, William

Mc Donald, Owen

Miller, James

Murphy, Mathew

Piquett, Moses

Raisbeck, Robert

Robson, Thomas

Strong, C. A.

Turnbull, Cuthbert

page745
Darlington   .
Elk Grove

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Fayette .
Gratiot .
Kendall .
Monticello .
New Diggings

Ayer, Joseph

Birkbeck, J. F.

Bird, Isaac

Bird, Joseph R.

Champion, Robert H.

Champion, C. B.

Craig, Francis

Curwen, John

Dodge, Ammi

Johnson, Warren

Looney, Abraham

Oliver, solomon

Peacock, thomas

Peasley, Robert S.

Pedley, william

]Redfearn, John

Robinson, Thomas

Rudd, John

Sedgwick, Joseph

Spensley, John

Vickers, Samuel

Wiseman, Christopher, Jr.

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Shullsburg

Blackstone, Hon. John W.

Blackbourn, F.

Brewster, J. M.

Browckway, Mrs. Julia

Carey, Owen

Copeland, Joseph

Douglas, George W.

Earnest, Hon. J. H. Earnest

Fenton, Buel

Field, George H.

Hardy, John

Hayden, Dr. A.

Hebenstreit, Andrew

Hillary, David

Hillemeyer, Frank

Honeycomb, C.

Hoskins, Miss Lavinia

Hutchinson, Joseph

Jane, Prof. Henry

Kappel, William

Kinsella, rev. J. F.

Kuelling, William

Law, Thomas J.

Leamy, William

Look, william

McNulty, Patricius

Maher, Richard

Mason, Robert

Miller, C. G.

Oates, Joseph C.

Paquet, Louis C.

Pole, Charles

Priestley, Charles W.

Proctor, George

Proctor, Henry

Quinche, Alfred

Rennick,Robert

Rickert, Samuel

Rock, Abner

Samson, Robert

Simpson, Hon. P. B.

Simpson, William

Spensley, Benson

Stephens, Henry

Tierney, Michael

Townsend, Add A.

Townsend, Elijah

Trestrail, Mrs. E.

Vandagrift, A. J.

Weatherby, Edward

Williams, John E.

Wortley, George

Wright, M. Shaw

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Seymour .
Willow Springs .
Wiota .
White Oak Springs .
Wayne .
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