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1860 FEDERAL CENSUS HELPS-DOOR COUNTY, WI

contributed by Ginny HAEN (7 Apr 2011)

updated 7 Apr 2011


The following is an 1860 Federal Census-Door County Wisconsin HELPS document created by Ginny HAEN and contributed to the PGS on 7 Apr 2011. She realized the need for a further explanation for family history researchers for that period of time in the area.

 

Due to the fact that Door County, Wisconsin, was in a state of formation of its Civil Towns in 1860, family history researchers should realize that the villages they are looking for could very probably be in a different Civil Town on the 1860 Federal Census (see Door County Civil Towns page for more).  Also, they should keep in mind that people were coming and going and traveling was difficult.  One man took the census in Door County in 1860 over a period of two months.  He could easily have missed someone due to miscellaneous reasons. We are thankful though for his work that is a wonderful resource for family history today. 

 

Indexes of the 1860 Federal Census can be found on-line on several great websites as well as access to the actual census pages! (See bottom of this page for more).

For more on other Door County Censuses please go to the following page: Door Co WI Censuses


GINNY HAEN's 1860 Federal Census-Door County Wisconsin HELPS document:

 

1860 Federal Census for Door County Wisconsin (microfilm found in the Laurie Room of the Sturgeon Bay Library)
 

This census does not contain all the present (Civil) towns as they were not all created by 1860. The towns of Egg Harbor and Baileys Harbor were both created in July of 1861, Union was formed in November 1868 and Jacksonport in March 1869. Note: Door County does not have townships, but towns, so when a town is referred to, it does not mean the village or city, but the larger area that one would usually think of as a township.
 

On the microfilm are the following page numbers in the order they are on the film, for the different towns. Notice that some of the towns are split into two parts. There are two sets of page numbers; the 900 series numbers written at the top of the pages seem to be in order but the actual page numbers written in the space provided on the sheets are not in order on the film. The census was done by D.C. McIntosh, Assistant Marshall in June and July 1860.
 

Town of Brussell (sic), post office: Chicatock

Pages 94_ (number cut off on film)- 966; (Pages 54-77)
 

Town of Chambers Island, post office: Fish Creek (Chambers Island is now part of Gibraltar)

Pages 967-968; (Pages 7-8)
 

Town of Clay Banks, post office: Sturgeon Bay

Page 969; (Page 29)
 

Town of Forrestville (sic), post office: Marcus

Pages 970-972; (Pages 30-32)
 

Town of Nasewaupee, post office: Nasewaupee

Page 972; (Page 32, below Forrestville on page)
 

Town of Gibraltar, post office: Fish Creek

Pages 973-982; (Pages 13-22)
 

Town of Liberty Grove, post office: Fish Creek

Pages 983-985; (Pages 9-11)
 

Town of Gibraltar, post office: Fish Creek

Page 986; (Page 12)
 

Town of Nasewaupee, post office: Nasewaupee

Pages 987-991; (Pages 33-38)
 

Town of Washington, post office: Washington Harbor

Pages 991-992; (Pages 38-39)
 

Town of Sevastopol, post office: Sturgeon Bay

Pages 993-997; (Pages 23-27)
 

Town of Clay Banks, post office: Sturgeon Bay

Page 998; (Page 28)
 

Town of Sturgeon Bay, post office: Sturgeon Bay

Pages 999-1004; (Pages 1-6)
 

Town of Washington, post office: Washington Harbor

Pages 1005-1018; (Pages 40-53)

 

   -contributed by Ginny HAEN (7 Apr 2011)

 


Original Images of Census pages:  After finding the individual or family on the indexes, it is necessary to view and copy the pages from the original census for your records.  Viewing those pages will allow you to see neighbors and possible other family living nearby.  Also, street names may be mentioned if in a village or city. The Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay and Brown County Library in Green Bay have censuses up to 1930 available on microfilm.  These microfilms can be interloaned to other public libraries.  You can also view microfilms of the Federal Censuses at your local Family History Center.

 

INDEXES and ORIGINAL CENSUS PAGES: Family Search (free), HeritageQuest (free through public libraries) and Ancestry.com ($ or free at your local public library or Family History Center).  

 


Door County Censuses

Door County Civil Towns

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