Portage County Settlers
1845-1865


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The year listed below is the first year the settler was issued a land patent for property in a Township as it is today. Many first settlers purchased additional property which will be found at the General Land Office Records Site. Be sure to check variations in surnames to locate all records.


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Aamodt, Johannes M. 1858 Alban
Abbot, Hiram H. 1858 Eau Pleine
Abbott, Kneeland 1855 Almond
Abbott, Nathaniel K. 1855 Sharon
Abramson, Gabriel 1855 Amherst
Achilles, Alvaro C. 1857 Almond
Adams, Joseph C. 1857 Stockton
Addison, Beda A. 1856 Almond
Addison, Jesse 1855 Almond
Addison, Jesse M. 1855 Almond
Adler, Augustus 1858 Amherst
Agnew, David A. 1858 Hull
Ainsworth, Charles 1855 Buena Vista
Ainsworth, George 1855 Buena Vista
Ainsworth, William 1855 Buena Vista
Alban, James S. 1848 Plover/Hull
Albertic, William 1856 Buena Vista
Albright, William G. 1857 Buena Vista
Aldrich, Andrew J. 1857 Amherst
Aldrich, Jonathan 1865 Alban
Alexander, John 1855 Amherst
Allen, David 1855 Amherst
Allen, Eliza 1855 Amherst
Allen, Erasmus W. 1855 Amherst
Allen, Francis M 1855 Amherst
Allen, George 1856 Belmont
Allen, Silas M 1856 Lanark
Allington, Charles E. 1857 Belmont
Allington, Henry C. 1858 Belmont
Allington, Henry E. 1857 Belmont
Ambrose, Battice 1856 Hull
Amundson, Thor 1858 New Hope
Amy, Thomas 1855 Lanark
Andersen, Swenong 1858 New Hope
Anderson, Andrew 1855 Amherst
Anderson, Erasmus 1855 New Hope
Anderson, James 1855 Carson
Anderson, Merrick 1857 Pine Grove
Anderson, Nils 1857 New Hope
Anderson, Sondre O. 1856 New Hope
Anderson, Swenong 1855 New Hope
Andrew, Nelson 1855 Buena Vista
Andrews, Salmon O. 1858 Dewey
Ansley, Lenoard 1858 Sharon/New Hope
Anson, Jesse 1850 Linwood
Aplin, Louisa J. 1855 Plover
Aslaksen, Ole 1857 Amherst
Aslaksen, Simon 1857 Sharon
Aslakson, Ole 1855 Amherst
Atwell, James 1857 Hull
Atwell, William 1855 Plover/Stockton
Austin, Charles 1858 Belmont
Ayres, D. C. 1855 Buena Vista

Baardsen, Halvor 1857
     Amherst/New Hope

Bacheler, Joseph E. 1856 Plover
Bacheler, Mary C. 1856 Plover
Bacon, Thomas G. 1857 Belmont
Bailey, David 1855 Hull
Bailey, Enoch 1858 Linwood
Bailey, Stillman A. 1857 Carson
Baker, Burgess D. 1850 Carson
Baker, George H. 1852 Plover
Baker, Joseph 1855 Plover
Baker, Thomas 1857 Pine Grove
Baker, Varranus 1856 Almond
Baldwin, Burroughs W. 1855 Lanark
Ball, Amza L. 1855 Amherst
Bancroft, Ezekiel B. 1857 Pine Grove
Bancroft, Gamaliel S. 1857 Pine Grove
Bancroft, Olive 1857 Pine Grove
Bangle, Philip D. 1857 Amherst
Bannel, Andrew 1855 Buena Vista
Barbee, Braxton B. 1858 Hull
Barker, Charles 1858 Buena Vista
Barker, Eastus 1857 Pine Grove
Barnard, Obed W. 1855 Amherst
Bartlett, Charles L. 1857 Lanark
Batchelor, Charles B. 1850 Plover
Bates, William J. 1855 Plover
Batten, John 1855 Lanark
Batten, Sophia 1856 Lanark
Baxter, Harrison 1857 Lanark
Baxter, Robert 1857 Amherst
Beach, Charles 1857 Plover
Beach, George E. 1857 Carson
Beach, Samuel 1858 Plover
Beach, Walter W. 1858 Pine Grove
Beadle, Joel S. 1858 Linwood
Beadle, Selah 1858 Linwood
Beamish, George 1855 Almond
Bean, Enoch G. 1858 Carson
Bean, James L. 1855 City Limits
Bean, Thomas G. 1855 Hull
Beaumont, Mathew 1857 Pine Grove
Beckwith, Nelson F. 1857 Pine Grove
Bedient, William 1857 Buena Vista
Beebe, William 1855 Buena Vista
Beedle, Jacob J. 1858 Carson
Beedle, William H. 1858 Plover
Beggs, Archibald 1856 Almond
Beggs, James 1856 Pine Grove
Beggs, John D. 1855 Almond
Belcher, Alanson 1855 Almond
Belcher, Houston 1857 Almond
Belden, Eliza L. 1857 Amherst
Bell, William 1856 Almond
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Bemis, Jesse G. 1858 Lanark
Bender, Nicholas 1865 Sharon
Benham, William H. 1856 Buena Vista
Bennet, James H. 1855 Almond
Bennett, Elisha 1857 Buena Vista
Bennett, Jeremiah 1856 Stockton
Benson, Henry 1865 Stockton
Benson, Jacob 1858 Plover
Benson, William H. 1858 Dewey
Bentley, David 1857 Eau Pleine
Bentley, Frances 1856 Pine Grove
Bentley, Jesse 1855 Grant
Benzelsternan, Erick 1861 Stockton
Bergene, Claus G. 1858 New Hope
Berger, William 1857 New Hope
Bernis, Joel B. 1855 Buena Vista
Betsinger, Henry 1857 Plover
Bickmore, Moses 1855 Pine Grove
Bigger, Richard L. 1857 Lanark
Binks, Giles A. 1857 Lanark
Biron, Francis 1855 Carson
Bishop, Jacob 1857 Amherst/New Hope
Black, Henry F. 1855 Carson
Black, Hugh 1855 Stockton
Blair, William G. 1855 Linwood
Blake, Alanson 1858 Linwood
Blake, John 1856 Pine Grove
Blake, Lemuel E. 1859 Pine Grove
Blakely, Dan 1857 Belmont
Blakely, Sheldon E. 1857 Belmont
Blanchard, Edward 1855 Linwood
Blanshaw, Olive 1855 Lanark
Blihoode, Simen T. 1857 New Hope
Blihoode, Simon T. 1857 New Hope
Blinco, Edward 1855 Plover
Blinn, Philip J. 1855 Almond
Bliss, Nathaniel F. 1855 Hull
Blodgett, Sarah 1855 Buena Vista
Bloomer, Robert 1845 Plover
Blow, Lewis 1855 Eau Pleine
Blowers, Henry 1855 Amherst
Bobbe, Edward 1861 Amherst
Bolton, James 1856 Lanark
Bonnel, Andrew J. 1855 Buena Vista
Boodery, Sylvester 1858 Plover
Bouchard, Germain 1858 Plover
Bound, Job J. 1857 Pine Grove
Boursier, John 1855 Stockton
Bowen, Hervey 1857 Pine Grove
Bradley, Fernando 1857 Hull
Brand, Jacob H. 1858 Grant
Brands, Jacob X. 1858 Grant
Brands, Jane 1858 Grant
Brandt, Norman 1857 Belmont
Brannan, Peter 1860 Dewey
Brathoode, Nils 1862 Sharon
Brawley, Abraham 1849 Hull
Brawley, James 1860 Linwood
Bray, William 1855 Buena Vista
Brenninger, Lora 1855 City Limits
Brett, Burt 1860 Almond
Brewer, James H. 1858 Plover
Briggs, Nelson 1859 Plover
Briggs, Ralph R. 1857 Sharon
Brimer, Wilmot 1857 Belmont
Brimer, Wilmot D. 1857 Belmont
Brimhall, Sylvanus 1855 Amherst
Brimhall, Sylvenus 1855 Amherst
Brimmer, Wilmott 1855 Belmont
Brooks, Flora 1858 Buena Vista
Brown, Andrew O. 1856 Linwood
Brown, Ann 1857 Hull
Brown, Benjamin F. 1858 Hull
Brown, Ester 1857 Belmont
Brown, George S. 1858 Grant
Brown, Samuel 1855 Stockton
Brown, Valentine 1848 Dewey
Brown, Walter S. 1855 Hull
Browne, Edward L. 1858 New Hope
Bryant, Charles N. 1856 Stockton
Buck, Loren E. 1859 Belmont
Buckley, John 1855 Stockton
Buffum, Oliver 1857 Hull
Bulcroft, Henry 1858 Buena Vista
Bulluck, Daniel S. 1858 Eau Pleine
Bumbke, Christoph 1858 Alban
Bumpus, Nathan 1855 Plover
Bunks, Giles 1857 Lanark
Burdick, Horace H. 1855 Plover
Burdick, Sarah A. 1855 Plover
Burger, George 1856 Buena Vista
Burger, Phebe J. 1857 Buena Vista
Burk, George R. 1855 Plover
Burk, William P. 1855 Plover
Burr, George 1858 Grant
Bush, Ann A. 1857 Dewey
Bush, John 1858 Hull
Butterfield, Henry 1858 Carson
Butterfield, John 1858 Carson
Buttolph, Jonathan T. 1857 Lanark
Byrne, Patrick 1855 Stockton
Byrne, Peter 1857Amherst/New Hope
Byrnes, Hugh 1857 Carson
Byrnes, Mart 1859 Dewey
Byrns, Hugh 1855 Carson
Byrns, Patrick 1856 Stockton
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Calkins, Jackson 1857 Amherst
Cameron, James 1857 Lanark
Campbell, Abraham 1858 Eau Pleine
Campbell, Daniel 1846 Linwood/City Limits
Campbell, James W. 1855 Plover
Campbell, Samuel T. 1857 Pine Grove
Carigan, James 1858 Hull
Carpenter, Allen 1856 Buena Vista
Carpenter, Asaph N. 1855 Buena Vista
Carpenter, David 1855 Plover
Carpenter, Lucinder 1857 Lanark
Carpenter, Nathan 1857 Buena Vista
Carpenter, Seth L. 1859 Linwood
Carpenter, Truman 1856 Lanark
Carroll, Teresse 1855 Pine Grove
Carson, William C. 1858 Eau Pleine
Carver, William C. 1858 Hull
Cary, John 1856 Lanark
Casey, John 1858 Belmont
Cassidy, Bernard 1858 Hull
Caster, Harvey 1855 Lanark
Cate, George W. 1855 Amherst
Cauley, Michael 1858 Hull
Chamberlain, Melen 1855 Belmont
Chamberlin, William J. 1856 Belmont
Chandler, Norman V. 1857 Plover
Chapin, Mary T. 1857 Belmont
Chapman, James P. 1858 Amherst
Chepron, Louis 1858 Linwood
Ciperlie, David 1857 Lanark
Ciperlie, Henry M. 1857 Lanark
Ciperlie, Peter 1858 Lanark
Ciperlie, Walter 1860 Lanark
Clark, Eli B. 1858 Buena Vista
Clark, Henry A. 1860 Linwood
Clark, Milo 1855 Belmont
Clement, Jonathan G. 1858 Dewey
Clements, David R. 1855 Stockton
Clements, Henry F. 1858 Linwood
Clements, Herman P. 1855 Stockton
Clements, Norman P. 1855 Stockton
Clements, Thomas 1858 Hull
Coates, Charles 1859 Buena Vista
Coburn, George A. 1858 Hull
Coffin, Abner 1855 Amherst
Colby, Jonas P. 1856 Stockton
Cole, Almon R. 1856 Buena Vista
Cole, William E. 1858 Amherst
Coleman, Charles 1862 Linwood
Collier, Thomas 1862 Belmont
Collin, Thomas 1858 Belmont
Conant, Gilbert 1845 Plover
Conant, Gillest 1845 Linwood
Cone, James J. 1856 Amherst
Conner, Thomas 1860 Linwood
Conniff, Matthew 1855 Hull
Consaul, Ellen 1857 Stockton
Cooney, Edward 1855 Lanark
Cooper, Benjamin F. 1858 Buena Vista
Cornell, Levi L. 1857 Pine Grove
Corridan, John 1860 Dewey
Corrigan, Patrick 1856 Stockton
Corzett, James S. 1857 Pine Grove
Cotey, Joseph L. 1855 Linwood
Cotter, Thomas 1857 Lanark
Cottrell, Sarah 1857 Amherst
Courtright, Amos 1857 Dewey
Cram, Lorinda H. 1859 Almond
Crawford, John 1858 Carson
Creed, Charles 1855 Stockton
Creed, Edmund 1859 Amherst
Crofoot, James 1855 Amherst
Croll, Andrew 1860 Linwood
Cronan, Patrick 1860 Linwood
Cronk, Catherine 1858 Lanark
Cronk, Harvey J. 1858 Belmont
Crosby, Algernon B. 1855 Dewey
Crosby, Emeline 1855 Stockton
Crosby, Evelon H. 1855 Amherst
Crosby, Loring 1855 Plover
Crosby, Philena 1855 Stockton/Amherst
Currier, Jacob 1858 Linwood
Curtis, Carlton B. 1858 Hull
Curtis, Charles B. 1855 Sharon
Curtis, Edwin 1858 Belmont
Curtis, Melissa 1858 Belmont
Curtis, Olando 1858 Hull
Cusick, John 1857 Amherst






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