Portage County Settlers
1845-1865


A - C         D - I         J - O         P - Z

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.


D-E
Dael, Carel 1855 Sharon
Dale, Henry 1857 Pine Grove
Daly, Dennis 1860 Dewey
Daman, Dennison 1855 Hull
Dammeier, August 1856 Almond
Damon, Ebenezer L. 1856 Buena Vista
Danforth, David B. 1848 City Limits
Danforth, Marianne N. 1856 Amherst
Danforth, Paulina 1855 Plover
Danforth, William H. 1856 Stockton
Daniel, Mary 1857 Buena Vista
Daniels, George 1855 Belmont
Dapp, Henry H. 1855 Belmont
Davison, Henry J. 1857 Pine Grove
Davison, John 1855 Pine Grove
Dawley, John T. 1856 Plover
Dawson, James 1856 Hull
Dawson, Michael 1855 Stockton
Dawson, William 1855 Buena Vista
De Clerk, Louis 1855 Stockton
De Smit, Mary T. 1856 Stockton
Delany, James 1856 Hull
Deneen, Charles 1857 Stockton
Denel, Michael H. 1857 Stockton
Densmoor, James N. 1855 Almond
Devoin, John C. 1856 Belmont
Devoine, John C. 1856 Belmont
Devore, John 1855 Sharon
Dewey, Horace 1855 Lanark
Dickinson, Alexander 1858 Almond
Dickson, Lewis H. 1860 Hull
Dickson, Mercy A. 1855 Hull
Dickson, Walter 1855 Almond
Dils, John J. 1857 Sharon
Dimond, Royal W. 1855 Plover
Dimpsey, Leander 1856 Lanark
Ditten, Johan 1858 Eau Pleine
Doan, Seth 1857
     Stockton/Amherst/New Hope

Doane, Seth 1857 New Hope
Dodds, Darius 1858 Plover
Dodge, William 1858 Alban
Dodge, William B. 1858 Dewey
Dolling, Mary 1862 Belmont
Dolling, Richard 1857 Belmont
Dolton, Goerge 1856 Lanark
Dolton, John 1856 Lanark
Donegan, Edward 1857 Belmont
Donegan, Peter 1855 Belmont
Donnavan, Patrick 1855 Lanark
Doolittle, Edson 1855 Almond
Doolittle, Lumon 1858 Hull
Doolittle, Shelden 1857 Almond
Dopp, Henry H. 1856 Belmont
Dopp, William D. 1855 Belmont
Doran, Thomas 1855 Buena Vista
Doswell, Caroline 1857 Lanark
Doty, George N. 1858 Amherst
Doud, Bela P. 1858 Carson
Downey, Richard 1857 Dewey
Downing, Andrew J. 1858 Grant
Downing, Henry 1858 Belmont
Doyle, Michael 1857 Sharon
Driscoll, Daniel 1856 Buena Vista
Drysdale, George 1855 Belmont
Du Bey, John L. 1845 Dewey
Dudley, Edgar A. 1856 Amherst
Dunbar, Samuel B. 1855 Stockton
Dunbar, William 1855 Amherst
Dunegan, Edward 1856 Belmont
Dunegan, John 1856 Belmont
Dunegan, Mary 1858 Belmont
Dunkley, John 1858 Dewey
Dunn, Andrew 1845 Linwood
Dunn, Francis J. 1848 Plover
Dunn, John 1858 Hull
Dunn, Theodore 1858 Grant
Dunning, Andrew J. 1857 Almond
Duranceau, Louis 1857 Eau Pleine
Durfee, Elias H. 1856 Buena Vista
Dutron, Oscar 1857 Pine Grove
Dutton, Oscar E. 1856 Pine Grove
Dutton, Rufus W. 1857 Pine Grove
Dutton, Timothy 1856 Pine Grove
Dwinell, Luther H. 1856 Stockton
Dwyer, Andrew 1858 Stockton
Dwyer, James 1855 Plover
Dwyer, John 1858 Stockton
Dwyer, Michael 1858 Stockton

Earl, William 1855 Sharon
Eastling, Hiram 1858 Almond
Eckles, Irvin 1855 Buena Vista
Eckles, William 1855 Buena Vista
Eddy, John H. 1858 Linwood
Edminister, Reuben 1857 Lanark
Edwards, John 1857 Carson
Een, Carl 1855 Amherst
Elcock, Robert 1858 Dewey
Elefson, Anlug 1857 New Hope
Ellis, Albert G. 1855 Hull/Lanark
Ellis, Daniel J. 1858 Dewey
Ellis, Eliza C. 1855 Stockton
Ellis, Harmon 1858 Hull
Ellis, John 1856 Pine Grove
Ellis, Mary 1856 Pine Grove
Ellis, Stilman 1857 Pine Grove
Enersen, Ole 1855 New Hope
Erickson, Peter 1860 New Hope
Eriksen, Storkor 1857 Amherst
Escritt, James 1855 Buena Vista
Evans, George W. 1857 Grant
Evanson, Neils 1855 New Hope
Everson, James 1858 Buena Vista
F-G
Faierstaike, Matthias 1855 Amherst
Fairbanks, Cyrus 1856 Belmont
Fancher, Isaac H. 1855 Stockton
Fancher, Jacob 1857 Stockton
Farrington, Josiah, E. 1857 Almond
Farris, Issac 1850 Carson
Fay, Isabella 1855 Hull
Fehely, Mary A. 1855 Stockton
Fehely, Owen 1855 Stockton
Felch, Alson 1858 Stockton/New Hope
Felch, Benjamin 1857 Stockton
Felch, Benjamin F. 1857 Stockton
Felch, Daniel D. 1857 Stockton
Felker, Isaiah 1857 Almond
Felling, Ernest 1857 Almond
Ferber, John P. 1855 Almond
Ferguson, Spencer 1856 Stockton
Ferguson, Spencer S. 1855 Stockton
Field, John E. 1857 Linwood
Field, William H. 1855 City Limits
Fillows, Catharine A 1855 Carson
Finch, Marilla A. 1855 Hull
Finch, Walter 1855 Carson
Fisher, Mary 1855 Almond
Fisher, Peter 1860 Sharon
Fisher, Philip 1856 Almond
Fisher, Samuel 1855 Lanark
Fisher, Theodore 1850 Plover
Fisk, Major W. 1851 Eau Pleine
Fitch, David 1858 Dewey
Fitch, John G. 1857 Lanark
Fitzgerald, John 1855 Lanark
Fleming, Benjamin 1855 Amherst
Fleming, William V. 1855 Amherst
Fletcher, Campbell 1855 Stockton
Fletcher, John 1856 Lanark
Fletcher, John W. 1855 Belmont/Lanark
Fletcher, Walter D. 1857 Almond
Flintham, John 1856 Amherst
Flyn, Lakey 1856 Lanark
Fontaine, Henry L. 1857 Carson
Fos, Ole O. 1858 New Hope
Fosgett, John W. 1855 Plover
Foss, Hellik O. 1857 New Hope
Foster, Alexander 1857 Belmont
Foster, Alonzo 1855 Lanark
Foster, Peter 1855 Belmont/Lanark
Fountain, Eliza A. 1857 Hull
Fox, Ira 1857 Stockton
Fox, Joshua 1857 Hull
Fox, Samuel N. 1857 Stockton
Frank, John 1857 Amherst
Franklin, George W. 1852 Plover
Frazer, Andrew 1857 Carson
Frederickson, Ole 1858 Amherst
Freel, Michael 1857 Hull
Freeland, Andrew J. 1858 Plover
Freeman, Azrow D. 1858 Belmont
Frost, Daniel B. 1855 Almond/Pine Grove
Frost, Hiram 1855 Almond
Frost, Jane W. 1855 Almond
Frost, Josiah L. 1855 Almond
Frost, Judson 1857 Stockton
Fuller, Hosea 1858 Linwood
Furgason, Alexander 1858 Sharon

Gage, Archelaus A. 1856 Almond
Gallagher, Andrew 1858 Dewey
Gallagher, John 1857 Hull
Galland, John 1855 Buena Vista
Galland, Samuel 1855 Buena Vista
Ganderson, Clous 1857 New Hope
Gardner, Alfred 1857 Amherst
Gardner, Benjamin W. 1857 Pine Grove
Gardner, Daniel E. 1855 Hull
Garter, James 1855 Belmont
Gearhart, John 1857 Almond
Gee, Alvin B. 1857 Plover
Gee, Hannah 1855 Plover
Gee, Nelson 1855 Stockton
Gehon, Francis 1845 City Limits
Gemes, John 1855 Plover
Geraghty, Patrick 1858 Hull
Gilbert, Dayton 1850 Linwood
Gilchrist, Ambrose 1858 Linwood
Gilchrist, Ambrose B. 1855
     Belmont/Amherst

Gilchrist, James 1855 Linwood
Gilchrist, James O. 1855 Lanark
Gilchrist, William H. 1855 Carson
Giles, Darius 1855 Almond/Linwood
Gillett, Richard 1860 Plover
Girety, Patrick 1855 Belmont
Gleason, William W. 1857 Almond
Glodofski, Anton 1865 Sharon
Godfrey, Thomas 1856 Lanark
Goggin, Thomas 1856 Buena Vista
Goodland, John 1858 Lanark
Goodrich, Josiah L. 1856 Buena Vista
Goodwin, Eleazer 1857 Pine Grove
Gordon, William A. 1855 Almond
Gotham, John 1857 Belmont
Gould, Albert S. 1860 Belmont
Gould, Asa 1858 Buena Vista/Lanark
Gould, William S. 1857 Lanark
Goure, Peter F. 1856 Buena Vista
Grannis, Eli 1856 Pine Grove
Grannis, William 1856 Pine Grove
Grant, Jane 1857 Belmont
Grant, William 1857 Lanark
Grattan, Simon L. 1857 Plover
Gray, Charles S. 1857 Belmont
Gray, John 1857 Lanark
Gray, Philander 1859 Dewey
Gray, Simeon 1857 Belmont
Greatsinger, John 1857 Hull
Greene, Thomas 1855 Hull
Grenell, Oin K. 1858 Almond
Grenell, Owen 1855 Almond
Griffin, William 1855 Hull
Griffith, Patrick 1857 Hull
Grim, Baltas 1856 Almond
Grimm, Fridolin 1858 Grant
Grinnell, Samuel 1858 Linwood
Grothe, Anders O. 1860 New Hope
Grover, Ebeneezer 1855 Plover
Grover, Ebenezer 1855 Plover
Grover, Isaac R. 1857 Amherst
Grover, John 1860 Plover
Grover, Peter 1855 Amherst
Gulbertson, Johan 1865 New Hope
Gulikson, Ole 1858 New Hope
Gundersen, Osmund 1857 New Hope
Gundersen, Torben 1858 Amherst
Gundersen, Torbjorn 1862 Amherst
Gunderson, Claus 1857 New Hope
Gunderson, Hans 1855 New Hope
Gunderson, John 1865 New Hope
Gunderson, Sondry 1856 New Hope
Gundstensen, GJeruld 1857 New Hope
Gunz, John G. 1857 Belmont
Gustin, William 1858 Almond
H-I
Haas, Emile 1861 Amherst
Hackenbery, John 1855 Pine Grove
Haile, William 1855 Almond
Hale, Joseph W. 1855 Plover
Halfhide, Eliza 1860 Belmont
Hall, Albina 1857 Hull
Hall, Alfred 1855 Plover
Hall, Don C. 1858 Dewey
Hall, Luther 1858 Eau Pleine
Hall, Margaret 1855 Stockton
Halladay, John R. 1856 Linwood
Halversen, Anders 1857 Amherst
Halversen, Peter 1857 New Hope
Halvorsen, Ole 1857 New Hope
Halvorsen, Reier 1857 New Hope
Halvorsen, Rier 1855 New Hope
Halvorson, Peter 1855 New Hope
Hamlin, Calvin 1857 Amherst
Hanchett, Luther 1857 Dewey
Handle, William 1855 Belmont
Hanly, Michael 1857
      Amherst/Hull/New Hope

Hanly, Thomas 1857 New Hope
Hansen, Jans 1858 New Hope
Hanson, John 1858 New Hope
Hanson, Rasmus 1860 Alban
Harkness, James 1849 Dewey
Harkness, Jane 1857 Amherst
Harkness, Thomas 1855 Linwood
Harrald, Alfred 1864 Sharon
Harrington, Henry 1857 Lanark
Harris, Garland 1845 Plover
Harris, Seneca 1857 Hull
Hartwell, Hiram 1852 Plover
Harvey, Gardner 1864 Amherst
Haskins, George 1855 Plover
Havens, Nelson 1857 Pine Grove
Hawes, Franklin 1854 (rev. 1922)
     Buena Vista

Hawn, John 1858 Hull
Hawthorn, David 1857 Belmont
Hayden, Amaziah 1848 Linwood
Hayner, Rensalaer 1856 Plover
Hays, Benjamin F. 1857 Stockton
Hazen, Amos 1856 Pine Grove
Healy, Jeremiah 1855 Plover
Hebard, George 1858 Plover
Hebard, John 1845 Linwood
Heffron, Matthew 1855 Stockton
Helback, Jacob 1856 Almond
Helbry, Nicholas 1856 Amherst
Helgersen, Edward 1855 New Hope
Hellstrom, Hans 1855 Amherst
Helms, Abram 1856 Amherst
Helms, Cornelius H. 1858 Carson
Helms, Martha 1858 Dewey
Hemstreet, Charles 1858 Plover
Henderson, Charles 1857
     Buena Vista/Pine Grove

Hendrickson, Even 1858 Amherst
Herbert, Michael 1858 Eau Pleine
Herrington, Henry 1857 Lanark
Herther, Philipp 1857 Plover
Hetzel, Barbara 1858 Almond
Hewitt, Charles 1855 Lanark
Hibbard, William B. 1857 Amherst
Hickey, Lindley M. 1855 Hull/Stockton/Lanark
Hicks, Ellis 1855 Almond
Higgins, Edward 1856 Plover
Higgins, Hiram 1855 Stockton
Higgins, Melvin W. 1856 Plover
Higgins, Thomas 1856 Stockton
Hillman, Moses 1855 Stockton
Hillstrom, Hans 1855 Amherst
Hillstrom, John F. 1857 Amherst
Hines, Lewis H. 1857 Linwood
Hinkley, Lucius 1856 Pine Grove
Hoaglin, Harmon 1858 Belmont
Hoeffler, Charles 1858 Plover
Holbrook, William O. 1857 Buena Vista
Holden, James 1857 Plover
Hollingworth, Henry 1857 Sharon
Hollingworth, James 1857 Dewey
Holly, Alanson 1857 Hull
Holly, William C. 1857 Amherst
Holmes, Edrick 1855 Buena Vista
Holverson, Peter 1861 New Hope
Honsen, Jans 1857 New Hope
Hopkins, Sherman R. 1860 Carson
Horton, Andrew J. 1855 New Hope
Horton, Cyrus 1855 New Hope
Hough, Byren P. 1859 Plover
Hough, Jefferson B. 1858 Plover
Houston, Franklin K. 1855 Hull
Howe, Lyman 1855 Carson
Hubberson, Matthias 1855 New Hope
Huestis, Charles 1857 Plover
Huet, George 1855 Stockton
Hughlett, James 1855 Carson
Hughlett, Samuel 1855 Carson
Hulberson, Matthias 1855 New Hope
Hulse, Andrew J. 1857 Belmont
Humphreys, Job 1857 Lanark
Humphris, Job 1857 Lanark
Hunkins, Hazen H. 1857 Hull
Hunt, John D. 1857 Dewey
Huntley, Benjamin 1855 Lanark
Huntley, Frederick 1856 Buena Vista
Hurley, Timothy 1855 Carson
Hutchinson, Alpheus H. 1858
     Linwood/Eau Pleine

Hutchinson, George 1855 Grant
Hutchinson, Kirtland M. 1859 Grant
Huyssen, Hermann 1857 Lanark

Ingwerson, Frederick 1860 Amherst
Isackson, Jacob 1857 New Hope
Isaksen, Laers 1856 Amherst
Iversen, Ole 1858 New Hope
Iverson, Johan 1858 New Hope






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