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.


J-L
Jackson, Chester B. 1858 Plover
Jacobs, Andrew 1858 Amherst
Jacobs, Horatio H. 1855 Hull
Jacobsen, Andrew 1858 Amherst
Jacobsen, Jacob 1858 Amherst
Jacobson, Andrew 1855 Amherst
Jacobson, Jacob 1857 New Hope
Jacobson, Niels 1856 Amherst
Jacobson, Nils 1859 Amherst
James, Oliver 1858 Linwood
James, William 1858 Linwood
Jansen, John 1857 New Hope
Janson, Andrew 1857 New Hope
Janson, Ole 1858 New Hope
Jewett, Frederick A. 1854 Pine Grove
Johnsen, Haagen 1857
     Amherst/New Hope

Johnsen, Halvor 1858 Amherst
Johnson, Erick 1858 Eau Pleine
Johnson, Evelin 1848 Linwood
Johnson, Haaken 1858 Amherst
Johnson, Lewis 1857 Amherst
Johnson, Lucy G. 1857 Plover
Johnson, Malfoor 1857 Amherst
Johnson, Ole 1858 Sharon
Johnson, William D. 1855 Plover
Johnson, William H. 1848 Hull
Jonassen, Hoagen 1857 Amherst
Jones, George B. 1858 Linwood
Jones, Samuel B. 1857 Amherst
Jones, Smith W. 1857 Lanark
Jones, William H. 1858 Plover
Judd, Horace 1855 Stockton
June, Ira 1858 Carson

Kamp, John 1858 Lanark
Keefe, Richard 1858 Sharon
Kelsey, Harlow B. 1855 Belmont
Kemp, John 1855 Lanark
Kemp, Richard 1857 Lanark
Kendfield, Edmund 1860 Grant
Kennedy, William 1856 Amherst
Kent, Edward 1856 Belmont
Kent, Jacob 1858 Linwood
Kilborn, John S. 1857 Almond
Kimball, Artemas S. 1855 Lanark
Kimball, Bryant B. 1855 Almond
Kimber, Frederick F. 1855
     Almond/Pine Grove

Kimber, John 1855 Almond
King, Henry W. 1859 Carson
Kinney, John 1858 Linwood
Kline, William 1857 Almond
Knapp, Adelia J. 1856 Almond
Knight, Thomas 1889 Lanark
Knowles, George 1858 Stockton
Knudsen, David 1859 Amherst
Knudson, Peter 1857 New Hope
Knuetson, Peter 1856 New Hope
Kollock, Henry 1855 Almond
Kollock, Horatio N. 1855 Almond
Kollock, Nelson 1857 Almond
Kollock, Wellington 1855 Buena Vista
Koop, Henry 1857
     Carson/Linwood/Hull/Dewey

Kuklinski, Thomas 1862 Sharon

Lager, Archibald D. 1855 Linwood
Lamberton, Wales R. 1857 Plover
Lamoreux, Oliver 1855 Plover/Stockton
Lane, John W. 1855 Plover
Lang, Andrew 1855 Lanark
Larsen, Elias 1849 Plover
Larson, Elias 1848 Plover
Larson, Gilbert 1858 New Hope
Larsson, Joseph 1855 Dewey
Laughlin, Patrick 1857 Stockton
Laughlin, Valentine 1855 Stockton
Lavin, John 1855 Lanark
Law, Thomas 1860 Carson
Lawrence, Samuel 1857 Plover
Lawton, George R. 1856 New Hope
Lay, Hans 1857 Alban
Layzeg, Antony 1855 Hull
Lea, Anne 1855 Belmont
Lea, Hannah 1856 Lanark
Lea, John 1858 Lanark
Lea, Richard 1857 Belmont
Leahy, John 1858 Hull
Leary, Moses 1857 Stockton
Leary, Timothy 1855 Stockton
Leary, William 1855 Stockton
Lecocq, William H. 1856 Almond
Lee, Erik O. 1857 Amherst
Lenox, Alexander 1857 Linwood
Leonard, William 1855 Stockton
Lien, Ole E 1858 Alban
Lilly, Charles W. 1855 New Hope
Lind, John W. 1855 Stockton
Livingston, John H. 1855 Almond
Lloyd, Eliza 1855 Hull
Lloyd, Gardner N. 1855 Hull
Lloyd, Nelson B. 1857 Linwood
Lobdell, Lewis 1857 Belmont
Loder, John 1858 Sharon
Lombard, Halbert 1855 Buena Vista
Lombard, Hannibal 1856 Buena Vista
Lombard, James 1856 Lanark
Lombard, Leonidas 1857 Lanark
Lombard, Lewis 1857 Amherst
Loomis, Josiah L. 1857 Lanark
Loubenstein, Ludwig 1858 Alban
Loubenstein, Peter 1858 Alban
Loughlin, Patrick 1855 Stockton
Lovejoy, Achsah 1855 Hull
Lovejoy, Asa M. 1852 Hull
Lull, Edgar M. 1855 Amherst
Lumbard, James 1857 Lanark
Lumbert, John R. 1855 Plover
Lumbert, William 1855 Plover
Lumbert, William R. 1858 Plover
Lunt, Alfred 1858 Carson
Lyman, George N. 1857 Carson
Lynch, William 1857 Hull
M
Mace, Thomas V. 1855 Plover
Maddy, Charles 1848 Hull/City Limits
Mahannah, Bat 1857 Lanark
Mahanny, Bartholomew 1856
     Buena Vista

Manchester, Benjamin 1858 Plover
Mann, Charles 1851 Dewey
Manville, James L. 1858 Grant
Mappa, A. G. 1857 Almond
Mara, George P. 1858 Alban
Marden, Edward G. 1857 Belmont
Marden, George W. 1858 Pine Grove
Marden, Joseph 1858 Pine Grove
Markham, James 1857 Pine Grove
Marks, Abba H. 1858 Dewey
Marr, Charlotte L. 1858 Lanark
Marshall, Francis S. 1860 Plover
Martin, Hiram B. 1858 Hull
Martin, Horace 1858 Amherst
Martin, James M. 1855 Lanark
Martin, John R. 1858 New Hope
Martinson, Goodman 1857 Amherst
Mason, George A. 1857 Sharon
Mason, Helen M. 1858 Amherst
Masterson, Lawrence 1855 Stockton
Mathewson, Albert 1855 Buena Vista
Mathewson, Andrew 1855 New Hope
Matthewson, Albert 1855 Buena Vista
Mattinson, Richard 1857 Carson
Mattisen, Andrew 1857 Amherst
Maxwell, James 1845 Linwood
Maybee, Hial 1857 Stockton
Maybee, Orrin 1855 Linwood
McBride, Mathew 1859 Belmont
McBride, Terry 1855 Lanark
McCarthur, John 1855 Lanark
McCarthy, Charles 1859 Stockton
McCellen, Henry 1857 Pine Grove
McClure, Joseph F. 1857 Almond
McCormac, James 1855 Amherst
McCormack, Charles 1857 Amherst
McCormack, John 1857 Amherst
McCormack, Margaretta 1858 Stockton
McCormack, William P. 1858 Stockton
McCormick, Patrick J. 1855 Pine Grove
McCutchan, Hugh 1845 Linwood
McDill, Alex S. 1858 Grant
McDill, Thomas H. 1849 Plover
McDonald, Daniel 1858 Eau Pleine
McDonald, James 1856 Belmont
McEllion, Henry 1857 Almond
McElrea, John 1857 Carson
Mcenanny, James 1855 Dewey
McGrath, James 1857 Grant
McGreer, Hugh 1855 Hull
McGregor, Duncan 1857 Hull
McHugh, James 1855 Stockton
McIndoe, Walter D. 1858 Amherst
McInroe, James 1857 Belmont
McInroe, Lawrence 1857 Belmont
McIntosh, David S. 1858 Eau Pleine
McKinstry, David 1857 Amherst
McLaughlin, Elijah 1856 Almond
McLaughlin, Patrick 1856 Hull
McLeish, George 1855 Almond
McLellan, Alexander 1857 Lanark
McLellan, David 1857 Lanark
McMillan, David S. 1865 Sharon
McNair, James 1858 Hull
McPherson, Edgar 1857 Stockton
Mead, Matthew B. 1858 Carson
Meier, Carl F. 1857 Sharon
Meklson, John P. 1858 Amherst
Merrel, Samuel R. 1857 Hull
Merrier, Basille 1858 Eau Pleine
Merrill, Samuel R. 1855 Dewey
Merry, Henry G. 1857 Amherst
Metcalf, Edward H. 1850 City Limits
Meyers, Jacob 1858 Grant
Michalson, John P. 1857 Amherst
Miles, Henry H. 1858 Belmont
Miles, Humphrey 1858 New Hope
Miles, John 1857 Almond
Milius, Jacob 1856 Almond
Milius, Michael 1856 Almond
Miller, John 1855 Almond
Miller, Samuel P. 1857 Amherst
Miner, Electa 1856 Hull
Minto, Arthur 1855 Lanark
Mitchell, George W. 1848 Plover
Mitchell, Harmon W. 1856 Stockton
Mitchell, John R. 1849 Plover
Mitchell, Loron 1857 Linwood
Mitchell, Matthias 1855 Plover
Mitcheltree, Thomas W. 1858 Linwood
Moffit, Tracy 1852 Plover
Moor, Sarah J. 1858 Linwood/Stockton
Moore, Aaron H. 1857 Buena Vista
Moore, Ira E. 1858 Eau Pleine
Moore, James F. 1857 Buena Vista
Moore, Solomon 1855 Amherst
Moore, Wellington 1858 Grant
Moran, Michael 1856 Sharon
More, Jacob M. 1857 Buena Vista
Morey, John W. 1858 Hull
Morgan, Henry 1858 Linwood
Morris, Charles L. 1858 Almond/Belmont
Morrison, Alonzo M. 1858 Eau Pleine
Morrison, John H. 1855 Linwood
Morrison, Robert 1858 Lanark
Morrison, Sally 1857 Stockton
Morrison, Sidney B. 1855 Hull
Moss, Aurilla 1855 Buena Vista
Moss, Clinton 1855 Buena Vista
Moss, Lucy O. 1855 Almond
Moss, Michael 1858 Dewey
Moyer, Abram 1858 Plover
Moyer, Edward 1856 Stockton
Moyers, James J. 1858 New Hope
Mullally, John 1857 Amherst/New Hope
Mullarky, Andrew 1848 Hull
Mullen, James 1858 Plover
Mullen, Jonathan 1856 Amherst
Muller, William L. 1858 Hull
Murphy, Frank 1860 Dewey
Murphy, James 1858 Dewey
Murphy, John 1860 Linwood
Muzzay, Wilson C. 1857 Hull
Muzzy, Willson C. 1858 Hull
Myers, Jacob L. 1855 Buena Vista
Myers, James M. 1855 Amherst
Myres, James M. 1855 Amherst
N-O
Nash, Henry 1855 Lanark
Naylor, George 1855 Lanark
Neller, Joseph 1855 Almond
Nelson, Andrew 1855 New Hope
Nelson, George 1857 Lanark
Nelson, Gunder 1855 New Hope
Nelson, Henry 1855 New Hope
Nelson, Jerome 1855 Amherst
Nelson, John 1857 Amherst
Nelson, Joseph 1857 Amherst
Nelson, Nels 1855 New Hope
Nelson, Patrick 1855 Lanark
Nelson, Thomas 1857 New Hope
Nelssen, Henry 1857 New Hope
Newby, John 1855 Buena Vista
Newkirk, Oliver L. 1858 Almond
Newman, Gottlieb 1858 Hull
Newton, Benjamin B. 1858 Plover
Newton, Isaac 1858 Linwood
Newton, John W. 1857 Belmont
Nicholas, James C. 1856 Hull
Nickel, James C. 1855 Hull
Nielsen, Niels 1857 Sharon
Nielson, Lares 1857 New Hope
Nielson, Lars 1857 New Hope
Nilson, Guneter 1857 New Hope
Nilson, Nils 1855 Amherst
Nobles, Mary A. 1856 Amherst
Nobles, William H. 1855 Amherst
Nolan, Edmond 1860 Dewey
Noonan, Dennis 1860 Carson
Norris, Ira M. 1855 Stockton
Norris, William H. 1857 Stockton
Norton, James 1856 Plover
Norton, Moses 1858 Linwood
Nutley, Daniel 1858 Dewey

Oesterle, Joseph 1857 Sharon
Okeefe, John 1855 Stockton
Okeefe, Patrick 1857 Hull
Okeefe, Richard 1857 Stockton
Okeeffe, John 1857 Stockton
Olds, Ebenezer 1856 Lanark
Oleary, Florence 1856 Almond
Oleary, John 1856 Almond
Oleary, Moses 1857 Sharon
Olery, Humphry 1858 Dewey
Olesen, Aslak 1855 New Hope
Olesen, Aslec 1857 New Hope
Olesen, Ole 1857 New Hope
Oleson, Andrew 1855 New Hope
Oleson, John 1861 Alban
Oleson, Ole 1855 Amherst
Oliver, Amory G. 1857 Almond
Olsen, Andrew 1855 New Hope
Olsen, Biorguf 1855 New Hope
Olsen, Jan 1858 Sharon
Olsen, Johan 1859 New Hope
Olsen, John 1858 New Hope
Olsen, Ole 1857 New Hope
Olsin, Ole 1857 New Hope
Olson, Erik 1857 Amherst
Olson, Gunder 1858 New Hope
Olson, Ole 1854 Amherst
Orbison, Thomas 1855 Amherst
Orcutt, Henry 1857 Amherst
Orr, William 1857 Almond
Osborn, Ellen 1857 Lanark
Osborn, Helen M. 1857 Lanark
Osborn, John 1855 Lanark
Osborn, Samuel J. 1857 Belmont/Lanark
Osmunsen, Thomas 1855 New Hope
Ostrander, Anthony W. 1855 Pine Grove
Ostrander, William F. 1857 Pine Grove
Otis, Andre 1860 Hull
Ouellet, Hubert 1858 Linwood
Oullet, Christopher 1858 Linwood
Outcalt, Samuel 1858 Plover






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