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.


P-R
Padden, Patrick 1858 Hull
Pantridge, Andrew 1855 Pine Grove
Papon, Joseph 1857 Eau Pleine
Parke, Gilbert M. 1855 Stockton
Parker, John 1857 Belmont
Parks, John 1855 Hull
Parks, Robert 1857 Belmont
Parsenoe, Joseph 1855 Linwood
Pasco, Chester B. 1855 Lanark
Patchin, Shuble H. 1855 Pine Grove
Patrick, Jacob B. 1857 Lanark
Patten, David 1858 Grant/Plover
Patten, Harriet E. 1857 Linwood
Patten, Sarah M. 1858 Buena Vista
Patterson, Charles V . 1857 Buena Vista
Patterson, James K. 1857 Almond
Patton, Joel 1857 Lanark
Paul, William 1857 Carson
Paupon, Joseph 1855 Dewey
Payne, Charles 1857 Pine Grove
Peasley, Elizabeth 1857 New Hope
Peasley, John 1855 New Hope
Peasley, Joseph D. 1855 New Hope
Pedersen, Ingebret 1857 Sharon
Pederson, Oluf 1856
     Amherst/New Hope

Pederson, Peder 1857 New Hope
Perkins, Martin 1859 Linwood
Perrin, William 1855 Belmont
Perry, Leonard 1858 New Hope
Perry, Orrin 1855 Pine Grove
Personius, Cornelius 1856 Amherst
Persons, John 1855 Buena Vista
Peterson, Andrew 1857 Amherst
Peterson, George 1857 New Hope
Peterson, John 1855 New Hope
Peterson, Oliver 1859 Amherst
Phelps, Boyd 1855 Stockton
Phelps, John F. 1855 Lanark
Phelps, Joseph B 1856 Linwood
Phelps, Nancy M. 1856 Lanark
Phillips, John 1850 Hull
Phinney, Nelson 1858 Plover
Pickard, Joseph L. 1858 Carson
Pickel, Casper 1857 Amherst
Pickering, Ephraim M. 1857 Pine Grove
Pierce, Charles W. 1857 Lanark
Pierce, George 1856 Lanark
Pike, Eleaner 1856 Belmont
Pike, Nathan N. 1855 Amherst
Pillsbury, Eliza A. 1856 Lanark
Pine, James 1855 Hull
Pine, Jonathan P. 1858 Eau Pleine
Planckeard, John 1858 Sharon
Plummer, Mark 1856 Belmont
Pollard, Edward 1860 Eau Pleine
Pollard, Theodore 1858 Plover
Powell, Benjamin 1855 Almond
Powell, Jonathan 1857 Belmont
Powell, Philip 1857 Belmont
Pratt, Nelson 1858 Almond
Pratt, Shumway S. 1858 Plover
Prell, Gerhard 1864 Sharon
Prentice, Jackson L. 1855
     Carson/Plover

Prentice, James 1857 Lanark
Prentice, Sarah A. 1855 Carson
Proux, Charles 1858 Linwood
Prutsman, John 1857 Pine Grove
Prutzman, Adam 1855 Pine Grove
Prutzman, David 1857 Pine Grove
Puarie, Alfred 1857 Plover
Pulver, John H. 1856 Hull
Putney, George W. 1856 Stockton

Quinn, John 1855 Hull
Quinn, Patrick 1855 Hull
Quinnell, Mark 1865 Carson

Rablin, Henry 1855 Carson
Randall, Daniel S. 1857 Belmont
Randall, Sally 1858 Belmont
Rash, John 1855 Plover
Rasmussen, Daniel 1857 Amherst
Reaves, Orfeno 1855 Buena Vista
Redfield, Arthur B. 1855 Amherst
Redlon, Benjamin C. 1857 Pine Grove
Reebe, William 1855 Buena Vista
Reed, Hans H. 1858 New Hope
Reed, Hiram 1857 Belmont
Reed, Isaac H. 1858 Carson
Rees, Thomas 1856 Belmont
Regan, Michael O. 1858 Stockton
Reinhardt, Frederick 1855 New Hope
Remington, Hester A. 1856 Lanark/Amherst
Reynolds, Luther 1857 Pine Grove
Rice, Benona 1858 Plover
Rice, Stephen A. 1858 Eau Pleine
Rich, Wilder 1856 Lanark
Richmond, Calvin D. 1855 Stockton
Richmond, Oliver 1856 Stockton
Richmond, Oliver D. 1855 Stockton
Richmond, William H. 1856 Stockton
Ricker, Hiram 1857 Stockton
Riggin, George 1858 Dewey
Rigney, Patrick 1855 Stockton
Riker, Hiram 1851 Plover
Riker, Ortentia 1855 Stockton
Riley, Patrick 1856 Stockton
Robb, Samuel 1855 Amherst
Robbins, Reuel 1862 Plover
Robert, Paul T. 1860 Dewey
Roberts, Daniel 1856 Buena Vista
Roberts, Jesse B. 1857 Buena Vista
Roberts, Joseph 1858 Hull
Roberts, Robert 1858 Amherst
Roberts, Thomas 1856 Buena Vista
Robinson, Elias H. 1855 Belmont
Robinson, George W. 1855 Belmont
Robinson, Henry 1857 Buena Vista
Robinson, Hetherly R. 1855 Belmont
Rockwell, Alfred 1858 Linwood
Roe, George 1855 Lanark
Roe, Hiram 1858 Hull
Roe, Jerous 1858 Lanark
Roe, Lewis 1857 New Hope
Roe, William 1865 Linwood
Rogers, Jeremiah D. 1855 Plover
Rogers, Oram 1855 Almond
Rogers, Orrin 1857 Pine Grove
Rogers, Theodore 1856 Buena Vista
Rolfe, Amos 1860 Buena Vista
Rollefsen, Halvor 1855 New Hope
Rork, Peter O. 1858 Dewey
Rose, Leonora 1855 Buena Vista
Rose, William W. 1855 Buena Vista
Roseberry, Jeremiah M. 1857
     Pine Grove

Ross, George 1857 Plover
Ross, Laban 1858 Alban
Rotchford, Patrick 1856 Amherst
Rousseau, Michael A. 1855 Stockton
Rowe, Asbiern H. 1857 Amherst
Rutherford, Thirza 1855 Buena Vista
Ryan, John 1857 Hull
Ryerson, Alanson 1858 Amherst
S-T
Sagar, Peter F. 1855 Pine Grove
Sager, Archibald D. 1862 Hull
Sakresn, Knut 1857 New Hope
Sanders, David J. 1855 Plover
Sanders, George W. 1855 Plover
Savage, Caleb 1855 Buena Vista
Sawyer, Stillman H. 1857 Belmont
Scheffer, Louis 1857 Hull
Schermehorn, Amos 1858
     Eau Pleine/Dewey

Schilling Friedrick 1857 Almond
Schlegel, Joseph 1855 Hull
Schliecher, William 1855 Almond
Scott, James 1858 Dewey
Scott, Thomas B. 1857 Carson
Seely, Caleb 1856 Pine Grove
Semple, William 1856 Pine Grove
Severance, John G. 1855 Lanark
Shaffer, Daniel 1856 Almond
Shannon, John 1855 Stockton
Shannon, Michael 1860 Dewey
Sharpstein, Benjamin L. 1855
     Buena Vista/Almond

Shekell, Cephas 1855 City Limits
Shelburn, David S. 1851 Buena Vista
Sheldon, Samuel L. 1857 Almond
Sherman, Simon A. 1855 Plover
Sherrill, Henry A. 1857 Linwood
Sherwin, Heman C. 1855 Stockton
Sherwin, William C. 1855 Stockton
Shipley, John 1855 Linwood
Shortell, Michael 1855 Stockton
Simonds, Chauncey H. 1858 Linwood
Simones, Matthias 1855 Hull
Simonis, John 1855 Hull
Simonis, Mathias 1855 City Limits
Simpson, George 1857 Belmont
Slafter, Elijah D. 1857 Grant
Slater, John J. 1858 Belmont
Sleeper, Brydon 1857 Amherst
Slothower, John 1855 Dewey
Slutts, Mathew C. 1855 Amherst
Smalley, Lucius 1857 Belmont
Smart, James 1857 Dewey
Smith, Albert W. 1857 Pine Grove
Smith, Alfred 1850 Plover
Smith, Asahel 1858 Plover
Smith, Edward 1856 Pine Grove
Smith, Edward Y 1856 Belmont
Smith, James 1855 Belmont
Smith, John 1856 Buena Vista
Smith, John Z 1857 Plover
Smith, La Fayette 1855 Lanark
Smith, Loring J. 1855 Amherst
Smith, Milo 1855 Hull/Stockton
Smith, Oren 1857 Amherst
Smith, Perry H. 1857 Lanark/Amherst
Smith, Philip 1858 Eau Pleine
Smith, Sarah 1860 Carson
Smith, Stephen 1857 Belmont
Smith, Thomas R. 1858 Hull
Snasburn, William 1858 Lanark
Soper, Hiram 1855 Carson
Sorensen, Christian 1857 Sharon
Soule, Alanson 1857 Almond
Spafford, Marcus M. 1857 Hull
Spalding, John B. 1857 Hull
Spalding, Maria 1857 Hull
Spaulding, Safford 1856 Stockton
Spaulding, Walter M. 1858 Grant
Spaulding, William H. 1855 Buena Vista
Spear, Mathias E. 1857 Lanark
Spencer, Joseph B. 1855 Stockton
Spink, Richard D. 1857 Plover
Splauin, Patrick 1858 Dewey
Spoor, Charles 1857 Pine Grove
Sprague, Charles 1856 Almond
Sprague, Horatio J. 1858 Hull
Springsteel, Calvin B. 1857 Pine Grove
Spurr, Caroline 1858 Lanark
Spurr, Elizabeth 1855 Lanark
Spurr, Luke V. 1855 Lanark
Spurr, Maria A. 1856 Lanark
St Clair, William 1855 Plover
Staley, William V. 1855 Hull
Stanfield, Sarah 1855 Lanark
Stanton, Harman 1855 Lanark
Steanson, Niels 1855 New Hope
Steffanus, William 1857 Sharon
Sternan, Erick B. 1859 Alban
Stevens, Hampson 1858 Linwood
Stevens, William 1858 Plover
Stewart, Daniel 1855 Almond
Stianson, Niels 1855 Amherst
Stickle, Alonzo 1857 Pine Grove
Stillman, Thomas 1857 Belmont
Stoltenberg, Charles 1855 Amherst
Stone, Almond 1857 Grant
Stone, Anna 1857 Buena Vista
Stone, Charles H. 1856 Linwood
Stoppenback, Charles 1858 Grant/Plover
Storm, Charles 1856 Buena Vista
Storm, John O. 1856 Buena Vista
Story, Jonathan 1850 Carson
Story, Solomon 1855 Linwood
Stringham, Laura 1857 Belmont
Stringham, Laura A. 1858 Lanark
Strong, Henry 1858 Almond
Strong, Moses M. 1847 Linwood
Strong, Noah 1856 Lanark
Strope, Minor 1855 Plover
Stumpf, John 1858 Plover
Sturtevant, Comfort W. 1858 Amherst
Sullivan, Jeremiah 1857 Hull
Sullivan, John 1860 Carson
Sullivan, Timothy O. 1858 Dewey
Sunderland, John 1857 Amherst
Sutherland, Francis 1857 Sharon
Svensson, Johan 1857 Carson
Swallow, George 1857 Pine Grove
Swan, James 1855 Lanark
Swan, William 1855 Lanark
Swart, Henry 1855 Alban
Swayze, Caleb 1858 Eau Pleine
Swayze, Israel 1857 Belmont
Sweeney, John 1855 Sharon/New Hope
Sweeney, Michael 1855 Hull/Sharon
Sweny, Martha 1855 Stockton
Swift, Moses B. 1857 Belmont
Sylvester, Joseph 1858 Linwood

Tabor, Freeman H. 1860 Dewey
Tack, Alexander 1855 Sharon
Tackaberry, Isaac B. 1858 Linwood
Talcott, Joseph B. 1857 Plover
Taphorn, Henry 1857 Amherst
Tarbell, George D. 1855 Belmont
Tarbox, Asa P. 1855 Pine Grove
Tarbox, Bela 1856 Pine Grove
Tarbox, Harriet 1855 Pine Grove
Tarbox, Lucinda 1855 Pine Grove
Tark, Andrew 1856 Amherst
Taylor, Albert 1856 Belmont
Taylor, Luman 1856 Belmont
Taylor, Orrin 1857 Plover
Taylor, Truman R. 1857 Belmont
Teaw, Amasa 1856 Hull
Temple, William 1857 Pine Grove
Thomason, Andrew 1857 Amherst
Thompson, Reuben 1856 Amherst
Tibbetts, Jesse 1855 Belmont
Tibbetts, Nathaniel D. 1857 Belmont
Tiedtke, Augustus 1858 Dewey
Timlan, Anthony 1856 Plover
Tinney, William 1860 Linwood
Tittle, Jonathan 1857 Sharon
Toban, James 1865 Lanark
Toldnas, Isaac N. 1858 Amherst
Torgerson, Amun 1855 New Hope
Tortenson, Torten 1858 Amherst
Towle, William 1858 Hull
Towne, Howard P. 1856 Belmont
Tozenau, Joseph 1858 Lanark
Traver, Charles 1857 Almond
Tredway, William H. 1857 Almond
Trotman, William 1857 Pine Grove
Trybou, Charles 1859 Sharon
Tucker, Ezra 1857 Amherst
Tucker, Joel 1857 Plover
Tunks, Richard M. 1858 Belmont/Lanark
Tuphorn, Henry 1858 Amherst
Turner, Edwin 1858 Lanark
Turner, George 1856 Amherst
Tusch, Augustus 1855 Amherst
Tuttle, James M. 1858 Plover
Tuttle, Martha 1858 Grant
Tyler, James 1855 Lanark
U-Z
Uline, Adam 1855 Lanark
Uline, Adam W. 1855 Lanark
Uline, Leonard J. 1855 Lanark
Upson, Eliza E. 1857 Plover
Upson, Elizabeth M. 1859 Plover
Upson, Norman A. 1855 Hull
Upthagrove, Isaiah 1855 Buena Vista
Upthagrove, John 1855 Buena Vista

Vail, Isaac 1855 Buena Vista
Van Mayeres, Anna 1860 Stockton
Van Norstrand, Abram H. 1857
     Grant/Plover

Van Nostrand, Jonathan 1858 Belmont
Vandervoot, Benjamin F. 1857 Buena Vista
Vanduzer, Isaac T. 1858 Pine Grove
Vanhecke, Charles 1857 Sharon
Vanskiver, Hiram B. 1857 Amherst
Vaughan, Abraham 1855 Lanark
Vaughan, Ausalem P. 1855 City Limits
Vaughan, Eliphalet H. 1857 Carson
Vaughan, Ira 1857 Dewey
Vaughan, Jacob 1855 Lanark/Alban
Velie, Julia A. 1857 Almond
Venner, Marey 1859 Dewey
Veuve, Constant 1857 Carson

Wade, Robert 1850 Carson
Wadleigh, Matthew 1859 Sharon
Wagner, Nicholas 1855 Stockton
Wait, Thomas 1855 Lanark
Walker, Thomas H. 1855 Almond
Waller, Tolleff 1857 Stockton
Walpot, Adrian L. 1855 Sharon
Walsh, John 1858 Dewey
Walters, Dyer 1855 Almond
Walters, John 1857 Almond
Walton, William 1855 Stockton/Amherst/New Hope
Ward, Joseph 1851 Dewey
Ward, Nathaniel 1857 Belmont
Ward, William R. 1855 Linwood
Ware, Orlando P. 1859 Linwood
Warner, Oliver A 1858 Linwood
Warren, Andrew 1855 Hull/City Limits
Waterhouse, Elizabeth 1855 Belmont
Waterman, Daniel 1858 Dewey
Waterman, William 1857 Plover
Waters, Thomas 1858 Linwood
Watterman, William 1857 Plover
Watts, Samuel 1855 Lanark
Webb, John G. 1858 Linwood
Webber, Joel F. 1857 Stockton
Webster, Enoch 1856 Amherst
Webster, Herman 1856 Buena Vista
Webster, Linus 1857 Buena Vista
Webster, Sophia E. 1855 Buena Vista
Weeden, James M. 1857 Amherst
Weisel, Yan G. 1856 Plover
Welch, Adam 1858 Belmont
Welch, James 1858 Plvoer
Welch, Patrick 1856 Hull
Wellcome, Mary W. 1855 Almond
Wellcome, Solomon C. 1857 Almond
Wellen, John 1856 Stockton
Wells, Leonard 1852 Plover
Wells, Levi 1858 Linwood
Wells, William C. 1855 Linwood
Weltey, George 1855 Amherst
Welton, Andrew J. 1857 Plover
Wentzel, Henry 1857 New Hope
Wert, George E. 1856 Hull
West, Charles L. 1857 Grant
West, Jarod K 1855 Lanark
West, William W. 1857 Lanark
Westeley, Peter 1858 Sharon
Wetzel, Ignatz 1859 Sharon
Whalan, James 1858 Dewey
Wheaton, William 1858 Eau Pleine
White, John 1857 Sharon
White, Jonas 1860 Belmont
White, Jonathan 1858 Belmont
White, Walter 1858 Lanark
White, William 1856 Lanark
Whitehouse, Richard B. 1856 Eau Pleine
Whitmore, Horatio 1858 Carson
Whitney, Samuel 1857 Belmont
Whittaker, John 1855 Plover
Wigginton, William 1855 Buena Vista
Wilkins, Francis 1845 City Limits
Willard, Almerin 1858 Buena Vista
Williams, Prescott 1857 Pine Grove
Williams, William A. 1858 Grant
Willson, Mary A. 1857 Amherst
Willson, Sally M. 1857 Amherst
Wilmot, David D. 1855 Amherst
Wilmot, Frederick 1855 Plover
Wilmot, George S. 1855 Amherst
Wilmot, Samuel 1860 Amherst
Wilmot, Samuel V. 1858 Amherst
Wilmot, Uri 1858 Amherst
Wilmott, Emily B. 1856 Amherst
Wilmott, Joseph 1855 Sharon
Wilson, Elizabeth 1855 Grant
Wilson, Patrick 1857 Sharon
Wiltse, Amos 1855 Buena Vista
Wing, Alonzo 1858 Eau Pleine
Winslow, Jay B. 1857 Stockton
Winslow, Marven L. 1857 Stockton
Winslow, Marvin L. 1855 Stockton
Wittrock, Mark 1857 Stockton
Wogsland, Ole 1857 New Hope
Woobroes, George 1858 Amherst
Wood, Albert C. 1855 Almond
Wood, Elijah 1855 Almond
Wood, Hiram A. 1855 Almond
Wood, William W. 1858 Belmont/Lanark
Woodman, Cyrus 1855 Linwood/Carson
Woodworth, Minor C. 1857 Almond
Woolover, George 1857 Amherst
Worcester, Albert 1857 Almond
Worden, Barnabas 1857 Almond
Worden, Nathan 1857 Stockton
Worden, Stephen 1857 Stockton
Work, Robert 1855 Almond
Work, Thomas M. 1855 Almond
Wright, James M. 1857 Linwood
Wright, Samuel D. 1858 Amherst
Wright, Stillman 1857 Almond
Wyatt, George 1848 Plover
Wylie, Melancthan 1855 Dewey
Wynkoop, John Q. 1859 Alban

Yates, Joseph 1857 Amherst
Yates, Phillip 1855 Buena Vista
Yeaw, Clarisa J. 1855 Stockton
Yorton, George 1855 Stockton
Young, Harrison H. 1855 Linwood
Young, Henry W. 1860 Linwood
Young, James S. 1855 Stockton
Young, Nancy 1855 Stockton

Zemerly, Samuel 1856 Lanark
Zimirly, Samuel 1855 Lanark
Zimmerly, Samuel 1855 Lanark
Zoller, Peter J. 1857 Plover






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