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Population and Agricultural Census Schedules of Polk Township
Washington County, Wisconsin, 1850, 1860

Appendix B: Table 5 - Horizontal Categories - Sectors of the Economy

I. Primary

(a) Agriculture (b) Extractive
Farmer
Farm Laborer
Fisherman
Mariner
Quarryman

 

II. Secondary

(a) Manufacturing (b) Construction (c) Labor
  1. Textile and Leather
    Tanner
    Weaver

  2. Apparel
    Cordwaiver
    Dyer
    Hatter
    Pattern Maker
    Saddler
    Tailor
    Shoemaker

  3. Wood and Wood Products
    Cabinet Maker
    Carriage Maker
    Chair Factory
    Turner
    Wheelwright

  4. Metal and Metal Products
    Boiler
    Cooper
    Engineer
    Furnaceman
    Gas Fitter
    Machinist
    Moulder
    Puddler
    Tinsmith
    Nail Maker

  5. Food and Beverage
    Brewer
    Butcher
    Confectioner
    Baker

  6. Luxury Items
    Book Binder
    Glass Blower
    Jeweler
    Piano Maker
    Upholsterer

  7. Other
    Cigar Maker
    Manufacturer
    Operator
    Printer
    Stonecutter
    Typesetter
Brickmaker
Bricklayer
Brickmason
Builder
Carpenter
Joiner
Mason
Painter
Paper Hanger
Plasterer
Plumber
Ships Carpenter
Shipwright
Stonemason
Lab Man
Laborer

 

III. Tertiary

(a) Commerce (b) Transportation (c) Public Service
Agent
Bookkeeper
Broker
Chemist
Clerk
Commission Merchant
Dealer
Druggist
Dry Goods/Fancy
Grocer
Hotelkeeper
Innkeeper
Liquor Dealer
Merchant
Peddler
Sales Agent
Salesman
Storekeeper
Tavern Keeper
Tobacconist
Victualler
Blacksmith
Boat Captain/Pilot
Boatman
Carman
Carter
Conductor
Drayman
Driver
Ferryman
Hostler
Railroad Worker
Sailor/Mariner
Seaman
Teamster
Waterman
Yardman
Barber
Bartender
Waiter
Watchman
(d) Domestic Service (e) Profession (f) Education and
Government Profession
Coachman
Gardener
Porter
Servant
Clergy
Dentist
Lawyer
Physician
Student
Teacher

 

IV. Unclassifiable
Gentleman

 

Theodore Hersberg, Michael Katz, Stuart Blumin, Laurence Glasco, and Clyde Griffen, "Occupation and Ethnicity in Five Nineteenth-Century Cities: A Collaborative Inquiry," Historical Methods Newsletter, 7, (June, 1974), 188-189.