Online Data Archive

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

U.S. Bureau of the Census
Washington, D.C.

Katherine G. Unertl
Department of History
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The basic data files were coded from the manuscript censuses of population and agriculture for 1850 and 1860 (7th and 8th decennial censuses, respectively) for the Town of Polk, Washington County, Wisconsin, in order to examine the occupational mobility, family structure, and degree of persistence of individuals, relationship to head of household, origin of parents of children, number of persons in the household, location of household in village or rural area.

Norwegian farmers in Wisconsin field