- Her er de tre familiemedlemmene som bor i Town of Merton i 1850:
Søren: Prudeson Levren |60 M| |Norway
Mette Marie: Prudeson Mary |52 F ||Norway
Lars Martinius: Prudeson Martin |19 M |Laborer |Norway |
- Johan, som ville vært 16-17 år i 1850 (to og et halvt år yngre enn broren, Martin) finnes ikke i husholdningen.
??? Er han flyttet hjemmefra - eller er han død (f.eks. i koleraepidemien i 1849)?
Kilde: 1850 Federal Census, Waukesha County, Wisconsin (Page 42 of 58)
- "WAUKESHA COUNTY.
The county of Waukesha is situated directly west of Milwaukee, at an average distance of twenty-five miles from that city. It contains 368,640 acres of land, divided into openings, timber, marsh and prairie land in the proportion of fifty, thirty-five, twelve and three per cent respectively. These different varieties are conveniently diversified and intermingled. In some few portions the surface is hilly, in others, nearly level, but in the greater portion it is gently rolling. There is a variety of soil, but for the greater part it is a mixture of loam and clay. It also contains much calcareous matter, is easy to cultivate and very productive, and is adapted to the growth of all kinds of grain and grasses. Considerable attention is given to raising various breeds of herded stock. The county is noted for its large flocks of fine sheep, its valuable stock of cattle and its dairy interests. Apples are raised in more than sufficient quantities to meet the wants of the county; pears, plums and other fruit do well in some seasons. The acreage of crops given by the census of 1875 is of wheat, 42,819; of oats, 19,596; of corn, 24,304; of barley, 5,086; of rye, 3,759; of hops, 202; of tobacco, 6; total, 96,772 acres. The county is well watered by springs, brooks, rivers and lakes, abounding with fine fish. Around Oconomowoc are many small lakes, beautifully located, which have made the place a noted summer resort. At the city of Waukesha, the county seat, a mineral spring has been discovered whose waters possess great curative powers, and which attracts many visitors and invalids. The state industrial school for boys is located in this city. There are also woolen mills here, which are largely engaged in the manufacture of shawls of excellent quality. The best limestone deposits in the state are found in this county, at Waukesha, Pewaukee and Menomonee, and an extensive business is done in the exportation of building stone and lime. Beds of clay suitable for pottery ware are found in the towns of Merton, Menomonee and Lisbon. Population of county in 1875, 29,425, comprising 19,115 natives; 4,511 Germans; 2,567 English, Scotch and Welsh; 1,658 Irish; 796 Swedes and Norwegians; 345 Canadians; 245 French and Swiss, and 188 of other nationalities. Number of schools, 120; children of school age, 11,212."
Genealogy Trail - Wisconsin
- Registrert kjøp av land, 10/9 1875 i Menasha township:
Wisconsin Land Patents Database: Waushara County - Surnames L-O
The Wisconsin Land Patents Database contains the following information for
each land transaction:
date, location (township, range, section), name of person the land was patented to,
county, date, and the patent document identification number.
Using this information, you can access the Bureau of Land Management
web site and view a copy of the original document.
The document can be saved to disk, printed out, or merely viewed. Certified
copies of the document can be orderd on their web site as well.
The National Archives will also send you a copy of the patent file for $10 from
at the following address:
Reference Branch (Lands)
Washington, DC 20408
All of the twps and ranges in WI are measured from the 4th Principal
WI Land Offices
03 Eau Claire
04 Falls St. Croix
05 Green Bay
07 La Crosse
10 Mineral Point
12 Stevens Point
15 Willow River
PATENT_L_N PATENT_F_N PATENT_M_I SECTION_NR TOWNSHIP RANGE TOTAL_ACRE L_O_CODE DOCUMENT_N SIGN_DATE REMARKS
LARSON METTA M 28 20 N 12 E 0 08 2 1875/09/10 WIDOW OF SOREN LARSON
LARSON METTA M 28 20 N 12 E 80 08 2 1875/09/10 WIDOW OF SOREN LARSON