|1873 Head of Household and Agricultural Census||Kent G. Transier & Judy Wight Branson (Proofreader)||Complete||9 Mar 2010||Madison Census
Index: A - Z
|1873 Census Images|
|Access to original documents courtesy of the Madison County Historical Museum, Winterset, Iowa.
Imaging & image processing by Kent G. Transier.Note: two handwritten copies of the abstract exist. The second copy, which was in better condition, was chosen for display.
|View front matter|
Page 1 Certification
Page 2 Statistics
Page 3 P.O.'s and Newspapers
See transcription for image links ( ) to enumeration pages.
|Census Type:||1873 Iowa State Census|
|Date:||Abstract filed by Samuel L. Holliday, County Auditor on 09 June 1873|
|Enumeration Date Range:||Unknown|
|Microfilm Number:||Not microfilmed|
|Media Source:||Original document held by Madison County Historical Museum|
|Transcriber:||Kent G. Transier. Email|
|Proofreader:||Judy Wight Branson. Email|
Special thanks go to Mary Welty Hart of Winterset, Iowa who, while searching for lost townships of the 1885 Madison County State Census at the Madison County Historical Museum, discovered this previously unknown 1873 Iowa State Census. The census was found in a large cache of documents that had been given to the Museum by the County Courthouse. Thanks also go to the Madison County Historical Museum for allowing the Transcriber to photograph the original census manuscript.
There was no specified place on the page to put a page number. In some cases the enumerator wrote a page number on every page or every other page.
At the top of each page was:
“Census Schedule of________Township, __________County, State of Iowa, for the Year 1873”
This was followed by the line of column headings, a line of column numbers and then 41 lines for data entry. The data entry lines were not numbered. At the bottom of each page was a line for writing summaries of the data. In two instances, the enumerator used the summary line to add another family entry making for 42 lines on those pages.
The column headings were as follows:
Typical Census Page: