Polls taken at an election held in Wakonza (Wahonksa)
Township Webster County Iowa at the school house in Ft. Dodge, Iowa on the 6th day
of April A. D. 1857 for the purpose of electing the following Town County and State
Officers Viz. County Judge, Clerk of the District Count, Sheriff, Treasurer, Recorder,
Drainage Commifsioner County Surveyor, County Assefsor, Superintendent of Public
Instruction, Register of State Land Office Commifsioner of Des Moines River Improvement,
Township Trustees, Township Clerk, Justices of the Peace, Constables, Road Supervisors.
No. Name 
No. Name 
1 W. G. Mitchell 
22 C. H. Vincent 
2 Wm. H. Merrett 
23 N. B. Morrison 
3 Thos. Quinlan 
24 D.E. Colburn 
4 W. C. Ruggles 
25 Fred Boot 
5 W.W. White 
26 James R. Straw 
6 Jarvis J. Hows 
27 H. D. Merrett 
7 Walter Ford 
28 E. L. Hinton 
8 J. J. Weeks 
29 L. M. Hinton 
9 John Garaghty 
30 O. B. Ryel 
10 Geo. Gregery 
31 L. M. Olcott 
11 J. C. Woodbury 
32 Geo. Ginnold 
12 Wm. E. Bailey 
33 M. Develing 
13 J. D. Burkholder 
34 D. A. Haviland 
14 Henry Gunn 
35 E. H. Haviland 
15 C. F. Allen 
36 James Condin 
16 M. Williams 
37 Henry Broadstone 
17 John W. Brady 
38 James Mahoney 
18 M. Nash 
39 Geo. W. Reeves 
19 John Casey 
40 John Hogen 
20 Thos. Sargent 
41 Richard Glennen 
21 Cosmose G. Bruce 
42 Patrick Nolan 
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No. Name 
No. Name 
43 P. McLearney 
76 John Welch 
44 John Fitzgerald 
77 Bart M. Welch 
46 M.P. Earl 
78 James N. Darling 
46 J. A. Humphreys 
79 Harvey Finton 
47 Cordis Hardman 
80 E. Sunday 
48 Geo. H. Rogers 
81 Jacob Merical 
49 John D. Strow 
82 John C. Armstrong 
50 Thos. H. Hawley 
83 J. Mesle 
51 Chas. A. Sherman 
84 J. F. Miller 
52 L. B. York 
85 F. Buckley 
53 James Kalahan 
86 A. J. Humphrey 
54 Wm. A. Bear 
87 C. M. White 
55 J. W. White 
88 J. Olacklin 
56 Wm. Darmony 
89 H. D. Patterson 
57 Daniel Noonan 
90 Gordon Patterson 
58 Geo. W. Haviland 
91 Henry Weller 
59 J. B. Haviland 
92 D. A. Weller 
60 D. Okeson 
93 A. Carpinter 
61 John Ryley 
94 John F. Cheney 
62 G. Ryley 
95 G. B. Sherman 
63 O. E. White 
96 James Barber 
64 James Gilday 
97 Geo. Grely (Crely?) 
65 J. W. Lane 
98 Wm. Reily 
66 A. J. Haviland 
99 John Martin 
67 Sam Ray 
100 Wm. Finney 
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No. Name 
No. Name 
109 J. C. Watkins 
140 W. W. Morelett 
110 Thos. Tomlin 
141 C. C. Dewing 
111 B. McCorvin 
142 Geo. Bates 
112 E. Prusia 

113 E. G. Morgan 

114 Wm. Tylghman 

115 E. D. G. Morgan 

116 A. McClarin 

117 A. W. Wisner 

118 Wm. N. Meservey 

119 D. W. Steret 

120 Geo. Klinedob 

121 A. Beyer 

122 S. B. Olney 

123 Wm. H. Plumb 

124 E. H. Albee 

125 Seborn Hinton 

126 G. Todd 

127 Stephen Maher 

128 Geo. F. Noble 

129 L. L. Pease 

130 Saml Reese 

131 R. K. Wilson 

132 Barney Calligan 

133 H. W. Ringland 

134 W. E. Brooks 

135 Benj. F. Brown 

136 G. W. Prindle 

137 N. Jacobs 

138 Adam Jacobs 

139 Saml Todd 

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At an election held in Wahkonza Township, Webster County Iowa at the School House
in Fort Dodge on Monday the 4th day of April A.D. 1857, there were 141 ballots cast
for the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction of which
L. H. Bugbee had 58 votes
Maturin L. Fisher 83 Voltes
Also there were 141 ballots cast for the office of Commifsioner of the Des Moines
River Improvement of which
Edwin Manning had 58 votes
Gideon S. Bailey 83 votes, also there were 141 ballots
cast for the office of Register of the State Land Office of which
Wm. H. Holmes had 59 votes
Theodore S. Parvin had 82 votes, also there were 141 ballots
cast for the office of County Judge, of which
Samuel Rees had 89 votes  and there were 140 ballots
cast for the Office of District Clerk of which
W. E. Brooks had 60 votes
Samuel Rees had 89 votes  and there were 131 ballots
cast for the office of Recorder of which
Wm. Burkholder had 61 votes
Jn. Garaghty had 70 votes and there were 132 ballots
cast for the Office of Treasurer of which
A. Carpenter had 59 votes
Thos. White 73 votesand there were 142 ballots
cast for the office of Assessor of which
Ezra Comley had 56 votes
Lewis Davis had 86 votesalso there were 141 ballots
cast for the Office of Sheriff, of which
Jno. W. Brady had 61 votes
Jno. H. Williams had 80 votesand there were 139 ballots
cast for the office of County Surveyor, of which
F. B. Drake had 59 votes
A. Morrison had 80 votes  also, there were 141 ballots
cast for the Office of Drainage Commifsioner, of which
Francis Crosby had 57 votes
Adam Mepmore had 84 votes
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Also there were 241 ballots cast for the office of
Justice of Peace, of which
J. F. Cheney had 59
votes
A. Carpenter had 59
votes
Fred Boot had 75 votes
Geo. Kleindob had 68
votes also there were 399 ballots
cast for Township Trustee, of which
D. A. Haviland had 54
votes
J. B. Burkholder had
59 votes
J. R. Gtrow had 57 votes
L. M. Scott had 81 votes
E. E. Colburn had 76
votes
D. E. Stine had 72 votes
also, there were 264 ballots
cast for the Office of Constable, of which
W. A. Beer had 63 votes
Oscar White had 51 votes
Rob't F. Gray had 76
votes
Jno. Martin had 74 votes
also there were 137 ballots cast
for Township Clerk of which
Wm. H. Plumb had 59
votes
J. A. Humphrey had 78
votes
We
do hereby certify that this preparing is a true
return.
Sig.
of Judges
Thos.
Sargent
John
Garaghty
Jarvis
F. Howe
Attest: Cosmore G. Bruce
William
H. Plumb
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We, Thomas Sargent, John Garaghty, Jarvis J. Howes do solemnly
swear that we will impartially and to the best of our abilityies perform the duties
of Judges fo the present election and that we will studiously endeaver to prevent
fraud and deception in concuting the same.
Signed: Thos
Sargent
as John
Garaghty
Judges Jarvis
J. Howe
Sworn to before me,
Signed: William H. Plumb,
Township Clerk
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We William H. Plumb and Cosmose G. Bruce do solemnly swear that we will impartially
and the the best of our ability perform the cuties of Clerk of the present election
and that we will studiously endeavor to prevent fraud and deception in conduction
the same.
Signed
as clerks:
Cosmore
G. Bruce
William
H. Plumb
Sworn to before me,
Signed: John Garaghty, Judge of Elections
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