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1838 Iowa State Census


1838 Wisconsin Territorial Census, Dubuque County

        (Transcriptions for counties west of the Mississippi.  Includes the area to become Iowa and Minnesota Territories.)

Transcribed by Eleanor B. McCleary.  Copyright (c) 2009 by Eleanor B. McCleary for the IAGenWeb State Census Project http://iagenweb.org/census/  Formatted Sep 2009 by IAGenWeb Census Project Coordinator, Stephen D. Williams.


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Census Year 1838
Media Source: Wisconsin Territorial Census: 1836, 1838, 1842. State Historical Society Wisconsin Archives Division, Madison, WI. Filmed 25 April 1950, Microfilm call #: HA 377.A6
Other Microfilm; FHL# 1293919 Item 2
Other Transcriptions: FHL Book 977.5 X22j 1838,  X22ji 1838 v2 (indexes only)
State:         Iowa
County:      Dubuque
Divisions: Town of Dubuque, North division, South division
Enumerators: G.W. Cummings, Sheriff D.C.W. T
Enumberation Dates: 6 June 1838

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Census of the County of Du Buque taken by George W Cummins, Sheriff of said County in pursuance of an act of the Legislature of the Territory of Wisconsin approved December 30, 1837 entitled "an act providing for taking the second Census or Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the Territory of Wisconsin" agreeable to the Books now in possession of the Clerk of the district Court of said County.

The following is a correct Schedule of the whole number of Inhabitants within the Limits of Clinton County (attached to Scott for Judicial purposes) taken in accordance with an act.

Divisions Heads of Families White Males White Females Males of Color Females of Color Total
Town of Du Buque







South Division







North Division








441 1381 928 35 37 2381

I hereby certify that the above is a True Copy of the Schedule of the Census of the County of Du Buque taken by me as above mentioned.
      George W. Cummins
      Sheriff of Du Buque Co.
      Du Buque
      June 6, 1838

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2381 at $3.00 per 100 $71.43  
Allowance by the Judge of the District Court of DuBuque County                $47.62  
For posting up two copies of the Schedule  $10.00  

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Territory of Wisconsin}
Du Buque County       } ss  I Charls Dunn, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Territory, and presiding Judge of the District court of Du Buque County, having examined the Schedule of the inhabitants of said County, returned by the Sheriff thereof, and satisfied that from the dispersed situation of the inhabitants of said County, the sum of three dollars per hundred is not a sufficient compensation.  Therefore, the said Sheriff has my approbation to charge an addition two dollars per hundred inhabitants. Chas Dunn Chf: Jus: & Pres. In D.D.C.



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