In pursuanee of an act entitled "An act to organize the counties of Dane and Fond du Lac," approved Mar. 11, 1839, an election was held at the American Hotel, Madison, on the first Monday of May, 1839, and the following officers elected for Dane county:
1839-40. Eben Peck, chairman, Simeon Mills, Jeremiah Lycan, commissioners; La Fayette Kellogg, clerk (resigned, R. L. Ream appointed); John Stoner, treasurer; Robert L. Ream, register of deeds; George P. Delaplaine, county surveyor (resigned, Wm. N. Seymour, appointed); Wm. A. Wheeler, assessor; N. T. Parkinson, sheriff; John Catlin, district attorney; David Hyer, coroner; Isaac Atwood, public administrator; John T. Wilson, auctioneer; Adam Smith, constable.
August 7, 1839-40. Adam Smith, collector; Mahlan Blaker (resigned, La Fayette Kellogg appointed), Wm. N. Seymour, George Vroman, assessors; Ed. Campbell, school inspector; Wm. N. Seymour, district supervisor; Abel Rasdall, constable.
October 5, 1840-41. Simeon Mills, chairman, Eben Peck, Prescott Brigham, commissioners; R. L. Ream, clerk; I. H. Palmer, treasurer; H. F. Crossman, collector (to fill vacancy by resignation of A. Smith); E. M. Williamson, H. W. Porter, David Hyer, assessors; A. Rasdall, constable.
January 3, 1842. Prescott Brigham, chairman, Horace W. Potter, P. W. Matts, commissioners; E. M. Williamson, clerk; Erastus Quivey, treasurer; Ira W. Bird, register of deeds; Calvin Frink, collector; Wm. A. Webb (resigned, George P. Delaplaine appointed), Volney Moore, Nathan Kellogg, assessors; T. M. Wilcox, county surveyor (resigned, E. M. Williamson appointed); A. A. Bird, sheriff; H. C. Parker, constable (app'd).
1843. Wm. D. Daggett, chairman, Wm. A. Wheeler, Solomon Shafer, commissioners; E. M. Williamson, clerk; Erastus Quivey, treasurer (resigned, Darwin Clark appointed); Ira W. Bird, register of deeds; A. A. Bird, sheriff; Calvin Frink, collector; Alex. L. Collins, district attorney.
1844. W. A. Wheeler, chairman, A. W. Dickinson, W. H. Hubbard (resigned, B. F. Collins appointed); S. Catlin, clerk; P. W. Matts, treasurer; Jas. Sullivan, assessor; E. M. Williamson, surveyor; Geo. P. Delaplaine, collector; I. W. Bird, register of deeds; A. A. Bird, sheriff; A. L. Collins, district attorney; Andrus Viall and J. E. Abbott, constables.
1845. E. Brigham, chairman, L. S. Augur, Wm. A. Webb, commissioners; E. M. Williamson, clerk; P. W. Matts, treasurer; E. Burdick, county surveyor; G. T. Long, register of deeds; I. W. Bird, sheriff; T. Daily, W. Rasdall, J. W. Thomas, ass'rs; C. Abbott, dist. att'y; A. B. Catlin, collector.
January 5, 1846. Wm. A. Wheeler, chairman, J. R. Larkin, L. Stone, commissioners; E. Burdick, clerk (appointed in place of E. M. Williamson, resigned); M. S. Van Bergen, treasurer; J. G. Knapp, register of deeds; E. M. Williamson, county surveyor; G. B. Smith, district attorney; G. Vroman, J. Meyers, assessors; R. G. Carpenter, N. H. Smith, constables.
THE Board of Commissioners having been changed by law to the Board of Supervisors, represented by the chairman from each town in the county, the first session of said board was held on Monday, the 14th day of September, 1846, when the following gentleman appeared as members:
1846-47. Wm. C. Wells, chairman, Ed. Campbell, Jas. R. Larkin, S. Head, A. Barlow, J. Lawrence, R. Boyce (Wm. Quivey acted as substitute for Mr. Boyce, during his sickness, until January 4, 1847).
1847-48. W. C. Wells, chairman, H. L. Bush, W. H. H. Coon (deputy for Wm. Mayhew till January 3, 1848), R. Warden, L. Farnum, D. M. Holt, R. Boyce, D. Tipple, W. A. Pierce, R. Atwood, C. M. Nichols, J. Vroman, J. Sanders, W. M. Mayhew, W. Boyce.
1848-49. Geo. Anderson, chairman, C. Maxon, W. W. Patrick, E. Brigham, A. Keyes, B. Hancy, A. Harris, G. C. Cowen, D. C. Miller, R. P. Rawson (resigned, O. B. Moore elected), J. Vroman, W. C. Wells, C. Lum, T. F. Whittlesey, J. Webb, A. Salsbury, D. Wheeler, J. Lawrence, S. R. Ayers, J. M. Babcock, (deceased, P. Rider appointed); M. Nash, S. Taylor, C. M. Nichols, B. B. Freeman.
1849-50. Berry Haney, chairman, J. J. Clark, Wm. H. Clark, E. Brigham, Chas. Drakeley, Geo. O. Babcock, O. B. Moore, S. R. Ayres, L. S. Argur, J. M. Matts, A. Salsbury, J. Lawrence, B. Fairchild, D. Cody, Wm. Barrus, A. A. Boyce, N. P. Spaulding, M. Mallory, W. Brown, D. Thomas, G. E. Cowen (resigned, J. Blake appointed), R. Brown, A. E. Adsitt, J. Nelson, William C. Rood, O. Cook, D. Wheeler, J. Harlow, Charles Bird.
1850-51. Wm. M. Colladay, chairman, I. S. Brown, J. Bowman, G. D. Neal (resigned, D. M. Stillman appointed), J. T. Lewis (substitute for N. H. Dryden during his sickness), W. W. Patrick, R. Brown, M. S. Foster, J. W. Thomas, G. O. Babcock, H. L. Foster, S. Oziah, C. Reeves, H. W. Yager, W. N. Seymour, L. Parmer, C. Lum, J. M. Matts (resigned, N. J. Tompkins appointed), Wm. Dudley, J. Phillips, Z. Gilbert, T. M. Warren, E. Isham, R. Winston, P. Munger, C. Bird, A. A. Boyce, W. Barrus, T. R. Hill, N. P. Spaulding, D. E. Emery.
1851-52. C. Lum, chairman, A. Burdick, T. Haney, M. Ripley, J. Bowman, N. J. Tompkins, C. Reeve, D. Davidson, H. Van Orman, T. Arland, D. C. Miller, A. E. Adsit, O. B. Moore, J. Glott, J. Keenan, L. J. Farwell, (R. T. Davis to fill vacancy), W. Gammon, J. W. Thornton, W. Dudley, (J. Devine to fill vacancy), H. C. Chandler, Z. Gilbert, T. M. Warren, E. Isham, W. Beardsley, R. N. Ashmore, A. Bailey, A. Henry, I. Mann, J. Collins, E. Grover, D. E. Emery.
1852-53. E. Isham, chairman, J. H. Potter, R. W. Denison, T. Steele, R. D. Frost, J. Bowman, J. R. Butler, A. E. Adsit, J. Keenan, J. Webb, W. Gammon, I. M. Bennett, H. C. Chandler, J. Bronte, W. Beardsley, H. Childs, C. Flower, W. Barrus, I. Mann, O. M. Cross, J. Collins, d. E. Emery, A. Smith, R. Brown, H. Van Orman, J. Steele, O. E. McIntyre, C. Barnard, P. Dunning (Mr. Warren to fill vacancy), H. J. Jackson, R. Richards, Mr. Thompson.
1853-54. Calvin Barnard, chairman; J. J. Clark, Thomas Barber, Richard D. Frost, Thos. Steele, Daniel Pickett, John Vroman, Orien B. Hazeltine, Nathan G. Van Horn, W. R. Taylor, Wm. F. Baker, Jas. Steele, A. E. Adsit, Wm. M. Colladay, John Keenan, J. T. Marston, Sardine Muzzy, Elisha Bailey, O. H. Mullette, C. P. Moseley, D. Wheeler, J. C. B. Richards, E. Isham, J. P. McPherson, G. O. Babcock; W. A. Pierce, A. White, D. K. Butler, M. Read, O. M. Cross, D. E. Emery, J. Mosher.
1854-55. Wm. R. Taylor, chairman; J. M. Wood, Thos. Barber, Levi E. Thompson, R. D. Frost, E. Brigham, Daniel Pickett, E. Grover, Jr., G. Dow, J. Read, J. Steele, A. E. Adsit, J. Mosher, Wm. M. Colladay, S. W. Field, J. H. Lewis, L. Hatch, E. Bailey, O. H. Mullette, C. P. Moseley, B. F. Denson, Z. Gilbert, J. Chandler, C. W. Waterbury, H. Bigelow, R. Blackburn, Wm. Beardsley, C. Flowers, J. Beath, J. Poyner, J. Collins, J. C. Pinney, G. Van Gaasbeck.
1855-56. Wm. M. Colladay, chairman; E. Sherman, J. W. Ford, L. E. Thompson, J. R. Hiestand, T. Steele, Wm. A. Field, N. G. Van Horn, H. Catlin, J. Read, A. G. Hadder, L. Knudson, C. Barnard, S. W. Field, H. J. Hill, M. D. Currier, W. Gammons, O. H. Mullette, I. M. Bennett, B. F. Denson, J. A. Johnson, J. La Follette, C. W. Waterbury, S. W. Graves, A. Malone, Geo. Johnson, B. T. Cameron, J. Beath, J. Poyner, L. Ryan, E. Combs, G. H. Van Gaasbeck, E. Grover, Jr., O. M. Palmer.
1856-57. W. M. Colladay, chairman; E. Sherman, C. Laughlin, J. B. Sweat, J. R. Hiestand, T. Steele, W. A. Fields, D. B. Crandall, A. Norman, J. Bryan, A. G. Hadder, A. E. Adsit, J. Allen, S. Nye, H. J. Hill, A. E. Brooks, N. B. Van Slyke, A. S. Wood, S. M. Van Bergen, H. S. Clark, W. Gammons, P. W. Matts, E. W. Dwight, A. Sanderson, J. L. Lewis, Z. Gilbert, I. M. Warren, S. W. Graves, J. P. McPherson, W. Beardsley, C. Bailey, J. Caldwell, S. B. Coryell, M. O'Malley, J. W. Helden, A. A. Huntington, C. G. Lewis, G. Bjornson, H. Jones.
1857-58. P. W. Matts, chairman; G. W. McDougal, Chas. Laughlin, S. H. Vedder, R. D. Frost, T. Steele, W. A. Field, C. G. Lewis, I. Brown, W. R. Taylor, J. Bryan, W. J. Welch, W. H. Miller, E. H. Lacy, O. B. Moore, J. Keenan, H. J. Hill, A. E. Brooks, N. B. Van Slyke, C. G. Mayers, S. M. Van Bergen, C. Lum, E. Bailey, R. Boyce, B. F. Denson, J. Chandler, J. A. Johnson, J. Pauly, S. Axtell, J. P. McPherson, Wm. Beardsley, L. H. Pearsons, J. H. Steele, W. D. Stanley, J. Beath, J. Kershaw, J. W. Helden, A. A. Huntington, H. M. Warner.
1858-59. J. Beath, chairman; G. W. McDougal, C. Laughlin, J. Greening, R. S. Frost, E. Dale, W. A. Field, C. G. Lewis, N. G. Van Horn, W. R. Taylor, J. M. Hawley, R. Bower, W. H. Miller, E. E. Roberts, O. E. McIntire, J. Keenan, W. D. Bird, T. Heeran, D. J. Powers (resigned, E. S. Oakley appointed), J. G. Griffin, T. Kenney, C. Lum, J. B. Colton, P. W. Matts, M. Wolf, B. F. Denson, N. Randall, J. A. Johnson, S. W. Graves, C. W. Waterbury, O. B. Hazeltine, J. P. McPherson, J. Wiessenborn, L. H. Pearsons, J. C. Steele, D. K. Britton, C. H. Arnold, S. H. Sabine, A. Sawyer.
1859-60. A. M. Hanchett, chairman; G. F. Lawton, O. Kerl, W. A. Webb, S. F. Lighthizier, N. H. Dryden, E. Crowell, E. Grover, Jr., J. T. Crandall, E. E. Emerson, J. M. Haney, W. Dunlap, A. E. Adsit, E. E. Roberts, A. L. Beebe, J. E. Mann, T. Reynolds, A. Sherwin, E. S. Oakley, D. Clark, C. Fairchild, L. A. Lincoln, J. B. Colton, P. W. Matts, M. Colby, O. B. Daley, H. M. La Follette, T. B. Ames, C. E. Loveland, F. Ritchie, R. Blackburn, R. Ford, C. Flowers, G. Beatty, J. Beath, H. Cramer, W. Keefe, A. H. Pinney, A. Sawyer.
1860-61. T. Reynolds, chairman; L. O. Humphrey, J. W. Ford, H. M. Warner, S. F. Lighthizier, E. Dale, Mr. Adams, Mr. Lewis, W. D. Potter, C. Drakeley, J. Haney, W. Dunlap, L. Torgerson, B. Barnard, A. L. Beebe, J. Keenan, Mr. Zehnpfenning, J. Byer, J. Byrne, Mr. Stickney (O. Park substitute during sickness of Mr. Stickney), A. M. Hanchett, E. Bailey, J. M. Matts, E. W. Dwight, Mr. Sanderson, G. Tollefson, F. B. Ames, S. W. Graves, F. Ritchie, H. Stevens, S. T. F. Ward, C. Flower, G. Beatty, W. Carlton, H. Cramer, J. Tiernes, I. N. DeForest, L. G. Shephard, J. M. Gile, F. C. Festner.
1861-62. J. P. McPherson, chairman, L. O. Humphrey, J. Bunnagel, O. B. Hazeltine, J. L. Davison, T. Haney, R. W. Davison, A. D. Goodrich, D. B. Crandall, W. R. Taylor, T. Murphy, A. J. Luce, L. Torgerson, H. H. Giles (resigned; W. M. Key appointed), W. M. Colladay, J. Keenan, H. A. Tenney, F. O'Bryan, J. W. Sumner, D. Clark, T. Kinney, G. T. Whitney, E. Bailey, P. W. Matts, J. D. Tipple, J. Jones, G. Bjornson, W. Chandler, Z. Gilbert, H. A. Colburn, F. Ritchie, R. Ford, C. Flower, G. Beatty, W. Charleton (resigned, J. Beath appointed), H. Cramer, H. J. Benson, I. N. DeForest (resigned, J. M. Miller appointed), W. H. Slater, Mr. McBride.
THE Board having met under the law providing for the government of the county by district representation, the following gentlemen appeared on the 13th day of January, 1862, and took their seats:
1862-63. 1st district, W. M. Colladay; 2d, J. Douglas; 3d, Otto Kerl; 4th, E. Dale; 5th, P. H. Turner. Mr. Colladay, chairman.
1864-65. 1st district, F. B. Ames; 2d, J. E. Hidden; 3d, Otto Kerl; 4th, M. Colby; 5th, H. J. Hill. Mr. Colby, chairman.
1866-67. 1st district, F. B. Ames; 2d, O. W. Thornton; 3d, Mansfield Arries; 4th, M. Colby; 5th, Neely Gray, (deceased, Timothy Brown appointed), Mr. Ames, chairman.
1867. 1st district, F. B. Ames; 2d, O. W. Thornton; 3d, D. Schafer; 4th, M. Colby; 5th, Timothy Brown. Mr. Ames, chairman.
1868. 1st district, F. B. Ames; 2d, O. W. Thornton; 3d, D. Schafer; 4th, D. L. Daley; 5th, Timothy Brown. Mr. Ames, chairman.
1869. 1st district, W. M. Colladay; 2d, O. W. Thornton; 3d, M. Arries; 4th, D. L. Daley (resigned, W. C. B. Weltzin substituted); 5th, H. J. Hill. Mr. Thornton, chairman.
1870, ending March 24th. 1st district, W. M. Colladay; 2d, H. D. Goodnow; 3d, O. B. Hazeltine; 4th L. M. Anderson; 5th, H. J. Hill. Mr. Hill, chairman.
1870-71. Commencing May 23d, when Board met under the township system of representatives, and the following chairmen of towns and representatives from the wards of Madison, took their seats:
J. P. McPherson, chairman, L. O. Humphrey, J. C. Fischer, J. Adams, R. D. Frost, J. Mitchell, R. D. Freeman, S. H. Hall, J. E. Johnson, T. Black, T. Murphy, H. H. Brereton, K. O. Heimdall, W. H. Watson, W. T. McConnell, W. D. Bird, H. J. Hill, T. C. Bourke, W. T. Leitch, J. M. Bowman, C. G. Mayers, S. Moulton, W. H. Porter, E. Bailey, J. Lyle, J. S. Jackson, L. M. Anderson, S. Halland (resg'd, Mr. Glenhus appt'd), W. Seamonson, J. Brosmer, C. E. Loveland, W. Beardsley, F. Allen, C. Pond, W. H. Chandler, J. Ollis, J. H. Steaman, G. Beatty, W. Woodward, E. A. Spencer, J. Phillips.
1871-72. W. H. Chandler, chairman; O. S. Head, H. Keller, J. McKenzie, A. Morton, O. Hanson, I. W. Haner, S. H. Hall, W. B. West, W. R. Taylor, T. Murphy, H. H. Brereton, A. E. Adsit, R. S. Allen, O. B. Moore, J. Travis, E. E. Bryant, T. C. Bourke, C. H. Billings, A. Herfurth, J. Miller, S. Moulton, W. H. Porter, W. Ankitell, J. W. Norton, P. Baldwin, L. M. Anderson, W. C. B. Weltzin, W. Seamonson, J. Brosmer, S. Divali, J. P. McPherson, N. Martin, J. Norris, C. Pond, J. Ollis, J. Stewart, S. Caldwell, J. H. Tierney, E. A. Spencer, G. Weeks.
1872-73. E. A. Spencer, chairman; W. Short, F. Schuman, J. McKenzie, S. F. Lighthizier, O. Hanson, A. Chipman, T. S. Phillips, J. E. Johnson, W. R. Taylor, R. Burns, O. Chipman, P. B. Grinde, G. B. Moore, R. S. Allen, Abel Dunning, P. Barry, M. B. French, C. H. Billings, H. Christoffers, L. D. Stone, S. Moulton (resigned, Mr. Clifford appointed), W. H. Porter, W. Gammon, J. Seeley, P. Baldwin, L. M. Anderson, W. C. B. Weltzin, W. Seamonson, M. Theisen, M. Johnson, N. Martin, J. Norris, C. Pond, J. Gibbons, J. Ollis, J. Stewart, S. Caldwell, J. H. Tierney, J. Johnson, S. Divall.
1873-74. W. R. Taylor, chairman (resigned, P. Baldwin elected); G. B. Huntington, F. Schuman, J. McKenzie, D. Bechtel, O. Hanson, J. M. Haner, A. Smith, S. H. Butler, P. Zander, R. Steele, P. B. Grinde, J. Allen, W. T. McConnell, P. Barry, G. C. Russell, B. M. Minch, J. Rodermund, J. G. Ott, L. D. Stone, G. F. Clifford, J. Hart, W. Gammons, J. Seeley, P. Baldwin, L. M. Anderson, C. Dixon (resigned, Mr. Seamonson appointed), G. T. Mandt, M. Theisen, S. Tusler, M. Johnson (resigned, Mr. Malone appointed,) N. Martin, R. S. Allen, F. L. Warner, W. H. Angell, J. Ollis, H. H. Cornwell, S. J. Caldwell, J. H. Tierney, W. Blanchard, J. Phillips.
1874-75. G. C. Russell, chairman; J. H. Palmiter, W. Stumpf, W. Manwaring, D. Betchel, O. Hanson, A. Chipman, A. Smith, J. E. Johnson, I. Adams, P. Zander, T. Leitch, P. B. Grinde, W. H. Watson, W. Lalor, J. Travis, Thos. C. Bourke, George A. Mason, John Geo. Ott, L. D. Stone, L. Clark, W. H. Porter, W. Gammons (resigned, E. Bailey appointed), J. Lyle, P. Baldwin, L. M. Anderson, E. Pederson, W. Seamonson, P. M. Fabing (resigned, M. Theison appointed), S. Tusler, M. Johnson, D. Ford, F. Allen, W. H. Slatter, W. H. Angell, R. J. Poyner, J. Stewart, O. M. Helland (resig'd, Mr. Blake appointed), J. H. Tierney, D. Crowley, J. Phillip.
1875-76. G. C. Russell, chairman; J. H. Palmiter, W. Stumpf, W. Manwarring, D. Bechtel, O. Hanson, J. E. Hidden, F. Ritchie, S. E. Billsted, C. Drakeley, H. J. Bolling, T. Leitch, P. B. Grinde, J. E. Wright, J. Sampson, J. McWilliams, William Vallender, John N. Jones, Stephen D. Carpenter, A. Sexton, L. Clark, W. H. Porter, (W. Knapton, substitute) F. Elver, J. Lyle, P. Baldwin, L. M. Anderson, W. C. B. Weltzin, A. B. Devoe, P. M. Fabing, C. E. Loveland, M. Johnson, D. Ford, J. Norris, T. C. Hayden, C. G. Cross, R. J. Poyner, J. Stewart, A. B. Erbe, J. H. Tierney, D. Crowley (resigned, O. S. Holum appointed), J. Phillips.
1876-77. G. C. Russell, chairman; J. H. Palmiter, J. C. Fischer, D. D. Logan, D. Bechtel, O. Hanson, J. E. Hidden, F. Ritchie, P. N. Johnson, C. Drakeley, H. J. Bolling, M. L. Boyce, K. O. Himdall, J. E. Wright, J. M. Sampson, D. L. Van Hoesen, J. Hess, Robert Wootton, Stephen D. Carpenter, J. Nader, J. D. Bradford, L. Clark, W. H. Porter, F. Elver, J. Lyle, P. Baldwin, L. M. Anderson, W. C. B. Weltzin (resigned, O. O. Barton app'd), W. B. Atkinson, P. M. Fabing, C. E. Loveland, M. Johnson, D. Ford, J. C. Chandler (re'gned, J. Norris app'd), F. L. Warner, C. G. Cross, R. J. Poyner, H. Hathaway, S. J. Caldwell, J. H. Tierney, H. S. Grinde, J. Phillips.
|1847---Elisha Burdick||1853---Gabr. Bjornson||1860---J. A. Johnson|
|1848---Royal Buck||1857---E. J. Reuter||1869---H. Borchsenius|
|1849---Syslvester Giles||1859---J. P. McPherson||1873---W. C. B. Weltzin|
|1875---Phillip Barry, present incumbent|
County Treasurers from date of election up to their successors.
|1847---J. R. Larkin||1853---Wm. D. Bird||1860---Wm. Vroman|
|1848---Chas. Holt||1855---Wm. A. Wheeler||1865---L. W. Hoyt|
|1849---Wm. W. Wyman||1857---E. H. Gleason||1867---Wm. Charleton|
|1850---Ezra L. Varney||1859---Frank Gault||1871---Frank B. Ames*|
|1875---B. M. Minch, present incumbent|
[* Deceased, Wm. McConnell elected to fill vacancy.]
Register of Deeds from date of election up to their successors.
|1847---Ira W. Bird||1853---John B. Sweet||1860---Andw. Pickarts|
|1848---J. D. Ruggles||1855---James G. Fox||1867---John Gibbon|
|1849---Gabriel T. Long||1857---C. Corneliusen||1871---John H. Clark|
|1851---James G. Fox||1859---Fred. Mohr||1873---L. J. Grinde|
|1877---O. S. Holum, present incumbent.|
|1849---D. P. Travis||1860---T. D. Coryell||1869---L. P. Drake|
|1853---R. Babbitt||1862---P. W. McCabe||1871---S. W. Graves|
|1855---Wm. H. Hough||1865---H. A. Warner||1875---John Douglas|
|1859---John Douglas||1867---C. H. Barton||1877---Jas. Melvile|
District Attorneys from date of election up to their successors.
|1849---Chaun. Abbott||1859---E. W. Keyes||1869---R. J. Chase|
|1851---Geo. B. Smith||1860---Henry M. Lewis||1871---J. C. McKenney|
|1853---Samuel R. Roys||1862---C. T. Wakeley||1873---Burr W. Jones|
|1855---Myron H. Orton||1865---Sidney Foote||1877---W. H. Rogers|
|1857---J. W. Johnson||1867---Farlin Q. Ball|
Sheriffs from date of election up to their successors.
|1849---P. W. Matts||1859---Andrew Bishop||1869---B. Hancock|
|1851---A. Main||1861---Albert Sherwin||1871---Andrew Sexton|
|1853---Willet S. Main||1863---Willett S. Main||1873---John Adams|
|1855---Andrew Bishop||1865---Geo. McDougal||1875---J. C. Kizer|
|1857---John D. Welch||1867---Willett S. Main||1877---Wm. Charleton|
Coroners---1851, Chas. Wilson. 1853-4, Andew Bishop. 1855-6, O. W. Thornton. 1857-8, B. N. Caswell. 1859-60, Alex. Norman. 1860-61, Alex. Stillwell. 1862-5, D. D. Carpenter. 1865-6, William M. Colladay. 1867 to 1872, P. R. Tierney. 1873-4, P. Bacon. 1875-7, John Arians.
AT a meeting of the board of supervisors, held January 18, 1854, a resolution was offered by Mr. O. H. Mallette, from town of Montrose, that three superintendents of county poor be appointed; one to hold office for three years, one for two years, and one for one year, which was adopted, and on the 19th the board proceeded to ballot for candidates with the following result: 1854-6---Wm. R. Taylor. 1854-5---James P. McPherson. 1854---Elijah Isham.
Each election thereafter being for three years, commencing in January and ending December, the following gentlemen have been elected to the office: 1855-7---Geo. Dow 1856-8---J. P. McPherson 1857-9---W. R. Taylor 1858-60---H. M. Warner 1859-61---Peter W. Matts 1860-2---W. R. Taylor 1861-3---H. M. Warner 1862-4---P. W. Matts 1863-5---W. R. Taylor 1864-6---H. M. Warner 1865-7---P. W. Matts 1866-8---W. R. Taylor 1867-9---H. M. Warner 1868-70---W. W. Tredway. 1869-71---Wm. R. Taylor, (resigned, O. W. Thornton elected to fill vacancy) 1870-2---H. M. Warner 1871-3---T. E. Bird 1872-4---O. W. Thornton 1873-5---H. M. Warner (deceased, J. McKenzie elected to fill vacancy) 1874-6---T. E. Bird 1875-7---J. E. Mann 1876-8---John McKenzie 1877-9.
THE following named persons have been the successive judges of the county court of the county of Dane, from its organization up the present time, which has been kindly furnished us by the Hon. Gabriel Bjornson.
Hon. I. H. Palmer, of Lodi, Columbia county, was the first acting county judge; but only one signed order as such, dated June 20th, 1840.
Hon. A. Botkin was next judge, dating from Nov. 28, 1842, to May 1, 1843.
William W. Wyman became county judge from June 1, 1843, to Jan. 4, 1845.
Jesse A. Clark, from April 12, 1845, to December 31, 1846.
E. B. Dean, Jr., from January 1, 1847 to December 31, 1848.
Daniel B. Snedden, from January 1849 to end of December of the same year
Hon. Johu Catlin, from January, 1850 to October 28th of the same year
Hon. N. B. Eddy from November 4th, 1850, to July 3d, 1854
Hon. Julius P. Atwood, from July 6th, 1854, to December 31st, 1856
J. G. Knapp, from January 5th, 1857, to April 20th of the same year
D. C. Bush, form April 23d, 1857, to April 13th, 1858
Hon. S. R. Roys, elected April, 1857 for term of 1858, but died in the fall of 1857
Hon. Thos. Hood, to fill the above vacancy, from April 16, 1858, to Dec. 31, 1865
Hon. Geo. E. Bryant, from Jan. 1, 1866, to December 31, 1877, when his successor, Hon. Alden S. Sanborn, will commence his term, January 1, 1878.
The clerks successively employed in said court were: Daniel Noble Johnson, Chas. Reese, T. J. Widvey, Benton McConnell, Richard Randolph, Gabriel Bjornson, Miss Hattie Bryant (now Mrs. Loomis), sister of Judge Geo. E. Bryant; and M. B. French. Of those, Mrs. Loomis served the longest time, to wit, six years, and Gabriel Bjornson, the present clerk under Judge Bryant, the next longest time, five years, he having served from 1864 to the 31st day of December, 1865, under Hon. Thos. Hood, and commenced service under Judge Bryant, April 1st, 1874.
THE following list of clerks of the circuit court, has been kindly furnished us by the Hon. Wm. A. Wheeler, deputy clerk.
|1853---Charles Lum.||1861---J. J. Starks.||1869---Geo. W. Stoner.|
|1855---Frank H. Firman||1863---Carl Habich.||1871---L. D. Frost.|
|1857---Myron T. Bailey.||1865---H. A. Lewis.||1873---L. D. Frost.|
|1859---Lucius Fairchild||1867---H. A. Lewis.||1875-7---Bernard Esser.|
|11th Senate District||2d District.||1872---O. J. Taylor|
|1862---B. A. Barlow||1863---S. L. Hookerr||1874-6---M. S. Frawley.|
|26th District.||1868---S. H. Carpenter||1st District|
|1862---E. Kelly (except|
|1869---Isaac Kierstad||1868---J. Q. Emery|
|1870---S. C. Cooledge||1870---Theo. D. Kanouse|
|1st District.---1872-4---W. H. Chandler||1876---A. R. Ames|
|1838-42---E. Brigham|||||1843-4---Lucius I. Barber|||||1845-6---John Catlin|
|1847-8---A. L. Collns|
Representatives from 1838 to 1848.
|1838-40---D. S. Sutherland|||||1845--Chas. S. Bristol|||||1847---Wm. A. Wheeler|
|1840-2---Lucius I. Barber|||||Noah Phelps|||||Chas. Lum|
|Jas. Sutherland|||||Geo. H. Slaughter|||||John W. Stewart|
|1842-4---I. H. Palmer|||||1846---Mark R. Clapp|||||1847-8---E. T. Gardner|
|L. Crossman|||||Wm. M. Dennis|||||Alex. Botkin|
|Robert Masters|||||Noah Phelps|||||John W. Stewart|
The following were members, for Dane county, of the first constitutional convention, assembled at Madison, October 5th, 1846, and adjourned in December, of the same year, after having framed a constitution. This constitution was rejected by the people at the election in April, 1847:
John Y. Smith, Abel Dunning, Benjamin Fuller, Geo. B. Smith, Nathaniel F. Hyer, John Babcock.
On the 15th of December, 1847, a second convention met, and framed a constitution that was adopted by the people in March, 1848. The following gentlemen were members for Dane:
Chas. M. Nichols, Wm. A. Wheeler, Wm. H. Fox.
|9th District.|||||1863-6---W. H. Chandler.|||||1864-5---Thos. Hood.|
|1848---Simeon Mills.|||||1867-8---C. E. Warner.|||||1866-7---Jas. K. Proudfit.|
|1849-50---Alex. Botkin.|||||1869-70---N. Williams.|||||1868-9---Carl Habich.|
|1851-2---E. B. Dean, Jr.|||||1871---WM. M. Colladay.|||||1870-7---R. E. Davis|
|11th District|||||26th District.|||||7th District.|
|1853-4---T. T. Whittlesey.|||||1857---Hiram C. Bull.|||||1872---Wm. M. Colladay.|
|1855-8---Hiram H. Giles.|||||1858-9---And. Proudfit.|||||1873-4---J. A. Johnson|
|1859-60---Wm. R. Taylor.|||||1860-1---John B. Sweat.|||||1875-6---Geo. E. Bryant.|
|1861-2---Sam'l c. Bean.|||||1862-3---B. F. Hopkins.|||||1877-8---Geo. B. Burrows.|
Members of Assembly, from 1848 to 1877.
1848. --- Henry M. Warner, Ebenezer Brigham, Samuel R. Roys.
1849. --- Charles Rickerson, Ira W. Bird, Samuel R. Roys.
1850. --- John Hasey, Chauncey Abbott, Oliver B. Bryant.
1851. --- Abram A. Boyce, Augustus A. Bird, Gabriel Bjornson.
1852. --- Alex Botkin, Hiram H. Giles, William A. Pierce.
1853. --- M. Roache, H. Barnes, Storer W. Fields, P. C. Burdick, H. L. Foster.
1854. --- Samuel H. Baker, H. Barnes, H. S. Orton, P. W. Matts, C. R. Head.
1855. --- L. B. Vilas, J. Mosher, S. G. Abbott, G. P. Thompson, W. R. Taylor.
1856. --- Augustus A. Bird, Geo. A. P. Thompson, Augustus A. Huntington, Wm. M. Colladay, Chas. R. Head.
1857. --- John A. Johnson, Robert W. Davison, Robt. P. Maine, John B. Sweat, Horace A. Tenney, Natl. W. Dean.
1858. --- Daniel B. Crandall, John W. Sharp, Storer W. Field, Henry K. Belding, Frank Gault, Alex. A. McDonell.
1859. --- Wm. M. Blackman, Adam Smith, John Keenan, Chest. N. Waterbury, Harlow S. Orton, Geo. B. Smith.
1860. --- Wm. M. Blackman, Eleazer Grover, Jr., John Beath, Francis Fischer, Leonard J. Farwell, Cassius Fairchild.
1861. --- Sereno W. Graves, W. H. Chandler, Edward W. Dwight, Fred. A. Pfaff, Dominick O'Malley, David Atwood.
1862. --- B. F. Adams, W. H. Chandler, A. S. Sanborn, N. M. Matts, E. Jussen.
1863. --- Chas. R. Head, W. H. Miller, A. S. Sanborn, Geo. Wright, Geo. Hyer.
1864. --- W. M. Blackman, W. H. Miller, A. S. Sanborn, G. Wright, Geo. B. Smith.
1865. --- Wm. M. Colladay, A. A. Boyce, David Ford, John S. Frary, Jas. Ross.
1866. --- W. D. Potter, J. M. Flint, G. H. Slaughter, W. Charleton, B. F. Hopkins.
1867. --- Isaac Adams, J. M. Flint, Frank Gault, Hugh Cathcart, E. Wakeley.
1868. --- N. Williams, Knute Nelson, Frank Gault, G. Tollefson, L. B. Vilas.
1869. --- J. E. Johnson, Knute Nelson, J. Adams, Andw. Henry, Geo. B. Smith.
1870. --- C. E. Loveland, W. H. Chandler, J. Adams, J. R. Crocker, A. S. Sanborn.
1871. --- L. O. Humphrey, K. O. Heimdal, M. Anderson, O. Torgerson, H. S. Orton.
1872. --- Benjamin F. Adams, John D. Gurnee, John Adams, Phineas Baldwin.
1873. --- Oliver W. Thornton, Levi B. Vilas, Otto Kerl, Hiram H. Cornwell.
1874. --- John Johnson, Philo Dunning, John B. Kehl, Michael Johnson.
1875. --- Isaac Adams, S. U. Pinney, David Ford, Michael Johnson.
1876. --- Wm. Seamonson, Wm. Charleton, Peter Zander, Michael Johnson.
1877. --- Michael Johnson, Phineas Baldwin, Geo. Weeks.