Duncans in Dodge Co. WI


Duncan research files of
Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised November 23, 2007

Formed 1836; ? Territorial county


1840 Dodge Co. WI Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Dodge Co. WI Census (#40 from Lani Glasser by email 8/2006)
Pg.152, #1554, Carl M. DUCAM 36 GERM farmer $300
                  Matilda 22 GERM
                  Johann (m) 13, Charlotte 9 GERM
                  Isederick? (m) 1 GERM
                  Carl 65, Elizabeth 60 GERM
                  & laborers, b. GERM
Town of Ashippun
Pg.190, #40, Patrick HICKEY 30 IREland farmer $800
                 E. A. DUNCAN (m) 38 VT carpenter $600
                  Delia Anne " 10 NY
                  John " 7 NY
                  Albert " 5 WI
                  Mary " 4 WI
                  Alvin " 2 WI
                 Laura ARNOLD 19 NY
                  (MAD & LG: Elias Duncan, 1860-1870 Washington Co. WI census)
Pg.190, #41, John DUNAN? 65 MA farmer $200
                  Aurelia 57 VT
                  Lucinda KENDALL 16 CAN

1860 Dodge Co. WI Census
Town of Williamstown
Pg.1055, #161-154, James LOULAR 36 SCT day laborer $0-$0
                  Elisabeth 29 SCT
                  Bell (f) 5, Alexander 3 WI
                  John 1 WI
                  Allen DUNCAN (f) 87 SCT
                  Joseph LECOTT 27 CAN day laborer $0-$0
                  Eliza 21 MA ("Mass")
                  Henry 3 MA
                  James 1 WI

1870 Dodge Co. WI Census
Pg.290, #51-51, DENCIN, Julius 32 PRUsia farm laborer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Bertha 30 PRU keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Albert 7, Gustine (m) 5 PRU, parents of foreign birth
                  Elizabeth 1 WI, parents of foreign birth
Pg.447, #234-240, SULLIVAN, John 36? IRE laborer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Bridget 6 NY at home, father of foreign birth
                  John 4, Dan 2 NY at home, father of foreign birth
                  DENCAN, Mary 40 IRE house keeper (not parents of foreign birth)
                  Bridget 10 WI with mother (not parents of foreign birth)
Pg.520, #20-24, DUNCAN, William 40 SCT farmer $4000-$700, parents of foreign birth
                  Jane H. 38 SCT keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Peter 17 SCT work on farm, parents of foreign birth
                  Margaret 14, Jane 13, William 10 WI at home
                  James 8, Rachel 6, Isabella 4 WI
                  (MAD: 1860 Green Lake Co. WI census)

HISTORIES before 1923

1889 "Portrait and biographical album of Fond du Lac county, Wisconsin : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county" pub. Chicago : Acme Publishing Co. (FHL book 977.568 D3f; FHL film 1,000,813 item 1)
      Pg.625-626: DR. WILLIAM CASS DUNCAN, a practicing physician and surgeon of Oakfield, Wis., has been engaged in business in this city since 1885, and, during that time, has won a foremost place in the ranks of his professional brethren. He was born in Buffalo [Erie Co.], N.Y., on the 29th of August, 1860, and is of Scotch descent. His parents are William and Janette (Henderson) Duncan. Both were born in Scotland, and, in their native city, Glasgow, their marriage was celebrated. With a desire to better his financial condition Mr. Duncan, accompanied by his family, sailed for America in 1859, locating in Buffalo, where he made his home for three years. He was an engineer by trade, and engaged in that business until 1862, at which time he came to Wisconsin, when he turned his attention to agricultural pursuits. He purchased 200 acres of land near Fox Lake, Dodge County, and has since made his home upon that farm. Though previous to that time he had had no experience as a farmer, he has been very successful in that line, and is recognized as one of the enterprising citizens of the community. Few men are more widely or favorably known in Dodge County, or are held in higher regard. Politics ... supporter of the Republican party, and socially, is a member of the I.O.O.F. Mrs. Duncan, ... Presbyterian Church. Unto this worthy couple have been born eight children, four sons and four daughters, all of whom are yet living: Peter T., the eldest of the family, is now engaged in farming in Cass County, N. Dak.; Maggie E. is the wife of William Hobkirk, a farmer residing near Waupun, Wis.; Jennie F. became the wife of David Richardson, a leading merchant of Milwaukee; the Doctor is the next in order of birth; James W. is now engaged as traveling salesman with A.J. Delaney, dealer in milling supplies in Milwaukee; Ray E., Belle C. and John F. are still at home, the last named having charge of the farm.
      Our subject was reared to manhood upon his father's farm, and, in the schools of the neighborhood, received his primary education. He completed his literary studies, however, in Downer College, Fox Lake, Wis., from which he was graduated in the class of 1879, and the same year went to Chicago [Cook Co. IL], where he began the study of his profession under the direction of his cousin, Dr. T.C. Duncan, a learned physician and surgeon of that city. He remained in his office for six years, and, in the meantime, attended lectures at the Hahnemann Medical College, graduating in 1884. The following year he engaged in practice with his former preceptor, but on account of close application to his studies while preparing himself for practice, his health gave way and he decided to leave the city. He then visited Oakfield, and, on the solicitation of some of the best citizens of the village, determined to there engage in practice. He opened an office in July, 1885, and, from the beginning, his business has steadily increased in volume and importance. ... In his social relations the doctor is a member of the Knights of Pythias, and in politics is a warm advocate of the Republican party. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church ...


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