Duncans in Fond du Lac Co. WI


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

Last revised November 23, 2007

Formed 1836, Territorial county


1840-1850 Fond du Lac Co. WI Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Fond du Lac Co. WI Census
Fond du Lac City Ward 1
Pg.12, #90-88, J.L.D. EYDISHIMER (m) 36 NY grain merchant $0-$2000
                  Harriet A. 32 NY
                  Charles S. 9 WI
                  Winthrop SHEPARD 28 NY wheat buyer $0-$500
                  Honora McKEGAN (f) 17 CANada servant
                  Thomas DUNCAN 23 CANada hostler
Town of Metomen
Pg.732 (14), #105-106, Daniel EGGLESTON 48 NY farmer $10000-$1718
                  Sarah Ann 44 NY
                  Julien A. (m) 19 PA
                  Eugene (m) 15 OH
                  Alice (f) 8 WI
                  A. DUNCAN (m) 30 MA ("Mass") farm hand
                  John HONELL? 24 GERM farm hand
                  Caroline EMANTZ 17 GERM domestic
Pg.756-7, #297-296, Wissel LIND (m) 31 HOLLAND (blank) $2200-$431
                  Anna M. 30 HOLLAND
                  Mary E. 2 WI
                  Avirt. DUNCAN (m) 20 HOLLAND farm laborer
                  Fred WERSENDAY 30 HOLLAND carpenter
Pg.793, #594-574, Charles COOPER 51 SCT farmer $1000-$200
                  Mary 59 SCT
                  Charles 19 SCT laborer
                  Mary 15 SCT
                  Daniel DUNCAN 40 SCT shoe maker $0-$0

1870 Fond du Lac Co. WI Census
Town of Eden
Pg.121, #218-209, DENNISTON, John 42 NY farmer $3200-$800
                  Ann Jane 33 CANada keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Ella 12, Warren (m) 7 WI school, mother of foreign birth
                  Clara 4 WI home, mother of foreign birth
                  DUNCUM, Mary 20 WI teacher, parents of foreign birth
Fond du Lac Ward 5
Pg.334, #104-96, DUNCAN, John 30 NY carpenter $0-$0
                  Mary 30 NY keeping house
                  (no children)
Town of Osceola
Pg.468, #106-106, DUNCAN, David 55 SCT farmer $800-$100?, parents of foreign birth
City of Ripon, Ward 1
Pg.504, #199-206, DUNCAN, C.S. (m) 31 CANada lumber dealer $0-$500, parents of foreign birth
                  Kate 29 NY housekeeping, parents of foreign birth
                  Virginia (f) 6 WI at home, father of foreign birth
                  W.M. (m) 3 WI, father of foreign birth
                  Lizza (f) 11 WI at home (not father of foreign birth)
                  (MAD: indexed as Chas. Duncan in 1880 Palo Alto Co. IA census)
Town of Waupun
Pg.597, #200-202, ALDERMAN, Charles 31 MA farmer $0-$500
                  Mary 25 PA keeping house
                  Ada (f) 4 WI
                  DUNCAN, William 7 WI
                  ALDERMAN, Fred (m) 13 WI farm laborer $0-$0

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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