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Kinney, Thomas P. / Irish settlers of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, 1840-1860
(1993)

[Appendices],   pp. 79-90 PDF (4.2 MB)


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Table A-3
Fitchburg, Wisconsin* -Major Groups by Birthplacet
(Heads of Households)
1850                     1860                    1870                     1880
Birthplace               No.        Percent       No.       Percent       No.        Percent       No.       Percent
New England**             24          23%         32          15%          21          10%         14           7%
New York                  36          35%         61          28%          43          21%         36          20%
Pennsylvania               7           7%          12          6%          17           9%          9           5%
Other U.S.                 1           1%         12           6%          12           6%         27          15%
TOTAL U.S.              68          66%        117          55%          93         46%          86          47%
Ireland                   24          23%         65***       30%          69          34%         56          31%
Germany                    1           1%          8           4%           9           5%         10           6%
Other Europe               3           3%          11          5%          13           6%         13           7%
Canada                     7           7%         12           6%          18           9%         17           9%
TOTAL FOREIGN           35          34%         96          45%         109         54%          96          53%
GRAND TOTAL              103                     213                      202                     182
TBased on U.S. Census, Population, 1850-1880.
* Fitchburg was named Greenfield until 1853.
**New England states include: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
***The 1860 census lists sixty-five Fitchburg heads of households as having been born in Ireland, but seventy-six families are of Irish descent when one also
considers both the nativity of the spouse who is not listed as the head of the household as well as the Irish ancestry of spouses who were born in Canada
or the U.S.


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