Thursday, June 06, 1991

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The first influx of settlers to Fond du Lac county were Yankees, from New York and New England. They took the Erie Canal to Buffalo, and then took either a land route through Chicago or a water route through the Great Lakes. By 1850, 55-74% of Fond du Lac residents were native born.**Vermont immigrants settled near Brandon.Settlers coming directly from the British Isles are found in Fond du Lac county in these areas: **English - settled mainly near Ripon **Irish - largely the entire township of Eden **Scottish -Village of Dundee **Welsh - small portion of Northern Rosendale township and adjoining Southern Utica township (Winnebago Co.)Significant German migration: If your German ancestors migrated between 1845-1860, chances are they were from Southwestern Germany, consisting of Bavaria, Wurttemberg, Baden, Hesse, Nassau, Rhineland and Pfalz. You will find these settlers in Calumet, Taycheedah, Marshfield and Ashford townships. Largest influx occured in 1854.If your German ancestors migrated between 1865-1875, chances are they were from Northwestern Germany, consisting of Schleswig-Holstein, Hanover, Oldenburg, Westphalia, Ost Friesland. You will find these settlers in Friendship and Northern Eldorado townships in Fond du Lac county. The largest influx of settlers occurred in 1874If your German ancestors migrated between 1878-1893, chances are they were from Northeastern Germany, consisting of Prussia, Pomerania, Upper Silesia and Mecklenburg. This was the largest and poorest group of Germans, and the largest influx occurred in 1882. You will find this group in Friendship and Northern Eldorado townships.By the 1940's, Fond du Lac county was 65% German, with the exception of Irish Eden township, and the Dutch area of Alto and Waupun.**Scandinavian settlements can be found in Waupun and Oakfield townships.By 1926 Fond du Lac had more Catholics than Lutherans. The largest Lutheran Synod was the Wisconsin Synod, and the Largest Religious denomination after Catholics and Lutherans, was Methodist.

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