The City of Jefferson has come from an obscure settlement to a city of prime importance, and large interests. It is connected by rail with all the important points and contains a population who have, by their industry, enterprise, and frugality, become the possessors of wealth and factors of influence throughout the State of Wisconsin.
Town Of Jefferson
The records of the Town of Jefferson, previous to April 5, 1843, are missing. There has been doubt expressed as to whether any existed prior to that date. Records reveal that in 1843, James C Frost was constable and in 1844, George Crist, Josiah Drew, and Gay Hayden were constables.
From the records accessible, it appears that a town meeting was convened on April 5, 1845, at which presided a moderator and a clerk, and the election of officers was held with Abram Vanderpool and George Crist being elected as constables, along with Harvey Sanborn, Abram P Birdsay, and Chas. Hoyt. Officers were elected at subsequent meetings held annually until 1857 with the following elected as constables:
1846 – Chas Hoyt, Gay Hayden, and H D Phelps
1847 – Othello s Brandon, Nathanial Crosby, and Harman V Hellen
1848 – Othello s Brandon, Solon Brown, and Ralph P Harrington
1849 – Zebulon Whipple, Moses Phillips, and Peter Oelberg
1850 – Othello S Brandon, Franklin J Roberts, and John Anthony
1851 – John Anthony and Chas Frissell
1852 – E G Darling, Jesse Hubell, and W W Seeley
1853 – Jesse Hubell, John Anthony, and Eber Stone
1854 – S A Brown and A G Locke
1855 – John Brown, A G Howes, Eber Stone, and F F W Meyer
1856 – J Bell, John Young, and Conrad Heger
1857 – Ira W Bird, Isaac Savage, and George Hebard (George Hebard was elected to fill a vacancy.)