Our History

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.)

Jefferson Chief Of Police

1901 - 1909

O.V.A Bullwinkel

1919 - 1935

ED J. BIENFANG

1935-1947

CHARLES MARKGRAFF

1947-1951

CARROL BEECHER

1951-1969

HERBERT WEST

1969-1985

 

1985-2000

2000-2005

 

2005-2015

 

2015-Current

KENNETH PILEGGI
Discrimination Notice: The City of Jefferson does not discriminate on the basis of race, 
color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.
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