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Record of Wisconsin Freewill Baptist Donors in Establishing Hillsdale College, Michigan, 1852-1853

In 1852 and1853, Michigan's Rev. Ransom Dunn visited Freewill Baptist quarterly meetings in Wisconsin, Iowa's yearly meeting and both the quarterly and yearly meetings in Illinois to raise funds for the creation of a Freewill college at Hillsdale, Michigan. Donor records in the archives of Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan identify Dunn's "subscribers" by name, residence and amount pledged.

Dunn's fundraising record sheets for Wisconsin include quarterly meetings in Fond du Lac, Marquette, Wolf River, Sauk County, Rock and Dane, Honey Creek and LaFayette.


Fond du Lac Quarterly Meeting (Page text)

Names of
Subscribers
Residence of
Subscribers
Amount
Pledged
Amount
Secured
Interest
Paid
Agents
Per Cent
Rev. E. N. Wright Greenbush Sheboygan Co.
$100.
$7.00
A. J. Williams Greenbush Sheboygan Co.
100.
7.00
D. P. Robberts Greenbush Sheboygan Co.
100.
7.00
Milo Elard Greenbush Sheboygan Co.
50.
3.50
John Rowe Greenbush Sheboygan Co.
50.
3.50
J. D. Clark Greenbush Sheboygan Co.
50.
3.50
L. H. Carey Greenbush Sheboygan Co.
50.
3.50
S. Melvin Greenbush Sheboygan Co.
100.
7.00
Ed. Sikes Oakfield Sheboygan Co. [FdL Co.]
100.
100.
14.00
10.00
S. Dana Oakfield Sheboygan Co. [FdL Co.]
100.
7.00
E. D. Warner Oakfield Sheboygan Co. [FdL Co.]
100.
7.00
A. A. Swan Oakfield Sheboygan Co. [FdL Co.]
100.
7.00
7.00
Nelson Sprague Sheboygan Falls Sheboygan Co.
100.
7.00
Peter Warren Sheboygan Falls Sheboygan Co.
100.
7.00
7.00
John Paliccer [?] Gibbsville Sheboygan Co.
100.
100.
7.00
10.00
C. A. Rides Fond du Lac Sheboygan Co. [FdL Co.]
100.
100.
14.00
10.00
J. G. Miner Fond du Lac Sheboygan Co. [FdL Co.]
100.
100.
7.00
10.00
Nelson Philips Bethels Sheboygan Co.
100.
7.00
Rev. Wm. Ferguson Perquot [Brothertown] Calumet Co.
100.
7.00
Hannah Dick Perquot [Brothertown] Calumet Co.
50.
100.
3.50
Ira Hammer Manchester Calumet Co.
50.
3.50
Rev. Wm. Green Meeker Washington Co.
100.
7.00
[Rev.] C. B. Waller Barton Washington Co.
100.
100.
7.00
10.00
C. Randall Oakfield Fond du Lac Co.
50.
3.50
   
2,050
500.
63.00
158.50
   
6.50
   
165.00

Fond du Lac Quarterly Meeting (Page image)

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