Home | Freewill History | Church Records | Prominent Figures | Collections | References | About | Events  

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.


Sauk County Quarterly Meeting (Page text)

Subscribers Residence
Amount
Secured
Interest
Paid
Agents
Per Cent
John Mabbett Arena Iowa Co.
100.
7.00
Soloman Wells Arena Iowa Co.
100.
7.00
Cyrus Young Arena Iowa Co.
100.
7.00
J. S. Hart * Adams Adams Co.
100.
7.00
J. F. Hamblin Reedsburg Sauk Co.
100.
7.00
J. C. Sergent Louisville Columbia co.
50.
3.50
D. C. Miller Roxbury Dane Co.
100.
7.00
C. Olds Coloma Sauk Co. [?]
100.
7.00
   
750.
52.50

Sauk County Quarterly Meeting (Page image)

Image of record sheet