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.


Wolf River Quarterly Meeting (Page text)

Subscribers Residence
Amount
Secured
Interest
Paid
Agents
Per Cent
E. J. Keevill Butte des Morts Winnebago Co.
100.
100.
14.00
10.00
Wm. Mitchell Hortonville Winnebago Co.
100.
100.
10.00
E. J. Lean Butte des Morts Winnebago Co.
100.
100.
10.00
John Cross Butte des Morts Winnebago Co.
100.
100.
7.00
10.00
   
400.
400.
14.00
40.00

Wolf River Quarterly Meeting (Page image)

Image of record sheet