picture of tree*St. Joseph County, MI 1845 Census*

A huge Thank You goes to Cynthia Duhamel for providing this important genealogical
information. If you, too, have other census information you'd like to send to me,
please contact Denise Frederick. Thanks!

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The following pages contain the abstracted State Census of 1845 for Saint Joseph County, MI. To make proper use of it, one must understand that a 'State' census differs somewhat from the Federal Census which is taken every ten years, and always in years ending in zero.

As you go through this census, please bear in mind, that the names were copied from the original census sheets on file in the Western Michigan University Archives. The handwriting is excellent, but it is spencerian, and the difference between captial L, J, I, and sometimes P is often not clear. When initials only were given, we had to make a "wild" guess.

This is a list of all free white males over 21, listed by name. The spelling given is exactly as it appears, and not necessarily as you might think it should be read.

It was not until 1850 that the Federal census started listing every one by name, before that only heads of household were listed by name.

Burr Oak Twp. spacerColon Twp. spacerConstantine Twp. spacerFabius Twp. spacerFawn River Twp.

spacerFlorence Twp. spacerFlowerfield Twp. spacerLeonidas Twp. spacerLockport Twp. spacerMendon Twp.

spacerMottville Twp. spacerNottawa Twp. spacerPark Twp. spacerSherman Twp. spacerSturges Twp. spacerWhite Pigeon Twp.

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