Wautoma is a city in Waushara County, United States. The population was 2,218 at the 2010 census. Wautoma is the county seat of Waushara County; the city consists of three noncontiguous areas: one is within the Town of Wautoma, the second is within the Town of Dakota, the third straddles the boundary between the two towns. Wautoma calls itself the "Christmas tree capital of the world"; the Kirk Company of Tacoma, operated the "Wautoma plantation" of more than 10,000 acres of Christmas trees, beginning in 1953. On August 29, 1992, the town was struck by a half-mile wide F-3 tornado, killing 2 people, injuring 30 others, causing over $5 million in damage. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.72 square miles, of which, 2.68 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 2,218 people, 945 households, 487 families residing in the city; the population density was 827.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,061 housing units at an average density of 395.9 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the city was 88.3% White, 1.4% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 6.3% from other races, 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.8% of the population. There were 945 households of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.6% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 48.5% were non-families. 44.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 3.13. The median age in the city was 35.4 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,998 people, 806 households, 429 families residing in the city; the population density was 800.8 people per square mile. There were 877 housing units at an average density of 351.5 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the city was 94.04% White, 1.10% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 2.00% from other races, 1.30% from two or more races. 7.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 806 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.7% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 46.7% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 3.04. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,723, the median income for a family was $37,500.
Males had a median income of $27,546 versus $19,648 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,006. About 5.2% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over. Wautoma is served by the Wautoma Municipal Airport; the Waushara Argus is the weekly newspaper. WAUH radio broadcasts at 102.3 FM. Wautoma High School has won five state championships, three in boys' track and field, one in boys' basketball, one in football. In 1980, Wautoma High School won the Class B State Basketball Championship. Official website Wautoma Public Library Sanborn fire insurance map: 1911
1940 United States Census
The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7.3 percent over the 1930 population of 123,202,624 people. The census date of record was April 1, 1940. A number of new questions were asked including where people were 5 years before, highest educational grade achieved, information about wages; this census introduced sampling techniques. Other innovations included a field test of the census in 1939; this was the first census in which every state had a population greater than 100,000. The 1940 census collected the following information: In addition, a sample of individuals were asked additional questions covering age at first marriage and other topics. Full documentation on the 1940 census, including census forms and a procedural history, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Following completion of the census, the original enumeration sheets were microfilmed; as required by Title 13 of the U.
S. Code, access to identifiable information from census records was restricted for 72 years. Non-personally identifiable information Microdata from the 1940 census is available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. On April 2, 2012—72 years after the census was taken—microfilmed images of the 1940 census enumeration sheets were released to the public by the National Archives and Records Administration; the records are indexed only by enumeration district upon initial release. Official 1940 census website 1940 Census Records from the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration 1940 Federal Population Census Videos, training videos for enumerators at the U. S. National Archives Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts from the U. S. Census Bureau Snow, Michael S. "Why the huge interest in the 1940 Census?"
CNN. Monday April 9, 2012. 1941 U. S Census Report Contains 1940 Census results 1940 Census Questions Hosted at CensusFinder.com
Berlin is a city in Green Lake and Waushara counties in the U. S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 5,524 at the 2010 census. Of this, 5,435 were in Green Lake County, only 89 were in Waushara County; the city is located within the Town of Berlin in Green Lake County, with a small portion extending into the Town of Aurora in Waushara County. In 1845, Nathan H. Strong became the first resident of, he was joined by Hugh G. Martin, Hiram Barnes, William Dickey, their settlement was known as Strong's Landing. In 1848 a post office was established, it was named Berlin after the capital of Prussia, now the capital of Germany. The first school house was built in 1850 and the first church in 1851. Berlin was incorporated as a city in 1857. Area residents put the accent on the first syllable of Berlin rather than on the second, it has been said that this was in reaction to the anti-German sentiment that swept across the United States during World War I, that the accent was on the second syllable. Berlin is located at 43°58′11″N 88°56′55″W.
The Fox River runs north-south through the middle of the city splitting it. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.36 square miles, of which, 5.78 square miles is land and 0.58 square miles is water. Berlin is served by Wisconsin Highway 49 and Wisconsin Highway 91; as of the census of 2010, there were 5,524 people, 2,296 households, 1,423 families residing in the city. The population density was 955.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,561 housing units at an average density of 443.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 93.4% White, 0.5% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 3.6% from other races, 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.0% of the population. There were 2,296 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, 38.0% were non-families.
32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00. The median age in the city was 39 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 5,305 people, 2,170 households, 1,425 families residing in the city; the population density was 887.4 people per square mile. There were 2,391 housing units at an average density of 400.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95.70% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.47% from other races, 0.60% from two or more races. 4.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 2,170 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.3% were non-families.
30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.96. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $36,896, the median income for a family was $44,922. Males had a median income of $31,512 versus $21,658 for females; the per capita income for the city was $17,667. About 3.6% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church is a Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod church and St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church is a Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod church in Berlin Berlin Journal is a weekly newspaper published in Berlin, Wisconsin.
WISS is the area radio station in Wisconsin. Newspaper articles describing Berlin's history City of Berlin Sanborn fire insurance maps: 1884 1891 1895 1900 1911 Nathan H. Strong at Find a Grave
Interstate 39 is a highway in the Midwestern United States. I-39 runs from Normal, Illinois at I-55 to Wisconsin Highway 29 in Rib Mountain, Wisconsin six miles southwest of Wausau. I-39 was designed to replace U. S. Route 51. I-39 was built in the 1990s. In Illinois, the route has a total length of 140.82 miles. In Wisconsin, I-39 has a distance of 182 miles. With the exception of an eight-mile segment around Portage, the Interstate shares a route with at least one other route number in I-39's entirety. From Rockford to Portage, I-39 is concurrent with I-90. I-94 joins the pair in Madison until Portage. At 29 miles in length, this concurrency of three Interstates is the longest in the country. From Portage northward, US 51 is co-signed with the Interstate and has exit numbers based on its mileage. In Illinois, I-39 begins at Interstate 55, north of the Bloomington-Normal, area alongside of Route 251, it runs north through rural areas from the city of Normal. About 55 miles north of the city, I-39 crosses the Illinois River over the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge, 2,170.8 metres long.
Just north of the Illinois River, I-39 runs east of the cities of LaSalle and Peru before intersecting Interstate 80. North of I-80, the wind turbines of the Mendota Hills Wind Farm can be seen from milepost 72 at Mendota north to near Paw Paw. I-39 intersects with I-88 near Rochelle. Further north, I-39 crosses the Kishwaukee River before meeting US 20 on the south side of Rockford. I-39 runs east concurrently with US 20 to where the interstate joins the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway and Interstate 90 near Cherry Valley. I-39 and I-90 head north together to South Beloit. There is a toll plaza just south of Rockton Road. US 51 leaves I-39 / 90 at Illinois 75 in South Beloit. For all but 1 mile that Interstate 39 is in Illinois, it is designated concurrently with U. S. Route 51; the southern terminus of I-39 is less than 1 mile from Interstate 74. I-39 enters from Illinois along with I-90, passing under Stateline Road, bypasses Beloit to the east. East of the town, the route has a cloverleaf interchange that serves as the terminus for both WIS 81—which heads westward into Beloit—and I-43, which provides access to Milwaukee.
I-39/I-90 has 3 interchanges that serves Beloit. The I-39/90 concurrency continues to the north and is joined by WIS 11 about 7 mi north of the I-43 interchange; the route bypasses Janesville to the east, although interchanges with US 14 and WIS 26 provide access to the town. There are 4 exits; the route continues to the north, crossing the Rock River before having an interchange with WIS 59 that provides access to Edgerton to the west. Subsequently, the route enters Dane County, it is joined by US 51 from Edgerton and serves as the southern terminus of WIS 73. US 51 leaves the route 4 mi to the north, about 7 mi east of Stoughton; the Interstate turns westward around Utica to an interchange with CTH N. It turns back to the north and interchanges with US 12 and US 18 in Madison. I-39 and I-90 bypass Madison to the east, I-94 joins the concurrency at the eastern terminus of WIS 30, an interchange known as the Badger Interchange. About 2 mi to the north, the highway crosses US 151, which includes a south-side access to High Crossing Boulevard.
The last two Madison area interchanges are US 51 three miles northwest of the US 151 interchange and WIS 19 another mile northwest of the US 51 interchange. Access is provided to CTH V just west of DeForest four miles further north. I-39/I-90/I-94 enter Columbia County four miles north-northwest of CTH V; the Interstates cross WIS 60 at an interchange three miles north of the county line west of Arlington and CTH CS at another interchange four miles further north near Poynette. The highway crosses the Wisconsin River four miles north of CTH CS. At three miles further along the route from the river, I-39 leaves the concurrency with I-90 and I-94 and turns northward while the other two interstates turn northwest. WIS 78 terminates at this interchange and heads southwest; this is the starting point of the segment of freeway. The interstate crosses WIS 33, the first of 3 interchanges accessing Portage, two miles north of I-90/I-94. After crossing the Wisconsin River again, I-39 crosses the second interchange—this one with WIS 16 and turns northeast to an interchange with US 51.
The US route joins the Interstate and both turn north once again and leave the Portage area and, after four miles, enter Marquette County. WIS 23 joins I-39/US 51 northbound, 4 miles from the county line; the three highways pass along Buffalo Lake and encounter a south-side half interchange with CTH D in the town of Packwaukee. WIS 23 leave the concurrency to the east heading toward Montello at WIS 82 near Oxford, and the freeway takes a due north route to pass Westfield. I-39/US 51 enters Waushara County six miles north of Westfield. Four miles north of the county line, I-39 / US 51 junction with WIS 21 in Coloma. I-39/US 51 meet an interchange in Hancock with CTH V five miles further north and WIS 73 crosses in Plainfield after another five miles; this is two miles south of the Portage County line. In Portage County, I-39/US 51 takes a straight due north trajectory which provides access to CTH D, CTH W and WIS 54 over twelve miles
Wisconsin Highway 22
State Trunk Highway 22 is a state highway in the U. S. state of Wisconsin. The route's trajectory is south to north, with the exception of the segment between Shawano and the northern terminus being east–west, it is a two-lane surface road providing a connecting route between Waupaca, Shawano and Oconto. Various urban sections have multilane segments. WIS 22's southern terminus is in Columbia County at the junction of US 51 and WIS 60 in North Leeds, two miles east of Arlington. From there the route crosses WIS 16 at Wyocena. At another four miles further north, the highway junctions with WIS 44 in Pardeeville and WIS 33 two miles north of Pardeeville; the highway crosses into Marquette County at CTH CM. WIS 22 passes north through the eastern portion of Marquette County where it meets WIS 23 in Montello. There is a short cosigning with 23 in town heading east before 22 turns north again; the highway joins WIS 21 in Wautoma. Both routes cross WIS 73 in the downtown area and WIS 21 splits southeast following WIS 73 while WIS 22 continues north, passing through Wild Rose eight miles north of Wautoma.
WIS 22 passes through the southeast corner of Portage County for about one mile as it turns eastward. The highway stairsteps northeast for about nine miles, passing around Rural and King as it proceeds toward Waupaca. WIS 22 merges onto US 10 east for one and a half miles, forming a brief wrong-way concurrency with WIS 49. Along with WIS 54, WIS 22 turns off US 10 into the city via Churchill Street; the two highways turn east onto Royalton Street southeast of the city center and follow the Little Wolf River's south branch northeast. WIS 110 joins the two highway five miles east of Waupaca, WIS 54 turns east off the route two miles northeast of that point to continue following the river. WIS 22 and WIS 110 pass through junction with WIS 161 west four miles north of the city. WIS 110 continues north at that point while WIS 22 turns east and passes through the small community of Symco. WIS 22 turns north onto US 45. WIS 22 continues north along US 45 for 6 miles splits north while US 45 turns west in Clintonville.
The western terminus of WIS 156 connects with the route one mile north of the US 45 junction. WIS 22 passes through Embarrass on the Shawano County line. WIS 22 passes northwest of the small communities of Adams Beach and Belle Plaine as it turns northeast and approaches Shawano. WIS 22 junctions with WIS 29 southwest of the city and passes into the city itself along Main Street; the highway turns east onto Green Bay Street, joining WIS 47 and Wisconsin Highway 55 south for two miles within the city. WIS 47 and WIS 55 turn south onto Airport Road and WIS 22 passes northeast around the southeast side of Shawano Lake and through Cecil, junctioning with WIS 117; the highway enters Oconto County at Pulcifer. WIS 22 joins WIS 32 south in Gillett and the two routes run concurrent for three miles east to where WIS 32 turns south off while WIS 22 continues east, passing through Oconto Falls. In 2014, an 8.1-mile stretch of STH 22 between Gillett and Onconto Falls was honored with the Sheldon G. Hayes Award for being the smoothest asphalt pavement in the country.
The highway crosses US 141 in Stiles Junction eight miles west of its eastern terminus at US 41 in Oconto. The terminus is adjacent to Copper Culture State Park. WIS 22's original route follows the current route from Wautoma to Oconto, not including any reroutes that were in place such as the one around Waupaca; the segment south of Wautoma was opened in 1947. The eastern terminus changed in 2015 to the new US 41 bypass around Oconto, shortening the highway's length by about 0.6 miles. The previous terminus extended to. US 41 and County Trunk Y
Adams County, Wisconsin
Adams County is a county in the U. S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,875, its county seat is Friendship. The county was created in 1848 and organized in 1853. Sources differ as to whether its name is in honor of the second President of the United States, John Adams, or his son, the sixth President, John Quincy Adams; the founders of Adams County were from upstate New York. These people were "Yankee" settlers, to say they were descended from the English Puritans who settled New England in the 1600s, they were part of a wave of New England farmers who headed west into what was the wilds of the Northwest Territory during the early 1800s. Most of them arrived as a result of the completion of the Erie Canal and the end of the Black Hawk War, they got to what is now Adams County by sailing up the Wisconsin River from the Mississippi River on small barges which they constructed themselves out of materials obtained from the surrounding woodlands. When they arrived in what is now Adams County there was nothing but dense virgin forest, the "Yankee" New Englanders laid out farms, constructed roads, erected government buildings and established post routes.
They brought with them many of their Yankee New England values, such as a passion for education, establishing many schools as well as staunch support for abolitionism. They were members of the Congregationalist Church though some were Episcopalian. Due to the second Great Awakening some of them had converted to Methodism and some became Baptist before moving to what is now Adams County. Adams County, like much of Wisconsin, would be culturally continuous with early New England culture for most of its early history. In the late 1880s, German immigrants began to settle in Adams County, making up less than one out of thirty settlers in the county before this date. There was little conflict between them and the "Yankee" settlers, however when conflict did arise it focused around the issue of prohibition of alcohol. On this issue the Yankees were divided and the Germans unanimously were opposed to it, tipping the balance in favor of opposition to prohibition; the two communities would be divided on the issue of World War I in which, once again, the Yankee community would be divided and the Germans were unanimously opposed to American entry into the war.
The Yankee community was pro-British, however many of the Yankees did not want America to enter the war themselves. The Germans were sympathetic to Germany and did not want the United States to enter into a war against Germany, but the Germans were not anti-British. Prior to World War I, many German community leaders in Wisconsin spoke and enthusiastically about how much better America was than Germany, due to the presence of English law and the English political culture the Americans had inherited from the colonial era, which they contrasted with the turmoil and oppression in Germany which they had so fled; the area covered by present-day Adams County was part of several other counties. In 1840, when Wisconsin was still a territory, Adams County was the southwestern section of Brown County. In 1836, Portage County was created and included most of present-day Columbia County, including the city of Portage, Wisconsin. In 1846, Portage County was renamed Columbia County; the area from the northern boundary of Columbia County to Lake Superior was removed from Brown County and was called Portage County.
In 1848, the southern part of Portage County was renamed Adams County and included all of current-day Adams County and the northern section of Juneau County. Adams County was organized in April 1853. In 1858, The northwestern part of Adams County was joined with the northern part of Sauk County to form present-day Juneau County. At this time, Adams County took its current shape. Friendship was founded by settlers coming from New York. Today, Adams is the largest community in Adams County. In the 1880s, there were plans for a railroad that connected Chicago and St. Paul to pass through Friendship. Once this was decided, local landowners increased their demands. Instead of paying more for the land in Friendship, the railroad placed the tracks two miles south of Friendship, it was recorded that Emma Barnes, wife of "Appletree" Barnes, Friendship postmaster in the 1920s, wrote in 1957, "I believe that the people of Friendship should express their appreciation of two of the early citizens... J. B. Hill and J. W. Purves... for holding the price of their land so high that the great C&NW R.
R. Co. would not purchase a right of way... for who would enjoy the smoke and the noise of a train running through this beautiful village?" To house workers, boxcars were stacked to form housing, the town of Adams was created. What is now the city of Adams the railroad called Friendship, but because there were two rail depot stops named "Friendship" on the rail-line, passengers were confused and bought the wrong tickets, so it was suggested that the name be changed; the new name was determined by the citizens who chose between Adams, for President John Adams, Nottingham. This stretch of track became the famous "400" route. Today the population of Adams is about three times that of Friendship. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 689 square miles, of which 646 square miles is land and 43 square miles is water. Highway 13 Highway 21 Highway 23 Highway 73 Highway 82 63C - Adams County Airport serves the county and surrounding communities. Wood County – northwest Portage County – northeast Waushara County – east Marquette County – east Columbia County – southeast S
The Wisconsin Legislature is the state legislature of the U. S. state of Wisconsin. The Legislature is a bicameral body composed of the upper house Wisconsin State Senate and the lower Wisconsin State Assembly, both of which have had Republican majorities since January 2011. With both houses combined, the legislature has 132 members representing an equal number of constituent districts; the Legislature convenes at the state capitol in Madison. The land that would become Wisconsin became part of the United States in 1783 and was first organized under the Northwest Ordinance, it became the Wisconsin Territory in 1836 and the state of Wisconsin on May 29, 1848. The 1850s saw an influx of European immigrants. Women's rights groups in support of temperance and suffrage formed in Wisconsin in the 1860s; the Wisconsin Women's Suffrage Association was formed in 1869. Suffrage bills were introduced in 1855 and 1867 but both failed. However, the state legislature did pass a law allowing women to run for school boards and elective school offices in 1869.
It was not until June 10, 1919, that Wisconsin became the first state to ratify the 19th amendment granting national suffrage to women. Wisconsin was dominated alternately by the Republican and Progressive parties in the first century of its existence, but has been more competitive since then; the Republicans gained majority control in both houses in the 1995 Legislature, the first time since 1969. In 2009, the Democratic Party gained control of both houses for the first time since 1993; the Republican Party took back control of both houses in 2011. Governor Scott Walker signed a new redistricting plan. In 2012 elections, Democrats won a majority of the vote but Republicans retained control of the legislature, taking 60 of the 99 seats in the Assembly. In Wisconsin elections, 2016, Republicans secured their largest majority in the Assembly since 1956. On November 21, 2016, U. S. Circuit Judge Kenneth Francis Ripple, joined by District Judge Barbara Brandriff Crabb, held that the Republicans' 2011 redistricting was unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering, over a dissent by District Judge William C.
Griesbach. The court found that the 2011 redistricting plan created three times as many wasted votes as the national average, violating the United States Constitution’s guarantee of one man, one vote. To serve in the Wisconsin Legislature, individuals must be a resident of the state for at least one year preceding his or her election and be a qualified elector in the district he or she is elected to represent. All 99 members of the Wisconsin Assembly are elected in a two year term cycle without term limits. All 33 members of the Wisconsin Senate are elected in a four year cycle without term limits. Half of the Senate is elected every two years. Prior to an amendment in the Wisconsin Constitution in 1881, Assembly members served a one year term, while Senators were elected every two years; the 100th Wisconsin Legislature began on January 3, 2011. Members of both houses of the Legislature vote within their ranks to select presiding officers, such as the Speaker of the Assembly and the President of the Senate.
These high level positions reflect the party majority in both chambers. An amendment to the state constitution in 1979 removed the Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin as the presiding officer of the Senate, allowing Senators to vote within their ranks for a chamber president. Majority and minority leaders are selected by party strength in the legislative houses and within their own respective caucus. Legislators receive an annual salary of $49,943 and a per diem of up to $88 to cover living expenses when they are in Dane County, Wisconsin on state business, unless their district is in Dane County. Members of the Madison delegation may receive a per diem up to $44 to cover expenses. Legislators receive $75 per month in "out-of-session" pay when the Legislature is in session for three days or less. Over two years, each legislator is allotted $66,008 to cover general office expenses, printing and district mailings. In both chambers of the Wisconsin Legislature, a quorum is defined as a majority of current members.
The majority of a quorum is needed to pass legislation on the floor of the chamber. Three-fifths of the members elected is the quorum necessary for passage or concurrence in either house of any fiscal bill. Proposals may not be introduced or offered unless they are put in proper form by the legislative reference staff if requested by members or members-elect of the legislature. American Legislative Exchange Council members Official website