||State government records
||Joseph Schafer; Joseph Schafer
|All Authors / Contributors:
State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
||0.4 c.f. (1 archives box).
Papers from a 1920 survey of Wisconsin farms which were still owned by families of the original homesteaders. The information requested was a description of the land, name of the maker, origin of title, date of settlement, present owner, and additional details if known. The file consists of (1) correspondence between Joseph Schafer, Superintendent of the Society, and the homesteaders' descendants, and (2) summary notecards prepared by Society staff. The information gathered in this survey was intended for use in the Wisconsin Domesday Book series.