Gilford Statistical

Contributed by Debbie Axtman. Extracted from, "The History of Tuscola, MI," H. R. Page and Co., Chicago, 1883.

Census of 1860

Census of 1860: Population 114; families, 21; dwellings, 21; number of occupied farms, 22; number of acres of improved land, 345; number of horses, 5; number of cows, 80; bushels of wheat raised, 155; bushels of rye, 87; bushels of corn, 420; bushels of oats, 150; bushels of barley, 27; bushels of potatoes, 434; pounds of butter made, 1,800; pounds of cheese made, 800; tons of hay, 27.

Census of 1864

Census of 1864: Population, 186; males 102; females, 81; number of acres of taxable land, 12,777; number of acres improved 599; bushels of corn preceding year, 637; bushels of wheat preceding year, 840; bushels of potatoes preceding year, 1,171; tons of hay preceding year, 159; pounds of wool sheared, 219; pounds of butter made preceding year, 4,505; pounds of cheese made preceding year, 650; number of oxen, 52; number of cows, 75.

Census of 1870

Census of 1870: Population, 353; dwellings 58, families, 68; farms, 42; number of voters, 67; number of acres of improved land, 954; number of horses; 56; number of cows, 78; pounds of wool sheared, 1,158; pounds of butter made, 9,585; pounds of cheese, 261; bushels of wheat raised, 1,148; bushels of corn, 1,442; bushels of potatoes, 2,040; tons of hay cut, 829.

Census of 1874

Census of 1874: Population, 512; number of horses, 79; number of oxen, 81; number of cows, 169; bushels of wheat, 1,787; bushels of corn, 5,479; bushels of apples, 178; bushels of potatoes, 5,207; tons of hay, 475.

1880

Number of acres of land assessed in 1882, 22,538; total equalized valuation of real and personal property, $222,413. Number of farms in 1881, 117; acres of improved land, 8, 596. Bushels of wheat in 1880, 18,301; of corn, 38,952; tons of hay, 874.

Contributed by Debbie Axtman

September 1998

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