Vassar Statistics

Taken from The History of Tuscola County, Biographical Sketches and Illustrations, H. R. Page Co., Chicago, 1883. Transcribed by Bonnie Petee.

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Census of 1854:

Population, 74; males, 89; females, 85; number of acres of taxable land, 1,226; number of acres of improved land, 241; bushels of corn preceding year, 750; bushels of wheat preceding year, 415; tons of hay preceding year, 10; pounds of butter made preceding year, 650; number of horses, 5; number of cows, 12; number of saw-mills, 1; feet of lumber, 1,200,000.

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Census of 1860:

Population, 229; number of families, 52; number of dwellings, 52; value of real estate owned, $27,100; number of occupied farms, 34; number of acres of improved land, 715; number of horses, 19; number of cows, 26; bushels of wheat raised, 386; bushels of rye, 120; bushels of corn, 895; bushels of oats, 620; bushels of barley, 90; bushels of potatoes, 1,062; pounds of butter made, 2,620; tons of hay cut, 113; number of saw-mills, 2; feet of lumber sawed, 1,800,000; number of flouring-mills, 1.

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Census of 1864:

Population, 264; males, 138; females, 126; number of aces of taxable land, 2,794; number of acres of improved land, 439; bushels of corn preceding year;

1,010; bushels of wheat preceding year, 240; bushels of potatoes preceding year, 868; tons of hay preceding year, 207; pounds of wool sheared, 295; pounds of butter made, 1,400; number of horses, 33; number of flouring-mills, 1; number of barrels of flour made preceding year, 4,680.

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Census of 1870:

Population, 775; number of families, 167; number of dwellings, 168; number of farms, 29; number of voters, 1,880; number of acres of improved land, 1.057; number of horses, 45; number of cows, 61; pounds of butter made, 5,175; pounds of cheese made, 330; pounds of wool sheared, 2,463; bushels of wheat raised, 2,136; bushels of corn, 3,105; bushels of oats, 2,640; bushels of potatoes, 3,795; tons of hay cut, 318; number of saw-mills, 2; feet of lumber sawed, 1,708,000; flouring-mills, 1; barrels of flour made, 5,200.

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Census of 1874:

Population, 1,308; males, 676, females, 632; number of horses, 54; number of cows, 110; number of sheep, 183; bushels of wheat, 952; bushels of corn, 4,214; bushels of apples, 185; bushels of potatoes, 1,895; tons of hay, 205.

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The report for 1879 shows 29 farms, 1,151 acres of improved land; and for the preceding year, 4,278 bushels of wheat, 4,335 bushels of corn, 2,520 bushels of potatoes, and 314 tons of hay.

Population in 1880, 1,734. Total equalized valuation in 1882, $516,777. For the year 1880 there is reported 4,064 bushels of wheat, 11,227 bushels of corn, 322 tons of hay; acres of improved land in 1881, 1,639; number of farms, 44.

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