- Inmansville, also known as Torkap or
Bornitz, was located in Section 26 of Newark
- Township in Rock County, Wisconsin.
It existed on maps from 1849-1858.
- Some sources mistakenly call this village
Foster's Ferry, but Foster's Ferry was
- located in Section 3 of Newark Township.
The same sources mistakenly claim Inmansville to be Torkap and
Bornitz, but those were located in Section 33 of Plymouth Township.
- Before 1850, the Maanedstidende,
a Norwegian magazine of the Luther Valley
- Lutheran Church, was published in Inmansville
by A. C. PREUS, C. L. CLAUSEN and H. A. STUB.
In hopes of reviving the floundering publication, the name was
changed to Kirketidende, but this too failed.
- On November 15, 1851, the Norwegian
Lutheran society met to reform and to
- refinance their publication. C. L.
CLAUSEN was chosen as editor of the new Emigranten,
now more of a general newspaper than a church magazine. CLAUSEN
published the Emigranten in Inmansville for a few years,
then moved the publication to Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin.
After a few more years, it was moved to Minneapolis, MN.
- According to a 1929 article by the
Janesville Gazette, these Norwegian Lutheran
- endeavors at publishing mark the existence
of the first print-shop in Rock County.
- [Source: "County's First Print
Shop is in Newark," The
Janesville Gazette, Friday, November 29, 1929]
- [Source: Lori]