janesville wisconsin American settlers John Inman, George Follmer, Joshua Holmes, and William Holmes,   janesville
wisconsin Jr. built a crude log cabin in the region in 1835.[7] American settlers John Inman, George Follmer, Joshua
Holmes, and William Holmes, Jr. built a crude log cabin in the region janesville wisconsin  in 1835.[7] Later that year,
one key settler named Henry Janes, a native of Virginia who was a self-proclaimed woodsman and early city planner,
arrived in what is now Rock County. Janes came to the area in the early 1830s, and initially wanted to name the
budding village “Blackhawk," after the famous Sauk leader, Chief Black Hawk, but was turned down by Post Office
officials. After some discussion, it was settled that the town would be named after Janes himself and thus, in 1835,
Janesville was founded.[8] Despite being named after a Virginian, Janesville was founded by immigrants from New
England.   janesville wisconsin  These were old stock Yankee immigrants, descended from the English Puritans who
settled New England in the 1600s. The completion of the Erie Canal caused a surge in New Englander immigration to
what was then the Northwest Territory. Some of them were from upstate New York, and had parents who had moved
to that region from New England shortly after the Revolutionary War. New Englanders, and New England transplants
from upstate New York, American settlers John Inman, George Follmer, Joshua Holmes, and William Holmes, Jr. built
a crude log cabin in the region in 1835. janesville wisconsin Later that year, one key settler named Henry Janes, a
native of Virginia who was a self-proclaimed woodsman and early city planner, arrived in what is now Rock County.
Janes came to the area in the early 1830s, and initially wanted to name the budding village “Blackhawk," after the
famous Sauk leader, Chief Black Hawk,   janesville wisconsin  but was turned down by Post Office officials. After some
discussion, it was settled that the town would be named after Janes himself and thus, in 1835, Janesville was founded.
[8] Despite being named after a Virginian, Janesville was founded by immigrants from New England. These were old
stock Yankee immigrants, descended from the English Puritans who settled New England in the 1600s. After some
discussion, it was settled that the town would be named after Janes himself and thus, in 1835, Janesville was founded.
[8] Despite being named after a Virginian, Janesville was founded by immigrants from New England. These were old
stock Yankee immigrants, descended from the English Puritans who settled New England in the 1600s. The
completion of the Erie Canal caused a surge in New Englander immigration to what was then the Northwest Territory.
Some of them were from upstate New York, and had parents who had moved to that region from New England shortly
after the Revolutionary War. New Englanders, and New England transplants from upstate New York, were the vast
majority of Janesville's inhabitants during the first several decades of its history.[9][10][11][12] Land surveys
encouraged pioneers to settle in the area among the abundance of fertile farmland and woodlands. Many of these
early settlers established farms and began cultivating wheat and other grains.

The Janesville wisconsin area was home to many Native American tribes before the settlement of people from the
East. With the Indian Removal Act of 1830, many Native American peoples were uprooted and forced out of their
homelands to make room for the new settlers, with many Native peoples, including the Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi,
being forced onto reservations.[6]Janesville wisconsin



Some of the key settlers hailed from the burned-over district of western New York State, (an area notable for being a
part of the Christian revival movement known as the Second Great Awakening). Some of those in that revival
movement were also active in the abolitionist and women’s rights movements.[8] One of the settlers in Janesville was
William Tallman, who hailed from Rome, New York. Tallman came to the area in 1850, and bought up large tracts of
land in hopes of inspiring his fellow New Yorkers to settle in the fertile Rock County. He established himself as one of
the most influential and affluent members of the budding Janesville populace. He was passionate about the call for
abolition, and became a supporter of the Republican Party. One of the crowning moments in Tallman’s life was when
he convinced the up-and-coming Illinois Republican, Abraham Lincoln, to speak in Janesville in 1859. The Tallman
house is now a historical landmark, and best known as “The place where Abraham Lincoln slept.”[8]

As the population grew in the Janesville area, several new industries began cropping up along the Rock River,
including flour and lumber mills. The first dam was built in 1844.[8]

Janesville was very active during the Civil War. Local farms sold grains to the Union army, and Rock County was one
of the counties in Wisconsin with the highest number of men enlisted.[8] Thomas H. Ruger, of Janesville, served in
the war, along with his brothers, Edward, William, and Henry, and he rose to the rank of brigadier general. Ruger
later served as military governor of Georgia, and commandant of West Point. He is memorialized at Fort Ruger in
Diamond Head, Hawaii.[13]

After the Civil War, Janesville’s agriculture continued to surge and a greater demand for new farming technology led
to the development of several foundries and farm machine manufacturers in the area, including the Janesville
Machine Company, and the Rock River Iron Works. With the boom in the farm service sector, and establishment of a
rail system, Janesville soon began to ship goods to and from prominent eastern cities, including New York, Boston,
and Philadelphia. After decades of rigorous grain farming, the soil quality around Janesville began to degrade.
Farmers responded to this by planting tobacco, which became one of the most profitable and prolific crops grown in
Wisconsin during the late 19th century.[8]

Another development during the mid-19th century was the establishment of a women’s rights movement in Janesville.
The movement was founded in the 1850s, and continued after the Civil War. One of the key focuses of the group
during the 1870s was the Temperance movement.

In the late 1880s, German immigrants began to arrive in Janesville in large numbers (making up less than 5% of the
town before this time). They were the largest non-English-speaking group to settle there. Unlike in some other areas,
in Janesville they experienced virtually no hostility or xenophobia. Janesville's founding English-Puritan-descended
Yankee population welcomed them with open arms, with many writing back to relatives in Germany enthusiastically.
This led to chain migration which increased the German population of the town.[14] Only one German-language
newspaper was founded in the town; it was known as The Janesville Journal, and began in 1889, printing for only a
few years.[15]

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Milwaukee Road and Chicago and North Western railroads had freight
and passenger rail connections to the city. Passenger rail service continued until 1971.[16]

One of the key developments in Janesville’s history was the establishment of a General Motors plant in 1919. The
plant was initially established to produce Samson tractors, a company acquired by GM co-founder William C. Durant.
Durant was encouraged by Joseph Craig, the president of Janesville Machine, to build a plant to produce the
Samson tractors in Janesville, to which Durant agreed. In the years following World War I, the demand for tractors
plummeted and the plant shifted its focus to the production of automobiles.[8]

One of the most prominent turn of the century figures in Janesville was George Parker, who developed new pen
technologies and styles, and eventually established the Parker Pen Company. His developments included the “lucky
curve” ink feed system, and the “trench pen”—a pen commissioned by the U.S. Army for use in World War I. Parker
designed and established a headquarters and factory in downtown Janesville. The Parker Pen Company was handed
down to George’s son, Ken, who developed the revolutionary “Parker 51” in the 1940s. A Parker pen was used by
Dwight D. Eisenhower to sign Germany’s Armistice agreement to end World War II in Europe, and subsequently
General Douglas MacArthur used his 20-year-old Parker Duofold in the signing of Japan’s surrender at the end of
the War in the Pacific. The Parker Pen Company was one of the top employers in the area for over 70 years. The
company was eventually sold off in a leveraged buyout in the 1980s.[8]

Another important figure in Janesville's history was John Nolen, who was hired by the city in 1919. Nolen was a city
planner who saw the Rock River as a focal point for community and park development. His park planning established
Janesville as the “City of Parks.”[8]

Janesville was the site of the first Wisconsin State Fair in 1851, attended by approximately 10,000 people.[17]

Lavinia Goodell, Wisconsin's first female lawyer (1874), lived in Janesville.[18]

A tree that once stood in downtown Courthouse Park was the site of a lynch mob that, on their second attempt,
having been rebuffed by an opposing crowd the day before, hanged a convicted murderer in 1859.[19] The location
of a KKK rally in 1992 is now "Peace Park" with a playground and a peace pole, which when constructed was the
tallest in the world and is now the second tallest.[20]

National Register of Historic Places
Twenty percent of Wisconsin's buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places are located in Janesville.
[citation needed] The 1857 Lincoln-Tallman House, which models American settlers John Inman, George Follmer,
Joshua Holmes, and William Holmes, Jr. built a crude log cabin in the region in 1835.[7] Later that year, one key
settler named Henry Janes, a native of Virginia who was a self-proclaimed woodsman and early city planner, arrived
in what is now Rock County. Janes came to the area in the early 1830s, and initially wanted to name the budding
village “Blackhawk," after the famous Sauk leader, Chief Black Hawk, but was turned down by Post Office officials.
After some discussion, it was settled that the town would be named after Janes himself and thus, in 1835, Janesville
was founded.[8] Despite being named after a Virginian, Janesville was founded by immigrants from New England.
These were old stock Yankee immigrants, descended from the English Puritans who settled New England in the
1600s. The completion of the Erie Canal caused a surge in New Englander immigration to what was then the
Northwest Territory. Some of them were from upstate New York, and had parents who had moved to that region from
New England shortly after the Revolutionary War. New Englanders, and New England transplants from upstate New
York, were the vast majority of Janesville's inhabitants during the first several decades of its history.[9][10][11][12]
Land surveys encouraged pioneers to settle in the area among the abundance of fertile farmland and woodlands.
Many of these early settlers established farms and began cultivating wheat and other grains.the Italian Villa-style
architecture, is one of 34 sites on the Register. janesville wisconsin Abraham Lincoln slept there for two nights.[22]
The Columbus Circle neighborhood became Janesville's tenth historic district in 2005.

The old Janesville Public Library, located at 64 S. Main Street, was designed by J.T.W. Jennings, and opened to the
public in 1903. It is described, in the NRHP Nominating Form, as "among the best Neoclassical Carnegie libraries in
the state."[23] The Courthouse Hill Historic District was added in 1986.[24] In 1976, the Lappin-Hayes Block, once the
site of the cabin belonging to Henry Janes, was addedAmerican settlers John Inman, George Follmer, Joshua
Holmes, and William Holmes, Jr. built a crude log cabin in the region in 1835.[7] Later that year, one key settler
named Henry Janes, a native of Virginia who was a self-proclaimed woodsman and early city planner, arrived in what
is now Rock County. Janes came to the area in the early 1830s, and initially wanted to name the budding village
“Blackhawk," after the famous Sauk leader, Chief Black Hawk, but was turned down by Post Office officials. After
some discussion, American settlers John Inman, George Follmer, Joshua Holmes, and William Holmes, Jr. built a
crude log cabin in the region in 1835. janesville wisconsin Later that year, one key settler named Henry Janes, a
native of Virginia who was a self-proclaimed woodsman and early city planner, arrived in what is now Rock County.
Janes came to the area in the early 1830s, and initially wanted to name the budding village “Blackhawk," after the
famous Sauk leader, Chief Black Hawk, but was turned down by Post Office officials. After some discussion, it was
settled that the town would be named after Janes himself and thus, in 1835, Janesville was founded.[8] Despite being
named after a Virginian, Janesville was founded by immigrants from New England. These were old stock Yankee
immigrants, descended from the English Puritans who settled New England in the 1600s. The completion of the Erie
Canal caused a surge in New Englander immigration to what was then the Northwest Territory. Some of them were
from upstate New York, and had parents who had moved to that region from New England shortly after the
Revolutionary War. New Englanders, and New England transplants from upstate New York, were the vast majority of
Janesville's inhabitants during the first several decades of its history.[9][10][11][12] Land surveys encouraged
pioneers to settle in the area among the abundance of fertile farmland and woodlands. Many of these early settlers
established farms and began cultivating wheat and other grains.it was settled that the town would be named after
Janes himself and thus, in 1835, Janesville was founded.[8] Despite being named after a Virginian, Janesville was
founded by immigrants from New England. These were old stock Yankee immigrants, descended from the English
Puritans who settled New England in the 1600s. The completion of the Erie Canal caused a surge in New Englander
immigration to what was then the Northwest Territory. Some of them were from upstate New York, and had parents
who had moved to that region from New England shortly after the Revolutionary War. New Englanders, and New
England transplants from upstate New York, were the vast majority of Janesville's inhabitants during the first several
decades of its history.[9][10][11][12] Land surveys encouraged pioneers to settle in the area among the abundance
of fertile farmland and woodlands. Many of these early settlers established farms and began cultivating wheat and
other grains..[25] The Lovejoy and Merrill-Nowlan Houses, the residences of two Janesville Mayors, including Allen P.
Lovejoy, were added in 1980.[26] During the following year, the Janesville Public Library building became part of the
list. The Frances Willard Schoolhouse, partially built by Josiah Willard and named after his daughter, Frances, was
added in 1977.[27] The South Main Street Historic District joined the list in 1990 and the Jefferson Avenue Historic
District was included in 2006. In 2008, the John H. Jones House was listed.

City flag janesville wisconsin
Janesville developed its first flag in 2015 in a design contest held in Janesville's schools. The winning flag was
adopted by the city council in March 2015, and unveiled on June 15, 2015. The flag represents the community's past,
present, and future, with 1853 representing the year Janesville was incorporated, four stars symbolizing the city’s
four original wards, a green background standing for the community's agricultural industry, and black representing
both the rich soil for which Janesville is known, and the smoke that billowed from smokestacks as the community
developed a manufacturing economy. The tree in the center is the city's logo, representing Janesville's slogan,
"Wisconsin’s Park Place."[28]American settlers John Inman, George Follmer, Joshua Holmes, and William Holmes, Jr.
built a crude log cabin in the region in 1835.[7] Later that year, one key settler named Henry Janes, a native of
Virginia who was a self-proclaimed woodsman and early city planner, arrived in what is now Rock County. Janes
came to the area in the early 1830s, and initially wanted to name the budding village “Blackhawk," after the famous
Sauk leader, Chief Black Hawk, but was turned down by Post Office officials. After some discussion, it was settled that
the town would be named after Janes himself and thus, in 1835, Janesville was founded.[8] Despite being named
after a Virginian, Janesville was founded by immigrants from New England. These were old stock Yankee immigrants,
descended from the English Puritans who settled New England in the 1600s. The completion of the Erie Canal
caused a surge in New Englander immigration to what was then the Northwest Territory. Some of them were from
upstate New York, and had parents who had moved to that region from New England shortly after the Revolutionary
War. New Englanders, janesville wisconsinand New England transplants from upstate New York, were the vast
majority of Janesville's inhabitants during the first several decades of its history.[9][10][11][12] Land surveys
encouraged pioneers to settle in the area among  the abundance of fertile farmland and woodlands. Many of these
early settlers established farms and began cultivating wheat and other grains. janesville wisconsin

Geography janesville wisconsin
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.45 square miles (89.23 km2), of which
33.86 square miles (87.70 km2) is land and 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2) is water.[29] The city is divided by the Rock
River. janesville wisconsin  American settlers John Inman, George Follmer, Joshua Holmes, and William Holmes, Jr.
built a crude log cabin in the region in 1835.   janesville wisconsin Later that year, one key settler named Henry
Janes, a native of Virginia who was a self-proclaimed woodsman and early city planner, arrived in what is now Rock
County. Janes came to the area in the early 1830s,
janesville wisconsin and initially wanted to name the budding village “Blackhawk," after the famous Sauk leader, Chief
Black Hawk, but was turned down by Post Office officials. After some discussion, it was settled that the town would be
named after Janes himself and thus, in 1835, Janesville was founded.[8] Despite being named after a Virginian,
Janesville was founded by immigrants from New England. These were old stock Yankee immigrants, descended from
the English Puritans who settled New England in the 1600s. The completion of the Erie Canal caused a surge in New
Englander immigration to what was then the Northwest Territory. Some of them were from upstate New York, and had
parents who had moved to that region from New England shortly after the Revolutionary War. New Englanders, and
New England transplants from upstate New York, were the vast majority of Janesville's inhabitants during the first
several decades of its history. janesville wisconsin Land surveys encouraged pioneers to settle in the area among
the abundance of fertile farmland and woodlands. Many of these early settlers established farms and began
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farmland and woodlands. Many of these early settlers established farms and began cultivating wheat and other
grains.American settlers John Inman, George Follmer, Joshua Holmes, and William Holmes, Jr. built a crude log cabin
in the region in 1835. Later that year, one key settler named Henry Janes, a native of Virginia who was a self-
proclaimed woodsman and early city planner, arrived in what is now Rock County. Janes came to the area in the
early 1830s, and initially wanted to name the budding village “Blackhawk," after the famous Sauk leader, Chief Black
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were old stock Yankee immigrants, descended from the English Puritans who settled New England in the 1600s. The
completion of the Erie Canal caused a surge in New Englander immigration to what was then the Northwest Territory.
Some of them were from upstate New York, and had parents who had moved to that region from New England shortly
after the Revolutionary War. New Englanders, and New England transplants from upstate New York, were the vast
majority of Janesville's inhabitants during the first several decades of its history. janesville wisconsin Land surveys
encouraged pioneers to settle in the area among the abundance of fertile farmland and woodlands. Many of these
early settlers established farms and began cultivating wheat and other grains. janesville wisconsin  

The completion of the Erie Canal caused a surge in New Englander immigration to what was then the Northwest
Territory. Some of them were from upstate New York, and had parents who had moved to that region from New
England shortly after the Revolutionary War. New Englanders, and New England transplants from upstate New York,
were the vast majority of Janesville's inhabitants during the first several decades of its history.[9][10][11][12] Land
surveys encouraged pioneers to settle in the area among the abundance of fertile farmland and woodlands. Many of
these early settlers established farms and began cultivating wheat and other grains.were the vast majority of
Janesville's inhabitants during the first several decades of its history.[9][10][11][12] Land surveys encouraged
pioneers to settle in the area among the abundance of fertile farmland and woodlands. Many of these early settlers
established farms and began cultivating wheat and other grains.Later that year, one key settler named Henry Janes,
a native of Virginia who was a self-proclaimed woodsman and early city planner, arrived in what is now Rock County.
Janes came to the area in the early 1830s, and initially wanted to name the budding village “Blackhawk," after the
famous Sauk leader, Chief Black Hawk, but was turned down by Post Office officials.

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Later that year, one key settler named Henry Janes, a native of Virginia who was a self-proclaimed woodsman and
early city planner, arrived in what is now Rock County. Janes came to the area in the early 1830s, and initially wanted
to name the budding village “Blackhawk," after the famous Sauk leader, Chief Black Hawk, but was turned down by
Post Office officials. After some discussion, it was settled that the town would be named after Janes himself and thus,
in 1835, Janesville was founded. janesville wisconsin Despite being named after a Virginian, Janesville was founded
by immigrants from New England. These were old stock Yankee immigrants, descended from the English Puritans
who settled New England in the 1600s. The completion of the Erie Canal caused a surge in New Englander
immigration to what was then the Northwest Territory. Some of them were from upstate New York, and had parents
who had moved to that region from New England shortly after the Revolutionary War. New Englanders, and New
England transplants from upstate New York, were the vast majority of Janesville's inhabitants during the first several
decades of its history. janesville wisconsin Land surveys encouraged pioneers to settle in the area among the
abundance of fertile farmland and woodlands. Many of these early settlers established farms and began cultivating
wheat and other grains. American settlers John Inman, George Follmer, Joshua Holmes, and William Holmes, Jr. built
a crude log cabin in the region in 1835.  Despite being named after a Virginian, Janesville was founded by immigrants
from New England. These were old stock Yankee immigrants, descended from the English Puritans who settled New
England in the 1600s. The completion of the Erie Canal caused a surge in New Englander immigration to what was
then the Northwest Territory. Some of them were from upstate New York, and had parents who had moved to that
region from New England shortly after the Revolutionary War. New Englanders, and New England transplants from
upstate New York, were the vast majority of Janesville's inhabitants during the first several decades of its history.
janesville wisconsin Land surveys encouraged pioneers to settle in the area among the abundance of fertile farmland
and woodlands. Many of these early settlers established farms and began cultivating wheat and other grains.
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was a self-proclaimed woodsman and early city planner, arrived in what is now Rock County. Janes came to the area
in the early 1830s, and initially wanted to name the budding village “Blackhawk," after the famous Sauk leader, Chief
Black Hawk, but was turned down by Post Office officials. After some discussion, it was settled that the town would be
named after Janes himself and thus, in 1835, Janesville was founded.[8] Despite being named after a Virginian,
Janesville was founded by immigrants from New England. These were old stock Yankee immigrants, descended from
the English Puritans who settled New England in the 1600s. The completion of the Erie Canal caused a surge in   
janesville wisconsin New Englander immigration to what was then the Northwest Territory. Some of them were from
upstate New York, and had parents who had moved to that region from New England shortly after the Revolutionary
War. New Englanders, and New England transplants from upstate New York, were the vast majority of Janesville's
inhabitants during the first several decades of its history. janesville wisconsin Land surveys encouraged pioneers to
settle in the area among the abundance of fertile farmland and woodlands. Many of these early settlers established
farms and began cultivating wheat and other grains. American settlers John Inman, George Follmer, Joshua Holmes,
and William Holmes, Jr. built a crude log cabin in the region in 1835.[7] Later that year, one key settler named Henry
Janes, a native of Virginia who was a self-proclaimed woodsman and early city planner, arrived in what is now Rock
County. Janes came to the area in the early 1830s, and initially wanted to name the budding village “Blackhawk,"
after the famous Sauk leader, Chief Black Hawk, but was turned down by Post Office officials. After some discussion,
it was settled that the town would be named after Janes himself and thus, in 1835, Janesville was founded.[8] Despite
being named after a Virginian, Janesville was founded by immigrants from New England. These were old stock
Yankee immigrants, descended from the English Puritans who settled New England in the 1600s. The completion of
the Erie Canal caused a surge in   janesville wisconsin New Englander immigration to what was then the Northwest
Territory. Some of them were from upstate New York, and had parents who had moved to that region from New
England shortly after the Revolutionary War. janesville wisconsin  New Englanders, and New England transplants
from upstate New York, were the vast majority of Janesville's inhabitants during the first several decades of its
history. janesville wisconsin Land surveys encouraged pioneers to settle in the area among the abundance of fertile
farmland and woodlands. Many of these early settlers established farms and began cultivating wheat and other
grains. American settlers John Inman, George Follmer, Joshua Holmes, and William Holmes, Jr. built a crude log
cabin in the region in 1835.[7] Later that year, one key settler named Henry Janes, a native of Virginia who was a self-
proclaimed woodsman and early city planner, arrived in what is now Rock County. Janes came to the area in the
early 1830s, and initially wanted to name the budding village “Blackhawk," after the famous Sauk leader, Chief Black
Hawk, but was turned down by Post Office officials. After some discussion, it was settled that the town would be
named after Janes himself and thus, in 1835, Janesville was founded.[8] Despite being named after a Virginian,
Janesville was founded by immigrants from New England. These were old stock Yankee immigrants, descended from
the English Puritans who settled New England in the 1600s. The completion of the Erie Canal caused a surge in New
Englander immigration to what was then the Northwest Territory. janesville wisconsin   Some of them were from
upstate New York, and had parents who had moved to that region from New England shortly after the Revolutionary
War. New Englanders, and New England transplants from upstate New York, were the vast majority of Janesville's
inhabitants during the first several decades of its history. janesville wisconsin Land surveys encouraged pioneers to
settle in the area among the abundance of fertile farmland and woodlands. Many of these early settlers established
farms and began cultivating wheat and other grains. American settlers John Inman, George Follmer, Joshua Holmes,
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Like the rest of Wisconsin the climate is humid continental, janesville wisconsin  but its location is in the transition
from warm to warm summers in the eastern and northern part of the state. Nowadays the city is the first choice, ie Dfa
for Köppen classification where the hot season may not be so comfortable at times, although surges in the outskirts
without UHI are in the Dfb zone. janesville wisconsin The city is at 5a / 5b in the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone.[30]
American settlers John Inman, George Follmer, Joshua Holmes, and William Holmes, Jr. built a crude log cabin in the
region in 1835. Later that year, one key settler named Henry Janes, a native of Virginia who was a self-proclaimed
woodsman and early city planner, arrived in what is now Rock County. Janes came to the area in the early 1830s,
and initially wanted to name the budding village “Blackhawk," after the famous Sauk leader, Chief Black Hawk, but
was turned down by Post Office officials. After some discussion, it was settled that the town would be named after
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after the Revolutionary War. New Englanders, and New England transplants from upstate New York, were the vast
majority of Janesville's inhabitants during the first several decades of its history.