In most cases, these men were immigrants and earned their living by mining or farming as well as stone mason. Here are some of their names:

NameOriginTown / VillageYear
Allen, Phillip Jr. Cornwall, EnglandMineral Point
Allen, PhillipCornwall, EnglandMineral Point
Arndt, AugustGermanyBrigham
Barlow, AnthonyFranceMineral Point
Batten, WilliamEnglandMineral Point
Boley, SimonDodgeville
Bowden, RichardCornwall EnglandMineral Point
Bowden, WilliamCornwall EnglandMineral Point
Branger, JosephGermanyDodgeville
Branger, JosephGermanyMineral Point
Burghardt, ConradGermanyMineral Point
Carbis, JamesCornwall EnglandMineral Point
Carkeek, ThomasCornwall EnglandDodgeville1850
Charles, JamesEnglandMineral Point
Charles, Phillip A.EnglandMineral Point
Cornelius, SamuelCornwall, EnglandDodgeville1850
Cox, William J.Cornwall, EnglandMineral Point
Curtis, CharlesWyoming Valley
Davenport, HenryPulaski1857
Davey, ThomasDodgeville
Erickson, EricRidgeway
Francis, JosephEnglandMineral Point
Goldsworthy, AbrahamCornwall EnglandMineral Point
Goldsworthy, Richard H., Cornwall EnglandMineral Point
Goldsworthy, RichardCornwall EnglandMineral Point
Goldsworthy, WilliamCornwall EnglandMineral Point
Gutweiler, FrankPulaski
Hammill, RichardEnglandMineral Point
Hampton, AndrewIndianaMineral Point
Hoare, JamesCornwall EnglandMineral Point
Hoell, NicholasFranceMineral Point
Holmes, PaulWyoming Valley
Hupperts, WilliamGermanyMineral Point
James, AnthonyEnglandMineral Point
Jenkin, JohnCornwall EnglandMineral Point
Jenkin, SamuelCornwall EnglandMineral Point
Johnson, JamesNew YorkMineral Point
Kendal, GeorgeAvoca
Kramer, TheoRidgeway
Larson, AlfredWyoming Valley
Larson, HankWyoming Valley
Leigh, LeonardMineral Point
Lounge, LontzAustrianMineral Point
Marks, ElishaMineral Point1854
Moleag, PatrickIrelandMineral Point
Paull, CharlesDodgeville
Penberthy, JohnCornwall EnglandMineral Point
Penhallegon, R. J.Cornwall EnglandMineral Point
Perkins, ThomasDodgeville
Pierick, Marion B.Highland
Polkinghorn, JamesCornwall EnglandDodgeville
Reider, JohnGermanyMineral Point
Robb, JamesPennsylvaniaMineral Point
Schaumber, AloisGermanyMineral Point
Strang, ChristopherEnglandMineral Point
Strike, ChristopherCornwall EnglandMineral Point
Stuart, HiramWyoming Valley
Stude, JosephGermanyMineral Point
Thodom, JohnScotlandMineral Point
Thomas, RichardCornwall EnglandMineral Point
Thomas, SampsonCornwall EnglandMineral Point
Timothy, DavidWalesWyoming Valley
Tink, WilliamEnglandMineral Point
Toay, JohnCornwall EnglandMineral Point
Volk, PhilWyoming Valley
Walthaus, HenryGermanyMineral Point
Yurick, WilliamGermanyMineral Point

     Two Dodgeville masons were Thomas Carkeek and his friend Samuel Cornelius. They emigrated from Redruth, Cornwall. They first built a stone cottage for each their families in the area later known as Minersville. One of their next buildings was the stone school house on North Bequette. This building was built in 1853. Then came the building of the Iowa County Courthouse. The Courthouse was begun in 1858. One of their last projects was to design and build the slag furnace on Spring Street in Dodgeville. The slag furnace was built 1876. Some of their co-workers were the following masons: Thomas Perkins, Thomas Davey and Charles Paull.

   Suggested Reading includes Stone by Stone, author Audrey Parkinson. (available in our bookstore)

Jim Jewell’s book on the Cornish listed several stone masons: Phil Allen, Phillip Allen Jr., Richard Bowden, James Carbis, Samuel Cornelius, William Cox, Samuel Kenkin Sr., Colan “Cully” Goldsworthy, James Hoare, R. J. Penhallegon, James Polkinghorn, John Toay, Christopher Strike and Richard Thomas.