This early history is taken from the minute book of the Township of Theresa of 1948, which is on display in the Juneau Home, and is on loan to the Theresa Historical Society. The Village of Theresa south of the Rock River already had been platted by Solomon Juneau at this time.
The first election in the Township of Theresa, County of Dodge, Territory of Wisconsin, was held on the 4th day of April, 1848, at the home of Narcisus Juneau (son of Solomon) at which time 43 votes were cast. The first town cleark elected was Narcisus Juneau, the three supervisors were Paul Juneau (son of Solomon), Christopher Bannister, and Benjamin Edgerley.
The first state election was held on April 3rd, 1848 and Nelson Dewey received 58 votes for governor. At the first county election held Nov. 7, 1849, 92 votes were cast.
At the first annual town meeting on April 3rd, 1849, the board of supervisors recommended to raise by taxation $250 for contingent purposes and $900 to defray expenses for the year 1848. It was also decided to raise for school purposes one-quarter of one percent of the valuation of the township.