Wisconsin

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See also these surnames: Fitzgerald, Vetter.

"1870 Head of Household Census Index for Wisconsin." Family Quest Archives. Contains Head of Household only. GB4

"1880 Wisconsin Census." LDS. GB4

"Fifty Years in the Northwest." by W., H. C. Folsom, first published in 1888. The author's personal accounts of the Northwest Territory (primarily Wisconsin and Minnesota) in the 1830s-1850s and later. Includes history of many towns and counties, as well as biographies. JMA

"George Hanns & Mary Ann Braund, Their Descendants and Ancestors." BG Richard I. Braund, Privately Published, 1999. This is a huge resource for Braund family descendants. The book is 952 pages. It contains 1752 pictures. It contains 11 generations and surnames too numerous to list. Three descendants of Abraham Van Hoosen, and their descendants are also detailed in this book. This book is the painstaking and very detailed work of Retired Army Brigadier General Richard I Braund. Richard passed away unexpectedly in 2000. TAN

"Index to Names in Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of - 1901 'Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and LaFayette Wisconsin'." Indexed by Mrs. John M. Irvin; published by WI State Gen. Soc., 1983. The book itself was published in 1901 by J.H. Beers & Co., Chicago. CH2

"Index to Some Pioneer Families of Wisconsin, Volume One." 1977. Wisconsin State Genealogical Society. An index to names that have been filed with the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, index of pioneers, filed by descendants. CS6

"Index to Some Pioneer Families of Wisconsin, Volume Two." 1987. Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, index of pioneers, filed by descendants. CS6

"Our Marchant relatives." Les and Jean Rentmeester, private, 1995. Wisconsin descendants of Walloon and French Canadian origin. JOS

Adams Co.

"From Past to Present -- The History of Adams County." Micheal J. Goc, editor; 1999, Adams County Historical Society and New Past Press, Inc. A history of the founding and Settlement of Adams County. Includes information on: Schools, Post Offices, Churches, County government, Military Service. Also includes many family histories. 288 pages. DS16

Barron Co.

"History of Barron County, Wisconsin." Compiled by Franklin Curtiss-Wedge, publisher: H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1922. The book contains short biographies of several thousand people who lived in Barron Co. from the late 1800's to the 1920's. KW4, N2

Brown Co.

"The descendants of John Mills Smith as of January 22, 1952, with certain additional data about his ancestors, which may be of interest to those descendants." Compiled with the help of said descendants [by] Ethel Crandall Smith Cady. This Smith family is of Morris County, NJ and Green Bay, WI. JM

Chippewa Co.

"A History of Ruby and Town of Ruby." Lilas Burns Teacher, 1958. Names of settlers. NO INDEX; will look up families. DB4

Columbia Co.

"Columbia County History." Columbia County Historical Society, Taylor Publishing Co., 1982. CG

Dane Co.

"1911 Plat Book of Dane County, Wisconsin." W.W. Hixson & Co.; Rockford, Illinois; 1911. A plat book of Dane County, Wisconsin,(circa 1911), showing the various land owners of Dane county, and their property. Maps are broken down by Township. JW12

Dodge Co.

"History of Dodge Co." Butterfield, Western Historical Co., 1880. History and Biographies of local people. CJ2

Eau Claire Co.

"Sights and Sounds of the Valley: A History of Fall Creek." Patricia Henke and Steve H. Wise, (no publisher listed), 1978. History of the Fall Creek area of Wisconsin, in Eau Claire county. CG

Fond du Lac Co.

"Biographies of Fond du Lac Co." McKenna, Cooper & Co., 1912. Biographies and photos of local people. CJ2

"History of Fond du Lac County." Butterfield, Western Historical Co., 1880. Biographies of many local people. CJ2

Grant Co.

"Blackburn/Blackbourn Family." Donald and Ruth (Borchardt) Duxbury, 1995. Descendants of George and Martha (Nevitt) Blackbourn AND Richard and Mary Anne (Houghton) Blackbourn, Lincolnshire, England to Wisconsin Territory (1759-1995). L33

"History of Grant County, Wisconsin." Butterfield, et al., (no publisher name given), Chicago, IL, July, 1881. This is a detailed history of every city, town, and village in Grant County up to 1881. A large section on Civil War volunteers from Grant County. The last section of the book is biographies of the citizens in each town. A full index of the book is available at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/bookindex.htm. RM4

Green Co.

"The First 100 Years - Village of Albany, Wisconsin." 1983. History of the settlement of Albany, Green County, Wisconsin. Includes short biographies of early settlers. CS6

Jackson Co.

"Shamrock 1850-1900." Tracy Adams, privately published in 1983. History and biographies for the Shamrock area of Jackson County, Wisconsin. MB7

Juneau Co.

"Biographical History of LaCrosse, Monroe and Juneau Counties, Wisconsin." The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892. Biographical histories of many early settlers and leading families, including engravings of some of the prominent citizens of the counties. KK4

LaCrosse Co.

"Biographical History of LaCrosse, Monroe and Juneau Counties, Wisconsin." The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892. Biographical histories of many early settlers and leading families, including engravings of some of the prominent citizens of the counties. KK4

Lafayette Co.

"Index of Births 1852-1920." Fran & Glenn Matl (private publishing). KN3

"Index of Deaths 1861-1993." Compiled by Fran and Glenn Matl (private publisher). KN3

Manitowoc Co.

"History of Manitowoc Co." Falge, Western Historical Co., 1911. Biographies of local People. CJ2

Marinette Co.

Will do lookups at the Marinette County, Wisconsin Court House for the following records:
Death 1879------- Present
Birth 1879------- 1940
Marriages 1879----Present
Obituaries From newspaper Need dates. ES3

Milwaukee Co.

"History of Milwaukee City & County." William George Bruce - Western Historical Association = 1922. [This book is now freely available to download from the Internet Archive: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3].

"Memoirs of Milwaukee County: from the earliest historical times down to the present, including a genealogical and biographical record of representative families in Milwaukee County." Lt. Col. Jerome A. Watrous, Wisconsin Historical Association - 1909. 2-volume set mostly biographical in nature. [This book is now freely available to download from the Internet Archive: Volume 1, Volume 2]

"Pioneer History of Milwaukee" (Vol. 1-2) & "Milwaukee Under The Charter" (Vol. 3-4). James Smith Buck, Swine & Tate Book & Job Printers (1881-1890). History of early days of Milwaukee including some short biographies, church locations, early manufacturers, ministers and priests, organizations and members. [This book is now freely available to download from the Internet Archive: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4]

"We, the Milwaukee Poles 1846-1946." ed. Thaddeus Borun, Nowiny Publishing Co. "The History of Milwaukeeans of Polish decent and a record of their contributions to the greatness of Milwaukee." This book has articles about Polish Milwaukeeans as well as membership lists for a variety of businesses and organizations. K30

"Wright's Milwaukee (Milwaukee County, Wis) City Directory Vol. 1955." Wright Directory Co., Publishers, 1955. The City of Milwaukee both residents and busineses and residents of Fox Point, River Hills, Shorewood, West Milwaukee and Whitefish Bay. "Containig an Alphabetical Directory of Business Concerns and Private Citizens, a Directory of Householders, Occupants of Office Buildings and Other Business Places, Including a Completer Street and Avenue Guide..." One can find who is listed at an address. MQT

Monroe Co.

"1948 Plat Book of Monroe County, Wisconsin." Marathon Map Service, Marathon Map Service, 1948. 1948 Plat Book for Monroe County, Wisconsin. Shows detailed Township Maps with current owners of land for that time. Features all Townships; Adrian, Angelo, Byron, Clifton, Glendale, Grant, Greenfield, Jefferson, LaFayette, La Grange, Leon, Lincoln, Little Falls, New Lyme, Oakdale, Portland, Ridgeville, Scott, Sheldon, Sparta, Tomah, Wellington, Wells, Wilton. Useful in finding information on who owned what land in 1948, in Monroe Co. JW12

"Biographical History of LaCrosse, Monroe and Juneau Counties, Wisconsin." The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892. Biographical histories of many early settlers and leading families, including engravings of some of the prominent citizens of the counties. KK4

"Family Maps of Monroe County, Wisconsin " Gregory A. Boyd J.D. (2006). Detailed Maps of Homestead land grants as well as cash entry purchases in Monroe County, Wisconsin from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Shows name of original land patent holder from United States.Well indexed to persons. TS6

Outagamie Co.

"1874 Appleton (WI) City Directory." Author: Outagamie Historical Society, Publisher: Geo. Banta Co, Inc. , reprinted 1976. Listing of Residents, Businesses, Churches, Government offices, newspapers, history of the city, ward boundaries, schools (incl. Lawrence University). Includes advertisements. SKB1

Ozaukee Co.

See Hengel Family and Hilgen Family.

Pierce Co.

"Ellsworth 100 years 1862--1962." city of Ellsworth. Founding, early pioneers and info on present day residents and events. My mothers family, the Kinne*s, were pioneer settlers there. MBE

"The Mann Family; Mann Valley, River Falls, Wisconsin, 1853-1973; A Pioneer Family of Wisconsin." Floyd D. Buck. Floyd D. Buck; 1973. Genealogy of John Mann of River Falls, Wisconsin, descendant of William Man of Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colony, with a directory of descendants of John Mann's parents, Nathaniel Mann and Eunice Bennett of Sandusky, Ohio. 109 pages with color photos, and black and white photos, documents, charts and bibliography. BLL

"The Mann Family; Mann Valley, River Falls, Wisconsin, 1853-1977; A Pioneer Family of Wisconsin (Revised)." Floyd D. Buck. Floyd D. Buck; 1977. Genealogy of John Mann of River Falls, Wisconsin, descendant of William Man of Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colony, with a directory of descendants of John Mann's parents, Nathaniel Mann and Eunice Bennett of Sandusky, Ohio. 177 pages with black and white photos, documents, charts and bibliography. Includes some 1979 additions and corrections. BLL

Price Co.

"100 Years on the Flambeau: Park Falls, Lake, Eisenstein, 1889-1989." Park Falls Centennial Committee, F.A. Weber & Sons, 1989. History of Park Falls and surrounding area of Northern WI, in Price County. Includes numerous family histories as well as general history of the area. CG

"Fifield Wisconsin 1876-2001 125 Years." Price County Historical Society. Published by Park Falls Print & Copy, 2001. A photo album of Fifield, Wisconsin pictures as a memento of the Fifield 100+25 celebration in 2001. CG

"Metropolis of the North: Fifield - Her People and Their History." Written by Rena Lake, 1975. A history of Fifield, Wisconsin with stories and pictures from 1893 to 1975. CG

Racine Co.

"THE GRASSROOTS HISTORY OF RACINE COUNTY (WI)." Racine County (WI) Historical Museum, published 1978. More than 650 pages detailing families, companies and other historical information on Racine County. Includes family history write-ups submitted for the publication by the kin of old Racine County families. Very comprehensive. KC8

Rock Co.

"CLINTON CEMETERY, ROCK CO., WI." Don and Elsie Davis, 1996. Contains names and locations of burial, birthdate or age at time of death, date of death, and sometimes some notes. CH2

"Clinton, Wisconsin 150 Years." Clinton Sesquicentennial Book Comm., Burtis Media Corp. - 1987 History of Clinton, Wisconsin 1837 - 1987 History and pictures of community, i.e.; government, businesses, railroads, schools, churches and organizations; and histories and pictures of families. Of interest would be "Jefferson Prairie" - a Norwegian settlement four miles south, towns of Shopiere, Tiffany, Avalon, and Emerald Grove in Rock County and Darien in Walworth County. CH2

"Index to 5,750 Names of the History of Rock County, 1879." Compiled by Mrs. Sturges W. Bailey; published by WI State Gen. Soc., 1969. The book itself was published by Western Historical Company, 1879. CH2

"Index to Names in The Portrait & Biographical Album of Rock County, 1889." Indexed by Ruth Mendenhall Kornitz; reprinted by WI State Gen. Soc., 1980. The book itself was published by Acme Publishing Co, Chicago, IL, 1889. CH2

Sauk Co.

"Always in Sumpter." Erhart A. Mueller. History of many families in Sumpter Township, Sauk County Wisconsin written in 1983. (copyright Worzalla Publishing Co., Stevens Point, WI). JH1

"Forever in Sumpter." Erhart A. Mueller. History of many families in Sumpter township, Sauk County, Wisconsin, written in 1987, (copyright Worzalla Publishing Co., Stevens Point, WI). JH1

Taylor Co.

"The Westboro Story." Ruby Evelyn Harrold Hatlestad. Author's account of her childhood being raised in Westboro, Taylor County, Wisconsin. Writen in 1996. (Copyright New markets Printing, Brewer, ME). Family trees listed include; Frank HANISH (HANYCH) m 1868 Catherine Hawlish(Houlish), Andrew HARROLD m 1860 Amanda BECK, Mary HANISH m 1904 Dennis HARROLD with a lot of detail about their offspring. JH1

Vernon Co.

"Coon Prairie." Hjalmar R. Holand (1927), translated by Oivind M. Hovde (1977), Wetsby-Coon Prairie Church. A History of the Coon Prairie Church on its 75th Anniversary in 1927. Includes brief biographical paragraphs of the original immigrants from about 1846 to 1900, with sometimes Norwegian county of origin, names of family, and often where they later moved from the Coon Prairie area which is in Vernon County, Wiconsin. Often tells when they immigrated or at least arrived in Wisconsin, when and where they died, Civil War service and place of burial. JR2

"Vernon County Wisconsin Tombstone Inscriptions." Jerry Parr & MIckie Parr, Vernon County Historical Society, 2005. Listing of tombstone inscriptions for Vernon County Wisconsin Cemeteries. Indexed by last name. P13

Walworth Co.

"History of Delavan." W. Gordon Yadon, 1961. Delavan High School Graduating Classes and Faculty from 1875 to 1960. JM7

Winnebago Co.

"History of Winnebago Co." Lawson, Cooper & Co., 1908. Biographies of local people. CJ2