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Dunn County Books in Print

If you know of any historical or genealogical Dunn County-related books that are not listed here, please contact me.

 

Aarbok 2008/2009, Yearbook of the Trønderlag of America. Published 2009, Norskbok Press, Cary, IL. Contains history of the Trønderlag organization as well as biographies of many Norwegian immigrants, including several with Dunn County connections. Available from: www.tronderlag.org

Aarbok 2006, Yearbook of the Trønderlag of America. Published 2006 Norskbok Press, Cary, IL. Contains the history of the Trønderlag organization as well as biographies of many Norwegian immigrants, including several with Dunn County connections. Available from: www.tronderlag.org
Aarbok 2005, Yearbook of the Trønderlag of America. Published 2005 Norskbok Press, Cary, IL. Contains the history of the Trønderlag organization as well as biographies of more than 125 Norwegian immigrants, including several from Dunn County . Available from: www.tronderlag.org
Caddie Woodlawn - A Pioneer Girl on Wisconsin's Frontier.  Compiled by Dunn County Historical Society, 1970. Available for sale from the Dunn County Historical Society.
Digging Up the Past by Truman Torgerson. Self-published, 1994.  Truman relates his life and experiences as a farm boy in Peru Township, Dunn County, student, university sports star, vo-ag teacher, county agent, etc. May be available through Interlibrary loan. Library resource only
Dunn County Early Marriages, Vol. I, December 1858-December 1869.  $3.00 + $1.50 postage
Dunn County Early Marriages,
Vol. II, January 1870-December 1874.  $3.00 + $1.50postage

Dunn County Early Marriages, Volume III  1875-1879. $3.00  $1.50 postage

1855 Dunn County Census Index.  $3.00  $1.50 postage
Order from the Dunn County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 633, Menomonie, WI 54751

The Dunn County History book which was originally printed in 1925 can be ordered from HIGGINSON BOOK COMPANY, 148 Washington Street, P O Box 778, Salem, Massachusetts 01970. 978-745-7170

They print copies on demand and charge $95.00 per book + shipping, allow payment by check via the U.S. Mail, or will take an order over the telephone if applied to a major credit card. It takes about ten weeks for the order to ship from the date they receive your order / payment. Credit cards are charged when item is shipped. An order form is available on their web site.

Now available online:

Dunn County History. Comp. by Dunn County Historical Society. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co, 1984.  Available for sale at the Dunn County Historical Society.
Historical Calendar Dunn County Wisconsin. Includes pictures of old Dunn County schools with students and calendar of historical events.  Available from the Dunn County Historical Society.
History of the Chippewa Valley- a faithful record of all important events, incidents and circumstances that have transpired in the valley of the Chippewa from its earliest settlement by white people, Indian treaties, organization of the territory and state ; also of the counties embracing the valley, senatorial, assembly and congressional districts, &c. ; also a brief biographical sketch of the most prominent persons in the settlement of the valley by Thomas E. Randall. La Crosse, Wis. : Brookhaven Press, 1998. [Reprint of 1875 edition] Library resource only
History of New Haven Township, Dunn County, Wisconsin. Published Dec. 2005.  The History of New Haven Township is a collection of materials, oral histories and photographs. Within the 13 chapters is information about the Township itself, the country schools that once existed, the local churches, the cemeteries, town parks, the small hamlet of Graytown, and history of many families and people who were responsible for forming and shaping the community. No longer available for sale. Library resource only.
History of Northern Wisconsin, An Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development and Resources; An Extensive Sketch of Its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvements, Industries, Manufacturers; Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Prominent Men and Early Settlers; Views of County Seats, etc. Volume 1. Chicago: The Western Historical Company. A.T. Andreas Proprietor, 1881, pp. 272-293.  Available at libraries. Library resource only
History of the Scandinavians and Successful Scandinavians in the United States, Compiled and Edited By O. N. Nelson. Vol. II, Parts 1 & 2. Online. Library resource only
James Huff Stout, An Illustrated Timeline. Stout Historical Associaton of the Dunn Co. Historical Society, 2006. Editor Don Steffen. Available for sale at the Dunn County Historical Society.
Map of Dunn County Wisconsin, Published by Nash & Morgan 1877.  Reproduced by Dunn County Historical Society in 1994. Includes township maps. Available for sale at the Dunn County Historical Society.
Settlement & Survival. 1850-1925 - Building Towns in the Chippewa Valley. Chippewa Valley Museum Press, 1994. No longer available
The Spring Brook Saga. The Settlement and Growth of Eastern Dunn County.  P.M. O'Brien. 1994.  Library Resource only.
Styer, Gahen & Poehnelt Families of Wisconsin, History and Lineage 1785-1935 by Betty M. and Leo E. Styer.  Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc. 1981.  (Includes Schwartz)  Availability unknown.
Styer, Gahen & Poehnelt Families of Wisconsin Supplement by Betty M. and Leo E. Styer. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1988.  Availability unknown.
A Time to Remember, A Time to Honor: June 4, 1958. The Colfax Tornado 2008; The Colfax Messenger. Available for sale at the Dunn County Historical Society.
  Vi Hadde Det Godt Her (We had it good here) by Ardis Folstad. Self-published, April 1987. The story of Ardis' Norwegian ancestors and their immigration to and life in Dunn County. Library resource only
West Central Wisconsin: A History.    Volume I-4 -- by John G. Gregory, Editor in Chief, and Hon. Thomas J. Cunningham.   Together with a corps of Associate Editors from the Various Counties Comprising the "Old Carver Tract" and Its Immediate Vicinity. Volume III and IV -- Biographical.  Not available.

Indianapolis: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Inc. ,  1933  The foreword indicates that, "West Central Wisconsin comprises substantially the tract of country long apocryphally asserted to have been conveyed in 1767 by Indian chiefs to Capt. Johathan Carver.  On current [1933] maps it is divided into twenty-three counties -- Polk, Barron, Rusk, Price; St. Croix, Dunn, Chippewa, Taylor, Lincoln;  Pierce, Pepin, Eau Claire, Clark, Marathon;  Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, Wood, Portage;  La Crosse, Monroe, Juneau and Adams. ..."  

Where the Wild Rice Grows, A Sesquicentennial Portrait of Menomonie. Larry Lynch and John M. Russell Eds. 1996. Library Resource.  Now available online: 
Wisconsin's Past and Present. A Historical Atlas. The Wisconsin Cartographers' Guide. University of Wisconsin Press, 1998. May be available through Wis. Hist. Press in Madison)
 
 

 

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