Welcome to
Ozaukee County,
Wisconsin




Ozaukee County History

Ozaukee derives its name from the Indian word meaning yellow earth or clay, the soil being mostly of that color. The territory of Ozaukee County originally belonged to the Menomonee tribe of Indians, who lived along the western shore of Lake Michigan for some time prior to its settlement by the whites. The pioneers of Ozaukee County were men capable of heroic sacrifice, and possessed of the same free spirit that filled the breasts of the pilgrim fathers. They came here when the land was destitute of railroads, not even a wagon thoroughfare could be found - nothing but an Indian trail to guide them through the dense forests. There was no market for their produce, travel was difficult, sickness prevalent and money scarce. With all these obstacles to overcome, these men proceeded to possess themselves of and to beautify the broad acres by the hand of toil, till the lands that once lay dormant, bear on their bosoms grand and silent witnesses of their indomitable will and patient toil.

extracted from "History of Washington and Ozaukee Counties, Wisconsin"
published by Western Historical Co., 1881



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About the USGenWeb Project

In March and April 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. This led to the USGenWeb Project, of which Wisconsin is a part.

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