Ozaukee County,
Wisconsin

Ozaukee County Newspapers

Newspapers can help in researching our families. Many times official records have been destroyed by fire, flooding, or other disasters. Local newspapers may give us the only clue as to when a birth, marriage or death occurred. They also bring to life our ancestors - describing a family wedding, mentioning when out-of-town relatives visited, listing members of local organizations, building projects or clubs. Find out what your relatives did for entertainment, who got the highest grades in school, won the local baseball game, etc. Many researchers use newpapers to look just for obituaries of family members. While obituaries may contain helpful information, reading about how your ancestors lived sure can bring them to life!


Local Newspaper Articles - These are transcriptions of the "Local News" portions of older editions of area newspapers currently on microfilm. Local newspapers contain some birth/marriage/death information, but also local activities and concerns of the day.


There is a website - I am the state and Ozaukee county coordinator - called Newspaper Abstracts which is alway looking for volunteers and transcription contributions of pre-1923 newspapers.

Newspaper Abstracts Main Page where you can search the whole site (USA, Canada, Ireland) or choose a state; or go to any county

If anyone has copies of pre-1923 newspapers and would like to contribute them, please
contact me.


The following list is an extract from "Guide to Wisconsin Newspapers, 1833-1957", compiled by Donald E. Oehlerts, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, 1958. The Wisconsin Historical Society has copies of some of the newspapers on microfilm - see those newspapers with (WHi . . .) notations at the end of their descriptions.


Cedarburg

CEDARBURG ENTERPRISE (see Ozaukee County Enterprise)

CEDARBURG NEWS (w) Jan. 7, 1883 to date.

Editors: Frederick W. Horn, 1883-Jan. 1893; Alexander W. Horn, Jan. 1893-Sept. 1918; Adlai S. Horn, Oct. 1918 to date. (WHi complete)

OZAUKEE COUNTY ENTERPRISE (w) May 1879 - May 31, 1881.

Title varies: Cedarburg Enterprise, 1879 - 1880.
Editors: J. H. Hilgen and Fred Meyer, 1879 - 1880; Meyer, Jan. - May, 1881.
(
WHi Mar. 10, 1880 - Apr. 20, 1881)


Grafton

GRAFTON ENTERPRISE (w) July 27, 1927 - Apr. 18, 1928.

Editors: A.D. Bolens
Merged with Port Washington Pilot.

OZAUKEEAN (w) 1895 - 1861 [?].

Editors: A.D. Bolens


Port Washington

ADLER (w) Jan. 4, 1860 - 1861 [?].

Editors: Jacob Werle
In German.

PORT WASHINGTON HERALD (w) Apr. 1, 1896 to date.

Title varies: Port Washington Herold, 1896 - Oct. 1917.
Editors: W.B. Krause, 1896 - 1947; A.W. Stricker, 1947 to date.
In German: 1896 - Oct. 1917.
(
WHi Mar. 3, 1948 to date.)

MODERN PRESS (sm) Nov. 5, 1935 - 1936 [?].

Editors: A.D. Bolens

OZAUKEE COUNTY ADVERTISER (w) May, 1854 - Jan. 1913.

Editors: Richard L. Gove, 1854 - June, 1858; J.R. Bohan and Seymour G. Wait, June, 1858 - 1866; Bohan and Flavius J. Mills, 1866 - 1869; J.R. Bohan, 1869 - Nov. 1886; M.G. Bohan, Nov. 1886 - 1913.
Merged with Port Washington Star.

OZAUKEE COUNTY BLADE, see Ozaukee County Times.

OZAUKEE COUNTY DEMOCRAT (w) July 25, 1857 - June 1858.

Editors: Adolph Heidkamp
Merged with Ozaukee County Advertiser
(
WHi Sept. 19 - Dec 19, 1857)

OZAUKEE COUNTY EAGLE (w) Jan. 4, 1860 - 1861 [?].

Editors: Jacob Werle

OZAUKEE COUNTY JOURNAL (w) July 1848 - 1849 [?].

Editors: Rhenodyne A. Bird.

OZAUKEE COUNTY TIMES (w) Apr. 1849 - June 29, 1854.

Title varies: Washington County Blade, 1849 - Feb. 1853; Ozaukee County Blade, Mar. - Sept. 1853.
Editors: Rhenodyne A. Bird, Apr. - Nov. 1849; Bird and Flavius J. Mills, Nov. 1849 - 1850; Bird and J.W. Vail, 1851 - Mar. 1853; Bird, Mar. 1853 - 1854.

OZAUKEE COUNTY TIMES (w) Mar. 17 1859 - 1860 [?].

Editors: Richard L. Gove

OZAUKEE PRESS (w) 1940 to date.

Editors: William F. Schanen, Jr.
(
WHi Apr. 25, 1946 to date)

PORT WASHINGTON PILOT (w) Aug. 4, 1898 to date.

Editors: Henry Schoensigel, 1898 - Apr. 1934; Norbert A. Sauer, May 1934 to date.
(
WHi Apr. 26, 1928 to date)

PORT WASHINGTON STAR (w) Nov. 1, 1879 - Apr. 20, 1928.

Editors: Eugene B. Bolens, 1879 - Apr. 1886; A.D. Bolens, Apr. 1886 - 1893; H.W. Bolens and M.B. Krause, 1894 - Mar. 1895; A.D. Bolens, Mar. 1895 - Nov. 1902; George Cannon, Nov. 1902 - 1914; H.W. Bolens, 1914 - 1925; Albert D. Bolens, 1925 - 1928.
Merged with Port Washington Pilot
(
WHi Nov. 1, 1879 - Feb. 16, 1889; Feb. 9, 1895 - Apr. 20, 1928)

WASHINGTON COUNTY BLADE, see Ozaukee County Times.

WASHINGTON COUNTY DEMOCRAT (w) May 1847 - 1850.

Title varies: Washington Democrat, 1847 - 1850
Editors: Flavius J. Mills, 1847 - 1849; J.W. Vail, 1849 - 1850.
Merged with Washington County Blade.

PORT WASHINGTON ZEITUNG (w) Jan. 1, 1855 - Sept. 6, 1928.

Editors: Adolph Heidkamp, 1855 - June 1881; Carl Fehlandt, June 1881 - 1928.
In German
(
WHi Feb. 14, 1895 - Sept. 6, 1928)


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