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Wisconsin Biographies

  • Racine County, Wisconsin Biographies
    Racine, Belle City of the lakes, and Racine County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement. The following collection consists of 422 biographies of Racine County Wisconsin. These persons were either born and raised in Racine or settled Racine at an early date in it’s history (pre 1900). They consist of men in the County of Racine, who were considered by the publisher to be the religious, business, governmental, professional, and agricultural leaders of the various communities in Racine. Sometimes they were included simply because they “subscribed” to the manuscript prior to publication.
  • Racine County, Wisconsin Biographies

Wisconsin Cemeteries

Wisconsin Census Records

Wisconsin County Genealogy and History

Crawford County Wisconsin Genealogy

Ozaukee County Wisconsin Genealogy

Racine County Wisconsin Genealogy

Racine County, Wisconsin Biographies
Racine, Belle City of the lakes, and Racine County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement. The following collection consists of 422 biographies of Racine County Wisconsin. These persons were either born and raised in Racine or settled Racine at an early date in it’s history (pre 1900). They consist of men in the County of Racine, who were considered by the publisher to be the religious, business, governmental, professional, and agricultural leaders of the various communities in Racine. Sometimes they were included simply because they “subscribed” to the manuscript prior to publication.

The History of Racine County, Wisconsin Businesses

Shawano County Wisconsin Genealogy

History of Shawano County Wisconsin, 1853-1953
The book “Shawano County, Wisconsin, Centurawno, 1853-1953” was compiled by the Shawano County Centennial Committee to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Shawano County, Wisconsin. Published in 1953, this volume captures the history and development of the county from its founding in 1853 through a century of growth and change.

St. Croix County Wisconsin Genealogy

Hudson Wisconsin History, 1857-1957
In the heart of the American Midwest, nestled along the scenic banks of the Willow River and the St. Croix, lies Hudson, Wisconsin—a city with a storied past and a vibrant present. The “Hudson Centennial Souvenir Program, 1857-1957,” published by the Hudson Wisconsin Centennial Committee was written to showcase the city’s rich history. This program commemorates the 100th anniversary of Hudson’s charter as a city, celebrating a journey that began in the early 19th century.

This was Hudson, Wisconsin
“This Was Hudson” by Willis H. Miller is a compact yet rich compilation of historical narratives focusing on Hudson, Wisconsin, originally published in 1955 by the Star-Observer Publishing Co. This book emerged from a special centennial edition of the Hudson Star-Observer, the town’s weekly newspaper, which marked its 100th anniversary in 1954. The edition featured a collection of articles that captured the essence and history of Hudson and its surrounding areas.

Wisconsin Genealogy and History

Wisconsin Genealogy Websites

United States Genealogy

United States GenWeb Project

Adams, Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Buffalo, Burnett, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence, Fond Du Lac, Forest, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa , Iron, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Racine, Richland, Rock, Rusk, St. Croix, Sauk, Sawyer, Shawano, Sheboygan, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Vilas, Walworth, Washburn, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, Wood

American History and Genealogy Project

Brown, Calumet, Green, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Monroe, Portage, Racine, Richland, Rock, Taylor, Walworth

Wisconsin Land Records

  • U.S., Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1820-1908
    3,907 land management tract books containing official records of the land status and transactions involving surveyed public lands arranged by state and then by township and range. These books indicate who obtained the land, and include a physical description of the tract and where the land is located. The type of transaction is also recorded such as cash entry, credit entry, homesteads, patents (deeds) granted by the Federal Government, and other conveyances of title such as Indian allotments, internal improvement grants (to states), military bounty land warrants, private land claims, railroad grants, school grants, and swamp grants. Additional items of information included in the tract books are as follows: number of acres, date of sale, purchase price, land office, entry number, final Certificate of Purchase number, and notes on relinquishments and conversions.
  • Arizona Land Patents online. Index.

Wisconsin Military Records

Wisconsin Native American Records

Wisconsin Newspapers

Oconto County is located in northeastern Wisconsin and seated in Oconto. This newspaper archive, comprising seventeen titles from 1859 to 1948, includes contributions from Oconto County libraries, genealogical societies, and historical societies. Search by keyword across the entire database at once or within an individual newspaper title, and limit results by publication date. You can also browse the collection.

Oconto County Wisconsin Newspaper Archives

The Enquirer, Farmer-Herald, Gillett Times, Herald, Lena Enterprise, Maple Valley Educator, Militiaman, Oconto County Chronicle, Oconto County Reporter, Oconto County Reporter Enterprise, Oconto County Reporter Enterprise-Enquirer, Oconto County Times-Herald, Oconto Falls Herald, Oconto Lumberman, Oconto Pioneer, Suring Sun, Union Farmer-Herald.

Wisconsin Vital Records

New Wisconsin Genealogy

Biography of Francis Xavier Paquet

FRANCIS X. PAQUET. – Francis Xavier Paquet, son of Joseph Paquet and Marie Madaline Godant, was born in the parish of Saint John, about thirty miles west of Quebec, at the junction of the Jacquarka river with the St. Lawrence. Joseph Paquet was a stonemason by trade, but lived on a farm and took jobs of stonework. He was the father of eighteen children, nine boys and nine girls. F.X. Paquet, the sixteenth child in order, was born on the fifteenth day of January, 1811. He learned the trade of shipbuilding at Quebec, being apprenticed to Peter Labbe when not…

Charles Henry Wyman Genealogy

Charles Henry4 Wyman, b. in Barnard, Vt., Jan. 30, 1863; son of Elliot and Hester (Woodward) Wyman; m. June 15, 1890, at Barre, Mass., Martha Robinson, b. in Barre, June 5, 1865; dau. of Charles and Mary Stearns (Henry) Robinson. This Charles Henry was son of Elliot Wyman of Barnard, Vt.; who was the son of Ira Wyman of Stockbridge, Vt.; who was the son of Jasher Wyman of Stockbridge, who came there from Athens, Vt. The ch. of Charles H. and Hester were: Carl Robinson5, b. Summit, Wis., July 2, 1891. Herbert Harland5, b. East Jaffrey, Dec. 17, 1898.…

Wisconsin County Courthouse Addresses

Wisconsin State Vital Records Office Wisconsin Division of Health Vital Records P.O. Box 309 Madison, WI 53701-0309 (608) 266-1371 Adams County PO Box 278 Friendship, WI 53934 (608) 339-4200 Marathon County 500 Forest Street Wausau, WI 54403-5554 (715) 261-1500 Ashland County 201 West Main St Ashland, WI 54806-1652 (715) 682-7000 Marinette County 1926 Hall Ave Marinette, WI 54143-1717 (715) 732-7406 Barron County 330 E LaSalle Ave Barron, WI 54812-1540 (715) 537-6200 Marquette County P.O. Box 186, 77 W Park St Montello, WI 53949-0186 (608) 297-9114 Bayfield County 117 E 5th St Washburn, WI 54891-9464 (715) 373-6100 Menominee County P.O. Box…

Wisconsin Vital Records

Wisconsin vital records, as the name suggests, are connected with central life events: birth, marriage, and death which occurred in Wisconsin. Maintained by civil authorities, they are prime sources of genealogical information; but, unfortunately, official vital records are available only for relatively recent periods. These records, despite their recent creation in the United States, are critically important in genealogical research, often supplying details on family members well back into the nineteenth century. Ancestry.com  Wisconsin State Database $$$A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records. Wisconsin State Vital Records Office Wisconsin Division…

Biography of Natley Dutton

Natley Dutton and wife, of England, settled in Maryland some time after Lord Baltimore began to colonize that State. Their son, Natley, Jr., was born and raised in Maryland. He had a son, named John H., who was born in 1790. Mr. Dutton died when his son was eleven years of age, and two years afterward his mother had him bound out to learn the ship carpenter’s trade. He worked at that business fourteen years. In the meantime his mother had married a Mr. Elton, whose father was a Quaker and came to America with William Penn. They had a…

Illinois Indian Land

Makataimeshekiakiah, Or Black Hawk,Original name Black SparrowA Saukie Brave (Sac, Sauk)1767 – 1838
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With the rapid increase of a white population between the Lakes and the Mississippi, which followed the conclusion of hostilities with England and her Indian allies, new difficulties began to arise between the natives and the settlers. Illinois and Wisconsin were inhabited by various tribes of Indians, upon terms of bitter hostility among themselves, but united in their suspicions and apprehensions at the unprecedented inroads of emigrants from the east. The Winnebago, dwelling in Wisconsin; the Pottawatomie, situated around the southern extremity of…

Biography of Abraham Storle

Among the prosperous farmers and representative citizens of Norway Township is Abraham Storle, who owns and operates a well improved and valuable farm of two hundred and seventeen acres on section 32. He was born in that Township August 10, 1857, and is a son of Ole and Anna Storle, both natives of Norway, though they were married after coming to the United States, in Racine County, Wisconsin. The father was born in 1805 and lived to a ripe old age, passing away in 1891. It was in 1844 that he became a resident of this County and for a…

Biography of John Pugh

John Pugh, of Racine, who is filling the office of state game warden of Wisconsin, was born September 1, 1847, in the city in which he still makes his home. Almost three score years and ten have since come and gone and he has witnessed remarkable changes as the state has become thickly settled and the work of progress and improvement has been carried forward. His parents were James and Jeanette (Hughes) Pugh, both of whom were natives of Wales, but they were married in this County. The father on coming to the United States settled first in Utica, New…

Biography of Frank L. Mitchell

Mitchell Plant
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In taking up the personal history of Frank L. Mitchell it is unnecessary to tell to Racine and her people the place that he occupies, for his position has been established by the consensus of public opinion, and in considering his career one is led to the reflection that opportunities slip away from the sluggard, tauntingly play before the dreamer, but surrender to the individual with high purpose, undaunted courage and indefatigable determination. It is through the wise use of his opportunities that Frank L. Mitchell has reached the prominent position which he now…

Biography of Judge Elbert Osborne Hand

Judge Elbert Osborne Hand, long a distinguished member of the Racine bar and for thirteen years occupying the bench of the County court, passed away June 19, 1915, an occasion which carried with it a sense of deep regret and sorrow to many who have been his associates and contemporaries. He was then nearing the eighty-fifth milestone on life’s journey and there came to him “the blessed accompaniments of age-honor, riches, and troops of friends.” Judge Hand was a native of New Lebanon, Columbia County, New York, born November 29, 1830, and came of English ancestry in both the maternal…

Biography of William Turnor Lewis

1909 Mitchell Model K
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When death called William Tumor Lewis on the 30th of December, 1915, Racine lost one of its prominent pioneer manufacturers and capitalists, a man who was freely accorded honor and respect, not only because of the success which he had achieved, but also on account of the straightforward and commendable business principles which he always followed and the spirit of helpfulness which he manifested throughout his entire life. He never deviated from a course which he believed to be right in all of his relations with his fellowmen and his memory remains…

Biography of Judge William Smieding, Jr.

Judge William Smieding, Jr., who for the past fifteen years has been the municipal and juvenile court judge of Racine County, is a native son of this city and his life record stands in contradistinction to the old adage that a prophet is not without honor save in his own country, for worth and ability have gained him professional recognition and he is regarded as one of the representative members of the Racine bar. He was born September 9, 1868, a son of William and Mary (Wustum) Smieding. The father’s birth occurred at Lübbecke, in western Prussia, November 11, 1831,…

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