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Barron County, Wisconsin
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Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 4, 1869
County Seat Barron
Courthouse
Address Barron County Courthouse
330 E La Salle Avenue
Barron, WI 54812-1591
Phone. 715.537.6200 

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Contents

Historical Facts

1869 - Barron County was created 4 March 1869 by the renaming of Dallas County. County seat: Barron [1]

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps" (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Township Organization

  • Barron County embraces twenty-five Government survey township, divided into twenty-three political towns. Each of the political towns coincides witha Government survey township, except Maple Grove, Chetek, Dallas and Dovre, which occupy one and a half Government survey township.
    • Barron Township occupies Township 34, Range 12. The entire county originally embraced but one town, called Dallas. Feb. 6, 1869, the county board ordered that the name of the town should be changed to Barron.
    • Chetek Township occupies Township 33, Range 10; and the east half of Township 33, Range 11. The town was created March 30, 1874. It then consisted of Township 32, Range 11; and all of the east half of Township 33, Range 11, lying south and west of Lake Chetek.
    • Sumner Township occupies Township 34, Range 10. The town was created March 30, 1874, and then consisted of the north half of Township 33, Range 10; Township 34, Range 10; the west half of Township 35, Range 10; all that part of Township 33, Range 11, lying north and east of Lake Chetek; and Sections 23, 24, 25, 26, 36, in Township 34, Range 11.
    • Stanfold Township occupies Township 35, Range 12. The town was created March 30 1874. It then embaraced Township 36, Ranges 10 and 11; the west half of Township 35, Range 10; the eastern third of Township 35, Range 11.
    • Prairie Farm Township occupies Township 32, Range 13. The town was created March 30, 1874. It then embraced Townships 32 and 33, Range 13; and Townships 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36, Range 14.
    • Dallas Township occupies Township 32, Range 12. Originally the whole county was known as Dallas. The name was changed to Barron on Feb. 6, 1869, and then there was no Dallas Township until March 30, 1874, when the present Dallas Township was created with its present boundaries.
    • Lakeland Township occupies Township 36, Range 13. It was created Dec. 30 1975, and embraced Townships 34, 35 and 36, Range 14; Township 35, Range 13; and Sections 31, 32, 33 and 34 in Township 36, Range 13. It will be seen that the town as thus created embraced but four sections of the present township.  The first town meeting was ordered held at the home of R. H. Clothier, in Section 18, Township 35, Range13. Jan. 1, 1880, the name of the town was changed to Cumberland. for some years there was no Lakeland Township. Nov. 10, 1901, a new Lakeland Township was created, embracing Township 36, Ranges 13 and 14.
    • Rice Lake Township occupies Township 35, Range 11. Then town was created March 30, 1874. It embraced the western two-thirds of Township 35, Range 11; all of Township 35 and 36, Range 12; Township 36, Range 13; and all of Township 34, Range 11, except Sections 23, 24, 25, 26, 35 and 36. The first town meeting was ordered held in the court house. The name of the town was changed to Stanley by a vote of the county board, on May 11, 1882. then 1895, the voters of Township 35, Range 11, expressed themselves favorable to a separation from the then town of Stanfold, and the county board confirmed the act Nov. 10, 1896.
    • Prairie Farm Township occupies Township 32, Range 13. The town was created March 30, 1874. It then embraced Townships 32 and 33, Range 13; and Townships 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36, Range 14.
    • Dallas Township occupies Township 32, Range 12. Originally the whole county was known as Dallas. The name was changed to Barron on Feb. 6, 1869, and then there was no Dallas Township until March 30, 1874.
    • Lakeland Township occupies Township 36, Range 13. It was created Dec. 30, 1875, and embraced Townships 34, 35 and 36, Range 14; Township 35, Range 13; and Sections 31, 32, 33 and 34 in Township 36, Range 13.It will be seen that the town as thus created embraced but four sections of the present township. The first town meeting was ordered held at the home of R. H. Clothier, in Section 18, Township 35, Range 13. Jan 1, 1880, the name of the Township. Nov. 10, 1901, a new Lakeland Township was created, embracing Township 36, Ranges 13 and 14.
    • Cedar Lake Township occupies Township 36, Range 10. It was created March 21, 1876, and then embraced Townships 35 and 36, Range 10.
    • Maple Grove Township occupies Township 33, Range 12; and the west half of Township 33, Range 11. It was created with its present boundaries, March 22, 1876.
    • Clinton Township occupies Township 34, Range 13. It was created March 22, 1876, and then embraced the north half of Township 33, Range 13, and all of Township 34, Range 13.
    • Turtle Lake Township occupies Township 33, Range 14. It was created May 9, 1879, and occupied Townships 33 and 34, Range 14.
    • Dovre Township occupies Township 32, Range 10; and the east half of Township 32, Range 11. It was created Nov. 13, 1879, and embraced Township 32, Range 10; and all of Township 32, Range 11, east of the Menomonie (Red Cedar) River.
    • Vance Creek Township occupies Township 32, Range 14. It was created Jan. 3, 1882, with its present area.
    • Stanley Township embraces Township 34, Range 11. The name came into existence May 11, 1882, when the board ordered that the old town of Rice Lake, created March 30, 1874, should henceforth be known as Stanley. Later another Rice Lake Township was created.
    • Oak Grove Township occupies Township 36, Range 11. it was created Nov. 11, 1884, to take effect March 31, 1885. It embraced Township 36, Range 11 and 12.
    • Almena Township embraces Township 34, Range 14. It was set off from Turtle Lake on Nov. 8, 1899.
    • Bear Lake Township embraces Township 36, Range 12. It was created from Oak Grove Township, Nov. 12, 1901.
    • Crystal Lake Township embraces Township 35, Range 14. The county duly created the new township on Nov. 12, 1902.
    • Doyle Township embraces Township 35, Range 10, west. The new town of Doyle, named for John J. Doyle, a pioneer, was accordingly created by the county board on Nov. 12, 1903.
    • Arland Township embraces Township 33, Range 13. It was set off from Clinton and Prairie Farm by the county board on Nov. 16, 1904.
    • Maple Plain Township embraces Township 36, Range 14. It was set off from Lakeland by the county board on Nov. 15, 1906.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Wisconsin Counties see: Wisconsin Counties with Burned Courthouses

Originial Death Books at Barron County Deeds Office
Death Vol.: C, Number of pages are unknown, Vol. E, Number of pages are unknown.
Books were taken home by someone and never returned. It is unknown to when this had taken place.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

  • 1885 Wisconsin State Census  FamilySearch Record Search  Browse unindexed images.  Identifies by name of head of household.  Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.

Church Records

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Lutheran
  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Barron County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[2]

Dovre Lutheran Church

  • Records of Dovre Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories

Land and Property

Maps

Barron County WI Map 1888.jpg

Military Records

Civil War
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Barron County News-Shield: established in 1876

Barron County News: established in 1900

Newspapers on film available: 6 Oct 1876 - May 2009

Obituaries

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

See also a List of Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Courthouse

Barron County Register of Deeds
Room 2500
330 E. LaSalle Avenue
Barron, WI 54812
Phone: 715-537-6211 Fax: 715-537-6817


Archives

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Libraries
Museums
Societies

Blue Hills Genealogical Society:     

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wibhgsbc/

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, Inc:

http://wsgs.wetpaint.com/page/Barron+County

Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Barron County Courthouse
330 E La Salle Avenue
Barron, WI 54812-1591
Phone. 715.537.6200 

Register  of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records;
Register in Probate has probate records; Clerk Courts has court
records [3]

Barron County database: Index to birth, marriages, death, and divorce records from local newspapers and covers the years 1900-1950. 

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Voter Registration

Web Sites

Barron Wayside Cemetery Link: Listings of those in the cemetery.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wibarron/cemeteries/waysideindex.htm#BWI Roots.org

Wisconsin Counties and Towns Barron County Genealogy and History

http://www.wiroots.org/barron.html

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Barron County, Wisconsin, p.755

 

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