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Pierce County, Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded March 11, 1858
County Seat Ellsworth
Address Pierce County Courthouse
4414 W Main; PO Box 119
Ellsworth, WI 54011
Phone: 715.273.3531
Pierce County Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Pierce County Courthouse
414 W Main; PO Box 119
Ellsworth, WI 54011
Phone: 715.273.3531

County Clerk has birth and death recordsd from 1876,
marriage records from 1855, divorce records from 1875,
probate records from 1878 and court records from 1869 [1] )

Historical Facts

Parent County

1858--Pierce County was created 25 February 1858 from St. Croix County. County seat: Ellsworth [1]

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.

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dakota County, Minnesota  • Dunn  • Goodhue County, Minnesota  • Pepin  • St. Croix  • Washington County, Minnesota



Bible Records




1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free searchable index to the 1855 Wisconsin State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search This census includes name of head of family, individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.

Pierce County, Wisconsin State & Federal Census Index - RootsWeb

Church History and Records

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

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups





Land and Property

Pierce County Wisconsin - RootsWeb

Local Histories

Towns and Cities of Pierce County - RootsWeb


Pierce County, Wisconsin: Map - Wisconsin Online


Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Pierce County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Pierce County.

- 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company C
- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company M
- 6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company B
- 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company D
- 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies A and D
- 13th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company G

Pierce County Wisconsin Military - RootsWeb

Naturalization and Citizenship


Pierce County Herald



Probate Records


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

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
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Family History Centers
  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



Vital Records

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers

Web Sites

Pierce County, Wisconsin - RootsWeb


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 758 Pierce Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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