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Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1836--Manitowoc County was created 7 December 1836 from Brown County. County seat: Manitowoc [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

The Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Genealogy website has a list of cemeteries by township (with transcriptions), a master list of surnames in cemeteries, and obituaries.

Census

'1850 U.S. Federal Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org

1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free unindexed Internet images to the 1855 Wisconsin State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site. 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.

1860 U.S. Federal Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org1865 WIsconsin State Census - Only partial records are available.

1870 U.S. Federal Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org

1875 Wisconsin State Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org

1880 U.S. Federal Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org

1885 Wisconsin State Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org

1890 U.S. Federal Census - Records were destroyed by fire and are not avaiable for Manitowoc County.

1895 Wisconsin State Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org

1900 U.S. Federal Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org

1905 Wisconsin State Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org

1910 U.S. Federal Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org

1920 U.S. Federal Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org

1930 U.S. Federal Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org

Church

Catholic church records for Manitowoc County churches can be found at the Green Bay Diocese Archives.

Court

Land

Local Histories

The Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Genealogy website contains town, village, church, and school histories. It contains a Manitowoc County chronology from 1674-1911. There are also several photos of early Manitowoc County businesses.

Maps

Plat maps for Manitowoc County are available for 1872, 1893, and 1920.  These maps can be found at the Manitowoc Public Library.

The Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Genealogy website contains a current Manitowoc County Map, 1878 County Map, Plat Maps for 1872, 1878 and 1893, and a variety of other maps.

Military

Newspapers

Many Manitowoc County newspapers can be found at the Manitowoc Public Library.  Further newspapers can be found at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison.

The Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Genealogy website includes links to newspaper indexes, news items from old newspapers, biographies, and newspaper articles on marriages and births.

Probate

Probate records for Manitowoc County are located at the courthouse in the city of Manitowoc.  An card file index is also available.  

Taxation

Tax rolls for Manitowoc County are located at the Green Bay Area Research Center.

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Manitowoc Public Library

707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Main Phone #: (920) 686-3000

See the library's Genealogy page for online and other collections.


Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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