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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Waushara County'''  
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[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin Genealogy|Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Waushara County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Waushara County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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== County Courthouse ==
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== County Courthouse ==
  
 
[http://www.co.waushara.wi.us/ Waushara County Courthouse]<br>209 S Saint Marie Street<br>PO Box 488<br>Wautoma, WI 54982<br>Phone: 920.787.0442 <br><br>Register of Deeds has birth and death<br>records from 1876, marriage and land records from 1852; Clerk Court has divorce<br>and court records; Register in Pro has <br>probate records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 760 Wushara, Wisconsin</ref>  
 
[http://www.co.waushara.wi.us/ Waushara County Courthouse]<br>209 S Saint Marie Street<br>PO Box 488<br>Wautoma, WI 54982<br>Phone: 920.787.0442 <br><br>Register of Deeds has birth and death<br>records from 1876, marriage and land records from 1852; Clerk Court has divorce<br>and court records; Register in Pro has <br>probate records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 760 Wushara, Wisconsin</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1851--Waushara County was created 15 February 1851&nbsp;from [[Marquette County, Wisconsin|Marquette]] County.&nbsp; County seat: Wautoma <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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1851--Waushara County was created 15 February 1851&nbsp;from [[Marquette County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marquette]] County.&nbsp; County seat: Wautoma <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in Wisconsin Counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/wi-counties/#courthouse Wisconsin Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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*Unknown - Wautoma, Wisconsin<br>Waushara County Court House Fire<br>April 30, 1928
 
*Unknown - Wautoma, Wisconsin<br>Waushara County Court House Fire<br>April 30, 1928
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Adams County, Wisconsin|Adams]]  
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[[Adams County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Adams]] {{•}} [[Green Lake County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Green Lake]] {{•}} [[Marquette County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marquette]] {{•}} [[Portage County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Portage]] {{•}} [[Waupaca County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Waupaca]] {{•}} [[Winnebago County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Winnebago]]  
*[[Green Lake County, Wisconsin|Green Lake]]  
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*[[Marquette County, Wisconsin|Marquette]]  
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*[[Portage County, Wisconsin|Portage]]  
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*[[Waupaca County, Wisconsin|Waupaca]]  
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*[[Winnebago County, Wisconsin|Winnebago]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
==== Church History and Records  ====
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==== Church History and Records ====
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===== Lutheran =====
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:*Records of the Lutheran Church, Waushara County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Wisconsin]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Waushara County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/maps/tm.htm Simple Map of Waushara County Townships]  
 
*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/maps/tm.htm Simple Map of Waushara County Townships]  
 
*[http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/waushara.pdf Download PDF single page map of Waushara County]  
 
*[http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/waushara.pdf Download PDF single page map of Waushara County]  
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==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
==== Military History and Records  ====
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===== Civil War =====
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Civil War service men from Waushara 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 Waushara County. <br>
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:- [[7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies E and I
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:- [[11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company I, many men from the town of Berlin which is found in Waushara County or [[Green_Lake_County,_Wisconsin|Green Lake County]]<br>
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9088 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — images and index $
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*'''1848 – 1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/wi-society-archive/ Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
 
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
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'''Waushara County Historical Society'''<br>221 S St. Marie<br>Wautoma 54982<br>Phone: (920) 787-7584<br>Email:[mailto:nevadamarv@yahoo.com] <br><br>
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'''Waushara County Historical Society& Genealogy Society'''<br> PO Box 616<br> 212 S St Marie<br> Wautoma, WI 54982<br> Phone:920-787-7584<br>[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/soas/WHS.htm Website]<br><br>
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'''Berlin Area Historical Society'''<br>111 S Adams Ave<br> Berlin, WI 54923<br>Phone:(920) 361-2460<br>[http://berlinareahistoricalsociety.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Wild Rose Historical Society<br> PO Box 63<br> Wild Rose, WI 54984<br> Phone:715-575-2007<br> Email:[mailto:waushara@yahoo.com]<br><br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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===== Birth  =====
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*1826 - 1926 {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1826 - 1908 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2544 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1973 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1973 - 1997 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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===== Divorce Records =====
  
===== Marriage  =====
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*1965 - 1984 {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
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===== Death =====
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*1867 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*1835 - 1968 {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1959 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Waushara|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/waushara-county/ Waushara County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101958042548356916194 Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Waushara|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/index.htm WIGenWeb Waushara County]  
 
*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/index.htm WIGenWeb Waushara County]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/waushara/waush.htm USGenWeb Archives Waushara County]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/waushara/waush.htm USGenWeb Archives Waushara County]  
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Guide to Waushara County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Contents

County Courthouse

Waushara County Courthouse
209 S Saint Marie Street
PO Box 488
Wautoma, WI 54982
Phone: 920.787.0442

Register of Deeds has birth and death
records from 1876, marriage and land records from 1852; Clerk Court has divorce
and court records; Register in Pro has
probate records[1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1851--Waushara County was created 15 February 1851 from Marquette County.  County seat: Wautoma [2]

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


  • Unknown - Wautoma, Wisconsin
    Waushara County Court House Fire
    April 30, 1928

Flames Destroy Waushara Court House
Loss of building at Wautoma put at near $75,000

Wild Rose and Red Granite fire trucks prevent damage from flying firebrands; chimney dynamited.

(special to the Tribune)

Wautoma, April 30 Flames, supposed to have originated in the basement when the furnace door blew open, between 5 and 6 o’clock this morning completely destroyed the Waushara County Courthouse in this city with a loss estimated at from $60,000 to $75,000. Though fire departments from Wild Rose and Red Granite responded to calls for help, they were unable to do anything further than to stand by and help extinguish roof fires starting on buildings nearby, ignited by sparks from the burning structure. An extremely high wind scattered firebrands over a large area and only sufficient fire fighting equipment kept the loss confined to the court house.

Dynamite Chimney
As the roof of the building collapsed, grave concern was felt over the tall brick chimney which swayed dangerously in the high wind. Citizens at once decided on the use of dynamite and the chimney was brought down with a crash. The brick walls of the court house collapsed shortly after.

Started Fire at Five O’Clock
John Hahn, janitor at the court house, started the fire in the furnace shortly after 5 o’clock as is his usual custom. He then went home to breakfast. Smoke bursting from the building was noticed at 5:45 by Wilbur Johnson, foreman at the county machine shop. He spread the alarm but the flames had gained such great headway that no time was left to carry much from the various county offices. District Attorney G. Jones rushed into his office and carried out a letter file and a typewriter. Nothing else was saved.

The Wautoma fire department, a Ford truck with pumper attachment, forced water from White River, two blocks distant, through two hose lines. The rest of the equipment was needed to combat small roof fires.

All records of the county were in the various vaults and late this afternoon they were found still too hot to open. It is believed however that the records are safe, as the vaults were fire proof.

The regular meeting of the Waushara county board was scheduled for tomorrow morning in the court house chambers. The meeting will be held in other quarters and it is expected that steps will be taken at once toward providing a new county building to replace the one destroyed.

Insurance totaling about $30,000 was carried, it is said.

The Waushara county court house was built in 1888 at an approximate cost of $10,000. Later additions and improvements to the extent of $45,000 were added.

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 30 Apr 1928
(source:GenDisasters)

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Adams  • Green Lake  • Marquette  • Portage  • Waupaca  • Winnebago

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Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

Church History and Records

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

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Waushara 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 Waushara County.

- 7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies E and I
- 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company I, many men from the town of Berlin which is found in Waushara County or Green Lake County

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Records

Repositories

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

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
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 Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Societies

Waushara County Historical Society
221 S St. Marie
Wautoma 54982
Phone: (920) 787-7584
Email:[1]

Waushara County Historical Society& Genealogy Society
PO Box 616
212 S St Marie
Wautoma, WI 54982
Phone:920-787-7584
Website

Berlin Area Historical Society
111 S Adams Ave
Berlin, WI 54923
Phone:(920) 361-2460
Website

Wild Rose Historical Society
PO Box 63
Wild Rose, WI 54984
Phone:715-575-2007
Email:[2]

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 760 Wushara, Wisconsin
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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