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Marinette County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 27, 1879
County Seat Marinette
Courthouse
Address Marinette County Courthouse
1926 Hall Ave
Marinette, WI 54143;
Phone. 715.732.7532


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County Information

Marinette County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1874 1878 1880 1879 1879


County Courthouse

Marinette County Courthouse
1926 Hall Ave
Marinette, WI 54143;
Phone. 715.732.7532

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1879;
Clerk of Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1879;
Regiser in Probate has probate records from 1879 [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1879--Marinette County was created 27 February 1879 from Oconto County.   County seat: Marinette [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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns

  • Amberg
  • Athelstane
  • Beaver
  • Beecher
  • Dunbar
  • Goodman
  • Grover
  • Lake
  • Middle Inlet
  • Niagara
  • Pembine
  • Peshtigo
  • Porterfield
  • Pound
  • Silver Cliff
  • Stephenson
  • Wagner
  • Wausaukee

Villages

  • Coleman
  • Crivitz
  • Pound
  • Wausaukee

Cities

  • Marinette
  • Niagara
  • Peshtigo

Neighboring Counties

Dickinson County, Michigan  • Florence  • Forest  • Menominee County, Michigan  • Oconto

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Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

State Census
  • 1855 Wisconsin State Census This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
  • 1865 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
  • 1875 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 Wisconsin State Census Search indexed census.  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.
  • 1895 Wisconsin State Census Index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
Federal Census

Church History and Records

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

Court Records 

Circuit Court Case Files from 1879-1939 are held at:

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone:(920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
Facebook

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property 

  • Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Marinette County (USGenWeb Archives)
  • Tax rolls from 1879-1982 ($) are held at:

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone:(920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
Facebook

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Crawford 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 Crawford County.

- 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company F


=World War I
=World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship 

Declarations of Intention and Naturalizations from 1823-1907 are held at:

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone:(920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
Facebook
Citizenship Search and Copy Request form $

Newspapers

Peshtigo Times

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone:(920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
Facebook Probate Case Look-Up Request form $

Online Records

Repositories

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

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone:(920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
Facebook

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Digital collections include:

County Courthouse

1926 Hall Ave.
Marinette, WI 54143-1717

County Clerk

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

Amberg Historical Society
Cty V, 1/3 mile west of Hwy 141
Amberg, WI 54102
Phone: 715-759-5281
Website

White Pine Genealogical Society
PO Box 512
Marinette, WI 54143
Newsletter

Marinette County Historical Society
PO Box 262
Marinette, WI 54143
Phone: 715-732-0831
website

Taxation

Vital Records

Pre-1907 birth, marriage, and death registrations are held on microfilm at:

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone: (920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
Facebook
Birth, Death, and Marriage Request Forms $

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers

Web Sites

References

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