Welcome to the Waushara County, Wisconsin
History and Genealogical Website!
part of the WIGenWeb Project

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Last update October 21, 2014


Welcome to the Waushara County, Wisconsin History and Genealogy page: I hope you find new information to aid in your family research or information that will give you new direction. Please stop in often to check for frequent updating.

If you have information, pictures, transcriptions or other items you would like to share with other researchers by posting them on this site OR would like to help by transcribing Waushara county items, please email me!  (Please state the county when emailing.)


Wisconsin became a state in 1848, with Waushara County being formed February 15, 1851 from Marquette County.  This land owned by the Indians in 1848 soon changed by September of 1848. In September of 1848 Isaac and William Warwick made a claim to land which is now in the town of Marion. The Indian Agent and the Chief of the Menomonee Indians ordered the Warwick brothers to leave, but this was soon taken back by the Warwicks..

During 1849 and 1850 settlers began gathering and making settlements in parts of the present county.  Those included in the early settlers were: John C. Williams, William F. Chipman, John H. Detrick, Lewis Bagg, E.W. Alford, William Tibbett, Thomas Kelly, Leonard Wilcox, William Lord and others.

The county originally consisted of a single town, which was the Town of Waushara and with  the county seat first located at Sacramento. In 1852 the county was organized for judicial purposes and in September 1854 the county seat was moved to Wautoma, where it remains today. In 1857 the first building was purchased to house the court house.

Today Waushara County consists of 18 Townships which include: Aurora, Bloomfield, Coloma, Dakota, Deerfield, Hancock, Leon, Marion, Mt. Morris, Oasis, Plainfield, PoySippi, Richfield, Rose, Saxeville, Springwater, Warren and Wautoma,

Counties that border Waushara County:
Adams  Green Lake  Marquette  Portage  Waupaca  Winnebago


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Reminder:  When searching for a surname you may only find that surname as you have spelled it. Example: Paeth may only be found as that - if the transcription of the surname is spelled as Pate you will not find it by searching for the spelling Paeth. (Wilson/Willson: Londowski/Landowski, etc.) Try various spellings of the surname you are seeking.

Also if you are searching for a John Londowski use the quotations marks "John Londowski". This will bring up only those names when they are together in that manner. If you put John Londowski in the search without the quotation marks all Johns and all Londowskis will come up - not just John Londowski.

The search engine on this page will only search the pages within this site. This does not include the items posted on the Waushara County message board. (Go to the message board link to search there.) The message board has its own search engine. The search engine does not also pick up the names on scanned items such the items scanned on the "News Articles from the Past", Marriage, Obituary page, etc.

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In the spring of 1996, a group of genealogists with mutual interests in Kentucky genealogy got together and discussed ways and means of using the internet for comprehensive genealogical resources. This resulted in a project to build web sites for every county in Kentucky. This idea quickly spread to other states and by the end of the summer of 1996, the USGenweb Project began.

The WIGenWeb Project was established by a group of genealogists with an interest in providing free genealogical information to the public which could be found through a single entry point for all counties. Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of information  and to oversee the contents of the web sites.

If you would to contribute material to this site or other WIGenWeb Project sites, please contact Paula Vaughan, the County Coordinator of this site, or Tina Vickery, the State Coordinator. Enjoy your visit!


Copyright Notice: All files on this site are copyrighted by their creator and/or contributor. They may be linked to but may not be reproduced on another site without specific permission from Paula Vaughan at pajolova@hotmail.com and/or their contributor. Although public information is not in and of itself copyrightable, the format in which they are presented, the notes and comments, etc., are. It is however, quite permissible to print or save the files to a personal computer for personal use ONLY.

Links to sites that are not part of the USGenWeb Project are provided for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of the sites or their contents by the USGenWeb Project or its members. Neither the USGenWeb Project nor its members are responsible for the contents of any "third party" site which you may access from a link on this page.


Website Index

What's New Maps
Acknowledgements Memorial Cards
Adoption Message Board - Waushara County
Beginning Genealogy Military
Bible Records Miscellaneous Waushara County Records
Biographies Naturalization 
(Also see
County Courthouse & Records page)
Books News Articles from the Past
Cemeteries Newspapers - Past & Present (Includes links to anniversary, engagement, family reunion, and marriage articles.
Census Obituaries & Obituary Resources - 615 obituaries now online!
Chamber of Commerce - See Cities/Villages Pension Records
Churches Photos - Family & Friends - 70 now online!
Cities/Villages Post Cards & Area Photos from the Past - 41 now online!
County Courthouse & Records - This includes tax, vital, probate, birth, marriage, death & divorce records Professional & Other Genealogy Researchers
Deeds Queries
Directories & Phone Books Register of Deeds - See County Courthouse & Records link
Events & Family Reunions Schools
Family Connections & Files Societies & Associations
Family & Friend Photos - 68 now online! Townships
Funeral Homes USGenWeb Project
GenForum Vital Records - Birth, Marriage, Death and Divorce
Headstone Photos - 2380 now online! Waushara County Historical & Genealogy Society
Historical Sites & Museums Web Links - Helpful to the Waushara County researchers
Land Records Wills
Library & Research Centers WIGenWeb Archives
Mail list - Waushara County WIGenWeb Project
World GenWeb Project

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