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Waushara County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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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.


Waushara County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Waushara County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded 15 February, 1851
County Seat Wautoma, WI
Waushara County Courthouse WI.jpg
Address Waupaca County Courthouse
209 S Saint Marie Street
PO Box 488
Wautoma, WI 54982
Phone: 920.787.0442
Waushara County Courthouse

County InformationEdit

Waushara County, Wisconsin Record DatesEdit

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1859 1852 1860 1852 1854

County CourthouseEdit

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 of Circuit Court has divorce and court records;
Register in Pro has probate records[1]

Historical FactsEdit

Parent CountyEdit

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

Boundary ChangesEdit

For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps" (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record LossEdit

On April 30, 1928, the Waushara County Courthouse was completely destroyed by fire. Fortunately, the vaults withstood the intense heat and the records and valuable papers were saved.

  • 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

Places / LocalitiesEdit


Populated PlacesEdit

Neighboring CountiesEdit

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


Bible RecordsEdit



Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
WIGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
WIGenWeb Archives
WITombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.


State CensusEdit
  • 1855 - 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 - 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 - 1875 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 - Wisconsin State Census, 1885 at FamilySearch — index and images. 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, 1895 at FamilySearch — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 - Wisconsin State Census, 1905 at FamilySearch — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.

Church History and RecordsEdit

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

Court RecordsEdit

Crime and CriminalsEdit


Ethnic, Political, or Religious GroupsEdit





Land and PropertyEdit



Military History and RecordsEdit

Civil WarEdit

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
World War IIEdit

Naturalization and CitizenshipEdit




Probate RecordsEdit

Online Records


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

Archives, Libraries and MuseumsEdit
County CourthouseEdit
Family History CentersEdit

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.


Waushara County Historical Society
221 S St. Marie
Wautoma 54982
Telephone: 920-787-7584

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

Berlin Area Historical Society
111 S Adams Ave
Berlin, WI 54923
Telephone: 920-361-2460

Wild Rose Historical Society
PO Box 63
Wild Rose, WI 54984
Telephone: 715-575-2007


Vital RecordsEdit

Birth RecordsEdit
Marriage RecordsEdit
Divorce RecordsEdit
Death RecordsEdit

Voting RegistersEdit



  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).