Marquette County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Guide to Marquette County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Marquette County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Marquette County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded December 7, 1836
County Seat Montello
Marquette County Courthouse Wisconsin.jpg
Address Marquette County Courthouse
77 W Park Street
Montello, WI 53949
Phone: 608.297.9136
Marquette County Website

County Information

Marquette County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1864 1848 1840 1836 1890

County Courthouse

Marquette County Clerk
PO Box 186
Montello, WI 53949
Phone: 608.297.3016

Register of Deeds has birth records from 1876,
marriage and death from 1869 and land records;
Clerk of Courts has divorce and court records
from 1878 and naturalization records 1868-1936;
Register of Probate has probate records from 1890[1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1836--Marquette County was created 7 December 1836 from Brown County. County seat: Montello [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 website.

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Adams  • Columbia  • Green Lake  • Waushara


Bible Records


Selected Biographical Sketches from the 1890 Green Lake, Marquette and Waushara County History


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.


Church History and Records

Histories and Records of Churches in Marquette County WI

Marquette County Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Church Records

Current Marquette County Area Churches and Funeral Homes Marquette County, Wisconsin

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups




contributed family trees -


Land and Property

Wisconsin Searches at RootsWeb

Local Histories

History of Marquette County

Marquette County, Wisconsin Place Names



Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Marquette 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 Marguette County.

- 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company C
- 7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company E.
- 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company B

Company D, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry Organized in Kilbourn City in the Spring of 1861

Marquette County Pensioners on the Roll in 1883

Korean War

Naturalization and Citizenship


Newspaper articles posted from various pre-1925 newspapers


LIst of Obituary Lookup Volunteers



Probate Records

Online Records


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

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Marquette County Libraries

County Courthouse

County Marquette WI USA

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.


Marquette County Historical Society
125 Lawrence Street
PO Box 172
Westfield, WI 53964
Telephone: 608-981-2234


Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers



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