Pepin County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Pepin County

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


Pepin County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Pepin County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded Feburary 25, 1858
County Seat Durand
Pepin County Old Courthouse WI.jpg
Address Pepin County Courthouse

740 7th Ave West
Dunrand, WI 54736-1628
Phone: 715.672.8857
Pepin County Courthouse

County Information

Pepin County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1863 1858 1860 1855 1856

County Courthouse

Pepin County Courthouse
740 7th Ave West
Dunrand, WI 54736-1628
Phone: 715.672.8857

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

Historical Facts

Parent County

1858--Pepin County was created 25 February 1858 from Dunn County.  County seat: Durand [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

Buffalo  • Dunn  • Eau Claire  • Goodhue County, Minnesota  • Pierce  • Wabasha County, Minnesota


Bible Records



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


State Census
  • 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.
Federal Census

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups





Land and Property



Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Pepin 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 Pepin County.

- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company L
- 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company I

Naturalization and Citizenship




Probate Records

Online Records

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Wisconsin Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)


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

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Durand Community Library
604 7th Avenue East
Durand, WI 54736
Phone Number: 715-672-8730

Pepin Public Library
510 2nd St.
Po Box 248
Pepin, WI 54759
Phone Number: 715-442-4932

University Archives/Area Research Center
Robert S. Swanson Learning Center
Room 321 RSSLC
315 Tenth Ave. East
Menomonie, WI 54751
Request Form

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.


Pepin County Historical Society
315 W. Madison St.
Durand, WI, 54736
Telephone: 715-672-5423
Museum Website


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