Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Sheboygan County

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


Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Sheboygan County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded March 11, 1848
County Seat Sheboygan
Sheboygan County Courthouse WI.jpg
Address Sheboygan County Courthouse
615 N 6th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Phone: 920.459.3003
Sheboygan County Website

County Information

Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1848 1852 1840 1835 1860

County Courthouse

Sheboygan County Courthouse
615 N 6th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Phone: 920.459.3003

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1872;
Clerk of Circuit Courts has divorce, court and naturalization records form 1850;
Register in Probate has probate records records form 1850 [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1836--Sheboygan County was created 7 December 1836 fromBrown County. County seat: Sheboygan [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

Calumet  • Fond du Lac  • Manitowoc  • Ozaukee  • Washington


Bible Records



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


  • 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 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 Sheboygan 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 Sheboygan County.

- 6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company A
- 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies B and F
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company A
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Company A
World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship


  • Sheboygan Press  -- $ requires subscription
  • Various -- Sheboygan Press Telegram,The Sheboygan Daily Press. Daily Press (Sheboygan, Wisconsin) , The Sheboygan Mercury -- $ requires subscription



Probate Records

Online Records


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

Archives, Libraries and Museums
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.


Sheboygan County Historical Society
3110 Erie Ave
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Telephone: 920-458-4403

Sheboygan County Genealogical Society
518 Water St
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

Sheboygan County Historical Research Center
504 Broadway
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
Telephone: 920-467-4667

Area Research Center - University of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Division of Archives and Special Collections
Golda Meir Library, Room W250
PO Box 604
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0604
Telephone: 414-229-5402

Plymouth Genealogical Society
317 E Main St
Plymouth, WI 530673

Plymouth Historical Society
405 Collins St
Plymouth, WI 53073
Telephone: 920-892-6228

Random Lake Area Historical Society
78 Butler Street
Random Lake, WI, 53075
Telephone: 920-994-4682

Kiel Area Historical Society
N9654 Anderson Ct.
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
Telephone: 920-894-2085


Vital Records

Birth Records

In the Wisconsin birth index Sheboygan County births are listed as St Croix.

Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 759 St Croix Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).