Waupaca County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Waupaca County

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


Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Waupaca County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded 17 February, 1851
County Seat Waupaca, WI
Waupaca County Wisconsin Courthouse.jpg
Address Waupaca County Courthouse
811 Hardin Street
Waupaca, WI 54981
Phone: 715.258.6200
Waupaca County Courthouse

County Information

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1858 1852 1860 1851 1860

County Courthouse

Waupaca County Courthouse
811 Hardin Street
Waupaca, WI 54981
Phone: 715.258.6200

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1852;
Clerk of Circuit Courts has divorce records from 1907 and court records from 1880;
Register in Probate has probate records from 1857 [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1851--Waupaca County was created 17 February 1851 from Brown andWinnebago Counties.
County seat: Waupaca [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 MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Marathon  • Outagamie  • Portage  • Shawano  • Waushara  • Winnebago


Bible Records



Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
WIGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
WIGenWeb Archives
WITombstone Project
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



  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Iola, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Trinity Lutheran Church, Dupont

  • Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Dupont, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups





Land and Property

Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Waucapa County



Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Waupaca 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 Waupaca County.

- 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company M
- 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company A
- 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company B
- 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company I
World War II

Army Enlistees from Waupaca County, Wisconsin

Naturalization and Citizenship



Waupaca County, Wisconsin - Obituary & Death Notices (WIGenWeb Project)


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.


Waupaca Area Genealogical Society
PO Box 42
King 54946-0042

Waupaca County Historical Society
N4804 Cty Hwy B
New London, WI 54961-8114
Telephone: 920-982-4847

Waupaca Historical Society
Holly History and Genealogy Center
Waupaca Area Public Library
107 South Main St
Waupaca, WI 54981
Telephone: 715-258-4414

Waupaca Historical Society
321 South Main Street
Waupaca, WI, 54981-1745
Telephone: 715-256-9980

Clintonville Area Historical Society
38 S Main St
Clintonville, WI 54929
Telephone: 715-823-6252

Friends Of Scandinavia History (FOSH)
PO Box 24
Scandinavia, WI 54977
Telephone: 715-467-2729

Iola Historical Society
PO Box 412
Iola, WI 54945
Telephone: 715-445-4652

Marion Area Historical Society
PO Box 321
Marion, WI 54950
Telephone: 715-754-4969

New London Heritage Historical Society
612 W Beacon Ave
New London, WI 54961-1322
Telephone:: 920-982-5186

Rural Historical Society
E1449 Main St
Rural, WI 54981
Telephone: 715-258-0334


Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 760 Waupaca County, Wisconsin
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).