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Wisconsin State Genealogy Society

P.O. Box 5106
Madison, WI 53705-0106
E-mail: wsgs@tds.net
Website: http://wsgs.wetpaint.com/  

State Historical Society Of Wisconsin

816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
Website: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/  

Adams County

Adams County Historical Society
507 Main St., P.O. Box 264, Friendship, WI 53934
Phone: 608-339-7732
e-mail: adamschs@palacenet.net
Website: http://adamshistory.com/  

Ashland County

Ashland Historical Society
509 West Main
Ashland, WI 54806

Barron County

Barron County Historical Society
1870 13 1/2 Ave
Cameron, WI 54822-9511
Website: http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1159136  

Bayfield County

Bayfield County Historical Society
Website: http://www.bayfieldcounty.org/historical-society.asp  

Bayfield Heritage Assoc
117 S 1st Ave
Bayfield, WI 54814

Iron River Historical Society
P.O. Box 416
Cable, WI 54821-0416

Brown County

Brown County Historical Society
1008 South Monroe Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 437-1840
Website: http://www.browncohistoricalsoc.org/  

Bay Area Genealogical Society
Website: http://www.bayareagenealogicalsociety.org/  

Buffalo County

Buffalo County Historical Society
407 South Second St.
PO Box 394
Alma, WI 54610
Website: http://www.bchsonline.com/  

Burnett County

Burnett County Historical Society
8500 County Road U
Danbury, WI 54830
Phone: 715-866-8890
Website: http://www.travelwisconsin.com/item_detail/Burnett_County_Historical_Society.aspx  

Calumet County

Calumet County Historical Society
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Rt. 2
Chilton, WI 53014
Phone: 920-743-2074
Website: http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1159160  

Chippewa County

Chippewa County Genealogical Society
123 Allen St.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Phone: 715-723-4399
E-mail: ccgs@chippewafalls.tv
Website: http://ccgswi.wetpaint.com/ and http://www.co.chippewa.wi.us/Departments/RegisterDeeds/new_page_5.htm  

Chippewa County Historical Society
123 Allen Street
Chippewa Falls 54729-2802
Phone: 715-723-4399
Website: http://chippewacountywihistoricalsociety.org/  

Clark County

Clark County Historical Society
215 E. 5th Street
Neillsville, WI 54456
Website: http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1159169  

Columbia County

Columbia County Historical Society
W3988 Hwy 33
Cambria, WI 53923
Website: http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1159173  

Crawford County

Crawford County Historical Society
RFD 1, Box 17
Ferryville, WI 54628-9789
Phone: 608-734-3192

Dane County

Dane County Area Genealogical Society
PO Box 5652
Madison, WI 53705-0652
E-mail address: widcags@gmail.com
Website: https://dcags.org/  

Dane County Historical Society
Lussier Family Heritage Center
3101Lake Farm Road
Madison, WI 53711
Phone: 608-224-3605
Email: dchs@danecountyhistory.org  
Website: http://www.danecountyhistory.org/  

Mazomanie Historical Society
118 Brodhead St
Mazomanie, WI 53560-9325

Mt. Horeb Area Historical Society
138 East Main
Mt. Horeb, WI 53572-2195
Website: http://www.mounthoreb.org/  

South Central Wisconsin Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 5652
Madison, WI 53705

Stoughton Historical Society
324 S Page St
Stoughton, WI 53589-2166

Dodge County

Dodge/Jefferson Counties Genealogical Society
Library: Heritage Hall, 504 S Fourth, Watertown, WI
Mailing Address: Box 91, Watertown, WI 53094-0091
E-mail: djcgs@dodgejeffgen.com
Website: http://www.dodgejeffgen.com/  

Dodge County Historical Society
105 Park Ave
Beaver Dam, WI 53916-2107

Door County

Door County Historical Society
4994 Ripp Road
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: 920-743-4945

Jacksonport Historical Society
6275 Hwy 57
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: 920-823-2288

Peninsula Genealogical Society
477 N 6th Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Website: http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wipgs/PGS/  

Douglas County

Douglas County Historical Society
1101 John Avenue
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: (715) 392-8449
Fax: (715) 395-5639

Dunn County

Dunn County Historical Society
PO Box 437,
Menomonie, WI 54751
(715) 232-8685

Eau Claire County

Fall Creek Historical Society
E11940 County Road J
Fall Creek, WI 54742

Florence County

Florence County Historical Society
201 Florence Avenue
P O Box 162
Florence, WI 54121
Phone: 715-528-3597
Website: http://www.florencewisconsin.com/AboutFC/FCHShome.html  

Fond du Lac County

Fond du Lac County Historical Society
PO Box 1284,
Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1284
Website: http://www.fdlhistory.com/  

Forest County

Forest County Historical Society
105 W Jackson St
Crandon, WI 54520-1457
Website: http://www.forestcountyhistory.org/  

Grant County

Grant County Genealogical Society
Website: http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wigrant/gcgensoc.htm  

Green County

Green County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 313
Monroe, WI 53566
E-mail: green_ancestors@hotmail.com  
Website: https://www.greencogenealogywi.org/  

Green County Historical Society
P.O. Box 804
Monroe, WI 53566

Green Lake County

Princeton Historical Society
321 Harvard St
Princeton, WI 54968
Phone: 920-295-6949

Iowa County

Iowa County Genealogical Society
PO Box 321
Dodgeville, WI 53533-0321
Email: icgs@friendsnfamily.net
Website: http://www.friendsnfamily.net/wiiowagensoc/index.html  

Iowa County Historical Society
Website: http://www.iowacountyhistoricalsociety.org/  

Iron County

Iron County Historical Society
303 Iron Street
Hurley, WI 54534-1356

Jackson County

Jackson County Historical Society
PO Box 37
Black River Falls, WI 54615
Phone: 715-284-5314
Email: jc_historical@yahoo.com  

Jefferson County

Dodge/Jefferson Counties Genealogical Society
Library: Heritage Hall, 504 S Fourth, Watertown, WI
Mailing Address: Box 91, Watertown, WI 53094-0091
Email: djcgs@dodgejeffgen.com
Website: http://www.dodgejeffgen.com/  

Ft. Atkinson Historical Society
407 Merchants Ave
Ft. Atkinson, WI 53538-2249

Juneau County

Juneau County Historical Society
P. O. Box 321
Mauston, WI 53948
Telephone: 608 847-4450
Email: rclarkjco@hotmail.com
Website: http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wijuneau/JCHSoc.html  

Kenosha County

Kenosha County Historical Society
220 51st Place
Kenosha, WI, 53140
Phone: 262-654-5770
Fax: 262-654-1730
Email: tschleif@kenoshahistorycenter.org
Website: www.kenoshahistorycenter.org  

Kewaunee County

Kewaunee County Historical Society
908 Milwaukee Street
Kewaunee, WI 54216-1224
Phone: 920-388-3858
Website: http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wikewaun/  

La Crosse County

La Crosse County Historical Society
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1272
Location: 112 South 9th St.
La Crosse, WI 54602-1272
Phone: (608) 782-1980
Web Address: www.lchsweb.org
Email: lchs@centurytel.net  

La Crosse Heritage Association
600 3rd Street N
La Crosse, WI 54601-6299

Lafayette County

Lafayette County Historical Society
525 North Main Street
Darlington, WI 53530
Phone: 608-776-8340
Website: http://lafayettecountyhistorical.org/  

Langlade County

Langlade County Historical Society
404 Superior Street
Antigo, WI 54409
Phone: 715-627-4464
Website: http://www.langladehistory.com/  

Lincoln County

Merrill Historical Society
804 E. Third Street
Merrill, WI 54452
Phone: 715-536-6606

Manitowoc County

Manitowoc County Historical Society
1701 Michigan Ave.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Phone: 715-536-6606
Email: mchistsoc@lakefield.net  
Website: http://www.mchistsoc.org/  

Two Rivers Historical Society
1622 Jefferson St
Two Rivers, WI 54241-3017

Marathon County

Marathon County Genealogical Society
Website: http://www.geocities.com/mcgsociety/  

Marathon County Historical Society
410 McIndoe St
Wausau, WI 54403-4746
Phone: 715-842-5750
Website: http://www.marathoncountyhistory.com/localhistory.htm  

Marinette County

Marinette County Historical Society
P.O. Box 262
Marinette, WI 54143-0262
Phone: 715-732-0831
Website: http://marinettecountyhistory.org/  

Marquette County

Marquette County Historical Society
125 Lawrence Street
Westfield, WI
Website: http://co.marquette.wi.us/MCHS/default.html  

Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 270326
Milwaukee, WI 53227-0326
Website: http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org/index.html  

Milwaukee County Historical Society
910 N. Old World 3rd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: 414-273-8288
Fax: 414-273-3268
Email: info@milwaukeehistory.net  
Website: http://www.milwaukeehistory.net/  

Oak Creek Historical Society
Website: http://ochistorical.freeservers.com/

Wauwatosa Historical Society
7406 Hillcrest Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53213-2226

Monroe County

Monroe County Historical Society
1488 Aqua Rd
Black River Falls, WI 54615-7609
Phone: 608-269-8680
Email: mclhr@centurytel.net

Oconto County

Oconto County Genealogical Society
PO Box 114
Suring, WI 54174
Email: ocgs@ez-net.com
Website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiocgs/  

Oneida County

Lakeland Area Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 308
Minocqua, WI 54548

Rhinelander Historical Society
9 S Pelham St
Rhinelander, WI 54501-3458

Outagamie County

Outagamie County Historical Society
330 East College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: 920-735-9370 Ext. 107
Email: ochs@foxvalleyhistory.org  

Fox Valley Genealogical Society
Website: http://fvgs.wetpaint.com/

Ozaukee County

Ozaukee County Historical Society
P.O. Box 206
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Phone: 262-377-4510
Email: mcsayner@yahoo.com  
Website: http://www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/ochs/Index.htm  

Saukville Area Historical Society
200 N Mill St
Saukville, WI 53080

Pepin County

Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society
306 3rd St. (Hwy 35) P.O. Box 269
Pepin, WI, 54759
Phone: 715-442-2142 Fax: 715-442-2461
Email: liw@cannon.net  
Web site: www.pepinwisconsin.com  

Pierce County

Pierce County Historical Association
PO Box 148
Ellsworth, WI 54011
Phone: 715-273-6611
Website: http://www.piercecountyhistorical.org/publications.php  

St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 396
River Falls, Wisconsin 54022
Website: http://www.pressenter.com/~scvgs/  

Polk County

Polk County Historical Society
PO Box 41
Balsam Lake, WI 54810-0041
Phone: 715-268-8375

Portage County

Portage County Historical Society
1475 Water St
Stevens Point WI 54481-2920
Website: http://www.pchswi.org/  

Price County

Price County Historical Society
P.O. Box 156
Fifield, WI 54524-0156
Website: http://pricecountyhistoricalsociety.com/  

Racine County

Racine County Historical Society
701 S Main St
Racine, WI 53403-1211
Phone: 262-636-3926

Burlington Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 593
Burlington, WI 53105
Website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiburlgs/  

Burlington Historical Society
232 N. Perkins Blvd
Burlington, WI 53105-1927

Richland County

Richland County Historical Society
29448 Pronold Drive
Richland Center, WI 53581

Rock County

Rock County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 711
Janesville, WI 53547-0711
Email RCGS: RCGS.WI@gmail.com  

Rusk County

Bruce Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 155
Bruce, WI 54819
Phone: 715-868-5771

Rusk County Historical Society
N2754 Dicus Rd
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-3633

Sauk County

Sauk County Historical Society
531 4th Ave
Baraboo, WI 53913-2034
Website: http://saukcountyhistory.org/  

Beloit Historical Society
845 Hackett St.
Beloit, WI 53511
Phone: 608-365-7835
Fax: 608-365-5999
Website: http://www.beloithistoricalsociety.com/  

Sawyer County

Sawyer County Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 384
Hayward, WI 54843
Website: http://www.sawyercountyhist.org/admission-hours.html  

Shawano County

Shawano County Historical Society
524 N Franklin Street
PO Box 534
Shawano, WI 54166-0534
Phone: 715-526-3323

Sheboygan County

Sheboygan County Historical Society
Sheboygan County Historical Research Center
518 Water Street,
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
Phone: 920-467-4667
Fax: 920-467-1395
E-Mail: schrc@att.net
Website: http://www.schrc.org/  

Croix County

S. Croix Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 396
River Falls, Wisconsin 54022
Website: http://www.pressenter.com/~scvgs/  

Taylor County

Taylor County Historical Society
224 S 2nd St
Medford, WI 54451
Phone: 715-748-5163

Trempealeau County

Trempealeau County Historical Society
N33015 Square Bluff Rd
Whitehall, WI 54773
Phone: 715-985-3310

Vernon County

Vernon County Historical Society
PO Box 444, Viroqua, WI 54665
Website: http://www.frontiernet.net/~vcmuseum/

Vilas County

Vilas County Historical Society
Main Street
Sayner WI 54560

Walworth County

Walworth County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 159
Delavan, WI 53115-0159
Website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwalwor/  

Walworth County Historical Society
PO Box 273
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Phone: 262-723-4246
Website: http://www.frontiernet.net/~vcmuseum/  

Washburn County

Washburn Historial Society
1 East Bayfield
Washburn WI 54891

Washington County

The Washington County Historical Society
Research Center (located on the 3rd floor)
Old Courthouse Museum
Old Jailhouse Museum
320 South Fifth Avenue
West Bend, WI 53095.
Phone: (262)335-4678.
Website: http://historyisfun.com/  

Germantown Historical Society
Highway 145 & Holy Hill Rd
Germantown, WI 53022

Waukesha County

Waukesha County Historical Society
101 W Main St
Waukesha, WI 53186-4811
Phone: (262) 521-2859
Website: http://www.waukeshacountymuseum.org/  

Hawks Inn Historical Society
426 Wells St
Delafield, WI 53018-1419

Pewaukee Area Historical Society
206 E Wisconsin Ave
Pewaukee, WI 53072-3519

Waupaca County

Waupaca County Historical Society
321 South Main Street
Waupaca, WI 54981
Email: wauphistsoc@waupacaonline.net
Website: http://www.waupacahistory.org/  

Waupaca Area Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 42
King, WI 54946-0042
Website: http://www.wigenweb.org/waupaca/WAGS/WAGS.htm  

Waushara County

Waushara County Historical Society
P.O. Box 616
221 S St. Marie
Wautoma WI 54982
Phone: 920-787-7584
Fax: 920-787-7584
Email: Wausharamuseum@yahoo.com  
Website: http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1159486  

Oconomowoc Historical Society
103 W Jefferson St
Oconomowoc WI 53066-3633

Winnebago County

Winnebago County Historical and Archaeological Society
Website: http://www.morganhouse.org/  

Neenah Historical Society
336 Main St
Neenah, WI 54956-2425

Omro Area Historical Society
144 E Main St
Omro, WI 54963-1416

Wood County

Heart O' Wisconsin Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 516
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-0516
E-mail: info@howgs.org
Website: http://www.howgs.org/contact_information.php  

North Wood County Historical Society
212 W 3rd St
Marshfield, WI 54449-2706

South Wood County Historical Society
540 3rd St. S
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494-4352



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ELCA Region 5 Archives
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Dubuque, IA 52003-7797
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Swedes in Wisconsin

A book written by Frederick Hale which includes bibliographical references and an index.  It was published in Madison, Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Historical Society press.  It is available in some libraries and for sale at some online book sales.  Also available for purchase from the Wisconsin Historical Society.  See http://shop.wisconsinhistory.org/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=14&idproduct=256

Cemeteries with Swedish Population

Barron County

Nye Scandinavia Cemetery, Maple Grove Twp.
Swedish Cemetery, Rice Lake Twp.

Bayfield County

Swedish Baptist Cemetery (Fish Creek Cemetery), Keystone Twp.

Burnett County

Skandia Cemetery (Chelmo Lutheran Cemetery), Meenon Twp.
Swedish Mission Cemetery, Trade Lake Twp.
Zion Cemetery (Swedish Lutheran Cemetery), Trade Lake Twp.
Swedish Baptist Cemetery (Union Cemetery), Trade Lake Twp.
Swedish Lutheran Cemetery, Wood River Twp.
Falun Cemetery, Wood River Twp.

Calumet County

Scandinavian Methodist Episcopalian Cemetery, Stockbridge Twp.

Douglas County

Swedish Lutheran Bethany Cemetery, Amnicon Twp.

Jackson County

Swede Town Cemetery, Garden Valley Twp.

La Crosse County

Baptist (Scandinavian Baptist) Cemetery, Onalaska Twp.

Lincoln County

Bethany Lutheran Cemetery (Swedish Cemetery), Birch Twp.

Marathon County

Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (Trinity Cemetery/Scandinavian Cemetery) Bright Twp.

Pierce County

Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (Svea Cemetery), Trenton Twp.

Rusk County

Swedish Lutheran Cemetery, True Twp.

Shawano County

Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (Jerusalem Cemetery), Waukechon Twp.

Waupaca County

Salem Cemetery (Old Sweden Cemetery), Farmington Twp.
Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery, Scandinavia Twp.

Wood County

Evangelical Free Cemetery (Swedish Cemetery or No. Arpin Cemetery), Arpin Twp.


The Swedish American churches listed below have microfilmed records in the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at the Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. These microfilms are not available via interlibrary loan but may be searched in person or a search may be requested for a fee. See http://www.augustana.edu/x13917.xml  for years of availability, guidelines, and research request forms.

Ashland County

Bethesda Swedish-Finnish Lutheran Church
Ashland, Wisconsin

Birch Lake Lutheran
Ashland, Wisconsin

Salem Baptist Church
Ashland, Wisconsin

Saron Lutheran Church
Ashland, Wisconsin

Barron County

Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Almena, Wisconsin

Prairie Lake Covenant Church
Chetek, Wisconsin

Augustana Lutheran Church
Cumberland, Wisconsin

Swedish Baptist Church
Rice Lake, Wisconsin

Trinity Lutheran Church
Rice Lake, Wisconsin

Bayfield County

Fish Creek Baptist Church
Benoit, Wisconsin

Fish Creek Baptist Church
Fish Creek, Wisconsin

Bethany Baptist Church
Mason, Wisconsin

First Lutheran Church
Port Wing, Wisconsin

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Washburn, Wisconsin

Burnett County

Nebo Lutheran Church
Falun, Wisconsin

Trinity Lutheran Church
Falun, Wisconsin

Trade Lake Baptist Church
Frederic, Wisconsin

Wood Lake Covenant Church
Grantsburg, Wisconsin

Calvary Covenant Church
Grantsburg, Wisconsin

Grace Baptist Church
Grantsburg, Wisconsin

Salem Lutheran Church
Grantsburg, Wisconsin

Bethany Lutheran Church
Siren, Wisconsin

Mission Covenant Church
Siren, Wisconsin

Zion Lutheran Church
Trade Lake, Wisconsin

Sterling Lutheran Church
Trade River, Wisconsin

First Baptist Church
Webster, Wisconsin

Ansgarie Lutheran Church
Wood River, Wisconsin

Clark County

Trinity Lutheran Church
Unity, Wisconsin

Dane County

Messiah Lutheran Church
Madison, Wisconsin

Door County

First Baptist Church
Sister Bay, Wisconsin

Douglas County

Lake Nebagamon Baptist Church
Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin

Trinity Lutheran Church
Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin

Cloverland Miss. Cov. Church
Maple, Wisconsin

Nazareth Lutheran Church
Maple, Wisconsin

Bethany Lutheran Church
Poplar, Wisconsin

Mission Covenant Church
Poplar, Wisconsin

First Covenant Church
Superior, Wisconsin

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Superior, Wisconsin

Zion Lutheran Church
Superior, Wisconsin

Eau Claire County

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Florence County

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Florence, Wisconsin

First Covenant Church
Florence, Wisconsin

Kenosha County

The Baptist Tabernacle
Kenosha, Wisconsin

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Lincoln County

Bethany Lutheran Church
Irma, Wisconsin

Emmanuel Covenant Church
Merrill, Wisconsin

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Merrill, Wisconsin

Manitowoc County

St. James Episcopal Church
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Marathon County

Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church
Wausau, Wisconsin

Marinette County

First Covenant Church
Marinette, Wisconsin

Bethel Baptist Church
Marinette, Wisconsin

Zion Lutheran Church
Marinette, Wisconsin

Grace Lutheran Church
Pembine, Wisconsin

Salem Lutheran Church
Peshtigo, Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

Augustana Lutheran Church
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Oneida County

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Pepin County

Little Plum Lutheran Church
Pepin, Wisconsin

Sabylund Lutheran Church
Stockholm, Wisconsin,

Pierce County

Bethel Mission Covenant Church
Ellsworth, Wisconsin

Zion Covenant Church
Ellsworth, Wisconsin

Svea Lutheran Church
Hager City, Wisconsin

Polk County

Balsam Lutheran Church
Amery, Wisconsin

Elim Lutheran Church
Amery, Wisconsin

First Lutheran Church
Amery, Wisconsin

East Balsam Baptist Church
Balsam Lake, Wisconsin

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Clayton, Wisconsin

First Lutheran Church
Clear Lake, Wisconsin

United Covenant Church
Clear Lake, Wisconsin

Bethany Lutheran Church
Dresser, Wisconsin

Bethseda Lutheran Church
Dresser, Wisconsin

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Fredric, Wisconsin

(See United Covenant Church, Clear Lake, Wisconsin)
West Clayton, Wisconsin

West Swedish Lutheran Church
West Sweden, Wisconsin

Port Wing County

First Lutheran Church
Port Wing, Wisconsin

Portage County

Community Evangelical Free Church
Junction City, Wisconsin

Price County

First Lutheran Church
Ogema, Wisconsin

Ogema Baptist Church
Ogema, Wisconsin

Spirit Baptist Church
Ogema, Wisconsin

First Lutheran Church
Prentice, Wisconsin

Prentice Baptist Church
Prentice, Wisconsin

Racine County

Messiah Lutheran Church
Racine, Wisconsin

Rock County

Redeemer Covenant Church
Beloit, Wisconsin

Sawyer County

Calvary Lutheran Church
Draper, Wisconsin

Bethany Lutheran Church
Ojibwa, Wisconsin

Zion Lutheran Church
Winter, Wisconsin

St. Croix County

Salem Covenant Church
Glenwood City, Wisconsin

Zion Lutheran Church
Hudson, Wisconsin

Mission Covenant Church
Hudson, Wisconsin

Mission Covenant Church
Star Prairie, Wisconsin

Taylor County

Westboro Baptist Church
Westboro, Wisconsin

Vilas County

Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church
Conover, Wisconsin

Washburn County

Salem Lutheran County
Shell Lake, Wisconsin

St. John Lutheran Church
Stonebank, Wisconsin

Wood County

Bethany Lutheran Church
Sigel, Wisconsin


Swedish Beginnings in Wisconsin

First Swedish Settlers in Wisconsin

(Historic Marker Erected 1988 - Veterans Memorial Park, Hwy. 12, Genoa City, Walworth County)

The first Swedish settlers in Wisconsin were Carl Friman and his five sons. They came in 1838 and purchased 80 acres near Genoa City. Carl returned to Sweden but his sons remained in Wisconsin and wrote letters back to their father. The letters to their father appeared in newspapers in Sweden and influenced others to emigrate to American and to Wisconsin. By 1900 nearly 49,000 individuals born in Sweden lived in Wisconsin.

Reference: Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin history

Swedish immigration to Wisconsin

The largest and most significant wave of Swedish immigration to Wisconsin occurred between 1860 and 1890. Almost all came from rural areas in Sweden though once in the U.S., they tended to settle in cities and work as laborers. Wisconsin's first Swedish settlement was along Pine Lake in Waukesha County in 1841; a second emerged along the banks of Lake Koshkonong in 1843. Immigration from Sweden increased significantly following the passage of the Homestead Act of 1862 and crop failures in Sweden in the late 1860s. Wisconsin received its heaviest flow of Swedes between 1880 and 1900 though overall, Swedes constituted a minor part of the state's foreign population. The largest Swedish populations in Wisconsin were in the northwest. Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul were the major urban centers of Swedish settlement.

Reference:  Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin history http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=11091&term_type_id=1&letter=S


Swedish American Newspapers in Wisconsin

_____________Title________________________City of Publication_______________________
          Ashland Bladet                                       Ashland
          Förposten                                              Marinette
          Marinette Tribunen                                  Marinette
          The Vindicator                                        Rhinelander 
          Duluth Posten                                        See Minnesota
          Svenska Amerikanska Tribunen               Superior
          Wisconsin Svenska Tribun                      Superior
          Nordwestern Härold                                Superior/Duluth 

The above Swedish-American newspapers are available on microfilms at the Swenson Center at Augustana College and are available to borrow via interlibrary loan throughout the United States. See http://www.augustana.edu/x14666.xml  to see specific years you would like to view. Contact your local library if you are interested in placing a request. Supply your library with the following information:
• Title of newspaper
• The specific years you need for your research
• Inform your library that the requests can be sent directly via OCLC (“ICY”), fax 309 794-7230, or via mail to Augustana College Library, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201-2296

Social Life and Customs

Swedish Language and Culture Immersion Camp
A Swedish language and culture immersion camp is held in the beautiful Hunt Hill Audubon Nature Sanctuary, in rural Sarona, Wisconsin.  Usually held for a week around later part of June.  For more information see: http://www.evaapelqvist.com/swedishcamp.html