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}}<br>Guide to '''Pierce County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
'[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]]&nbsp;&gt; Pierce County[[Image:WI Pierce.png|thumb|right|475px|WI Pierce.png]]  
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| county = Pierce County
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| state = Wisconsin
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| founded year = 1858
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| founded date = March 11
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| seat = [[Ellsworth, Wisconsin|Ellsworth]]
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| building address = Pierce County Courthouse<br>4414 W Main; PO Box 119<br>Ellsworth, WI 54011<br>Phone: 715.273.3531<br>[http://www.co.pierce.wi.us/ Pierce County Courthouse] }}
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== County Information ==
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==== Pierce County, Wisconsin Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land and Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1870
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1851
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1875
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.pierce.wi.us/ Pierce County Courthouse]<br>414 W Main; PO Box 119<br>Ellsworth, WI 54011<br>Phone: 715.273.3531<br>
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[http://www.co.pierce.wi.us/County%20Clerk/County_Clerk_Main.php County Clerk] has birth and death recordsd from 1876, <br>marriage records from 1855, divorce records from 1875, <br>probate records from 1878 and court records from 1869 <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 758 Pierce Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1858--Pierce County was created 25 February 1858&nbsp;from [[St. Croix County, Wisconsin|St. Croix]] County. County seat: Ellsworth <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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1858--Pierce County was created 25 February 1858&nbsp;from [[St. Croix County, Wisconsin Genealogy|St. Croix]] County. County seat: Ellsworth <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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[[Image:{{WI Pierce County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}|right]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dakota County, Minnesota|Dakota County, Minnesota]]  
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[[Dakota County, Minnesota Genealogy|Dakota County, Minnesota]] {{•}} [[Dunn County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Dunn]] {{•}} [[Goodhue County, Minnesota Genealogy|Goodhue County, Minnesota]] {{•}} [[Pepin County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Pepin]] {{•}} [[St. Croix County, Wisconsin Genealogy|St. Croix]] {{•}} [[Washington County, Minnesota Genealogy|Washington County, Minnesota]]
*[[Dunn County, Wisconsin|Dunn]]  
 
*[[Goodhue County, Minnesota|Goodhue County, Minnesota]]  
 
*[[Pepin County, Wisconsin|Pepin]]  
 
*[[St. Croix County, Wisconsin|St. Croix]]  
 
*[[Washington County, Minnesota|Washington County, Minnesota]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/pierce/pie.htm Pierce County Biographies] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/bio.htm Pierce County Biographies] WIGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/cemetery.htm  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=115936 St. Bridget Cemetery, River Falls] BillionGraves
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=51&GScnty=3039&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|374255|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=51&CScnty=3039 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/cemetery.htm WIGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pierce+Wisconsin&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wisconsin&county=Pierce&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/pierce/pie.htm WIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/pierce.htm WITombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23150&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=40&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/pierce.html Pierce County Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives
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*[[Ellsworth,_Wisconsin#Cemeteries| Ellsworth, Wisconsin Cemeteries]]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/census.htm Pierce County, Wisconsin State & Federal Census Index] This is a work in progress. WIGenWeb project
1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free searchable index to the 1855 Wisconsin State Census can be viewed on the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1443825 FamilySearch Record Search] This census includes name of head of family, individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.<br>
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=====State Census=====
 
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*'''1850''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443825?collectionNameFilter=false 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.  
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/census.htm  
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*'''1865''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2058670?collectionNameFilter=false 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.
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*'''1875''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443778?collectionNameFilter=false 1875 Wisconsin State Census] Identifies head of household by name.
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1443713|Wisconsin State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Search indexed census.&nbsp; Identifies by name of head of household.&nbsp;&nbsp;Other information is&nbsp;statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1443712|Wisconsin State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1443899|Wisconsin State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
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=====Federal Census=====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/pierce/pie.htm Pierce County Census Records] - Scroll down to the Census heading.  This site has images for Federal Censuses from 1860 to 1920, including page numbers for the various townships.  USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
 
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=====Catholic=====
*St Paul's United Church of Christ, Ellsworth, Wisconsin, old church records http://www.spuccellsworth.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=116&amp;Itemid=160
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wistcroi/StPats.htm St. Patrick's Church Baptismal Records, Hudson, Wisconsin]
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===== Lutheran  =====
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Pierce County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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=====United Church of Christ=====
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*[http://www.spuccellsworth.org/index.php/oldrecords St Paul's United Church of Christ, Ellsworth, Wisconsin] old church records
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/land.htm  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/land.htm Pierce County Wisconsin - RootsWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/pierce/pie.htm Pierce County Land Patents] USGenWeb Archives - Scroll down to "Land"
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/cities.htm  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/cities.htm Towns and Cities of Pierce County - RootsWeb]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
http://www.wisconline.com/counties/pierce/map.html  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Pierce County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.wisconline.com/counties/pierce/map.html Pierce County, Wisconsin: Map - Wisconsin Online]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/pierce/pie.htm Pierce County Military] USGenWeb Archives
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from Pierce 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 Pierce County. <br>
  
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/military.htm  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Company C
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Company M
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:- [[6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company B
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:- [[8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company D
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:- [[12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies A and D
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:- [[13th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|13th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company G
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/civilwar.htm Civil War History and Rosters for  Pierce County] RootsWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/1883pensioners.txt 1883 Pensioners List] WIGenWeb project
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=====World War I=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/wwi.htm Pierce County in the World War] WIGenWeb project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/wwiregistrationindex.htm World War I Civilian Draft Registrations] WIGenWeb project
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======World War II=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/wwii.txt State of Wisconsin Casualty Lists] WIGenWeb project
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([http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/veteranphotos.htm Veteran Photos] WIGenWeb project
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/piercenat.txt Pierce County Naturalizations, 1858-1896] WIGenWeb project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/piercenat1.txt Pierce County Naturalizations, 1897-1903] WIGenWeb project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/piercenat2.txt Naturalizations, 1903, cont.-1906] WIGenWeb project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/declarations.htm Declarations of Intent] WIGenWeb project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
http://www.piercecountyherald.com/  
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[http://www.piercecountyherald.com/ Pierce County Herald]
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/obit.htm Pierce County Obituaries] WIGenWeb project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/pierce/pie.htm Pierce County Obituaries] USGenWeb Archives - Scroll down to "Obits"
  
 
==== Periodicals  ====
 
==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9088 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — images and index $
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*'''1848 – 1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/wi-society-archive/ Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
 
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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[https://www.uwrf.edu/AreaResearchCenter/Index.cfm University Archives and Area Research Center]<br>
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170 Chalmer Davee Library<br>
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email: archives@uwrf.edu<br>
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(715) 425-3567<br>
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Fax (715) 425-0609<br>
  
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
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*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
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'''Pierce County Historical Assn'''<br> PO Box 148<br> Ellsworth, WI 54011<br>Telephone: 715-273-6611<br>[http://www.piercecountyhistorical.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Prescott Welcome and Heritage Center'''<br> 233 Broad St N<br> Prescott, WI 54021<br>Telephone: 715-262-3284<br>Toll-free: 800-474-3723<br>[http://community.pressenter.net/~whctr/ Website]<br><br>
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'''St Croix Valley Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 396<br>River Falls, WI 54022<br>[https://scvgs.wordpress.com/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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===== Birth Records =====
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*1826 - 1926 {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1826 - 1908 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2544 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
===== Marriage  =====
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===== Divorce  =====
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*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1973 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1973 - 1997 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
  
===== Death  =====
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*1965 - 1984 {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1867 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1835 - 1968 {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1959 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
 
 
*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Pierce|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/pierce-county/ Pierce County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101958042548356916194 Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Pierce|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/ Pierce County] WIGenWeb project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/pierce/pie.htm Pierce County] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Latest revision as of 18:18, 3 October 2017

United States
Wisconsin
Pierce County

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


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Pierce County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 11, 1858
County Seat Ellsworth
Courthouse
Address Pierce County Courthouse
4414 W Main; PO Box 119
Ellsworth, WI 54011
Phone: 715.273.3531
Pierce County Courthouse


WI Pierce.png

County Information

Pierce County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1870 1851 1860 1855 1875

County Courthouse

Pierce County Courthouse
414 W Main; PO Box 119
Ellsworth, WI 54011
Phone: 715.273.3531

County Clerk has birth and death recordsd from 1876,
marriage records from 1855, divorce records from 1875,
probate records from 1878 and court records from 1869 [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1858--Pierce County was created 25 February 1858 from St. Croix County. County seat: Ellsworth [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

WI PIERCE.JPG

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dakota County, Minnesota  • Dunn  • Goodhue County, Minnesota  • Pepin  • St. Croix  • Washington County, Minnesota

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

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
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.

Census

State Census
  • 1850 - 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
  • Pierce County Census Records - Scroll down to the Census heading. This site has images for Federal Censuses from 1860 to 1920, including page numbers for the various townships. USGenWeb Archives

Church History and Records

Catholic

St. Patrick's Church Baptismal Records, Hudson, Wisconsin

Lutheran
  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Pierce County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
United Church of Christ

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Local Histories

Towns and Cities of Pierce County - RootsWeb

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Pierce 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 Pierce County.

- 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company C
- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company M
- 6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company B
- 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company D
- 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies A and D
- 13th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company G
World War I
=World War II

(Veteran Photos WIGenWeb project

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Pierce County Herald

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Records

Repositories

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

Archives, Libraries and Museums

University Archives and Area Research Center
170 Chalmer Davee Library
email: archives@uwrf.edu
(715) 425-3567
Fax (715) 425-0609

County Courthouse
Pierce County Wisconsin Courthouse.jpg
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.

Societies

Pierce County Historical Assn
PO Box 148
Ellsworth, WI 54011
Telephone: 715-273-6611
Website

Prescott Welcome and Heritage Center
233 Broad St N
Prescott, WI 54021
Telephone: 715-262-3284
Toll-free: 800-474-3723
Website

St Croix Valley Genealogical Society
PO Box 396
River Falls, WI 54022
Website

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers

Websites

References

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