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Biographies, Family Histories, and Names

  • Bailey, Sturges W., Mrs. Index to Memorial and Biographical Records and Illustrated Compendium of Biography: Columbia, Sauk and Adams Counties, Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, 1979.

  • Buell, Robert Rood, and Dorris M. Berning. Whence They Came: Being an Emigrant Source-List of Some the Persons Mentioned in Dorris Berning['s] Greewood Cemetery, Reedsburg, Wisconsin As Compiled from County Histories, Etc. [Wisconsin?]: Robert Rood Buell, 1955.

  • Doll, Laura Meyer. Meyer Family History. Wisconsin?: L.M. Doll, 1950s.

  • Hasheider, Philip H. The Hasheider Family of Sauk County, Wisconsin, 1845-2001. Sauk City, Wis. (S9820 Hasheider Rd., Sauk City 53583): P.H. Hasheider, 2001.

  • Hatz, Robert. Family Stories. [Baraboo, WI]: W. Hatz, 1996.
     
  • James, Romona Enge. Genealogical Notes, Undated.  Genealogical materials, partially photocopies, concerning the ancestors of Romona Enge (Mrs. William D.) James, residents of Sauk County, Wisconsin, including the Enge, Gasser, Schoephoerster, and Seils families, ca. 1800-1959.
  • Knapp, George Nelson. Writings, 1940-1947. An autobiography and other writings by George Nelson Knapp, a farmer and geologist who was born in Wisconsin and lived and worked in New Jersey, Minnesota, Montana, and Alabama. Included is a genealogy of Knapp's mother's family, the descendants of George Henry Brereton, an Irish immigrant who settled in Dane County, Wisconsin, in 1852; genealogical information on the Bower and Knapp families; and a biography of  An autobiography and other writings by George Nelson Knapp, a farmer and geologist who was born in Wisconsin and lived and worked in New Jersey, Minnesota, Montana, and Alabama. Included is a genealogy of Knapp's mother's family, the descendants of George Henry Brereton, an Irish immigrant who settled in Dane County, Wisconsin, in 1852; genealogical information on the Bower and Knapp families; and a biography of relative Charles Walter Hart, a pioneer in the development of the internal combustion engine for farm use and of the gas tractor in Iowa and later a leader in the oil refining industry in Montana.

  • Mueller, Erhart. The Ochsner Story. [Stevens Point? Wis.]: [s.n.] (Printed by Giegerich's Sons), 1988.
     
  • Erhart Mueller, Erhart; Walter Doll; Salem Evangelical Church (Sauk County, Wis.); Sauk Prairie Gun Club (Wis.); Sauk Prairie Farmers Club (Wis.). Papers, 1864-1993.< Papers of a farmer and amateur local historian who wrote and collected materials about the Town of Sumpter, Sauk County, Wisconsin. Included are scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, notes, histories of area families, genealogical charts and data, transcribed diaries, correspondence, snippets of conversations, and photographs. Especially well documented are the Accola, Kindschi, and Mueller families to whom Mueller was related, as well as the Haskin, Huddleston, Ochsner, Ragatz, Sprecher, and Waterbury families. Similarly diverse materials document area cemeteries, churches, schools, organizations, and places, especially the Badger Ordnance Works, which was constructed during World War II, Badger Village (later Bluffview Courts, a retirement community originally constructed as subsidized housing for Badger Ordnance Works), the Free Congregation of Sauk City, Salem Evangelical Church, the Witwen camp religious meetings, and Stone's Pocket School. The research of Walter Doll, historian of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, is also represented. Original material in the collection includes minutes and scrapbooks of the Sauk City Gun Club, the Sauk City Women's Club, and the Sauk Prairie Farmers Club.

  • Farrell, James. Journals, 1984-1869, 2004. Original and typed transcripts of journals kept by James Farrell, a Dane County (Wis.) resident, consisting of brief entries with accounts of the weather, planting and selling of crops, livestock, and farm maintenance. Farrell also discusses his business dealings in Madison, Sauk, and Black Earth as well as short descriptions of his travels to Detroit, Chicago, and Canada. Also included is a liturgy with a short family history and a schedule for the Farrell family reunion, August 15, 2004.

  • Neuman, Vera Brechtl. Genealogy and History of the Francis Xavior Brechtl and Catherine Hutter Brechtl Family. Sauk City, WI: Vera Newman, 1983.

  • Schwe, Douglas and Ellen Hanusa. Papers, 1962-1967, 1981. Miscellaneous papers of Madison, Wis., resident Douglas Schewe including correspondence with the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and others concerning prescription drug advertising in medical journals, written as research for a master's thesis; a draft of an article by Schewe on Episcopal Church publications and response to it by church officials and publishers; responses to letters he wrote to political leaders expressing his opinions; and a genealogy.

  • Schwenn, Ruth Tinkham. Letter, 1962. Letter, July 19, 1962, from Ruth Tinkham Schwenn to Mrs. Felix O. Schmidt, describing the genealogy of the Tinkham Family of Vermont, Wisconsin, and other states; and noting establishment of the Old Cottonwood Tree marker along Highway 23 in Sauk County, Wisconsin.

  • Sprecher, Stanley A. Sprechers of Sauk County, Wisconsin. Las Cruces, N.M.: S.A. Sprecher, 1983.

  • Sprecher, Stanley A. Sprechers in the Townships of Troy and Honey Creek: An Historical Addendum of July 1991. Las Cruces, N.M.: S.A. Sprecher, 1991.

  • Thurston, Marjorie H. Hagmann Family Genealogical Papers. 1938. A family history prepared by Thurston on the descendants of Mathias Hagmann who emigrated from Switzerland to Sauk County, Wisconsin, in 1847, and of his sister, Dorothea Hagmann Guntli who came to Wisconsin in 1853. Also included is a chart of the Rothenberger relation, a chart showing Mathias' ancestors (1615-1849), and two published booklets in German, one a history of the Hagmann family.

  • Wagner, Betty Marie Daley. The Peetz-Kinzler Genealogy and Related Families: Descendants of Ferdinand August & Caroline Koehler, Wilhelm Frederick & Johanna Augusta Kaiser Peetz, Christian & Johanna Barth Meissner, David & Sophia Carolina Meissner Kinzler, of Germany, Dane County and Sauk County, Wisconsin, 1800-1990. Carmel Ind. (781 Dayton Dr., Carmel 46032): B.D. Wagner, 1990.

Cemeteries

  • Buell, Robert R. Inscriptions from Sumpter Cemetery in Town of Sumpter, Sauk Co., Wis. Prairie du Sac, Wis: R.R. Buell, 1954.

  • Buell, Robert R. Sauk County Wisconsin Cemeteries: Thoelke Cemetery, Town of Sumpter. Prairie du Sac, Wis: R.R. Buell, 1955.

  • Buell, Robert Rood, and Dorris M. Berning. Whence They Came: Being an Emigrant Source-List of Some the Persons Mentioned in Dorris Berning['s] Greewood Cemetery, Reedsburg, Wisconsin As Compiled from County Histories, Etc. [Wisconsin?]: Robert Rood Buell, 1955.

  • Cushing, Myrtle E. Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk County, Wisconsin. Sauk City, WI (809 John Adams St., Sauk City 53583): M.E. Cushing, 1980.

  • Oesting, Marie R. Census of Cemeteries and Gravesites in Sauk County, Wisconsin. s.l: s.n.], 1977.

  • Oesting, Marie R., and Bernadette Durben Bittner. Census of Cemeteries and Gravesites in Sauk County, Wisconsin. S.l: The Society?], 1978.

Census Records and Indexes

Church Records

  • German Methodist Church Records, 1868 Through 1912 for Marriages and Baptisms for the Townships of Westfield, Freedom, City of Baraboo, Sauk County [and] Township of Caledonia, Columbia County. Wis: s.n, 1990s.

Court Records

  • Buell, R. R. The First Book of Wills and Administrations (Abstract): And the First Book of Marriages (Sauk Co.) 1844-1852. 1955.

  • Buell, R. R. Wills and Administrations of Sauk County, Wisconsin, 1846-1857. 1971.

Deaths and Obituaries

  • Buell, R. R. Preliminary Report, Deaths in Sauk County, Wisconsin 1840-1860. 1900.

Directories

Ethnic Groups

Forums, Mailing Lists, and Message Boards

History

  • Cole, Harry Ellsworth, and H. E. Cole. Baraboo, Dells, and Devil's Lake Region Scenery, Archeology, Geology, Indian Legends, and Local History Briefly Treated : with Maps and Illustrations. Baraboo, Wis: Mrs. H.E. Cole, 1929.

  • Cole, Harry Ellsworth. A Standard History of Sauk County, Wisconsin An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with Particular Attention to the Modern Era in the Commercial, Industrial, Educational, Civic and Social Development. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co, 1918.

  • The History of Sauk County, Wisconsin Containing an Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development and Resources, an Extensive and Minute Sketch of Its Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories, Churches, Schools and Societies, Its War Record, Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Prominent Men and Early Settlers, the Whole Preceded by a History of Wisconsin, Statistics of the State, and an Abstract of Its Laws and Constitution and of the Constitution of the United States. Chicago: Western Historical Co, 1880.

  • The History of Sauk County, Wisconsin: Containing an Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development and Resources; an Extensive and Minute Sketch of Its Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories, Churches, Schools and Societies; Its War Record, Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Prominent Men and Early Settlers; the Whole Preceded by a History of Wisconsin, Statistics of the State, and an Abstract of Its Laws and Constitution and of the Constitution of the United States. Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1994.

Land Records

  • Sauk County Land Records Index. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Salt Lake City, 1979.

  • Sauk County, Wisconsin, Land Records Index. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Salt Lake City, Utah, 1981.

Maps, Gazetteers, and Atlases

Military Records

  • Bittner, Bernadette, and Ena C. Moll. Pvt. John Greenslit: Revolutionary War Soldier, Connecticut State Troop, September 1, 1782-September 1, 1783, Died Dellona Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin, April 1, 1856. Reedsburg, Wisc: Bittner, 1975.

  • Dunbar, Richard J. Civil War Letters by Great Uncles of Winsor S. Dunbar. 1862. Photocopied and transcribed Civil War letters of brothers George H. Wood, William P. Wood, also known as Billy, and Charles W. Wood, 1862-1865, to their parents and siblings, and letters from their father, George Folger Wood in the 1870s. Also, there is a photograph of the three brothers and family genealogy. The letters were copied and transcribed in 1997 by Richard Dunbar, son of Winsor S. Dunbar.

Miscellaneous Materials

  • Leicht, Don M. Humorous Events of a Century Ago in the Dells Area: Wisconsin Dells, Mauston, New Lisbon, Baraboo, Reedsburg, Portage. Madison, Wis: D.M. Leicht, 1900.

Naturalization Records

Newspapers and Periodicals

Photographs, Postcards, Historical Images

Projects

Researchers

Societies

  • Plain History Genealogy Group (Plain, Wis.). Plain History Genealogy Group: Covering Plain, Sauk Co., Wisconsin and Beyond. Plain, Wis: Plain History Genealogy Group, 2003.

  • Plain History Genealogy Group (Plain, Wis.). Plain History Genealogy Group Newsletter. Plain, Wis: Plain History Genealogy Group, 2001.

Towns and Cities

  • Cole, Harry Ellsworth, and H. E. Cole. Baraboo, Dells, and Devil's Lake Region Scenery, Archeology, Geology, Indian Legends, and Local History Briefly Treated : with Maps and Illustrations. Baraboo, Wis: Mrs. H.E. Cole, 1929.

  • Dearborn, Phyllis Liegel. The Ghost Village of White Mound and Its Surrounding Area "Billytown". [Wisconsin?]: P.L. Dearborn, 2002.

Transportation, Business and Industry

  • Schwe, Douglas and Ellen Hanusa. Papers, 1962-1967, 1981. Miscellaneous papers of Madison, Wis., resident Douglas Schewe including correspondence with the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and others concerning prescription drug advertising in medical journals, written as research for a master's thesis; a draft of an article by Schewe on Episcopal Church publications and response to it by church officials and publishers; responses to letters he wrote to political leaders expressing his opinions; and a genealogy.

Vital Records

  • Buell, R. R. Sauk County Marriages. S.l: s.n.], 1967.

  • Buell, R. R. Sauk County Marriages, 1844-1852. S.l: s.n.], 1967.

  • Buell, R. R. Sauk County, Wisconsin Book of Marriages, Volume I, 1844-1852. Prairie du Sac, Wis: R.R. Buell], 1955.

  • Vezzetti, Judy. Index to Sauk County, Wisconsin, Marriages ... 1848-1907. Madison Wis: State Historical Society of Wisconsin], 2006.

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