Wisconsin Genealogy

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Wisconsin Genealogy is being developed as a genealogical and historical resource for your personal use. It contains information and records for Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Specifically, it provides sources for birth records, death records, marriage records, census records, tax records, court records, and military records. It also provides some historical details about different times and people in Wisconsin history.

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  • Wisconsin Obituaries
    Just a start of Wisconsin Obituaries, please contribute yours!!
  • History of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
    After the county of Crawford had been created it was clearly seen that the people resident therein needed a town organization; so the secretary of the Territory of Michigan, William Woodbridge, then vested with the power and authority of governor, issued a proclamation forming a “township” (town), which was named the Borough of Prairie Des Chiens.
  • History of Racine County, Wisconsin Businesses
    Over 50 business histories taken from Racine, Belle City of the lakes, and Racine County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement.
  • Racine County, Wisconsin Biographies
    Over 400 biographies taken from Racine, Belle City of the lakes, and Racine County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement.

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The following state borders Wisconsin and is not part of the Great Lakes Genealogy.

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J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company

If there were no other business enterprise, cultural force, educational institution or civic project to have made the name of Racine famous, the mammoth manufacturing concern operated as the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company would alone have accomplished this for today wherever grain is grown throughout the civilized world the products o f this great factory have found their way. The history of this business is in large measure the history of Racine’s industrial, commercial and financial development. It was one of the pioneer industries and remains today its foremost productive concern. Century after century had passed and yet…

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J. I. Case Plow Works

The story of the growth of the J. I. Case Plow Works from a small, obscure blacksmith shop in the rear of a fanning mill factory to the present large concern occupying over twenty acres of space, is a story of constant progress based upon quality and service. From the beginning the policy of the company has been to make every tool that bore its trademark a little better than any other similar tool and to co-operate to the fullest extent with the dealer handling its products. The business was organized in 1876 by J. I. Case under the name…

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The History of Racine County, Wisconsin Businesses

The History of Racine County, Wisconsin Businesses   American Mangle & Roller Company American Seating Company American Skein & Foundry Company Arnold Electric Company Bank Of Burlington Beffel Furniture & Undertaking Company Brehm Brothers Company Carroll Coal Company Chicago Rubber Clothing Company Commercial Press Company E. C. Tecktonius Manufacturing Company Elite Laundry F. J. Greene Engineering Works Gold Medal Camp Furniture Manufacturing Company Hartmann Trunk Company Henricksen & Jacobson Higgins Spring & Axle Company Horlick Malted Milk Company J. I. Case Plow Works J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company Junction Hardware Company Lavine Gear Company Mitchell-Lewis Motor Company Mohr-Jones Hardware Company Mueller-Kuehn Company Peerless Machine Company Perfex Radiator Company Racine Auto Tire Company Racine Carriage Company Racine City Bank Racine Electric Company Racine Hosiery Company Racine Iron & Wire Works Racine Manufacturing Company Racine Paper…

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Horlick Malted Milk Company

The name of no productive industry of the United States is perhaps more widely known than that of the Horlick Malted Milk Company, the business of which has developed until it reaches into all parts of the civilized world. The company was organized in 1875 and was incorporated in 1878 as the Horlick Food Company by William Horlick and James Horlick, brothers, who established their plant in the outskirts of Racine, in Mount Pleasant Township. They began to manufacture a product known as Horlick’s Food, which was a prepared food for infants, invalids and the aged, to be added to…

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Higgins Spring & Axle Company

The Higgins Spring & Axle Company is successor to the Ansted & Higgins Spring Company, which was established in 1884 by Michael Higgins and E. W. Ansted. Their plant was located at Racine Junction and there they began the manufacture of springs, putting upon the market a product which found immediate favor, as indicated by the continued growth of their business. This led to the establishment of a branch plant at Connersville, Indiana, which was afterward taken over by Mr. Ansted, and the partnership was then dissolved, Mr. Higgins remaining in charge of the Racine establishment. The company was incorporated…

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The Wisconsin Agriculturist

This paper was first issued at Racine, Wisconsin, January 1, 1877, under the name of The Racine Agriculturalist. An introductory on the first page, signed by A. F. Sweetser, states that it is the object of the “proprietor” to benefit the farmers of the country “as much as possible in inserting in its columns such articles as will be of special interest to them in their business and by offering such suggestions as may lighten the labor of the farm.” It is frankly stated that the columns of the paper will be largely devoted to advertising, but only such articles…

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