Marathon County, WI. look-ups

This page has those wonderful people who have volunteered to do lookups for Marathon County. 

Shelley Green (me)  - I have access to the following:

The Handybook for Genealogists - United States of America - 8th Edition.

This is a well-known popular reference for family historians. There is general information on each state, its history, its records, its genealogical societies, libraries, and valuable publications on genealogy in the state. It has the listings for available census and mortality schedules for each state. It has the addresses of where to write for state vital statistics.

I also have the Family Tree Maker CD316 - Census Index: U. S. Selected Counties - 1840.

This CD contains indexes to census records for selected counties in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexicao, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennesee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Washington DC, and Wisconsin.  It contains the following: the individual's name, the Soundex code for their name, the census state and county, the microfilm record page number, and the census type and year.  The 1840 census usually only had the head of household's name.  You must contact the proper authorities for your own record.

I now have the Census Index: US Selected Counties, 1870 (FTW CD# 319).  It includes the District of Columbia, and the following states:   AL, AR, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MT, NC, NV, SD, TX, VA, WA, WV, .  Sorry, NO WISCONSIN  - and only selected counties.

Thanks to Jerry Dalum, I have a list titled "Wisconsin's Gold Star List", prepared by John G. Gregory.  This lists the names, ranks, residences, and date of death for WWI veterans who died in service.  

I also have the FAMILY FINDER INDEX VOL. 1 & 2.

I have the copies of the Wausau High School annuals for the years 1926, 1927 and 1949 thru 1955.  This is called the Wahiscan.

I also have the Marriage Index for 1852-1883, which covers the first 3 Official Books from the Register of Deeds Office.  And I have a copy of all the township centennial books that were published.  Most of them are either indexed or in the process of being indexed. For these, see the Centennial Name Index page --

I also have Marathon County WI Cemetary Inscriptions, An Every Name Index.  , and the Pinery Pedigree books - 1995 and 2000.

Corrie Schmidt has the Wahiscan for the year 1919.  E-mail her for lookups in this book.

Laurel Stine has the Family Tree Maker CD 354 - Passenger and Immigration Lists Index 1538-1940.  She will do look-ups.

 Char Zaleski has access to an index for marriages in Marathon County, and also Wood County.  Send her the husband and/or wifes names, and the county to look in.  She will then get the date of the marriage and volume of the book that it is at the courthouse for that specific county.  They include the years 1853 - 1882.  She will do lookups as her time permits. BE SURE TO PUT "MARRIAGE LOOKUPS FOR MARATHON (OR WOOD) COUNTY IN THE SUBJECT LINE. Char has an INDEX to the book "History of Marathon County - not the book, only the index.

She also has the Marriage, (begins in 1860)Birth,(begins in 1873)and Death  (begins in 1873) index pre 1880 for Marathon County.  

Char also has a new book - "The Marshfield Story - 1872-1997.  (Marshfield is partially in Marathon County and also Wood County) She will do lookups for free, and will make copies for 20 cents a page. this book is an index of names of businesses and people from the Marshfield area.  She also has the Marshfield History book Vol 2, issued in July of 2001.


Another volunteer for lookups, Sharon Karow,  has the Social Security Death Benefit Records for 1937-1993.  She also has marriage records for selected counties in the following states:

Illinois - 1763-1879     Indiana - 1800-1901    Kentucky - 1722-1926                                       Ohio - 1789 - 1875         Tennesee - 1720-1922  

 She also has the World Family Tree Volumes 1 & 2.

Sharon has given me a complete list of her holdings.  She is the president of Lincoln County's North Pines Genealogy Group.  She has quite a few books about Marathon County and others. To see her list, go to the Lincoln County page, and then to the "lookups" page.

 Jan Hoeft has the Marathon County WI Cemetary Inscriptions, An Every Name Index.  

 Tammy Longenecker has the following books:

An Every Name Index to the History of Marathon County, WI,

Marathon County Wi., Marriages, Births, Deaths - pre 1880                                                   This is: Marriages 1860-1867, (287 total marriages listed) Births 1873-1875( 560 total births) and Deaths 1873-1878(331 total deaths)

Marathon County, Wi.Cemetary Inscriptions, an Every Name Index.

Debie has a 214 page book about her family, the Krackenbergers.  There are many surnames listed.  She will do lookups for any name you think may have any connection to her family.

DuWayne Bonkoski has volunteered to be a lookup person for us.  He has the World Family Trees volumns1 thru 7, CD#115 - The Genealogists All-In-One Address book, and CD #113 - Family History Collection - 217 genealogies.

Julius Machnikowski has the Centennial book for Township of Emmet - 1889-1989 -- He will do lookups and make photocopies for anyone.

Margie has a copy of the Heritage Atlas, Marathon county, 1982, which has regular plat book information, and also brief family histories and some photos submitted by the families. E-mail her if you would like to check on family names during the period of 1960-1980.

Susan Fassbender can help with Outagamie County lookups.  She has limited time, so please don't ask for TOO much!

Beth Raasch has volunteered to help with lookups in several cemeteries.  She has some of the inscription books for Lincoln and Marathon Counties. These include Pine Grove, Trinty - Town of Berlin, Freidenshain - Town of Berlin, Salem - Town of Hamburg, St. Peter's - Town of Hamburg, Jehn - Town of Maine, Zion - Town of Maine, Maple Grove - Town of Maine, St. John's Town of Stettin ( All in Marathon County)

and -- St. John's - Town of Scott, Calvary (St. Lukes) - Town of Pine River, Oak Hill - Town of Skanawan, Faith Lutheran - Town of Scott, Woodlawn - Town of Rock Falls, Luther - Town of Russell, St. Paul's - Town of Pine River, Doering - Town of Schley, St. Paul's - Town of Scott, Snow Hill - Town of Scott, St. John Baptist Catholic (Catholic Bishop of Green Bay) Town of Schley, and Gleason, Josten and Chat - all of Lincoln County.  E-mail Beth with your requests.  (Keep them simple please!)

Neva Goerner has some of the Marathon County Historical Society books, and 20 CD's from Family Tree. She will do lookups.

Mary Goetsch Rollyson has the Goetsch Family Tree hardcover book with numerous surnames, and also the 1970, 1971 and 1972 Wausau East Wahiscans for lookups.

Carol Berens has the Marathon County Cemetery INDEX book, and the index for the 1880 book of courthouse records ( first 3 books of Birth, Death and Marriages) Carol also has the Wisconsin Pre-1907 Birth, Death and Marriage microfiches and a microfiche reader. She also has the 1903-1904 and the 1910 Wausau City Directories, and will do look-ups.

Sharon Tritten Gagliano has the Wahiscan (the high school annual) for the years 1918, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1939, 1942, 1944, 1945 and will do lookups. The book for 1918 has a list of all the men from the highschool who were serving in WWI, along with letters from some of the soldiers.

Judith Letto Marcoux has the Wahiscans for the years 1961,1962, and 1963.  She also has the 1963 class reunion book with many of the classmates addresses.  If anyone is interested, she also had the Alexander High School, Nekoosa, WI year books "The Moccasin" for the years 1953, 1954, 1955, and 1956. She is in contact with many from the class of 1956.

Diane Schauer has done extensive research on the family of Karl Blaasch from the Athens area, and is willing to share.  He worked for Rietbrock.

Peter Schueller has subscriptions to and, and is willing to do free lookups for anyone who wants help in Marathon County. Keep in mind that Pete is a volunteer, and don't flood him with a lot of requests!

Michelle has a list of old newspapers and she will do lookups. Abbotsford, Black Creek, Edgar, Merrll, Wausau and many others from the state. She does NOT have all issues, so please write to her and ask her if she has the one you are interested in. Please DO NOT send a long list, and do not write your ancestor's story! Just the issue you are interested in, the name and dates. Write to [email protected].

Mary Beth has copies of the Stratford High School Annual of 1927, 1928 and 1929.  She will look up information for you!  [email protected]

Don't forget - if you have a book or CD, and would be willing to do look-ups, (probably only a few a month) please let me know.  

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