SHAWANO COUNTY AHGP PROJECT - LAND & PROPERTY

 

 

 

LAND & PROPERTY RECORDS can be a very useful resource in your genealogy search.  The following is a GREAT LINK to explain the significance of deeds and how to go about searching them:

How to Search Deeds

Listed below are some terms connected with deeds in general and with land measurement that will be helpful in your own research.
 
  • Acre - Unit of area containing 43560 square feet, or 10 square chains or 160 square poles. A square mile is composed of 640 acres
  • Chain - Unit of length equal to 66 feet, or 4 poles. A mile equals 80 chains.
  • Hectare - Area measurement equal to 2.47 acres.
  • Pole - May also be called "rod". Equal to 16.5 feet. An acre equals 160 square poles. When used to measure area, it was equal to a square with each side one pole in length.
  • Corner - the point of beginning, change, or end of a survey line.
  • Meander - refers to the natural run of a land feature, such as the turns of a river or stream. Often stated as, "...with the meanders of the creek...", etc.
  • POB - Point of Beginning - the starting point of a survey.
  • Section - a one mile by one mile square, containing 640 acres and used as the basic unit of the township and range land measuring system
  • Township - consists of 36 sections, measuring 6 miles by 6 miles, and numbered beginning in the uppermost NE section, then numbering west to 6, then along the west boundary to the next section, then east, etc.Used in the township and range measuring system.
  • Range - townships received ranges by measuring east or west of a "Principal Meridan".
  • Range lines - Township boundary lines running north to south.
  • Township lines - Township boundaries marked by lines running east to west.
  • Base Line - Beginning point for the measurement of north or south townships.
  • Principal Meridian - Beginning point for measuring east or west ranges.
  • Dower - the wife's interest in the property of her husband.
  • Executor - the individual named in a will to handle the settling of the estate of the deceased.
  • Fee Simple - Ownership of land which is inheritable, i.e., to own "in fee simple".
  • Grant - The transfer of title to property by the governing body to the first owner of that property. May also be called a "Patent".
  • Grantee - The individual receiving the property by grant or by sale.
  • Grantor - The individual or government transferring the property by grant, or selling it.
  • Patent - Usually seen in crown grants and other early transfers. Same definition as "Grant".
  • Quitclaim Deed - A deed in which the seller gives up any claim to rights on the property in question, but does not guarantee that the title to the property is clear from any other claims.
  • Warrant - An order by a government authorizing an action. In land transactions, it most often refers to an order allowing a surveyor to survey land for an individual in preparation for the issuance of a grant.

If your surname is listed at the bottom of this page (or you arrived here through the search engine), click on the link that matches the first letter of the surname & you'll go to the LAND PATENT (HOMESTEAD) records in Shawano County online index. 

The Wisconsin Land Patents Database (1820-1908 ) contains the following information for each land transaction: date, location (township, range, section), name of person the land was patented to, county, date, and the patent document identification number.  Using this index, you can easily locate the original files at the Bureau of Land Management.  The index provides you with the full name and date.

Or, if you would like to go directly to the Bureau of Land Management
web site and view a copy of the original document.


(click on document for full-size image)

The document can be saved to disk, printed out, or merely viewed. Certified copies of the document can be ordered on their web site as well.

The National Archives will also send you a copy of the patent file for $10 from at the following address:

Reference Branch (Lands)
National Archives
Washington, DC 20408
(202) 501-5428 

You need to submit your request on a copy of Form 84. To get the form, send an e-mail message to 

inquire@nara.gov

In the body of the message, be sure to ask for Form 84 "Order for Copies of Land Entry Files", tell them how many copies you want (get at least 2, in case you make a mistake) and give your name and snail address so they can send you the forms.

(Or you can send a snail mail letter to above address). Sending by e-mail takes less than a week; by snail mail both ways takes about 2 weeks.


Bureau of Land Management (this site has copies of the original land patents) 
SURNAMES A -  Z
ABBOTT ADAMS ADARE AHL AHLSTROM AKERMAN
ALBRIGHT ALLEN ALLENDORF ALLISON AMES AMMANN
ANDERSON  ANDERSSON ANDRAE  ANDREAE  ANDREWS  ARNET 
ARNOLD  ARPIN  ARQUETTE  ASBURY  ASHMUN ASPLUND 
ATON  AUBEY  AULEY  AULY  AXTELL BACH
BACON BAILEY  BALCOM  BALZA BARNEY  BARROW 
BARROWS  BARRY BARTHOLOMEW  BASSETT  BAUCH  BAUER 
BAXTER BEARDSLEY BEAUDETT BEAUDETTE  BEBO BEEBE 
BEHRENDT BELKNAP  BENGTSON  BENNETT  BERG  BERGESON 
BERGEVIN  BERGSTEN  BERLIN BERNICE BERNKLAU BERON
BERRY BEST  BEYER  BIRMINGHAM  BISSEGGER  BITTNER 
BJORKLUND BLACK  BLAKELY  BLANCHARD BLILIE BLISS
BLOMBERG BLOOMFIELD  BLOSS  BOBROFSKI BOLTON BOND 
BONVILLE  BOOCKMANN  BOORG  BOWERS BOWMAN  BOYD
BOYINGTON  BRADY  BREDL  BREEN  BREWSTER  BRIGGS 
BRIGHT BRITELL BROWN BRUMDER  BRUNER BUCHNER 
BUCK BUCKER BUCKMAN  BUCKWHEAT  BULLIS  BUNNELL
BURGESS BURGETT BURK BURNAHM  BURRINGTON  BURROW
BURROWS  BURSON  BUSCHJOST  BUSH  BUTLER CALKINS 
CAMERON CAMPBELL  CANNAUGHTY  CAPRON CAREY CARLE
CARLSON  CARSON  CARY  CASE CATES CAULKINS 
CHAFFINS CHALKER  CHAMBERLAIN CHAMPAGNE  CHARLSSON  CHASE 
CHEVRIER  CHOATE CHRISTOPHER  CLARK  CLAUS CLEMENS
CLEVELAND CLUTE COBBAN COBURN COCHRAN CLEMENS
CLEVELAND  COBBAN  COCHRAN  COIN  COLBURN COLBY 
COLE  COLGROVE COLLAR  COLLETT COLLINS  CONGER
CONNAUGHTY CONNER  CONRADI  COOK  COON  COOPER 
CORBETT CORK  CORNELL CORNWELL  CORWITH  COUCH
CRAMER  CRISPIEN  CROARKEN CROWLEY  CROWNS  CULBERTSON 
CULP CULVER  CUMMINGS  CURLEY  CURTIS DABILL 
DARLING  DAY  DE JOURDAN  DE LANO  DELEGLISE DEMING 
DEYER  DICKSON  DIESTLER DILLENBURG DOE  DOEBLER 
DOLAN  DORMER DOYLE  DRAPER  DUIR  EBBEN
EBERLE  EDWARDS  EKERT ELDRED  ELLIOTT ELLIS 
ELLSWORTH ENGELS  ERIKSEN ESSER  EVENSON FAIRBANKS
FALTZ  FARNSWORTH FAIRBANKS  FALTZ  FINCH  FISHER
FITZGERALD FLANDERS  FLANGER  FLETCHER  FLINT  FLISTER 
FOBIAN  FOLLETT  FOSKETT  FOSS  FOWLER  FRAHLICK 
FREDRICKSON FRITZ  FROHLICH  FUHRMANN GALLIGAN  GALLOWAY
GANISS GARDNER GARSKE GAUTHIER GEBGELSEN GEHRMAN 
GERMAN GIBBS  GIBSON  GIESE GILE  GILLET
GILLETT GILLETTE  GILLIS GILMORE GJERMUNDSEN  GLASS 
GLAUBITZ GLENZER  GOFF  GOGOLIN GOODFELLOW  GOODMAN
GORS  GOTCHY  GOTTSCHAULK GRASS  GRAVES  GREENLAW 
GREENMAN  GRIFFIN GRIFFITH  GRIGNON  GRILL GRIMMER 
GROHN GRUSSE GUETSCHOW GUNN  GUSTAVUS GUTT 
HAHN  HAIGHT HALVORSEN HAMILTON HAMMOND HANSEN
HANSON HAPKE HARRINGTON HARVEY  HASKENS HATER
HAY HAY NAUH KA HAYES HEATH HECKER  HEIDTKE
HEISTAD  HELVEY  HEWITT  HICKS  HIILLER  HILL
HILLER  HILSE  HISTAD HOERTH  HOFMAN  HOGEBOOM 
HOIEN  HOLLISTER  HOLM HOLMAN  HOLMES  HOMME
HORN  HOXSIE  HUBBARD HUBER  HUMPHREY  HUTCHINS
IHRIG JACKSON JAEGER  JAHNKE  JAMES JENKINS 
JENNINGS JENSON JERRARD JERSEY  JESKE JOHNSON 
JOHNSTON JONES  JORDAN JUNGBAUER KAN  KEAKE 
KEISWINKLER  KELLOGG KELLY  KIELMANN KIERSTED  KING 
KLICKMAN  KLIMMER  KLING  KLINGER KLOVDAHL KNAPP 
KNOWLES  KNUTSON  KOLPACK  KOPELKE  KOWALSKI KRAUSE
 KREMER KROENING KROLL KRONING KUEBELL  KUNZAK 
LAKE LAMBERT LANABEE  LANDGRAF LANDGRAF  LANE 
LANG  LANGE  LARRABEE LARSON  LAWRENCE  LEISKAU 
LENSS  LETT  LEWIS LIBBEY LIBBY LIESH
LIESKAN LINDNER  LINDSAY LINDSEY LINKE  LOEHRL
LOGAN  LONG LOOMIS  LORENZ LOSALHUNG  LUBY 
LUDINGTON  LUDWIG  LUPKE LUSK  LUTZOW  LYNCH 
LYON MAAS MAASS  MAGDEBURG  MAGEE  MAGENSKI
MAHANNA MANN  MANTEUFEL MARCELIN MARCKS  MARDEN
MARKHAM MARKUSON  MARSTON  MATHERS  MATTESON  MATZ 
MAURER  MAXFIELD  MCCAGG  MCCLEAN  MCCORD MCDONALD
MCINHERNEY  MCLEAN  MCMILLEN MCMURDO  MEAD  MELIN 
MENTING  MILLARD  MILLER MILLS  MIX MOESCHLER 
MONDL MOORE  MORGAN  MORSE MULLER  MURDOCK 
MURRAY NA CHE HET A KAH  NAGEL NAGGS NASH NAVARRE
NEILSON NEIMAN NEINKE NEIS NELSEN NELSON
NICHOLSON NICKETT NIELSEN NIQUETTE  NORTON NYE
ODEGAARD OLESON OLMSTED  OLSEN  OPDENBERG OSBORN
OTTO OTWEN PACKARD  PAGE PAIGE PALMER
PARK PARKER  PARMER PARMETER PASTIERE PATRIDGE
PATTEN PAULSON PEASE  PEASLEE  PECK PEDERSEN
PEPPER  PETERSON PHANERF PHANEUF  PHANEUR  PHILLIPS 
PICKEL PICKETT PIEPGRAS PIGRAM PLATT  PLOEGER
POHLEY  POLLOCK PORTER POSCH POSELL POST
POSTELT POTTER  POUND PRAHL  PROVONSHA  PUKALL
PUPHAL  PURDY QUINNEY RAASCH RADUN  RAHE
RANDALL  RANDOLPH RASMUSSEN REA  REED REICHMUTH
REILAND REISSMANN  REKO RESCH RETZLAFF REW 
REYNOLDS RHOADS RICE  RICH RICHARD RICHMOND 
RICKERT  RIDDERBUSCH RIENDL  RIPLEY ROBERTS ROCKWELL
ROEMAR ROESKE ROGERS  ROLLMANN ROPER RORK
RORKE ROSS RUHBUSCH  RUMSEY RUSSELL RYAN
SALZMAN SAMPHERE SAMUELSON SANDER SANDS SANSEN
SAVAGE SAWYER  SCHENKE SCHERNICK  SCHILCHER SCHNEIDER 
SCHOENFELD SCHREIBER  SCHULZ SCHUMACHER SCHWALEN SCHWEBS
SEIFERT  SEMPLE SHADDICK SHADICK SHANKE SHEEPKE
SHELDON  SHELLEY  SHEPPARD SHERRY  SIBLEY SIDDENS 
SIPHER SLATER  SMILEY SMITH SOUTHWORTH SPANBAUER
SPARKS SPINDLER  SPOEHR  SPRAGUE  ST PETERS STANTON 
STARK  STARKWEATHER STEELE  STEFFEN STEFFENS STEFFINS
STEFL STEGBAUER STEINBERG STEVENS STEWART STIMPSON
STIPP STOGBAUER STOHR  STRIFZKI STROINSKY STRONG
STUBS SWANSON SWENHOLT TALLMADGE TAYLOR TEMPLE
THOMAS THOMES THOMPSON TIKAICK TILL  TOELLE 
TOPPING TORREY TROTZ  TROW  TULLAR  TURNER 
TURNEY  UPHAM UVAAS VADNER VAN HOOFT  VAN SOEST
VAN VALTENBERG VANDARWARKA  VANDEVOORT VANG VAUGHAN VIBBERT 
VIVANT VOELZ VOORHEES VOSBECK WAIDELICH WALKER 
WALL WALSH WARE  WARENTON WASHBURN WASHBURNE
WATTER  WEBER WEBSTER WEED WEEKS WEIDNER 
WEISS WELCH WELD WELLS WENDLING WESCOTT
WETHERBY  WHEELAND WHEELER  WHITE  WHITEHOUSE WHITNEY 
WICKMAN WILEY WILKS WILLIAMS WILLIAMSON WILLS
WILSON  WINDAN WING WINGUIST WINKEL WINTON
WITTE  WOHLFEIL  WOLF  WOLFF WOOD WRIGHT
WYMAN YAEGER  YAGER  YOUNG  ZARDA  ZIERLER 
ZILCH  ZIMBAL ZINDERS      

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