Wisconsin Genealogy & History Resources
County Seat: Manitowoc
Parent: Territorial County
* Records before the establishment of the county may be in the parent records.
From: Handbook of Wisconsin by S. Silas, 1855
MANITOWOC.--Population 13,050 (1855).
This County is situated on Lake Michigan and is at present the most northern County on the Lake, at whose ports any business is done. It is heavily timbered, and does a large business in pine lumber. There are several large saw mills on the Manitowoc River. Much of the land is yet in the hands of the Government, and is of a superior quality. It is well watered, produces good wheat, and its numerous streams furnish abundance of power.
Manitowoc, at the mouth of Manitowoc River, is the principal place of business, and is well located for future growth and prosperity. A rail road is chartered to run from this place to Menasha, at the foot of Lake Winnebago, is now building, and will be completed at a time not far in the future. The Green Bay and Lake Shore Rail Road diverges from the Lake to Green Bay at this point.
Twin Rivers is another thriving port, also engaged in the lumber trade, six miles north-east of Manitowoc.
This County lies in the Green Bay land district--office at Menasha.
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Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
Manitowoc Register of Deeds:
P.O. Box 421
Manitowoc, WI 54221-0421
Telephone: (920) 683-4011
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