Wisconsin Genealogy & History Resources
County Seat: Montello
Parent: Marquette District
* Records before the establishment of the county may be in the parent records.
From: Handbook of Wisconsin by S. Silas, 1855
Named after the first voyager of the Fox River, who gave the name to the place now occupied by the village of St. Marie. It has not been settled a great length of time, but is fast gathering together the signs of thrift and population. There is still much good land not occupied. It is of excellent quality, and has near communication to market. The Fox is navigated by steamboats to Berlin, to which place the Milwaukee and Horicon Rail Road is rapidly hastening. It is a County well watered, consisting mainly of openings, the soil rich, the inhabitants enterprising, and the County beautiful.
Marquette has increased very rapidly since 1850. It then had 8,642, and has had the whole of Waupacca County taken from it. The Horicon Rail Road, soon to be opened to Berlin, will give the whole County a new impetus, and must render Berlin a center for a large and productive region.
Montello, on the Fox, at the mouth of the Montello River, and Dartford, at the outlet of Green Lake, are both thriving places.
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Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
Marquette Register of Deeds:
77 W Park St.
P.O. Box 236
Montello, WI 53949-0236
Telephone: (600) 297-9132
Court Records - Naturalization and Probate
Censuses contain valuable information about families. This section contains links to transcribed censuses, census indexes or census images for the county.
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