Wisconsin Genealogy & History Resources
County Seat: Ellsworth
Parent: St. Croix County
* Records before the establishment of the county may be in the parent records.
From: Handbook of Wisconsin by S. Silas, 1855
PIERCE.--Population 1,548 (1855)
A new County, lying on the Mississippi, at the mouth of the St. Croix. It has so far attracted but little attention. The country is represented to be good in some portions for agriculture. On the Eau Galle River, pine is cut, and a number of saw mills in operation. Pierce County is well watered, and has numerous mill sites yet unimproved. The land is mostly unsold. Some portions are not well watered. This County is in the Willow River land district, the office for which is not Hudson.
Prescott at the mouth of the St. Croix is a beautiful and thriving place, and we think will be the largest, not only in that County, but in the whole county between La Crosse and Lake Superior.
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Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
Pierce Register of Deeds
414 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 267
Ellsworth, WI 54011-0119
Telephone: (715) 273-3531
Censuses contain valuable information about families. This section contains links to transcribed censuses, census indexes or census images for the county.
This section contains links to family tree websites, biographies and information about individuals that lived in the county.
This section contains links of published histories and historical information about the county, its villages, cities or towns. Sometimes within these histories is information about founders, or other people that settled in the area. It may also include ethnic or religious histories of the communities.