Wisconsin Genealogy & History Resources
County Seat: Sheboygan
Parent: Territorial County
* Records before the establishment of the county may be in the parent records.
From: Handbook of Wisconsin by S. Silas, 1855
SHEBOYGAN--Population 20,391 (1855)
Lies on Lake Michigan, 50 miles north of Milwaukee. It is heavily timbered with oak, maple, ash, hickory and pine. The soil is light, inclining in some parts to sand, but is productive, and raises wheat of the best quality. Sheboygan wheat bears a higher price than that raised farther south. The population is American, German and Dutch. The Nieusbode, the only Dutch paper, with but one exception, published in the United States, is printed here. A plank road extends from Sheboygan to Fond du Lac. There is but little public land in market. It is in the Menasha land district, expect the southern tier of towns, which is in the Milwaukee.
Sheboygan, the principal place, is on the Lake Shore, and is the principal port of shipment for a large back country. For its exports and imports see the appropriate article.
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Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
Sheboygan County Register of Deeds
(Darlene Navis Register of Deeds)
P. O. Box 416
508 New York Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081-4126
Telephone: (920) 459-3872
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