Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

Oconto County

Cemeteries:
Directions: To obtain a copy of any of the cemeteries listed, please follow the steps below.  Please make checks payable to "WSGS".
1. Enclose $2.00 US for postage and $0.50 per page.
2. Include the county and exact name of each cemetery you wish to order copies of.
3. Include your email address in case we have a question about your order.
4. Mail your request to: WSGS Inscriptions, P. O. Box 5106, Madison, WI 53705-0106.
 
Cemetery Name Location or Township Total Number of Pages
Chase Cemetery Tn of Chase 2
Chase Catholic Cemetery Tn of Little Suamico 1
Grosse Private Cemetery Tn of Little Suamico 1
Lindsay Burial (1 grave) Tn of Oconto 1
Little Suamico Cemetery Tn of Little Suamico 2
Stiles Cemetery Tn of Stiles 3
Volk Family Cemetery Not given 2

Oconto County Cemeteries Search - http://www.wicemeteries.com/cem_search2.php


Genealogical Societies:
Oconto County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 114, Suring, WI 54174
E-mail: ocgs@ez-net.com
Website: http://www.wiocgs.org/



Historical Societies:
Gillett Area Historical Society & Museum
P.O. Box 85, 110 W. Main St. - Hwy 22, Gillett, WI 54124-0085
E-mail: info@historical.com
Website: http://gilletthistorical.com


Mountain Historical Society
P.O. Box 198, Mountain, WI 54149
Website : http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wioconto/MHSPage.htm

Oconto County Historical Society
P.O. Box 272, 917 Park Ave., Oconto, WI 54153
Phone: 920-834-6206
E-mail: ochs@ocontohistsoc.org
Website: http://www.ocontoctyhistsoc.org/index.html
Active historical society runs the Beyer Home Museum, Holt & Balcom Logging Camp, and administers tours of First Church of Christ Scientist, follow this link to places of historic interest in Oconto County: http://www.ocontoctyhistsoc.org/county%20historical%20sites.html.



Libraries:
Farnwsorth Public Library
715 Main St., Oconto, WI 54153
Phone: 920-834-7730
Website:
http://www.ocopl.org/genealogy.htm

 

Links:
Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Oconto and Shawano Counties: Historical Atlases, Directories, Plat Maps & High School Year Books (UW Digital Collections) - http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WI.NicoletLocHist

Genealogy Trails History Group - http://genealogytrails.com/wis/oconto

The Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871 - http://www.peshtigofire.info/

 
On the evening of October 8, 1871 the worst recorded forest fire in North American history raged through Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, destroying millions of dollars worth of property and timberland, and taking between 1,200 and 2,400 lives. The purpose of this site is to gather and organize all the information about this historical event into one comprehensive reference source.

Oconto History Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oconto-history/132526553455619

Peshtigo Fire Site - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wioconto/Fire.htm

Shawano and Oconto Counties, Indexes and Records, 1850-2007 - 
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1930024
FamilySearch collection of images of miscellaneous records from the Shawano Wisconsin Family History Center. The collection includes a partial obituary index, original obituaries, land plat books and an index to the 1910 US Census for Shawano County. Additional images will be published as they become available.

WIGenWeb - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wioconto/

 
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