Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

Brown 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

Cady aka Lawrence Tn of Lawrence, south of DePere 1
Duck Creek aka Tn of Howard Tn of Howard, Duck Creek 1
Emmanuel Lutheran Church Tn of Eaton 1
Fort Howard Green Bay 1
Free Baptist aka South Lawrence Tn of Lawrence 5
Gravesite Tn of Morrison 1
Howard twp, Duck Creek Tn of Howard, Duck Creek 1
Humbolt Tn of Humbolt 1
Irish Eaton Tn of Eaton 2
Lawrence aka Cady Tn of Lawrence, south of DePere 1
Lily Lake Tn of Eaton 1
South Lawrence aka Free Baptist Tn of Lawrence 5
 
 

Genealogical Societies:
Bay Area Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 283, Green Bay, WI 54305-0283

Website: www.bayareagenealogicalsociety.org
Publications: Gems of Genealogy - published quarterly
Highlights: Online transcriptions of Brown County cemeteries



Historical Societies:
DePere Historical Society
403 N. Broadway, De Pere, WI 54115
Phone: 920-336-3877
E-Mail:
Info@DePereHistoricalSociety.org

Website: www.DePereHistoricalSociety.org
Publications: De Pere Historical Society Newsletter - published quarterly
Highlights: White Pillars Museum an 1837 home museum; large memorial cards of area residents; De Pere area historical collections; online fully searchable historic De Pere newspapers dating to mid/late 1870s -- open to membership only


Howard Suamico Historical Society
605 Maywood Ave., Green Bay, WI 54303
Website:
www.hshistoricalsociety.org
Highlights: Society meets monthly. Working to collect and preserve the history of the Village/Town of Howard, and the Village/Town of Suamico. Holds monthly Memories programs where old photographs are shown and memories shared of the residents, buildings, businesses, and activities of the area. Please go to their website for dates and locations! The website also has many helpful links to help with research on your Howard-Suamico ancestors.


Wrightstown Historical Society
Museum address: 431 Washington St., Wrightstown (Mueller-Wright House Museum)
Mailing address: PO Box 297, Wrightstown, WI 54180
Phone: 920-532-4886

E-mail: WHistoricalS@new.rr.com
Highlights: Operate the Mueller-Wright House Museum, repository for local history of Wrightstown as well as the nearby areas of Greenleaf, Lawrence, Rockland, and Askeaton.


Libraries:
Brown County Library - Local History and Genealogy Room
515 Pine St., Green Bay, WI 54301
Phone: 920-448-4400 ext. 394
Website: www.co.brown.wi.us/library/location/Central
Collection includes: Microfilm of both state & federal censuses of entire state, area newspapers, Wisconsin Civil War Bluebooks & Redbooks, Wisconsin County Histories, and more. Publications include large collection of Wisconsin and U.S. local histories, family histories, New England Genealogical and Historical Registers, DAR collection, Wisconsin Historical Society collections, publications of Wisconsin local & county genealogical societies, large collection of French-Canadian research materials, much much more.


Links:
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.
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
USGenWeb - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wibrown/

Wisconsin Heritage Online Digital Collections
 
Maps:
1880 Brown County Plat Map (UW Digital Collections) - http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?id=WI.PlatBrownCo89

1900 Brown County Plat Map (UW Digital Collections) - http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?id=WI.MapBrownCo

Museums:
Neville Public Museum

210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303-2760
Phone: 920-448-4460
 
Resources:
 
Index to Commemorative Biographical Record of the Fox River Valley
Counties of Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago
Published by WIsconsin State Genealogical Society (1979)
 
 
Index to History of the Fox River Valley Lake Winnebago and the Green Bay Region, 1930
Published by Wisconsin State Genealogical Society (1981)