Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

Columbia County

Directions: To obtain a copy of any of the cemeteries listed, please follow the steps below. Please make checks payable to "WSGS". 
Please note: These transcriptions are not complete and were copied during various years before about 1990, so will not have more recent graves in them.
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
Caldwell aka United Presbyterian Tn of Arlington 4
Cemetery Tn of Hampden 1
Cemetery, poss. Rocky Run Tn of Lowville 5
Cole Tn of Marcellon 2
Comstock Tn of Marcellon 4
Courtland Meth. Episc. Tn of Courtland 4
Dekorra Tn of Dekorra, Vill. of Dekorra 4
Engedi Tn of Randolph 2
Evangelical Tn of Arlington 2
Henion Tn of Marcellon 1
Inch United Methodist Church Tn of Dekorra 4
Leeds Center Tn of Leeds 4
Lutheran Tn of Randolph 1
Marcellon Tn of Marcellon 12
North Marcellon Tn of Marcellon 3
Otsego Tn of Otsego 5
Pardeeville Village of Pardeeville 15
Pleasant Hill Tn of Scott 4
Portage Prairie Tn of Scott 2
Rocky Run (part) Tn of Lowville 1
Rosedale Tn of Scott 4
St. Augustine's Catholic Tn of Wyocena 3
St. Mary Visitation Catholic Tn of Randolph 1
St. Thomas Catholic Tn of Dekorra 1
Schofield Tn of Caledonia 3
Springvale Township (2 cems) Tn of Springvale 1
United Presbyterian aka Caldwell Tn of Arlington 4
Vangen Family Burials Tn of Otsego 1

Historical Societies:
Cambria-Friesland Historical Society, P.O. Box 501, 112 N. Madison St., Cambria, WI 53923; Wagoner House, (920) 348-6018, 

Columbia County Historical Society, Myrtle Lintner Spear Museum, 112 N. Main St., Pardeeville, WI 53954, (608) 429-1447 - Open June 5 - Sept. 1, Tues - Sat., 1-4 p.m. & appointment

Dells Country Historical Society, 714 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, (608) 254-2254; Bowman House Historical Museum, (608) 254-2109 - Open June 20 - Sept. 20, Tues., Wed., Thurs., & Fri., 1-4 p.m. & appointment

Lodi Valley Historical Society, Jolivette Historic House, 173 S. Main, Lodi, WI 53555, (608) 592-3932 - Open by app't., Memorial Day - Labor Day, Wed. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Portage Historical Society, P.O. Box 727, Portage, WI 53901, (608) 742-6682; Museum at the Portage, 804 MacFarlane Rd., Portage, WI 53901 - Open Mar. - Dec., Sat. & Sun. 1-4 p.m. or by appointment

Poynette Area Historical Society, (608) 635-2336, (608) 635-4116 or (608) 635-8731; Poynette Area Historical Museum, 116 N. Main St., Poynette, WI 53955, (608) 635-9849, Open yr. round, Wed., 1-3 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Angie W. Cox Public Library, Pardeeville - http://www.scls.lib.wi.us/pardeeville/

Columbus Public Library, Columbus - http://www.columbuspubliclibrary.info/

Hutchinson Memorial Librarcy, Rudolph - http://www.randolph.lib.wi.us/

Jane Morgan Memorial Library, Cambria - http://www.janemorganmemoriallibrary.org/

Kilbourn Public Library, Wisconsin Dells/ Lake Delton - http://www.dellslibrary.org/

Lodi Women's Club Public Library, Lodi - http://www.lodipubliclibrary.org/

Portage Public Library, Portage - http://www.scls.lib.wi.us/portage/

Poynette Area Public Library, Poynette - http://www.poynettelibrary.com/

Rio Community Library, Rio - http://www.scls.lib.wi.us/rio/

Wyocena Public Library, Wyocena - http://www.wyocenalibrary.org/ask/
Chronicling America - Columbia County Newspapers - http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/wisconsin/Columbia/

KindredTrails - Columbia County, Wisconsin Genealogy 
- http://www.kindredtrails.com/WI_Columbia.html

Museum at the Portage Genealogy Page - http://portagemuseum.org/genealogy/
          Includes downloadable files of obituaries from local newspapers and lists of cemetery burials.
Includes newspapers from Baraboo, Madison, Mount Horeb, Portage and Reedsburg, and various Wisconsin-based magazines.
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
USGenWeb - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wicolumb/

Wisconsin Genealogy Trails - Columbia County - 
Wisconsin Heritage Online Digital Collections
Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin County Histories Online -
  • History of Columbia County, Wisconsin: containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources; an extensive and minute sketch of its cities, towns and villages--their improvements, industries, manufactories, churches, schools and societies; its war record, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers; the whole preceded by a history of Wisconsin, statistics of the state, and an abstract of its laws and constitution and of the constitution of the United States, 1880: http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/wch/id/22184
  • Directory of Columbia County for 1895-6: comprising an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens, a classified list of all trades, professions and pursuits, a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers, the public and private schools, churches, banks, etc., etc. and a list of farmers of Columbia County, 1895-96: http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/wch&CISOPTR=22393&REC=1
Index to A History of Columbia County, Wisconsin 
Published by Wisconsin State Genealogical Society (1982)