Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

Columbia County

Cemeteries:
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
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CambriaFrieslandHistoricalSociety/

Columbia County Historical Society
Myrtle Lintner Spear Museum, 112 N. Main St., Pardeeville, WI 53954

Dells Country Historical Society
Bowman House Historical Museum, 714 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Website: https://www.dellscountryhistoricalsociety.org/

Lodi Valley Historical Society
Jolivette Historic House, 173 S. Main, Lodi, WI 53555
P.O. Box 727, Portage, WI 53901
Museum at the Portage, 804 MacFarlane Rd., Portage, WI 53901
Website: https://portagemuseum.org/

Poynette Area Historical Society
Poynette Area Historical Museum, 116 N. Main St., Poynette, WI 53955
119 N. Main Street, PO Box 370, Pardeeville, WI 53954
Website: https://www.pardeevillelibrary.com/genealogy

Columbus Public Library
223 W. James St., Columbus, WI 53925
Website: https://www.columbuspubliclibrary.info/history-collection

Hutchinson Memorial Librarcy
228 N. High Street, Randolph, WI 53956
Website: http://www.randolph.lib.wi.us/

Jane Morgan Memorial Library
109 W. Edgewater St., PO Box 477, Cambria, WI 53923
Website: https://www.jmml.org/

Kilbourn Public Library
620 Elm Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Website: http://www.dellslibrary.org/

Lodi Women's Club Public Library
130 Lodi Street, Lodi WI 53555
253 West Edgewater Street, Portage, WI 53901
Website: https://www.portagelibrary.us/

Poynette Area Public Library
118 N. Main Street, Poynette, WI 53955
Website: http://www.poynettelibrary.com/

Rio Community Library
324 W. Lyons Street, PO Box 306, Rio, WI 53960-0306
Website: https://www.riolibrary.org/

Wyocena Public Library
165 E. Dodge Street, PO Box 913, Wyocena, WI 53969
 
 
Links:
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.

South Central Library System LINKcat Local Newspapers Search - https://sclsp.kohalibrary.com/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl
Includes newspapers from Baraboo, Madison, Mount Horeb, Oregon, 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 - http://genealogytrails.com/wis/columbia/
 
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
  • Town and County Business Directory Compiled from the State Census of 1885 and containing the Name, Occupation, Place of Residence, and Post Office Address of Every Voter in Columbia County, Wisconsin1886: http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/wch&CISOPTR=22921&REC=4
  • 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
 
Resources:
 
Index to A History of Columbia County, Wisconsin 
Published by Wisconsin State Genealogical Society (1982)