Local History & Genealogy

History of SML

Learn more about the history of  the Sturm Memorial Library.

Microfilm Machine

If you intend to use the library’s microfilm machine, please call to check for availability.

Selected Wisconsin and Local History Materials In Our Collection

Manawa Advocate (local newspaper) on microfilm, 1895-1998
Microfilm reader/printer is available for use in library. Copies are $.15 

Cemetery Records, “All Waupaca County cemeteries and burials between 1860-1980? 13 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. Microfilm reader/printer is available for use in library. Copies are $.15 each.
Author: Guyant, Wayne and Guyant, Alta

Marriage Records 1903-1987 from St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Big Falls, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Compiled by Tory Suehs

Confirmation Records 1903-1987 St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Big Falls, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Compiled by Tory Suehs

Death/Burial Records 1903-1987 St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Big Falls, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Compiled by Tory Suehs

Baptism Records 1899-1988 St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Big Falls, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Compiled by Tory Suehs

Wisconsin Genealogical Research
Author: Herrick, Linda M.

Wisconsin Pre-1907 Birth and Death Index (microfiche)
Donated by the Waupaca Area Genealogical Society(WAGS), available for viewing in the library

Ogdensburg and the Town of St. Lawrence : history and memories
Author: Golla, Agnes M.

St. Paul’s School, 1891-1991 (Manawa, WI)
Author: Craig, Pat

Manawa and Manawa Brave
Author: Niven, Alice J.

The Pioneers of Little Wolf Township : including historical record of events from 1848-1973
Author: Wegener, Evelyn M.

Little Wolf Annual
(Manawa, WI) 1914-present

Stretching Waters : an historical guide to the Chain O’ Lakes, Waupaca, Wisconsin
Author: Sturm, John, Jr.

“Ghost” Towns of Waupaca County
Author: Waupaca County Historical Society

Early History of Waupaca, Wis.
Author: Dewey, Freeman Dana

History of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran
Little Wolf River Country : an early history of the area
Author: Cooney, Eleanore V.

History of Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Author: Wakefield, J. (Josephus)

History of Waupaca County, Volumes I and II
Author: Ware, John

Wisconsin’s Past and Present : a historical atlas
Author: Wisconsin Cartographers’ Guild

A Genealogical Research Guide to Waupaca County
Author: Wollangk, Judy and The Waupaca Area Genealogical Society

Cemetery Locations in Wisconsin
Author: Herrick, Linda M and Uncapher, Wendy K.

Family Histories in Our Collection

Book of Remembrance (Fietzer, Fetzer, Fitzer, Fetzer family)
Author: Baldwin, Dorothy

The Baldwins of the past, the present, the future
Author: Baldwin, Dorothy

The Friedrich Wilhelm Much family : a family tree of the Muchs of Northern Waupaca County in Wisconsin
Author: Rahr, Mary

New Echoes From Old Escapades : a collection of reminisces and memories and history of the Zillmer Miller families of Dupont and Marion, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Author: Miller, Delores Zillmer

Marquardt family : 100 years of history
Author: Freckmann, Sally Kauss

The Lust family History
Author: Miller, Russell

My Family
Author: Young, Marion R.

A Short History of the Families and Descendants of Ernest Zempel and Ida Pidde
Author: Handrich, William C.

Descendants of Karl Ludwig Schewe
Author: Allen, Betty Jahsman

Klingbeil : family history genealogy
Author: Miller, Delores Zillmer

The Shopodocks : a Potawatomi Indian story : a sesquicentennial project
Author: Miller, Delores Zillmer

Christian Hanson, 1820-1895 : from Gjerpen to Iola
Author: Paulson, Joan

The Schneiderwendt-Riske family history
Author: Glocke, Hilda Marie

The History of the Glocke-Drath family
Author: Glocke, Kenneth Arnold

Carl Raasch : his descendants in America
Author: Raasch, Robert LaVern

The Greely family : 1832 to 1982
Author: Lees, Margrit Hamilton

History of Peter P. Hershberger and Leah Hochstetler. Their ancestors and descendants from 1736 to 1970
Author: Hershberger, Leo Daniel

The O’Briens of Lebanon
Author: O’Brien, Gene; O’Brien, Ethyl; O’Brien, Florence

Genealogy Subscriptions

The library subscribes to the following:

Ancestry Library Edition - available only in the Library

Ancestry Library Edition provides access to a vast collection of Census records, birth, marriage & death records, immigration and military records, directories, passenger lists, and more!

HeritageQuest - available from home or in the Library

HeritageQuest Online provides genealogical resources including census data, family records, local histories, military records and genealogical & local history magazines. HeritageQuest is made available through BadgerLink*

A library card # may be required from outside the library.