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Ozaukee County, Wisconsin

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Ozaukee County, Wisconsin

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History

Ozaukee County was originally part of neighboring Washington County. In 1853, Ozaukee County is separated from Washington County after years of controversy over location of the County Seat. West Bend is named county seat of Washington County and Port Washington is named county seat of Ozaukee County.[1]

Ozaukee is the Chippewa form of the tribal name of the Sauk. The word is commonly asserted to mean "people living at the mouth of a river." Others interpret it as signifying "people of yellow earth." In Chippewa, this means Osagig, Sacs, an Indian tribe. Ozaukee County and Sauk County, both corrupt of ozagig, meaning "people living at a river mouth." o-aug-egg, meaning "mouth of the river people."[2]

Plat Maps

Ozaukee County Online Records

Cemetery Records

Census Records

Ozaukee County Books

In the collection of Brian Zalewski who will do lookups.
  • History and Directory of Ozaukee County, 1899, in German.
  • John Boatman, Memories From A Rural Ethnic Community: at "the crossroads": The Saukville, Wisconsin Area (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1993)
    • This is an amazing book full of detailed history of Saukville including a name index.
  • Joseph W Zurawski, Saukville, A Photo History: The James and John Peterson Collection (Manor Press, 2003)

Footnotes

  1. History of Ozaukee County; http://www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/594/History
  2. Dictionary of Wisconsin History; https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS11516




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