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Books and Articles – Muskego Wisconsin History

The History of Waukesha 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

Chicago: Western Historical Society 1880

A short chapter about Muskego begins on page 764. Muskego history.

Waukesha County History 1870-1920

This collection of texts and images, hosted by the University of Wisconsin, was compiled by the Waukesha County Historical Society and Waukesha Public Library. Waukesha WI history.

“More Anecdotes of Old Muskego”

Waukesha Freeman Newspaper Jan 18, 1917

Waukesha

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“Muskego: The Most Historic Norwegian Colony” – Muskego Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Magazine of History Vol 21, no. 2, Dec 1937, pp 129-138

Barton, Albert O.
Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin

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“First Colonists in Muskego” – Muskego Wisconsin History

Milwaukee Journal Newspaper July 22, 1917, pp1-2

Milwaukee

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“Sons of Norway Gather to Mark Newspaper Birth”

Milwaukee Sentinel Newspaper Jul 29, 1917

Milwaukee

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“The Old Muskego Settlement” – Muskego Wisconsin History

Waukesha Freeman Newspaper Sept 7, 1916, pp 1-9

Barton, A. O.
Waukesha

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The Civil War Letters of Colonel Hans Christian Heg – Muskego Wisconsin History

Blegen, Theodore C., ed.
Northfield, MN: Norwegian-American Historical Association 1936

Muskego history.

“Colonel Hans Christian Heg” – Muskego Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Magazine of History Vol 4, no. 2, Dec 1920, pp 140-165

Blegen, Theodore C.
Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Muskego WI history.

Historic Heg Memorial Park: photographic views and brief historical sketches – Muskego Wisconsin History

of the outstanding points of interest in and about Heg Memorial Park, Racine County, Wisconsin

Colbo, Ella Stratton
Racine: Racine County Historical Society 1975

Muskego history.

Along the Right-of-Way to Burlington

Damaske, Charles H.
Damaske 1994

Muskego Wisconsin history book.

Memoirs of Waukesha County. From the earliest historical times to the present with chapters on various subjects

including each of the different towns, and a genealogical and biographical record of representative families in the county, prepared from data obtained from original sources of information

Haight, Theron Wilber
Madison: Western Historical Association 1907

There is information relevant to Muskego history throughout this volume, and a short chapter specifically about Muskego beginning on page 315.

“Sickness and Disease on the Wisconsin Frontier: Malaria, 1820-1850”

Wisconsin Magazine of History Vol 24, no. 32, Winter 1959-1960, pp 83-96

Harstad, Peter T.
Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Epidemics in the early history of Muskego.

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Muskego Boy – Muskego Wisconsin History

Hong, Edna Hatlestad
Augsburg publishing house 1943

Muskego historical fiction book for young people.

“Waukesha; “The Saratoga of the West””

Wisconsin Magazine of History Vol 24, no. 4, Jun 1941, pp 394-424

Krueger, Lillian
Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Waukesha WI history article.

“An Architectural Remnant of Old Muskego: John Bergen’s Log House” – Muskego Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Magazine of History Vol 44, no. 1, Autumn 1960, pp 12-14

Perrin, Richard W. E.
Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Muskego Wisconsin history article.

“Charles Durwin Parker” – Muskego Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Magazine of History Vol 9, no. 4, Jul 1926, pp 379-385

Showerman, Grant
Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Charles Parker was a son of Luther Parker, Muskego’s first permanent settler, and part of the article is about Charles’ early life in Muskego. Charles went on to be a politician, and was elected Lt. Governor of Wisconsin. Muskego Wisconsin history.

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“Narrative of Andrew J. Vieau, Sr.”

Wisconsin Historical Collections, Vol. XI (1888), pp. 218-237

Thwaites, Reuben Gold, ed.
Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Written by Reuben Gold Thwaites from an interview conducted in 1887 at Fort Howard. A brother of Andrew Vieau, Amable Vieau, was one of Muskego’s earliest pioneers, and a second brother, Peter, settled there somewhat later. Their father, Jacques Vieau, was a French-Canadian employee of the Northwest Fur Company who established the first trading post where Milwaukee would later be founded. See also on this page “Narrative of Peter J. Vieau”. Muskego history.

“Narrative of Peter J. Vieau” – Muskego Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Collections, Volume XV (1900), page 458

Thwaites, Reuben Gold, ed.
Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Written by Reuben Gold Thwaites from an interview he conducted with Peter Vieau in Muskego Center in 1889. A brother of Peter Vieau, Amable Vieau, was one of Muskego’s earliest pioneers, and Peter settled there somewhat later. Their father, Jacques Vieau, was a French-Canadian employee of the Northwest Fur Company who established the first trading post where Milwaukee would later be founded. See also on this page “Narrative of Andrew J. Vieau”. Muskego history.


Censuses – Muskego Wisconsin History

Muskego in the U.S. Census

Federal censuses have been carried out in Waukesha county every 10 years since 1840. Copies of the Muskego census were found online for every Federal Census from 1840 to 1940, except 1890. Nearly all records of the 1890 Federal Census, for the entire nation, were destroyed in a Washington, D.C. fire in 1921. No data on individuals in censuses from 1950 to 2010 have yet been released, due to Federal laws protecting confidentiality of such data until 72 years after a census is taken.

Some census links are to the FamilySearch genealogy website, and you may be required to set up a free account in order to access these records.

Waukesha in Other Federal Censuses

1838 U.S. Census of Wisconsin Territory: Future Waukesha County

1838

The U.S. Government took a census of the Territory of Wisconsin in 1838. The area that in 1846 would become Waukesha county was previously part of Milwaukee county. This link has the census data for residents of the future Waukesha county.

U.S. Census Mortality Schedules; Waukesha County

1850-1880

The Federal Censuses of 1850 to 1880 included questions about the deaths of individuals occurring in the previous 12 months, and recorded the resulting information in ‘mortality schedules’.

Muskego in Wisconsin State Censuses

Censuses were taken by the State of Wisconsin in 1855, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895 and 1905. Most records of the 1865 census, including those for Waukesha county, were later destroyed. In 1885, 1895 and 1905 Wisconsin’s Secretary of State listed every Civil War veteran living in the state and published these lists as appendices to the State Census. Links to these “Enumerations” are provided below, but you will need to set up a no-cost log-on at ‘Family Search’ in order to use these.

Enumeration of Soldiers and Sailors of the Late War (Civil War)

1885 Muskego (image 9)

1895 Muskego (image 11)

1905 Wisconsin

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