Courthouse Fires

Calumet County - Courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1882.

Dodge County - A fire in 1877 destroyed birth, marriage, and death records from before that date, though the indexes still refer to the records.

Manitowoc County - The County Courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1852.

Oconto County - County’s first courthouse burned down in 1891.

Rock County - first Courthouse was built in 1841 and was destroyed by fire in 1859.

Waushara County - On April 30, 1928, the Waushara County Courthouse was completely destroyed by fire. Fortunately, the vaults withstood the intense heat and the records and valuable papers were saved. See newspaper article.

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