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  • Hans Benedictus Paus (1815 - d.)
    According to Jan Christensen at Hans built the first mill in Scandinavia Township, and in 1880 he was a clerk in Marinette County.
  • Jens Jacob Torjesen (Torgerson) (1810 - 1911)
    From the book Indian Land (the chapter "Town of Scandinavia"), written by Thor Helgeson 1915 (translated to English 1978 by Lester Peterson): " Jens Jacob Torgerson(1810-1911), and 2nd w Anne Anderso...
  • Jon Peder Pettersen (John Peterson) (1837 - 1917)
    Manitowoc Daily Herald, August 27th 1917 John Peterson, Old Time Ship Calker, And in Later Years Fish Vendor,Is Dead in City. John Peterson, a pioneer of the city, remembered in the olden days an e...
  • Christen Pettersen (Christian Peterson) (1831 - 1910)
    Manitowoc Daily Herald, May 25th 1910 Aged Man Drops Dead on Street.Chris Peterson, Pioneer Fisherman of City Dies on 10th Street.Attack of Heart Failure is Fatal. Stricken with an attack of heart ...

I've been thinking about making this group for a long time, as I find early Wisconsin history fascinating.

So I would like this project to be for anyone with an interest in early Wisconsin history, but of course other Wisconsin related information is welcome.

I've digitized or have access to a number of resources created by the historical societies of LaCrosse, Buffalo, and Trempealeau counties, and would like to share them with anyone interested.

Everyone should feel welcome to add themselves or anyone they think would be interested in this project.


With that in mind, I don't really know how projects work, and this is the first I've created. I'm mostly putting this up so other people looking for such a group will find me.


The "Profiles" added to this Project should be people who were immigrants to Wisconsin. In the case of entire families immigrating together, then it is fine to add people who immigrated as children.