Early days in Manitowoc County, WI, are recalled in a mix of history, biographies and trivia in this NEW 33-page 8 1/2" x 11" spiral-bound booklet, printed single-sided on 60 # opaque paper. The front cover is a parchtex card stock, protected with a vinyl sheet. The information comes from a rare 1881 book, entitled History of Northern Wisconsin. We've enlarged the area on a map from the original book, and included it along with two other maps of historic interest. Manitowoc County is located north of Milwaukee on Lake Michigan. Communities currently listed for this area by the National Association of Counties include: Branch, Cato, Centerville, Cleveland, Collins, Cooperstown, Eaton, Francis Creek, Franklin, Gibson, Kellnersville, Kiel (part), Kossuth, Liberty, Manitowoc (County Seat), Manitowoc Rapids, Maple Grove, Maribel, Meeme, Mishicot, Newton, Reedsville, Rockland, Saint azianz, Schleswig, Tisch Mills, Two Creeks, Two Rivers, Valders, Whitelaw. Marinette County Amberg, Athelstane, Beaver, Beecher, Coleman, Crivitz, Dunbar, Goodman, Grover, Lake, Marinette (County Seat), Middle Inlet, Niagara, Pembine, Peshtigo, Porterfield, Pound, Silver Cliff, Stephenson, Wagner, Wausaukee. . (Some towns may not be mentioned in the booklet.) Among the many subjects included are: Location and Natural Resources; "Home of the Good Spirit" or "Den of the Devil"?; Various Indian tribes which inhabited the county; Early Settlers; Panics of 1837 and 1846 and a cholera epidemic; Boundary Changes and early county officials; Murder of Dr. William Madison; Col. Ebenezer Childs, Col. William Hamilton and other early visitors; Land spectulation; The first white child and other county "firsts"; Civil War years; Transportation and Communication by land and sea; Census reports 1850-1880; the city of Manitowoc; Fire Department, Schools, Library, Newspapers, Churches, Hotels, and Societies; Manitowoc Harbor improvements; Businesses, Banks and Manufactories; the Town of Two Rivers; the Villages of Centerville and Kiel; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. Attention Genealogists: This booklet contains biographies of many county residents of the late 1800s. Some of these are brief, but others include family members, affiliations, war records, and business activities, in the course of which they often shed light on area businesses, churches, professions and institutions, and on news events. Those listed are: (not in alphabetical order): Christian Anderson, James S. Anderson, Dr. O.R. Bacon, J.W. Barnes, Albert C. Becker, F. Becker, John Bibinger, Dr. Samuel Coleman Blake, prominent surgeon in Chicago and in the Civil War (pix), P.J. Blesch, G. Bloquelle, Charles Bock, Jonas L. Brandeis, Henry W. Brown, F.C. Buerstatte, Henry C. Buhse, Henry B. Burger, Byron Burmeister, Hans Christensen , George Cooper, Gottlieb Damler, John Denway, William F. Dicke, J. Donohue, August F. Dumke, John Franz (pix), Henry Esch, Hubert Falge, Jacob Fliegler, C. Gelbke, Henry Greve, Clarence E. Gridley, H. Guttmann, John Hall, Andrew Hansen, Jasper Hanson, John Hardow, Charles Haverland, Charles F. Hecker, W. H. Hemschemeyer, Charles Hoyer, Joseph Hoyer, F.W. Huebner, A.D. Jones, Ernst Kern, M. Kettenhofen, Chris Koebke, J.A. Koehler, P.J. Koelzer, Albert Landreth, Charles Leverenz, John A. Liebert, Hermann Lohe, Emanuel Lorenz, Jacob Lueps, Dr. F.S. Luhmann, Charles Luling, Alfred Manheimer, Herman Martens, A.B. Melendy, Henry Mendlik, John Mendlik, H.J. Meyer, J.L. Miller, L.T. Mohrhusen, Fred P. Mueller, M.H. Murphy, John Nagle, P.E. Nagle, John Nespor, William Nollau, Ferd Ostenfeldt, Dr. R.K. Paine, Andrew J. Patchen, Rev. William J. Peil, Adolph Piening, Rev. Reinhold Pieper, Anton Prochazka, William Rahr, William Rahr Jr., R. Rahr, Gottlieb Raatz, J.M. Rait, Charles Ramus, E.K. Rand, G.S. Rand, Hugo A. Reuss, A.M. Richter, Adam Roberts, Fritz Rudolph, Sander Sanderson, E. Schindler, A.J. Schmitz, Carl H. Schmidt, Henry Schmidt, John Schnorr, J. Schuette, Fred Schultz, Hans M. Scove, Fred Seeger, Anton Selsemeier, Lewis Sherman, T.C. Shove, E.J. Smalley, Frank C. Sorge, O. Torrison, T.S. Tillson, J.W. Toombs, Henry Vits, Anton Vogt, William Williams Waldo, Hermann Wehausen, Charles Werbke, C.W. White, E. Wagner, P.W. Wieboldt, Thomas Windiate, James Corlew, Henry Coutly, Magnus Erickson, Albert G. Fulton, Charles Gustaveson, Charles Klingholz, Mrs. Elizabeth Kunz, Edward Lenerville, Hiram McAllister, Lars Mathisen, John C. Meyer, Pliny Pierce, Henry Vogelsang, Henry Wills, Andrew Baetz, N. Bartell, John C. Bohm, H.M. Gebhart, Albert Kahlenberg, Leopold Mann, Benedict Mayer, Richard Mueller, W.F. Nash, H.S. Pierpont, Capt. Oliver Pilon, B.F. Richter, H.H. Smith, Robert Suttinger, Alfred Thomas, Albert Wehausen, Cyrus Whitcomb, Carl Winkelmiller, E.H. Young, W.T. Albers, Rev. Julius Haase, Charles Keuhne, A. Mill, Gottlieb Mill, Jno. Sachse, Christian Scheibe, Rev. J. P. VanTreeck,, Charles Matthews, Fred Duecker, Louis Gutheil, John Barth, Louis C. Lenglaub, Henry Stoll, C.R. Zorn, Fred Braasch, Louis Heyroth, Dr. H.M. Hittner, Julius Lindstedt, Peter Rau, Christ Selk, A.C. Terens, John H. Terens, James Noble, John Nenahlo, Peter Reinemann, Joseph Chloupek, Henry Spencer, John H. Bohne, Nicholas Dittmar, P.J. Hauch.