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Lyndon (Sheboygan County, Wis. : Town). Clerk. Records, 1849-1978.

Sheboygan Series 24

Collection consists of clerk’s general record books (1849-1967), treasurer’s account books (1883-1978), election records (1868-1907), justice of the peace dockets (1858-1926), and a highway record book (1868-1901). View finding aid.

Milwaukee County (Wis.). Register of Deeds. Deeds, 1835-1886.

Milwaukee Micro Series 16

Documents show the conveyance of real estate from grantor to grantee, and includes the date of recording; the names and addresses of grantor and grantee; the consideration paid by the grantee; the receipt acknowledged by grantor; the legal description of land sold; encumbrances, if any; and the signature of grantor. Arranged chronologically by volume, then by date and time of filing. Indexed by the Grantee Index to Deeds (Milwaukee Micro Series 14) and Grantor Index to Deeds (Milwaukee Micro Series 15).

Milwaukee County (Wis.). Register of Deeds. Grantee index to deeds, 1835-1907.

Milwaukee Micro Series 14

Provides the names of grantor and grantee and the volume and page number in the register of Deeds (Milwaukee Micro Series 16). Volumes are arranged chronologically; within each volume grantee names are alphabetically arranged by surname.

Milwaukee County (Wis.). Register of Deeds. Grantee index to mortgages, 1836-1901.

Milwaukee Micro Series 18

Index to the register of Mortgages (Milwaukee Micro Series 19) providing the names and addresses of the grantor and grantee; the type of instrument, such as chattel mortgage, partial release, or assignment of mortgage; the instrument number; and the volume and page number where the mortgage is recorded in the register. Arranged chronologically then alphabetically by surname.

Milwaukee County (Wis.). Register of Deeds. Grantor index to deeds, 1839-1900.

Milwaukee Micro Series 15

Provides the names of the grantor and grantee; the date and time of the recording of the deed; the type of instrument used in conveyance; and the volume and page in the Deeds books (Milwaukee Micro Series 16). Arranged chronologically by volume, then alphabetically by surname.

Milwaukee County (Wis.). Register of Deeds. Grantor index to mortgages, 1836-1876.

Milwaukee Micro Series 17

Index to the register of Mortgages (Milwaukee Micro Series 19), providing the names and addresses of the grantor and grantee; the type of instrument used, such as chattel mortgage, partial release, or assignment of mortgage; the instrument number; and the volume and page number where the mortgage is recorded in the register. Arranged chronologically by volume, then alphabetically by surname.

Ozaukee County (Wis.). Register of Deeds. Deeds [microform], 1835-1911.

Ozaukee Series 13

Documents recording the conveyance of real estate. Entries show number and type of deed, date, names of grantor and grantee, description of property, names of witnesses, amount paid, date recorded, and notarial acknowledgement. Deeds span 1835-1889, with a few in volume 19 that were recorded through 1911. Indexed by Grantor/Grantee Indexes (Ozaukee Series 9). View finding aid.

Ozaukee County (Wis.). Register of Deeds. Grantor/Grantee indexes [microform], 1835-1908.

Ozaukee Series 9

Index to Ozaukee County real estate deeds (Ozaukee Series 13) noting the names of grantors (sellers) and grantees (purchasers). Noted are the date and time the deed was recorded, the names of the grantor and grantee, the type of instrument, a description of the property, and sometimes the volume and page number of the deed record where the instrument is recorded. View finding aid.

Sherry, Edward Paddock, 1871-1941. Sherry Family business papers, 1853-1961.

Milwaukee Manuscript Collection EK

Papers document the business ventures of three generations of the Sherry family, containing information on more than twenty business concerns in the Park Falls, Milwaukee, and Neenah areas. Most thoroughly covered are the affairs of the Wisconsin Realty Company of Milwaukee, the Winnebago Realty Company of Neenah and Milwaukee, and the Flambeau Paper Company of Park Falls. All the firms apparently were centrally administered by the Sherrys and thus can be viewed as a single large enterprise rather than numerous small businesses. Most of the collection dates from 1898-1941 when Edward P. Sherry directed the family’s interests.The largest group of records documents Edward’s running of the Wisconsin Realty Company, and its involvement in the building of the Flambeau Reservoir (now called the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage), and the development of dams and electric power along the Wolf River in Langlade County. Records prior to 1898 consist largely of land deeds, grants, and patents, with fragmentary correspondence and financial records. For the post-1940 period various types of records exist, but all are fragmentary. View finding aid.

Washington County (Wis.). Register of Deeds. Deeds, 1835-1890.

Washington Series 16

These records provide the names of persons involved in land transfers, a description of the land, and the amount of money involved. This series is arranged chronologically. The Grantor Index (Washington Series 17) provides alphabetical references to each volume.

Waukesha County (Wis.). Register of Deeds. Deeds, 1839-1885.

Waukesha Series 32

Warranty, quit claims, and other deeds and government land patents for land recorded in Waukesha County. Volumes A-G are transactions recorded in Milwaukee County (1839-1855) including land patents from the U.S. Land Office in Milwaukee. Arranged in rough chronological order. Indexed by the Grantor/Grantee Indexes (Waukesha Series 31).

Waukesha County (Wis.). Register of Deeds. Grantor/Grantee indexes, 1839-1885.

Waukesha Series 31

Indexes to names of grantors (sellers) and grantees (purchasers) of warranty, quit claim, and other deeds and of government land patents in Waukesha County. Within the index are separate listings for the grantor and grantee, which are listed alphabetically by surname and then by the order in which the transaction actually appears in the volumes.

Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Milwaukee County). Index of lis pendens, 1857-1902.

Milwaukee Micro Series 20

Index to Lis Pendens (Milwaukee Micro Series 21), providing the date of filing, the names of the defendants and plaintiffs; the type of document; the name of the attorney; the number assigned to the document by the register of deeds; a legal description of real estate; the time of attachment or sale; and the amount of indebtedness. Vols. 1-5 are arranged in chronological spans and then alphabetically by defendant’s surname. Vols. 6-10 are chronological only.

Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Milwaukee County). Lis Pendens, 1857-1886.

Milwaukee Micro Series 21

A lis pendens is a notice that an action has been commenced and is pending in court upon the complaint of the plaintiff against the defendant on the foreclosure of a mortgage. Documents show the court of jurisdiction; the document number and date of filing; the name of plaintiff and defendant; the date and identification of the mortgage; a description of real estate involved; and the signature of the plaintiff’s attorney. Indexed by the Index of Lis Pendens (Milwaukee Micro Series 20). View finding aid.

Wisconsin. County Court (Milwaukee County). Probate case files, 1836-1910, 1928-1930.

Milwaukee Series 38

Contains documents filed in the probate of estates, including petitions, orders, letters of administration, wills, and inventories of estates. Arranged by case number. The case files are indexed in the Probate Index (Milwaukee Series 37). If the reel number is not indicated in the index, users should contact the Milwaukee County Register in Probate’s Office for the proper reel location.

Wisconsin. County Court (Milwaukee County). Probate index, 1815-1981.

Milwaukee Series 37

Name index to the Probate Case Files (Milwaukee Series 38). Arranged alphabetically, the index lists the name, case number and category, including administration of estates, filling of wills, and guardianships.

Wisconsin. County Court (Ozaukee County). Index to probate case files, 1849-1900.

Ozaukee Series 15

Name index to the Probate Case Files (Ozaukee Series 10). Arranged alphabetically.

Wisconsin. County Court (Ozaukee County). Probate case files, 1849-1900.

Ozaukee Series 10

Documents filed in court concerning the settlement of deceased individuals’ estates. Included are wills, inventories of real and personal property, reports and accounts of administrators or executors, statements of claims against estates, notes of resale or real and/or personal property, warrants, contracts, sworn testimony, and similar records. Indexed by the Index to Probate Case Files (Ozaukee Series 15).

Wisconsin. County Court (Sheboygan County). Probate records, 1882-1928.

Sheboygan Series 17

The series consists of four groups of bound records: wills, a record of claims, final judgments, and the tax on legacies. The three volumes of wills (1860-1871, 1889-1899, 1899-1902) contain a summary of proceedings, including a copy of the last will and testament; executor’s bond; orders for appraisal and disposal of property, appointment of executor, and limiting time for creditors to make claims; and various affidavits and petitions. The record of claims (1882-1915) provides the name of the person being claimed against, the date and amount of claim, and the person making the claim. An index is at the front of the volume and on pages 400-413. The series also contains a volume of final judgments of probate (1899-1928) arranged chronologically. A volume recording taxes on legacies (1903-1906) is arranged by the date the petition was filed and provides the place and date of death; the estimated value of property; the date and amount of the inventory of property; and the heirs at large, legatees, and devisees.

Wisconsin. County Court (Washington County). Index to probate case files [microform], 1855-1979.

Washington Series 13

Information includes the individual’s name, type of case, case file number, and court record volume and page number. View finding aid.

Wisconsin. County Court (Waukesha County). Probate case files, ca. 1855-1964.

Waukesha Micro Series 1

Probate case files contain records relating to the settlement of deceased individuals’ estates. Records included are the inventories of real and personal property, reports and accounts of administrators and executors, statements of claims against estates, petitions and records relating to suits against estates, petitions and court orders for sale of real and/or personal property; warrants, contracts, sworn testimony, and similar records. View finding aid.