Prussian Netzelanders and Other German Immigrants in Green Lake, Marquette and Waushara Counties, Wisconsin


Now for the first time, German family researchers will have a homeland directory from the heart of America’s most German state! Extracted from marriage and naturalization records in these three central Wisconsin counties, this book offers an alphabetized listing of those Prussian and German immigrants who gave their homeland birthplaces. These listings are broken down, within each Wisconsin county, into the Prussian county or other German state from which they came. It is from where they came that makes these Prussian Netzelanders unique, for, unlike other German regional groups, their ancestral homeland no longer exists. To explain why this is so, a background text begins the book by providing details on the linguistic, religious, and socio-economic traits peculiar to this part of the former German Empire. The Slavic influence upon these German families is also duly noted, plus the further migration of some to Minnesota. While other books have touched on passenger lists and Germans in colonial America, this is one of the most detailed breakdowns of immigrants in America’s German heartland.

Brian A. Podoll

(1994), 2010, 8½x11, paper, 248 pp.

ISBN: 9781556139543