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Wood County Church List

This page provides a list of churches in Wood County, along with a listing of what records are available for research.

This list only includes those churches that responded to the original survey in the 1980's or to the suvey of 2016 conducted by the Heart O' Wisconsin Genealogical society. For more information see the Church Project.

Researchers should make an appointment for genealogical research.

 

Border churches are churches that are located  in a neighboring county near the border of Wood County and may include records of people who lived in Wood County.

Churches are ordered by City then Church Name.

Portage County

Church Name Address History / Available Records Phone/
Website
First Presbyterian Church
8156 Church Rd
Arpin, WI 54410
Founded 1906
Records of baptism, confirmation, marriage, death, and transfer that begin about 1910 and end in the 1930s are not very complete.
Baptism 1969 and Death and Marriages 1979 to present.
Will allow cameras and have copy machine.


715-652-3686

St. Francis Catholic Church

Arpin, WI 54410
Records begin in 1960. This parish was first under St. James in Vesper and then under Hewitt. Earlier records are at Hewitt.
The parish is now closed and church records are at St. James in Vesper.
Only Church personnel may check the records.




St. Kilian Catholic
5866 Main St.
Auburndale , WI 54412
This church was founded in 1883 and seems to be in Blenker. All early records are in LaCrosse and the Archives.
Baptismal 1971- 2016; Communion 1950-2016; Confirmation 1965-2015; Marriages 1939-2016 and Deaths 1961-2016.
Telephone first, office hours are Mon.-Fri. 7am to 3:30 pm.


715-652-2806

St. Mary's Catholic Church
5866 Main St
Auburndale, WI 54412
All Early record books are with The Diocese of LaCrosse.
Baptismal June 1989- June 2016; Communion same; Marriage 1903-2016; Death 1904-2016.
Call first, office hours are 7am to 3:30 pm, m-f.


715-652-2806

All Saints Catholic
P.O. Box 68
Babcock, WI 54413
This Church is closed and only has Mass a few times a year, and has Weddings and Funerals when needed. Carol Grorich is Sec. Treasurer.




Immanuel Lutheran Church

Hewit, WI 54441
Birth 1892 to present.
Baptism 1892 to present.
Confirmation 1892 to present.
Marriage 1892 to present.
Death 1892 to present.
Cemetery 1892 to present.
Records are in German from 1892 to 1920.
Researchers may be allowed to check records




St Michael's Catholic Parish
11100 Main St
Hewitt, WI 54449
Early records at Archives in Lacrosse.
Baptismal 1952 to present; confirmation 1889 to present; Death 1994 to present; Communion 1997 to present; Marriage 1996 to present.
Early Records are in German. A copy machine is available and camera's are allowed.
Please call first and make an appointment.


715-384-7676
http://www.saintsmmk.com

St Matthews Norw. Luth.
Richfield Twsp
Klondike, Wood co,
Photocopies of the Church Secretary book is held at the Marshfield Public Library.




East Gate Alliance Church
2203 E. Becker Road
Marshfield, WI 54449
Minimal records available. E-mail the office at eastgatealliance.com to confirm dates of records.
There will be a fee and postage for mailing copys.
Office hours are 9am to 2pm Mon. thru Fri.


715-387-3654
http://www.eastgatealliance.com

Faith Fellowship
217 W McMillan St
Marshfield, WI 54449
Founded in 1959 and Baptismal records along with Death; Membership; Marriage and Burial are available to research.
Please telephone for an appointment. Cameras may be used and a copy machine is available.
This Church replaces the Faith Baptist founded in 1903


715-887-6169

Faith Lutheran Church
207 S. Cherry Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
Baptism, confirmation, marriage, death, and transfer records begin in 1954 and are complete to the present.
Trinity Lutheran and St. Matthews merged to form Faith Lutheran.
Trinity records are available from 1924 to 1954.
St. Matthews records are available from 1926-1954.
Make an appointment by telephone and be prepared to pay for copies. Camera's are allowed. Office hours are 9am to 3pm Monday thru Friday.


715-387-3757
http://www.faithofmfld.org

First Church of Christ
201 South Maple
Marshfield, WI 54449
Church does not maintain records.




First Presbyterian Church
208 S. Chestnut Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
Birth 1878 to present.
Baptism 1878 to present.
Confirmation 1878 - present.
Marriage 1878 to present.
Death 1878 to present.
Transfer 1925 to present.
Researchers may check records. There are a few gaps in years, but most are complete.




Grace Baptist Church
204 Park Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
Church was started in the 1970s. No records are available.




Grace Lutheran Church
11284 HWY 10 West
Marshfield, WI 54449
Birth 1900 to present.
Baptism 1900 to present.
Confirmation 1900 to present.
Death 1900 to present.
Records are in German from 1890 to 1910.
There is no one available to read the German Records.
Researchers may be permitted to Use the copy machine or a camera.
St. John's of Nasonville, built in 1895 and Zion Lutheran of Freemont, built in 1903 both merged into Grace Lutheran March 7 of 1949.
Office hours are 9am to 3pm Monday thru Friday.


715-676-2753
http://gracemarshfield@tds.net

Immanuel Lutheran Church
610 South Chestnut Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
Birth 1880 to present.
Baptism 1880 to present.
Confirmation 1880 - present.
Marriage 1880 to present.
Death 1880 to present.
Cemetery 1880 to present.
Records from 1880 to 1941 are in German.
Please make an appointment by telephone, There is a copy machine and camera's may be used. Office hours are 8am to 3pm.


715-384-5121
http://www.immanuelmarshfield.org

Islamic Society of Central Wis.
M-115 Meadow Ave
Marshfield, WI 54459
Founded in 2003 with some records available. Write for an appointment. A copy machine is available.


715-544-7744

New Life Christian Center
1017 W. Laurel
Marshfield, WI 54449
Researchers may check for baptisms and marriages from 1979 to present.




North Ridge Church
1021 W. McMillan St
Marshfield, WI 54449
This assemblies of God Church has Baptismal and Membership records available, starting with Oct. 1983.
Telephone for an appointment during the office hours of 9am to 4pm, Monday thru Thursday.
There is no copy machine but camera's may be used.


715-387-6111
http://www.northridgefamily.org

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church
1414 W. Fifth Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
Birth 1947 to present.
Baptism 1947 to present.
Confirmation 1947 to present.
Marriage 1947 to present.
Death 1947 to present.
Cemetery City Records.
Researchers may be allowed to check records.




Sacred Heart Catholic Church
112 E. 11th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
This Church did not wish to take part.
All Records are confidential.




Seventh Day Adventist
714 14th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
Baptisms, deaths, and transfers are available. Dates covered are 1901 to present.
Researchers may check records.




St. Alban's Episcopal Church

Marshfield, WI 54449
Baptism 1897 to present. (Birth Given with baptism.)
Confirmation 1902 to present.
Marriage 1897 to present.
Burial 1905 to present. (Cemetery Given with burial.)
This Church closed in 2015 and the records are held at the archives in Appleton.


920-830-8866

St. John's Catholic Church
201 W. Blodgett
Marshfield, WI 54449
Birth 1877 to present.
Baptism 1877 to present.
Confirmation 1922 to present.
Marriage 1889 to present.
Death 1889 to present.
Researchers may check records.




St. Paul's United Church of Christ
1310 E. 8th St.
Marshfield, WI 54449
Records starting in 1893, and some are in German.
A copy machine is available and Camera's may be used.
Telephone or write for an appointment.


715-387-4800

Trinity Lutheran Church
9529 Hwy 80
Marshfield, WI 54449
Records are from 1886 thru to present.
Please write for an appointment. A copy machine is available.


715-676-2121
http://trintymarshfield.org

Wesley United Methodist Church
201 East Third St
Marshfield, WI 54449
Specific questions should be addressed to the Church Secretary.
Call for more information.




Zion United Methodist Church
314 E. Ninth Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
This Church did not wish to take part.




St. Wenceslaus Catholic
145 Main St.
Milladore, WI 54454
This Church was founded in 1882 with all the early records in the LaCrosse Archives.
Baptismal, 1980-present; Confirmation, 1988-present; Death,2003 to present; Communion, 1973 to present; Marriage-2003 to present.
Telephone for an appointment. There is a copy machine and cameras are welcome.


715-457-2314

Christian Life Fellowship
801 Market Street
Nekoosa, WI 54457
No information provided.




Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
711 Prospect Avenue
Nekoosa, WI 54457
All early records were sent to LaCrosse Archives.
Church was founded in 1900. Baptismal, 1937-Present; Marriage, 1937-Present; Communion, 1937-Present; Death, 1937-Present; and Confirmation 1950-Present. Please write and make an appointment. There is no copy machine, but you could bring a camera.
Office hours are 8am to noon.


715-886-3422

United Methodist Church
205 Market Street
Nekoosa, WI 54457
Records date back to 1893 for births, baptisms, confirmation, marriage, death, cemetery, and transfer. They are not always complete.
Office hours are 9am to 2pm daily.
They consider all records confidential. Copy machine is available and there is a 25 cent charge per page.
Telephone for an appointment.


715-886-3371

Evangelical Free Church

Pittsville, WI 54466
Founded in the early 1980's.
Marriage and Death records begin in 1981 and are available.




St. Joachim's Catholic Church

Pittsville, WI 54466
Baptism 1908 to present.
Confirmation 1908 to present.
Marriage 1908 to present.
Death 1908 to present.
Some records are in Latin.
Only church personnel may check records.




St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Pittsville, WI 54466
Birth 1888 to present.
Baptism 1888 to present.
Confirmation 1889 to present.
Marriage 1889 to present.
Death 1889 to present.
Records are in German from 1888 to 1912.
Present church personnel can translate most records.




United Church of Christ
P.O. Box 147
Pittsville, WI 54466
Previous name of Congregational Church of Pittsville. Records from 1881 to present.
E-mail Pastor to make an appointment at rev.wveldman@gmail.com
There is a copy machine available and cameras can be used.


715-884-3333

Veedum Moravian Church
P.O. Box 244
Pittsville, WI 54466
Church was founded in 1917 and most of the early records before 2000 are in the National Archives.
Make an appointment before by writing or sending an e-mail to rev.wveldman@gmail.com.
Camera are allowed and there is a copy machine.


715-844-6419

St. Alexander's Catholic Church
880 First Street
Port Edwards, WI 54469
Birth 1941 to present.
Baptism 1941 to present.
Confirmation 1944 - present.
Marriage 1941 to present.
Death 1941 to present.
Cemetery 1941 to present.
Church personnel will check records.
Persons who are not members may be allowed to use the records.




United Church of Christ
Wisconsin River Drive
Port Edwards, WI 54469
Birth, baptism, confirmation, marriage, death, transfer, and reception of members go back to 1925.
Information and years covered varies.
Church secretary will search records.




Moravian Church - Rudolph
1490 Main Street
Rudolph, WI 54475
Some years are not complete.
Birth 1904 to present.
Baptism 1904 to present.
Confirmation 1906 to present.
Marriage 1917 to present.
Death 1918 to present.
Transfer 1960 to present.
Reception 1934 to present.
Adult Baptism 1914 to present.
Church personnel will check records.




St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
6957 Grotto Avenue
Rudolph, WI 54475
Previous name of Church st. Philomena. Founded in 1884.
Baptism 1884 to present.
Confirmation 1900 to present.
Marriage 1884 to present.
Death 1884 to present.
Cemetery: Use All Souls and St. Philips.
.
Telephone for an appointment. Office hours are Monday 8am-10am and Thursday 8am to 1pm. A copy machine is available and cameras are allowed.


715-435-3286

St. James Catholic Church
105 North Church Street
Vesper, WI 54489
St. James was a mission of St. Joachim in Pittsville from 1909 to 1919, so records are there for that period.
Some records of Holy Rosary (Sigel), St. Joseph s (Altdorf), and St. Francis (Arpin) are at St. James after 1909.
St. James church records begin in 1919 and are in several volumes.




St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Route 1
Vesper, WI 54489
Records before 1962 are at St. James in Vesper or St. Joachim's at Pittsville.
St. Joseph's was a mission of these two parishes at that time.




St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
5165 Spruce Rd
Vesper, WI 54489
Church was founded in 1887, and affiliated with St. Paul's in Seneca Corners.
Birth 1890 to present.
Baptism 1886 to present.
Confirmation 1892 to present.
Marriage 1892 to present.
Death 1884 to present.
Records are in German from 1890-1921.
Personnel are available to translate.
Commerative Booklets from 2012 are available.
A camera may be used and make an appointment before visiting.


715-569-4301

Assembly of God Church
699 Baker Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Baptism 1927 to Present.
Marriage 1917 to Present.
Only church personnel may check the records.




Bethany Lutheran Church
6900 Swedish Road
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Birth 1899 to Present.
Baptism 1899 to Present.
Confirmation 1899 to Present.
Marriage 1899 to Present.
Death 1899 to Present.
Only church personnel may check the records.




Christian Science Society
800 First Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Beginning and ending dates of members are the only records maintained. This information is willingly given.




Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
2640 14th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Records of current members is kept locally.
Other records are available through the Genealogical Department of the Church in Salt Lake City.




Faith Baptist Church
2740 14th St S
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
This Church was founded in 1958 and prefers to keep their records confidential.


715-424-1141

First Congregational Church
311 Second Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Birth No dates given.
Baptism 1881 to present.
Confirmation: No dates given.
Marriage 1874 to present.
Death 1889 to present.
Cemetery Some early cemetery records. Complete after 1938.
Transfer Very few before 1921. Membership, some as far back as 1871.




First English Lutheran Church
440 Garfield Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Founded in Sept of 1908.
Birth 1905 to present.
Baptism 1905 to present.
Confirmation 1906 to present.
Marriage 1909 to present.
Death 1907 to present.
Cemetery: No dates given.
Transfer 1907 to 1948 (incomplete).
Phone for an appointment. No cameras are allowed.


715-423-2840
http://www.felwr.org

Holy Rosary Catholic Church
6190 Chapel Road
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Birth 1958 to present.
Baptism 1958 to present.
Confirmation 1958 to present.
Marriage 1958 to present.
Church personnel are available to check records.
Individuals who are not members may be allowed to use records.




Moravian Church - Saratoga
11131 52nd Street So
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Following records are available.
Dates were not provided.
Baptism
Confirmation
Marriage
Death
Transfer
Only church personnel may check records.




Moravian Church - Wisconsin Rapids
310 First Avenue South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Trinity and Moravian Churches - Wisconsin Rapids united.
Trinity Church Records -
Baptism 1899 to 1946.
Confirmation 1900 to 1946.
Marriage 1899 to 1946.
Death 1899 to 1946.
Records are in Norwegian until 1908.
Moravian Church Records. Copy machine available. Donations are expected.
Records are held at the Moraviam Archives in Bethleham, PA.


715-423-0180
http://www.wrmoravian.org

New Hope Community Church
710 20th Ave S
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
The previous name of Church was Vesper Christian Reformed and was founded in 1898.
The only records available are Membership and Death dated from 2014-to present.
Please write and make an appointment. Cameras are welcome.


715-423-8050

Seventh Day Adventist Church
211 12th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Birth, baptism, and death records may be checked by researchers.
No dates available.




St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church
320 Oak St
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
The First Church was founded in 1875. Birth abt 1900 / 1932 to present.
Baptism and Confirmation records are available.
Marriage Dates not given.
Researchers may check records.
Telephone for an appointment and a Copy machine is available and cameras are allowed.


715-423-2332
http://www.stjohnschurchwr.org

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
8020 South Park Road
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
This Church does not wish to take part.




St. Lawrence Catholic Church
530 10th Avenue North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Baptism 1949 to present.
Confirmation 1904 to present.
Marriage 1904 to present.
Death 1904 to present.
Records are in Latin from 1904 to 1935.
A person is available to check records and translate. Fee is charged.
Individuals are allowed to check records.




St. Luke's Lutheran Church
2011 10th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Births 1949 to present.
Baptism 1949 to present.
Confirmation 1951 to present.
Marriage 1949 to present.
Death 1949 to present.
Transfer 1950 to present.
Individuals may check records with help of church personnel.
Call for an appointment, office hours are 8:30 am-4:30 pm Daily.
No cameras are allowed.


715-423-5990
http://www.stlukeslutheran.com

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran
311 14th Ave. S
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Founded in 1899 and all records are from that time, some in German. Make an appointment before visiting. Office hours and 8am to 4pm daily.
Cameras are allowed and a copy machine in available.


715-421-3634
http://www.stpaulswr.org

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
821 12th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Birth, Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, and Death records are complete from 1956.
Earlier records are at the parent church, Saints Peter and Paul.
Personnel are available to check records.



http://www.rc.net/lacrosse/st_vinc/index.html

The Wesleyan Church - Methodist
1321 Huntington Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Baptism 1954 to 1970.
Marriage 1947 to 1970.
Death 1956 to 1970.
Only church personnel may check the records.




United Methodist Church
441 Garfield Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Founded in 1859.
Birth, baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death records begin in 1847.
They are not complete in all instances.
Some selected records begin at a later date.
Office hours are 8am to noon, Monday thru Thursday. Call or write for an appointment, Camera's are welcome.


715-423-8860

 

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