The Tomahawk,Wisconsin Pioneer Society is dedicated to perserving the history and family genealogy of the original pioneers that settled Tomahawk, Wisconsin.
The purpose of the Tomahawk, Wisconsin Pioneer Society is to recognize families with Tomahawk roots, encourage people to undertake genealogical research, develope a database of information for researchers, bring the Internet to Tomahawk genealogy and to improve the quality of genealogical research in the area.
Its object is to perpetuate the history of the early settlers of Tomahawk, Wisconsin by collecting and preserving personal reminiscences and family genealogies and to renew acquaintances with fellow pioneers. The date of eligibility is fixed to the 1910 census.
There are many out there who do not have the famous Tomahawk names who were original pioneers. There are also many who still live there who have not put their genealogy down on paper. This Internet site hopefully will glean this information and with spreading the word, will get local people to write down their genealogy for generations that follow. I think it is important to catalog this information. That is my goal and to share it as a searchable database thru the Tomahawk, Wisconsin Library.
History of Tomahawk, Wisconsin
From the book: HISTORY OF LINCOLN ONEIDA AND VILAS COUNTIES 1924.
"The locality was a practically uninhabited wilderness previous to 1886, in which year the Tomahawk Land and Boom Company began operations. In the spring of 1887 this company laid out the site of the city of Tomahawk. The survey plat was recorded June 1, 1887 and the first lots were offered for sale on June 25, 1887. In September of the same year, the tracks of the Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad reached Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Sawmills and other industries began to spring up and the census in 1890, just four years after the city was laid out, found Tomahawk with a population of 1,816.
From the book: HISTORY OF LINCOLN ONEIDA AND VILAS COUNTIES 1924 Page 77
"In 1908 the TOMAHAWK OLD SETTLERS ASSOCIATION was established. The membership included:
Mr. and Mrs. Germaine Bouchard, 1863. Mrs. M.L. Parshall, 1885. Mr. and Mrs. O.K. Welty, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. J. Oelhafen, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. R. Dawson, 1887. F. A. Larson, 1887. Mrs. C.C. Stiff, 1887. J.O. Seth, 1887. Mrs. V. Sager, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Hildebrant, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Stevens, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Thieler, 1887. Mrs. Thomas Murphy, 1887. J. W. Gahan, 1888. Martin Deering, 1888. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Olson, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mc Carthy, 1887. Ed Evenson, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. Johanna Gigler, 1888. Charles E. McComber, 1887. Mrs. Chas. E. Gertrude McComber, 1887. H. H. Johnson, 1887. August Lasbreau, 1887. Mrs. Moyer, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. T. Toomey, 1887. Mrs. J. Joyce, 1888. Mr. J.W. Oelhafen, 1888. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Trimberger, 1887. B.D. McCarthy, 1888. Willaim Oelhafen, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. B. Gahan, 1887. Alex Robarge, 1882. Mrs. Fred Copes, 1887. Mrs. Paul Laton, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McCarty, 1888. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Russell, 1887. Mrs. Martin Derring, 1888. William Schmidt, 1887. John Eklund, 1888. Mr. and Mrs. Anton J. Olson, 1889. Mrs. O. M. Smith,1889. Mrs. Tobin Ball, 1887. Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Cutter, 1887. Mr and Mrs. John Lambert, 1894. Mr. and Mrs. Herb Cronkrite, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Burrington, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. John Lambert, Sr., 1887. Mrs. Jennie(Dibbs) Burrington, 1887."
THE TOMAHAWK OLD SETTLERS ASSOCIATION CEASED ACTIVITY IN THE FALL OF 1917.
THE NEW TOMAHAWK, WISCONSIN PIONEER SOCIETY
The criteria for joining the TOMAHAWK, WISCONSIN PIONEER SOCIETY:
1. Ancestor must have lived in Tomahawk, Wisconsin by 1910. See 1900 cenus at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~wilincol/1900Census.htm Applicants must prove direct descent that their family settled in Tomahawk, Wisconsin on or before 1910.
Pre 1907 birth, death and marriage records for Lincoln County can be viewed at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~wilincol/VitalRecords.htm
HOW DO I JOIN?
1. Email me with your name and address and I will send you the instructions and application via email attachment.
2. Fill out the application.
3. Include copies of birth, death, marriage, cemetery, land records, etc. that prove eligibility for the Pioneer Society. (Do not send original copies!)
4. Sign release form for the records to be shared. (This will preserve our history for generation to follow.)
Tomahawk Wisconsin Pioneer Society
920 Lacebark Street
San Marcos, Ca. 92069.
MY EMAIL ADDRESS! CLICK THIS LINK!