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Date: 1882-03-28 

Description: U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor Naturalization service form 2203, Declaration of Intention for Antoni Plichta filled out in Cook County, Illinois.

Date: 1896 

Description: Norwegian language Board of Immigration publication promoting Wisconsin.

Use census records to study immigration to Wisconsin and living conditions in the mid-19th century

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Supplemental materials for Chapter 6 of the 4th-grade history textbook.

Learn how epidemics erupted in Wisconsin and the ways communities responded

Date: 1881 

Description: Cover of a brochure in German for Wisconsin immigration.

Learn about the influx of African Americans to Wisconsin and the economic conditions that brought them in the decades following World War II.

Date: 1868 

Description: Cover of a brochure in German for Wisconsin immigration.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A colored advertising card that was issued by the Land Department of the Wisconsin Central Railroad in order to promote the sale of railroad-owned land in...


Emigranten Office

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: The Emigranten Office at King and Webster Streets. The Emigranten was published here in the 1850s and 1860s.

Examine the oral history and migration experiences of Rubie Bond, an African-American resident of Beloit featured on Wisconsin Public Television

Historical Essay

Norwegian Trinket Box

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trinket box brought to Wisconsin by Norwegian immigrants, c. 1870. (Museum object #1993.6.2)

Date: 1879 

Description: Blue cover design of an official report entitled "Wisconsin. What It Offers to the Immigrant".

Resource Description

About Our Immigration Records

Explore our physical and digital collection of naturalization records for Wisconsin and passenger lists for the U.S. and Canada.

Learn about life on the frontier in Wisconsin in 1851, as recounted in guides designed to attract immigrants to the state from Europe.

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: The Tuisco left Bremerhaven May 6, 1856. Hölzlhuber called this the "quickest three masted immigration boat," holding 335 passengers. Though in the...

Date: 1868 

Description: Cover of a 31-page pamphlet promoting Wisconsin to German immigrants, which translates to read "Wisconsin. An Account of the Population, soil, climate, Com...

Date: 1874-01 ca.

Description: Interior of a coach on an emigration train to the west.

Date: 1870 

Description: Crowd gathered at Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Station to see off a colony of emigrants from Chicago who planned to settle in Colorado on a tract of land p...

Date: 1867-04-01 

Description: Castle Garden Emigrant Agency poster advertising railroad travel rates for emigrants.

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