Dodge County was created out of part of Pulaski County. Therefore some families were already established in the area. Other moved in. Still others were just passing through.
While some of the pioneers occupied the area that later became Dodge County, only certain items can be used to verify that: histories of families, burial in area and 1870 census East of the River for Pulaski County. Other than these, the 1880 census was the first census in Dodge County. Marriages began very soon after its establishment in 1870. However, many of these marriages were between people in neighboring counties or people passing thru to other areas.
Living people are not included as a matter of privacy.
First Settlers: The genealogical data is setup to identify the first settlers of a surname to enter Dodge County. One normally thinks all people with the same surname being related. Obviously, if you go far enough back in history, this would be true. But, when one looks at a county that was created in 1870, this is not true. Data included herein, addresses the date that each family head came to Dodge County.
Family Sheets: Index of Dodge County settler surnames with links family sheets. from family sheets, links are provided to parents/children.
Page last edited: 17 Oct 2022
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