Dodge County



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.

People are still moving into and out of Dodge County.  After 1950, identification of most of these settlers are limited to burials in Dodge County.  Settlers are categorized as follows:
Pioneers:  Before 1881
Early settlers:  after 1880 and before 1931
Continuing settlers:  After 1930

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.

Since this site is to show people that have lived in Dodge County, it is different from other genealogies that trace a single family formt he top person to the last person in the family line.  This data is composed of the labeling of the first ancestor settling into Dodge County to the last non-living descendant or the last person to leave Dodge County.

One can trace the very first settler to Dodge County of each surname by looking at the Ancestor listings.  These listing are arranged by alphabet (Ancestor-A to Ancestor-Z) and then for each first letter of the surname, each family surname and date that they settled into Dodge County (i.e. Adams 1920 Ancestor-A).  Those names where more research is required are indicated by an "x" for the date (i.e. Adams x Ancestor-A).  The family sheets are provided for each descendant of the Ancestor.

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Family SheetsIndex of Dodge County settler surnames with links family sheets.  from family sheets, links are provided to parents/children.  To see index, click here

Please note that data here was merged from many other files on the website and from some GEDCom files received from other sources. 
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Page last edited:  8 Apr 2023

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