Ancestry.com has released the book “History of Door County, Wisconsin – the county beautiful” by Hjalmar Rued Holand for their registered members. Published in 1917, the book includes biographies of local popular and influential citizens, the history of Door County, Wisconsin, its development, and the natural wonders of the area.
There is an online FTP index of the book at Rootsweb USGenWeb – History of Door County by Holand to help you find your ancestor mentioned.
I have the Knapp and Anderson family branches in Door County, an area I didn’t get time to explore during my recent visit, so I may find some information about them. At the least, I will learn more about the area in which they lived and worked.
You may be able to find copies of this book in your local library or Family History Center or through library exchange programs.
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