I am wondering if births/deaths/marriages that took place on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation, were required to be recorded at the Vilas Co. Courthouse. I am especially interested in the period prior to 1910. I am in possession of an interesting document that my grandfather used as his Birth Certificate. The letterhead reads: "Priest in Charge of the Chippewa Indian Missions, Diocese of Superior", dated 1919, Reserve, Wis. It attests that he was Baptised at Lac du Flambeau, in April, 1907.
My Grandfather was born on the LDF Reservation in 1907. He and his older sister (1904) and brother (1905) were (purportedly) the first white children born on the Reservation. The story passed on in the (my) family says that a large contingent of Chippewa visited the parents bearing gifts for the baby(s) . The only Native name that I can recall being mentioned was that of Alice (Head-flyer) Carafel, whom helped care for the (above) mentioned children. I believe that Alice Carafel lived to be the oldest member of the Lac du Flambeau people (at the time of her death). About 1974?
Any feedback is appreciated!