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Town of Rhine, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rhine ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Rhine (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rhine. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Rhine ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rhine.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rhine, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rhine.

Cemeteries Near Rhine ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rhine.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Rhine covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E St. George Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. John German Evangelical Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Elkhart Lake Cemetery [Map]      
  S Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Trinity Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Zoar Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Schleswig Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Maple Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE St. Johns Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Greenbush Cemetery [Map]      
  SW St. Fridolin Cemetery [Map]      
  S Woodlawn Cemetery [Map]      
  S St. John Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Saron Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Schwartzwald Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Meeme Center Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. Ann Catholic Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. Anna Catholic Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW West Greenbush Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE St. Paul Friedhol Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Holy Trinity Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ucker Road Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Holy Rosary Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Eaton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethel Methodist Cemetery [Map]      
  SE St. Luke Lutheran Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Holstein Public Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Winooski Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Harmon Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. Paul Evangelical Reform Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Loreto Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. Joseph Cemetery [Map]      


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find Rhine in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rhine.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Rhine, with the one closest to Rhine listed first.

Rhine   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Rhine
 - 1895 population of 131 people
 - Rhine had a post office and no railroad service
Millhome   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rhine
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Millhome had a post office and no railroad service
Glenbeulah   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rhine
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 460 people in 2014)
 - Glenbeulah had a post office and railroad service
Johnsonville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rhine
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Johnsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rhine
 - 1895 population of 163 people
 - Franklin had a post office and no railroad service
Ada   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rhine
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Ada had a post office and no railroad service
Plymouth   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Rhine
 - 1895 population of 1,503 people (with 3,195 people in 2014)
 - Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
Kiel   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rhine
 - 1895 population of 497 people (with 3,747 people in 2014)
 - Kiel had a post office and railroad service
Hulls Crossing   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rhine
 - Hulls Crossing had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rhine. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rhine in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Rhine is located in Sheboygan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sheboygan County: Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Ozaukee & Washington.

Below are the counties that are near Rhine. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rhine:

Sheboygan     (The home county for Rhine)
      Elkhart Lake   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Glenbeulah   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Russell   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Herman   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Howards Grove   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Greenbush   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sheboygan Falls   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mosel   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sheboygan   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lyndon   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sheboygan Falls   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Holland   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Denmark   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glenmore   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Denmark   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lawrence   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ledgeview   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Holstein   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Holstein   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Charlestown   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brothertown   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Potter   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rantoul   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hilbert   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lomira   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lomira   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brownsville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Theresa   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Theresa   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      LeRoy   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kekoskee   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mayville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Herman   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chester   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waupun   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fond du Lac
      Saint Cloud   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Marshfield   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Forest   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Calvary   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Calumet   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Osceola   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Taycheedah   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eden   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eden   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Campbellsport   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fond du Lac   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kiel   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Schleswig   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Meeme   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saint Nazianz   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eaton   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Valders   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Newton   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cato   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Manitowoc Rapids   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Buchanan   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kaukauna   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Combined Locks   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Little Chute   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Appleton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vandenbroek   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kaukauna   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grand Chute   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Belgium   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belgium   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Port Washington   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Port Washington   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kewaskum   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Bend   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Bend   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Polk   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slinger   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Black Wolf   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Black Wolf   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nekimi   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adella Beach   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Menasha   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vinland   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Menasha   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Utica   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Rhine, see our County-by-County Page for Rhine.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rhine:

For pages that are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Sheboygan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Brown County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calumet County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dodge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kewaunee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Manitowoc County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Outagamie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Ozaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winnebago County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Sheboygan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Sheboygan County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Stories from Wisconsin

Other Roadside Stops ...

About Wisconsin

About Sheboygan County

Communities in Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rhine. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sheboygan County

The Panormaio photo collection contain pictures for the area around Rhine:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Rhine. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rhine) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rhine. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Rhine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rhine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8480, Longitude: -87.9818     [Map]. The coordinates for Rhine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rhine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rhine.


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