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New Vienna, Iowa

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The location of New Vienna

Our Genealogy Helper for New Vienna ...

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 New Vienna (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for New Vienna. 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.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

New Vienna is located in Dubuque County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dubuque County: Clayton, Delaware, Jackson, Jones, Jo Daviess (IL) & Grant (WI).

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

Dubuque     (The home county for New Vienna)
  Luxemburg   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Dyersville   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Summit Village Dyersville Park   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Holy Cross   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bankston   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Farley   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Worthington   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Epworth   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Graf   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rickardsville   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Balltown   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Old Balltown   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lamont   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Winthrop   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Quasqueton   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stanley   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rowley   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hazleton   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Independence   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Millville   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Osterdock   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  North Buena Vista   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Wood   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Elkport   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Garber   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Guttenberg   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Edgewood   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Littleport   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mederville   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Garnavillo   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Strawberry Point   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Holy Cross   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Colesburg   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Earlville   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Greeley   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Delaware   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Oneida   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Delhi   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hopkinton   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dundee   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ryan   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wadena   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brainard   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fayette   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Canton   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Crab Town   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  La Motte   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saint Donatus   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Monmouth   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Andrew   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Buckhorn   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bellevue   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Maquoketa   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Langworthy   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Amber   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Center Junction   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Onslow   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Anamosa   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stone City   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Morley   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Martelle   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Olin   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Prairieburg   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Coggon   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Central City   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Troy Mills   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Viola   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Alburnett   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Springville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Walker   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jo Daviess (IL)
  East Dubuque (IL)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Menominee (IL)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Galena (IL)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bremen (IL)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Aiken (IL)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Crawford (WI)
  Bridgeport (WI)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Prairie du Chien (WI)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Prairie du Chien (WI)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wauzeka (WI)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wauzeka (WI)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grant (WI)
  Cassville (WI)   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cassville (WI)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Glen Haven (WI)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Waterloo (WI)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Beetown (WI)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Potosi (WI)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Potosi (WI)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sinnipee (WI) - Historic   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Bloomington (WI)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Tennyson (WI)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Bagley (WI)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bloomington (WI)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lafayette (WI)
  Benton (WI)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Benton (WI)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elk Grove (WI)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Diggings (WI)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Diggings (WI)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near New Vienna ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Vienna.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 New Vienna covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N St. Boniface Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW St. Francis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Francis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Vanduesen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holy Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Platt Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W St. Peter & Paul Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fagen Property Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Myer Property Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tivoli Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Patrick's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE St. Clement Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Noggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bankston Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rockville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hogan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Bolsinger Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Plum Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Worthington Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cottage Hill Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cottage Hill Protestant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in New Vienna ...

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 130 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Vienna.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Vienna, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Vienna.

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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that New Vienna had a population of 285 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, New Vienna had a population of 414 people.

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

Dyersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from New Vienna
 - 1895 population of 1,272 people (with 4,220 people in 2017)
 - Dyersville had a post office and railroad service
Luxemburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New Vienna
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 247 people in 2017)
 - Luxemburg had a post office and no railroad service
Petersburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from New Vienna
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Petersburg had a post office and no railroad service
Colesburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from New Vienna
 - 1895 population of 297 people (with 381 people in 2017)
 - Colesburg had a post office and no railroad service
Farley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New Vienna
 - 1895 population of 582 people (with 1,679 people in 2017)
 - Farley had a post office and railroad service
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from New Vienna
 - Bankston had a post office and no railroad service
Almoral   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from New Vienna
 - Almoral had a post office and railroad service
Earlville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Vienna
 - 1895 population of 569 people (with 777 people in 2017)
 - Earlville had a post office and railroad service

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 it should be mentioned that 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 New Vienna:

These websites are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Iowa to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Dubuque County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Buchanan County:     Cyndi's



Clayton County:     Cyndi's



Delaware County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Jones County:     Cyndi's



Linn County:     Cyndi's



Jo Daviess County (IL):     Cyndi's



Crawford County (WI):     Cyndi's



Grant County (WI):     Cyndi's



Lafayette County (WI):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

Disaster Stories from Iowa
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for New Vienna ...

While our initial data about New Vienna came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of New Vienna in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about New Vienna.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for New Vienna:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

We have found New Vienna in these Censuses: 2010-1960. See our Census Page for New Vienna for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for New Vienna. See our Misc Page for New Vienna for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Dubuque County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dubuque County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Vienna) 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 New Vienna. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Vienna

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Vienna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5477, Longitude: -91.1139     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Vienna have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 New Vienna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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