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Mazeppa, Minnesota

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Our Genealogy Helper for Mazeppa ...

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 Mazeppa (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 Mazeppa. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Mazeppa is located in Wabasha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wabasha County: Goodhue, Olmsted, Winona, Buffalo (WI) & Pepin (WI).

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

Wabasha     (The home county for Mazeppa)
  Zumbro Falls   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Hammond   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Millville   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lake City   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Plainview   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Reads Landing   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wabasha   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kellogg   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Miesville   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Trier   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hampton   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Vermillion   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Castle Rock   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hastings   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Coates   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Eureka Center   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mantorville   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Kasson   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  West Concord   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dodge Center   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Claremont   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hayfield   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Chatfield   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bellechester   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Zumbrota   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pine Island   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Goodhue   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Wanamingo   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Frontenac   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Red Wing   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Welch   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kenyon   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cannon Falls   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dennison   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Racine   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sargeant   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Waltham   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Renova - Historic   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dexter   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Grand Meadow   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brownsdale   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Oronoco   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Genoa   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Post Town   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Byron   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Viola   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Shanty Town   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Eyota   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stewartville   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dover   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Moland   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Nerstrand   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cannon City   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dundas   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Faribault   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rice Lake   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Medford   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Owatonna   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Blooming Prairie   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Beaver - Historic   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elba   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Saint Charles   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Altura   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Minneiska   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Utica   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Troy   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rollingstone   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clyde   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lewiston   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Buffalo (WI)
  Nelson (WI)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Alma (WI)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Nelson (WI)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Maxville (WI)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Buffalo City (WI)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Buffalo (WI)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Belvidere (WI)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cochrane (WI)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Alma (WI)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Modena (WI)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lincoln (WI)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Milton (WI)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Canton (WI)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dunn (WI)
  Eau Galle (WI)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pepin (WI)
  Stockholm (WI)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lakeport (WI)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Stockholm (WI)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pepin (WI)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pepin (WI)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Frankfort (WI)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ella (WI)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Waterville (WI)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Durand (WI)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Durand (WI)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Waubeek (WI)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pierce (WI)
  Bay City (WI)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Isabelle (WI)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hager City (WI)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Maiden Rock (WI)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Trenton (WI)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Maiden Rock (WI)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Diamond Bluff (WI)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hartland (WI)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Salem (WI)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Plum City (WI)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Union (WI)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Trimbelle (WI)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ellsworth (WI)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Mazeppa ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mazeppa.

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 Mazeppa covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Mazeppa Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW St. Peter's German Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bear Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. John's Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Dale Pleasant Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zumbrota East Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pine Island Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Chester Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Oronoco Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. James Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zumbrota Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW United Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Synod Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Goodhue Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Farm Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE English Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Trinity Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Land Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Free Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Norwegian Methodist Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stordahl Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. John's German Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hyde Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hof Norwegian Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE German Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE German Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. John's Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW German Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Mazeppa ...

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 108 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mazeppa.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Mazeppa. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Mazeppa and those printed in the larger area surrounding Mazeppa.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 30 miles [48.3 km] of Mazeppa.

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 Mazeppa had a population of 500 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Mazeppa had a population of 850 people.

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

Bear Valley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mazeppa
 - Bear Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Zumbro Falls   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Mazeppa
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 240 people in 2018)
 - Zumbro Falls had a post office and railroad service
Forest Mills   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mazeppa
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Forest Mills had a post office and railroad service
Bellechester   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Mazeppa
 - Bellechester had a post office and no railroad service
Zumbrota   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mazeppa
 - 1895 population of 867 people (with 3,455 people in 2018)
 - Zumbrota had a post office and railroad service
Pine Island   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mazeppa
 - 1895 population of 548 people (with 3,387 people in 2018)
 - Pine Island had a post office and railroad service
Oronoco   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Mazeppa
 - Oronoco had a post office and no railroad service
South Troy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mazeppa
 - South Troy had a post office and no railroad service
Hammond   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mazeppa
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 135 people in 2018)
 - Hammond 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 Mazeppa. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mazeppa in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Mazeppa:

These websites are specific to Minnesota:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Minnesota State Archives

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

These pages are specific to Wabasha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dakota County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Fillmore County:     Cyndi's



Goodhue County:     Cyndi's



Mower County:     Cyndi's



Olmsted County:     Cyndi's



Rice County:     Cyndi's



Steele County:     Cyndi's



Winona County:     Cyndi's



Buffalo County (WI):     Cyndi's



Dunn County (WI):     Cyndi's



Pepin County (WI):     Cyndi's



Pierce County (WI):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

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

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 Minnesota
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mazeppa ...

While our initial data about Mazeppa came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Mazeppa 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 Mazeppa.

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 Mazeppa:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Mazeppa in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Mazeppa for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Minnesota

About Wabasha County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wabasha County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

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 from Point A (ie- Mazeppa) 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 Mazeppa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mazeppa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mazeppa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2737, Longitude: -92.5402     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mazeppa 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 Mazeppa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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