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Our Genealogy Helper for Manitowoc ...

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 Manitowoc (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 Manitowoc. 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.

Name Variations for Manitowoc ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Another variation: Manitouwoc.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Manitowoc is located in Manitowoc County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Wisconsin's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Manitowoc County: Brown, Calumet, Kewaunee & Sheboygan.

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

  • Manitowoc County     (The home county of Manitowoc)
    • Kellners Corners [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellners Corners
      • Kellners Corners [Manitowoc County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellners Corners
    • Clover [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
      • Clover [Manitowoc County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
    • Alverno [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alverno
      • Alverno [Manitowoc County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alverno
    • Shoto [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoto
      • Shoto [Manitowoc County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoto
    • Rockwood [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
      • Rockwood [Manitowoc County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwood
    • Newtonburg [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtonburg
      • Newtonburg [Manitowoc County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newtonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtonburg
    • Two Rivers [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Rivers
      • Two Rivers [Manitowoc County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Rivers
    • Branch [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
      • Branch [Manitowoc County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
    • Northeim [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northeim
      • Northeim [Manitowoc County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northeim
    • Rube [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rube
      • Rube [Manitowoc County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rube
    • Francis Creek [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Francis Creek
      • Francis Creek [Manitowoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis Creek
    • Kingsbridge [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsbridge
      • Kingsbridge [Manitowoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsbridge
    • Madsen [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madsen
      • Madsen [Manitowoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madsen
  • Brown County
    • Wayside [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayside
      • Wayside [Brown County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayside
    • Denmark [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
      • Denmark [Brown County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
    • Fontenoy [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fontenoy
      • Fontenoy [Brown County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fontenoy
    • Lark [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lark
      • Lark [Brown County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lark
    • Morrison [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Brown County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrison
    • Poland [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poland
      • Poland [Brown County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poland
    • Askeaton [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Askeaton
      • Askeaton [Brown County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Askeaton
    • Pine Grove [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
      • Pine Grove [Brown County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove
    • Greenleaf [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenleaf
      • Greenleaf [Brown County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenleaf
    • Bellevue [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellevue
      • Bellevue [Brown County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,030 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue
    • Sugar Bush [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Bush
      • Sugar Bush [Brown County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Bush
    • Bellevue Town [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellevue Town
      • Bellevue Town [Brown County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellevue Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue Town
    • Wrightstown [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrightstown
      • Wrightstown [Brown County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrightstown
  • Calumet County
    • Brillion [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brillion
      • Brillion [Calumet County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,079 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brillion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brillion
    • Potter [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potter
      • Potter [Calumet County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potter
    • New Holstein [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Holstein
      • New Holstein [Calumet County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,105 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Holstein have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Holstein
    • Hayton [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayton
      • Hayton [Calumet County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayton
    • Hilbert [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilbert
      • Hilbert [Calumet County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,081 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilbert
    • Chilton [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilton
      • Chilton [Calumet County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,868 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilton
    • Forest Junction [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Junction
      • Forest Junction [Calumet County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Junction
    • Brant [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brant
      • Brant [Calumet County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brant
    • Saint John [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint John
      • Saint John [Calumet County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint John
    • Dundas [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundas
      • Dundas [Calumet County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundas
    • Harrison [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Calumet County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
    • Sherwood [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherwood
      • Sherwood [Calumet County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,040 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherwood
    • Stockbridge [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockbridge
      • Stockbridge [Calumet County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 619 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockbridge
  • Fond du Lac County
    • Saint Cloud [Fond du Lac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Cloud
      • Saint Cloud [Fond du Lac County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Cloud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Cloud
    • Mount Calvary [Fond du Lac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Calvary
      • Mount Calvary [Fond du Lac County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Calvary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Calvary
  • Kewaunee County
    • Bolt [Kewaunee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolt
      • Bolt [Kewaunee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolt
    • Pilsen [Kewaunee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilsen
      • Pilsen [Kewaunee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilsen
    • Ellisville [Kewaunee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
      • Ellisville [Kewaunee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
    • Kewaunee [Kewaunee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kewaunee
      • Kewaunee [Kewaunee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kewaunee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kewaunee
    • Luxemburg [Kewaunee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luxemburg
      • Luxemburg [Kewaunee County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,577 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luxemburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luxemburg
    • Casco [Kewaunee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casco
      • Casco [Kewaunee County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Casco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casco
    • Algoma [Kewaunee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Kewaunee County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,038 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
  • Outagamie County
    • Kaukauna [Outagamie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaukauna
      • Kaukauna [Outagamie County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaukauna
    • Combined Locks [Outagamie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Combined Locks
      • Combined Locks [Outagamie County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,607 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Combined Locks
    • Little Chute [Outagamie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Chute
      • Little Chute [Outagamie County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,164 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Chute
    • Kimberly [Outagamie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberly
      • Kimberly [Outagamie County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimberly
    • Appleton [Outagamie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appleton
      • Appleton [Outagamie County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,058 people
      • Former name for Appleton:
      • Appleton Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
  • Sheboygan County
    • Howards Grove [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howards Grove
      • Howards Grove [Sheboygan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howards Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howards Grove
    • Sheboygan [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheboygan
      • Sheboygan [Sheboygan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheboygan
    • Kohler [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kohler
      • Kohler [Sheboygan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,048 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kohler
    • Elkhart Lake [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhart Lake
      • Elkhart Lake [Sheboygan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,013 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhart Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhart Lake
    • Sheboygan Falls [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheboygan Falls
      • Sheboygan Falls [Sheboygan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,914 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheboygan Falls
    • Glenbeulah [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenbeulah
      • Glenbeulah [Sheboygan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenbeulah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenbeulah
    • Ourtown [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ourtown
      • Ourtown [Sheboygan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Manitowoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ourtown
    • Plymouth [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Sheboygan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,737 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Oostburg [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oostburg
      • Oostburg [Sheboygan County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oostburg
    • Waldo [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Sheboygan County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo
    • Cascade [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
      • Cascade [Sheboygan County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 693 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade
    • Adell [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adell
      • Adell [Sheboygan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 508 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adell
    • Cedar Grove [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Sheboygan County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Winnebago County
    • Adella Beach [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adella Beach
      • Adella Beach [Winnebago County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adella Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adella Beach
    • Menasha [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menasha
      • Menasha [Winnebago County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,796 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menasha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menasha
    • Neenah [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neenah
      • Neenah [Winnebago County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,363 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neenah

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Manitowoc ...

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 73 newspapers that have been published in the area around Manitowoc.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Manitowoc. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Manitowoc and those printed in the larger area surrounding Manitowoc.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 33 miles [53.1 km] of Manitowoc.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 everyone.

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

  • 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

Cemeteries Near Manitowoc ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Manitowoc.

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

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Manitowoc had a population of 7,710 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Manitowoc had a population of 32,359 people.

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

  • Manitowoc [Manitowoc County]
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    • Manitowoc [Manitowoc County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Manitowoc
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7,710 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,359 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Manitowoc had a post office and railroad service
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  • Alverno [Manitowoc County]
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    • Alverno [Manitowoc County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alverno had a post office and railroad service
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  • Newtonburg [Manitowoc County]
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    • Newtonburg [Manitowoc County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Manitowoc
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Newtonburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newtonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Northeim [Manitowoc County]
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    • Northeim [Manitowoc County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Manitowoc
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Northeim had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Branch [Manitowoc County]
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    • Branch [Manitowoc County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Manitowoc
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Branch had a post office and railroad service
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  • Rube [Manitowoc County]
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    • Rube [Manitowoc County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rube had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Continue List ...
    • Newton [Manitowoc County]
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      • Newton [Manitowoc County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Newton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Francis Creek [Manitowoc County]
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      • Francis Creek [Manitowoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 184 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 638 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Francis Creek had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Kingsbridge [Manitowoc County]
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      • Kingsbridge [Manitowoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kingsbridge had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Mishicot [Manitowoc County]
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      • Mishicot [Manitowoc County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 557 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,389 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mishicot had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mishicot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cato [Manitowoc County]
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      • Cato [Manitowoc County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 163 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cato had a post office and railroad service
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    • Clarks Mills [Manitowoc County]
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      • Clarks Mills [Manitowoc County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Manitowoc
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 162 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clarks Mills had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Osman [Manitowoc County]
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      • Osman [Manitowoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Osman had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Melnik [Manitowoc County]
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      • Melnik [Manitowoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Melnik had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Larrabee [Manitowoc County]
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      • Larrabee [Manitowoc County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Manitowoc
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 108 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Larrabee had a post office and no railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Manitowoc. See our List of 1890's Communities around Manitowoc.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Manitowoc ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Manitowoc:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Wisconsin

About Manitowoc County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Manitowoc: www.manitowoc.org/

The official website for Manitowoc County: www.co.manitowoc.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Manitowoc) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Manitowoc. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ManitowocOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manitowoc. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0907, Longitude: -87.6605    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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: findagrave.com.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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 Manitowoc, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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