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Spring Lake, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Spring Lake ...

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 Spring Lake (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 Spring Lake. 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.

Name Variations for Spring Lake ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

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

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Lake: Spring Lk.

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 doctors and 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.

Spring Lake is located in Waushara County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Waushara County: Adams, Green Lake, Marquette, Portage, Waupaca & Winnebago.

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

Waushara     (The home county for Spring Lake)
  Marion   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Lohrville   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Redgranite   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Warren   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Silver Lake   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mount Morris   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Leon   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Wautoma   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Dakota   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Wautoma   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Saxeville   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Colburn   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Leola   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  New Chester   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Preston   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Adams   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Big Flats   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Adams   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Easton   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Scott   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Friesland   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Marcellon   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fort Winnebago   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cambria   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pardeeville   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Springvale   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lewiston   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wyocena   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Portage   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fox Lake   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Waupun   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fox Lake   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Chester   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Westford   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  LeRoy   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fond du Lac
  Ripon   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ripon   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Metomen   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Fairwater   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rosendale   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rosendale   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Springvale   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Alto   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Eldorado   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ladoga   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lamartine   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Green Lake
  Seneca   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Saint Marie   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Neshkoro   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Neshkoro   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Crystal Lake   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Mecan   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Newton   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Shields   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Harris   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Montello   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Montello   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Glen Oak   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dale   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hortonia   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hortonville   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Maple Creek   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ellington   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Grand Chute   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Shiocton   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Almond   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Almond   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lanark   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Amherst   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Amherst Junction   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Amherst   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Nelsonville   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grant   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Plover   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Lind   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Weyauwega   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Waupaca   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Gills Landing   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Weyauwega   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Cobb Town   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Waupaca   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Caledonia   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rushford   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Nepeuskun   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Poygan   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Omro   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wolf River   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Omro   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Winneconne   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Harbor Springs   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Utica   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Winneconne   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Reighmoor   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Winchester   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saratoga   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Grand Rapids   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lake Wazeecha   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Biron   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Port Edwards   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Spring Lake ...

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 84 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Lake.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Lake, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Lake.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 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 Spring Lake:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

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 Wisconsin to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Waushara County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's



Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Fond du Lac County:     Cyndi's



Green Lake County:     Cyndi's



Marquette County:     Cyndi's



Outagamie County:     Cyndi's



Portage County:     Cyndi's



Waupaca County:     Cyndi's



Winnebago County:     Cyndi's



Wood County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Cemeteries Near Spring Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spring Lake.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Marion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Fairburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wautoma Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Howes Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW North Dakota Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Black Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine River Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Emmanuel Evangelical Crystal Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Matz - Tagatz Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Germania Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Marie Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Welsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Poy Sippi Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hilltop 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Spring Lake had a population of 49 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Rodney - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rodney was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring Lake
 - Rodney had a post office and no railroad service
Neshkoro   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Lake
 - 1895 population of 182 people (with 427 people in 2018)
 - Neshkoro had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Morris   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spring Lake
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Mount Morris had a post office and no railroad service
Pine River   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spring Lake
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Pine River had a post office and no railroad service
Wautoma   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spring Lake
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 1,278 people in 2018)
 - Wautoma had a post office and no railroad service
Dakota   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spring Lake
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Dakota had a post office and no railroad service
Germania   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Lake
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - Germania had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Marie   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring Lake
 - Saint Marie had railroad service and no post office
Berlin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Lake
 - 1895 population of 4,149 people (with 5,416 people in 2018)
 - Berlin had a post office and railroad service
Saxeville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Spring Lake
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Saxeville had a post office and no railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Spring Lake
 - 1895 population of 986 people (with 1,172 people in 2018)
 - Princeton 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 Spring Lake. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Lake in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Spring Lake ...

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

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 Spring Lake:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Waushara County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Waushara County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0233, Longitude: -89.1587     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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:
<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 Spring Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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