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Spring Valley, Wisconsin
(Manitowoc County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Spring Valley ...

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 Valley (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 Valley. 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 Valley ...

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 Valley.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Valley: Spring Vly. (or less commonly used: Spring Vally. or Spring Vlly.)

Neighboring Counties ...

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

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

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

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

Spring Valley is located in Manitowoc County.

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

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

Manitowoc     (The home county for Spring Valley)
  Meeme   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Osman   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  School Hill   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Centerville   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Cleveland   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Louis Corners   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Liberty   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Saint Nazianz   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Millhome   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Schleswig   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Newton   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Northeim   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Wayside   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Morrison   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Morrison   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Askeaton   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Holland   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Denmark   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  New Denmark   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Wrightstown   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Glenmore   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Wrightstown   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Rockland   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Eaton   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  New Holstein   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  New Holstein   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Charlestown   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Hayton   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Potter   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Rantoul   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Chilton   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Brillion   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Chilton   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Hilbert   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Brothertown   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Brillion   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Lomira   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Brownsville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Lomira   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
Fond du Lac
  Saint Cloud   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Marshfield   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Mount Calvary   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Forest   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Graham Corners   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Calumet   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Calumetville   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Gladstone Beach   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Taycheedah   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Osceola   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Linden Beach   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Empire   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Franklin   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Carlton   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Montpelier   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  West Kewaunee   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Kewaunee   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Buchanan   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Kaukauna   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Combined Locks   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Kimberly   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Little Chute   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Kaukauna   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Vandenbroek   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Appleton   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Apple Creek   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Freedom   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Freedom   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Grand Chute   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Sauk Trail Beach   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Belgium   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Belgium   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Lake Church   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Fredonia   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Fredonia   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Port Washington   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Port Washington   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Saukville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Saukville   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Herman   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Howards Grove   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Mosel   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Rhine   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Sheboygan   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Elkhart Lake   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Sheboygan Falls   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Kohler   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Glenbeulah   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Plymouth   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Plymouth   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Russell   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Boltonville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Fillmore   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Farmington   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Kewaskum   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Newburg   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Wayne   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Barton   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Trenton   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Wayne   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  West Bend   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Black Wolf   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Adella Beach   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Neenah   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Black Wolf   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Oshkosh   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Menasha   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Neenah   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Oshkosh   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Menasha   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Vinland   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Nekimi   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Algoma   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>

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

Newspapers Published in Spring Valley ...

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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Valley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Valley, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Valley.

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 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 Valley:

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 Manitowoc County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:     Cyndi's



Calumet County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Fond du Lac County:     Cyndi's



Kewaunee County:     Cyndi's



Outagamie County:     Cyndi's



Ozaukee County:     Cyndi's



Sheboygan County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Winnebago County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  SSW St. Fidelis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S St. James UCC Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Meeme Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>  
  NNE St. Isidore Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>  
  SSW Schwartzwald Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Saxon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Holy Trinity Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>  
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE St. Wendel Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Kassa Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]<1>  
  SW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Paul Evangelical Reform Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. George / St. Johannes Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE St. Johns Ebenezer Reformed Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE St. Johns Ebenezer Reformed Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ucker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>  
  S Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Salem Ebenezer Reformed Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Trinity Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Salem Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW St. Gregory Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Loreto Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>  
  SSE St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zion Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Pleuss Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Bethlehem UCC Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>  
  W Schleswig Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW St. John German Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Valders Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE St. Casimir Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE St. John's Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>  
  W Kiel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Grace Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW St. George Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Our Saviors Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S St. Paul Friedhol Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gjerpen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW J.O. Tyler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>  
  SW Elkhart Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Saron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Old Clark Mills Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Eaton Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bethel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

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>

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

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

Meeme   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles<1> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring Valley
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Meeme had a post office and no railroad service
Osman   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spring Valley
 - Osman had a post office and no railroad service
School Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Spring Valley
 - School Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Valley
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
Centerville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the East (E) from Spring Valley
 - Centerville had railroad service and no post office
Ada   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Valley
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Ada had a post office and no railroad service
Louis Corners   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the West (W) from Spring Valley
 - Louis Corners had a post office and no railroad service
Millhome   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spring Valley
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Millhome had a post office and no 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 Valley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Valley in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9399, Longitude: -87.8392     [Map].
<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 Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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