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Town of Springvale, Wisconsin
(Fond du Lac County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Springvale ...

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 Springvale (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 Springvale. 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 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 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.

Springvale is located in Fond du Lac County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fond du Lac County: Calumet, Dodge, Green Lake, Sheboygan, Washington & Winnebago.

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

Fond du Lac     (The home county for Springvale)
  Rosendale   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Ladoga   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Rosendale   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Lamartine   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Metomen   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Eldorado   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ripon   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ripon   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Oakfield   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Alto   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Fairwater   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Oakfield   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Brothertown   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Quinney   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  New Holstein   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chilton   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chilton   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  New Holstein   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Charlestown   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hayton   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sherwood   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Friesland   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cambria   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Scott   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fountain Prairie   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Springvale   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fall River   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Doylestown   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marcellon   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Columbus   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pardeeville   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Otsego   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  York   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Waupun   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Chester   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  LeRoy   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lomira   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Burnett   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Kekoskee   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lomira   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fox Lake   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fox Lake   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mayville   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Green Lake
  Green Lake   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mackford   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Markesan   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saint Marie   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kiel   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Millhome   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Schleswig   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Steinthal   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Louis Corners   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eaton   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mecan   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Neshkoro   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Neshkoro   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Montello   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Shields   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Montello   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Crystal Lake   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Glen Oak   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Packwaukee   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Harris   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Endeavor   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Moundville   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dale   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Appleton   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Grand Chute   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hortonville   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Combined Locks   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kimberly   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hortonia   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Little Chute   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Greenbush   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mitchell   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Russell   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Glenbeulah   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Scott   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Elkhart Lake   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cascade   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rhine   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sherman   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Waldo   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kewaskum   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Addison   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Barton   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Saint Lawrence   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Boltonville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  West Bend   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  West Bend   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Slinger   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Caledonia   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gills Landing   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Weyauwega   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lind   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Weyauwega   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Warren   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Poysippi   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Redgranite   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lohrville   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Leon   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Marion   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bloomfield   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Silver Lake   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mount Morris   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dakota   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saxeville   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Saxeville   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Utica   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Nekimi   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Nepeuskun   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Black Wolf   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Black Wolf   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Algoma   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Omro   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Rushford   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Omro   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oshkosh   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Harbor Springs   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Reighmoor   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oshkosh   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Springvale ...

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 85 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springvale.

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

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Springvale:

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 Fond du Lac County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calumet County:     Cyndi's



Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Dane County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Green Lake County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Manitowoc County:     Cyndi's



Marquette County:     Cyndi's



Outagamie County:     Cyndi's



Ozaukee County:     Cyndi's



Sheboygan County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Waupaca County:     Cyndi's



Waushara County:     Cyndi's



Winnebago County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Wisconsin,
Cemeteries of Fond du Lac County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Wisconsin   Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Wisconsin, for Fond du Lac 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 Springvale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springvale.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Rosendale Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Union Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wedge Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rogersville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE East Ladoga Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rosendale North Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reeds Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Oak Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rock River Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lamartine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E North Lamartine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Round Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Alton Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cattaraugus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE North Eldorado Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Swatz Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Forest Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Norwegian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Methodist Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairwater Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S State Prison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hawes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Loper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW West Alto Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Avoca Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hamiston Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Estabrooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Prairie 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.<2>

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

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

Ladoga   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Springvale
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Ladoga had a post office and no railroad service
Rosendale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Springvale
 - 1895 population of 296 people (with 1,032 people in 2018)
 - Rosendale had a post office and railroad service
Brandon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Springvale
 - 1895 population of 660 people (with 856 people in 2018)
 - Brandon had a post office and railroad service
West Rosendale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springvale
 - West Rosendale had a post office and railroad service
Eldorado   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Springvale
 - Eldorado had a post office and railroad service
Woodhull   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Springvale
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Woodhull had a post office and railroad service
Metomen   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Springvale
 - 1895 population of 47 people (with 727 people in 2018)
 - Metomen had a post office and no railroad service
Alto   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springvale
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Alto 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 Springvale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springvale in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fond du Lac 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Springvale) 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 Springvale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Springvale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springvale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7639, Longitude: -88.7054     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springvale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Springvale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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