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Town of Springwater, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Springwater ...

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 Springwater (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 Springwater. 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 southeast 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 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.

Springwater 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 Springwater. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Springwater:

Waushara     (The home county for Springwater)
  Saxeville   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Wild Rose   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Saxeville   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Mount Morris   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Rose   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Leon   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Wautoma   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Redgranite   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Silver Lake   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wautoma   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bloomfield   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lohrville   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Leola   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Colburn   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Preston   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Big Flats   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rome   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Chester   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Adams   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Adams   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Easton   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Scott   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fond du Lac
  Ripon   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ripon   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Metomen   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rosendale   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fairwater   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rosendale   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eldorado   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Springvale   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Alto   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Green Lake
  Seneca   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Saint Marie   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Galloway   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Franzen   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bevent   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elderon   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ashley   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Guenther   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Neshkoro   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Neshkoro   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Crystal Lake   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Newton   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mecan   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Shields   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Harris   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Montello   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Montello   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dale   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hortonia   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hortonville   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Maple Creek   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ellington   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Deer Creek   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Shiocton   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bovina   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lanark   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Almond   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Almond   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Amherst   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Amherst   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Amherst Junction   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Nelsonville   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Germania   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fairbanks   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tigerton   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Grant   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pella   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Lind   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Waupaca   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cobb Town   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Weyauwega   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Waupaca   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Weyauwega   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gills Landing   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Royalton   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wolf River   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Poygan   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Rushford   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Winchester   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Winneconne   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Winneconne   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Nepeuskun   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Omro   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Omro   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Harbor Springs   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Reighmoor   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lake Wazeecha   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Grand Rapids   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Saratoga   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Biron   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Port Edwards   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wisconsin Rapids   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rudolph   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rudolph   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nekoosa   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Port Edwards   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sigel   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Seneca   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Springwater ...

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 103 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springwater.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Springwater, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Springwater.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Springwater:

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



Fond du Lac County:     Cyndi's



Green Lake County:     Cyndi's



Marathon County:     Cyndi's



Marquette County:     Cyndi's



Outagamie County:     Cyndi's



Portage County:     Cyndi's



Shawano 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 Springwater ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springwater.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Springwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Garesalem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Springwater Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Howes Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crystal Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dopp Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cedar Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Pine River Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spencer Lake Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rural Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Lind Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bohemian Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Staples Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wautoma Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lord Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Barton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Marion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Badger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Poy Sippi Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Concordia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oasis 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>

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

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

Wild Rose   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Springwater
 - 1895 population of 68 people (with 695 people in 2018)
 - Wild Rose had a post office and no railroad service
Saxeville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springwater
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Saxeville had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Morris   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Springwater
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Mount Morris had a post office and no railroad service
Pine River   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springwater
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Pine River had a post office and no railroad service
Rural   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Springwater
 - 1895 population of 196 people
 - Rural had a post office and no railroad service
Wautoma   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springwater
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 1,278 people in 2018)
 - Wautoma had a post office and no railroad service
Brushville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springwater
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Brushville had a post office and no railroad service
Lind   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Springwater
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 1,585 people in 2018)
 - Lind had a post office and no railroad service
Poy Sippi   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springwater
 - 1895 population of 132 people
 - Poy Sippi 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 Springwater. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springwater in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Wisconsin Community

About Waushara County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Springwater. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Springwater) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Springwater. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Springwater

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springwater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1991, Longitude: -89.1804     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springwater 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 Springwater, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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