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Waldo, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Waldo ...

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 Waldo (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 Waldo. 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 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.

Waldo is located in Sheboygan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sheboygan County: Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Ozaukee & Washington.

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

Sheboygan     (The home county for Waldo)
  Lyndon   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Adell   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Cascade   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Lima   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Sherman   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Sheboygan Falls   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Sheboygan Falls   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Holland   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mitchell   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Oostburg   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  New Holstein   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  New Holstein   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Charlestown   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hayton   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brothertown   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chilton   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chilton   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rantoul   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Potter   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hilbert   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lomira   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lomira   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Theresa   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Theresa   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Herman   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Huilsburg   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kekoskee   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  LeRoy   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mayville   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Iron Ridge   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fond du Lac
  Graham Corners   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Osceola   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Saint Cloud   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  New Fane   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Forest   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Kewaskum   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Campbellsport   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Mount Calvary   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Eden   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Millhome   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Kiel   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Louis Corners   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Meeme   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Schleswig   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  School Hill   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Osman   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Steinthal   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bayside   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Brown Deer   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  River Hills   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fox Point   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Glendale   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Whitefish Bay   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Shorewood   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Belgium   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Belgium   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lake Church   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Port Washington   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Saukville   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Port Washington   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saukville   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cedarburg   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Boltonville   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fillmore   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Kewaskum   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Barton   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  West Bend   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  West Bend   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Addison   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lannon   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Menomonee Falls   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Butler   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sussex   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Black Wolf   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Black Wolf   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Nekimi   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oshkosh   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oshkosh   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Waldo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Waldo.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Waldo Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Lyndon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Rose Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Farmin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Winooski Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Emmanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jansen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gibbsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Zion United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Stephen Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. George Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sheboygan Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kohler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Luke Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Saron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oostburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moenning Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flader Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sheboygan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Fridolin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenbush Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Beechwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Scott Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Paul Friedhol Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Waldo ...

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 96 newspapers that have been published in the area around Waldo.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Waldo. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Waldo and those printed in the larger area surrounding Waldo.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km] of Waldo.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Waldo had a population of 211 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Waldo had a population of 503 people.

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

Cascade   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Waldo
 - 1895 population of 326 people (with 699 people in 2017)
 - Cascade had a post office and no railroad service
Adell   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Waldo
 - 1895 population of 197 people (with 511 people in 2017)
 - Adell had a post office and railroad service
Hingham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Waldo
 - 1895 population of 248 people
 - Hingham had a post office and no railroad service
Plymouth   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Waldo
 - 1895 population of 1,503 people (with 3,181 people in 2017)
 - Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
Gibbsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Waldo
 - Gibbsville had a post office and no railroad service
Sheboygan Falls   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Waldo
 - 1895 population of 1,118 people (with 7,928 people in 2017)
 - Sheboygan Falls had a post office and railroad service
Random Lake   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Waldo
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 1,573 people in 2017)
 - Random Lake had a post office and railroad service
Oostburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Waldo
 - 1895 population of 146 people (with 2,998 people in 2017)
 - Oostburg had a post office and railroad service
Weedens   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Waldo
 - Weedens had railroad service and no post office
Johnsonville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Waldo
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Johnsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Silver Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Waldo
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Silver Creek 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 Waldo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Waldo in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites of 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 Waldo:

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 Sheboygan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calumet County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dodge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Manitowoc County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Milwaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Ozaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Waukesha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winnebago County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Waldo ...

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

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 Waldo:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Sheboygan County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sheboygan County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waldo) 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 Waldo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waldo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waldo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6756, Longitude: -87.9468     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waldo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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 Waldo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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