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Waldwick, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Waldwick ...

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 Waldwick (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 Waldwick. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Waldwick is located in Iowa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Iowa County: Dane, Grant, Green, Lafayette, Richland & Sauk.

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

Iowa     (The home county for Waldwick)
  Waldwick   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Hollandale   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mineral Point   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mineral Point   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Linden   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Brigham   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Linden   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  West Point   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Perry   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Blue Mounds   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Blue Mounds   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Primrose   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mount Horeb   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Vermont   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Springdale   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Black Earth   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Belleville   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Black Earth   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fond du Lac
  Waupun   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Montfort   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lima   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clifton   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Platteville   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Platteville   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Wingville   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cuba City   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Smelser   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Castle Rock   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hazel Green   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ellenboro   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  York   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Adams   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Jordan   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Washington   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Browntown   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Cadiz   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Exeter   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fayette   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Willow Springs   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lamont   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Calamine   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Blanchardville   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Darlington   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Kendall   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Darlington   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Wiota   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lone Rock   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Orion   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Aubrey   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Eagle   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Richland   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Richland Center   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Westport   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Union   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Evansville   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Spring Green   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Spring Green   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Troy   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Plain   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Prairie du Sac   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sauk City   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Honey Creek   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Prairie du Sac village   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Denzer   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sumpter   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dubuque (IA)
  Dubuque (IA)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sageville (IA)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rockdale (IA)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sherrill (IA)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jackson (IA)
  Saint Donatus (IA)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jo Daviess (IL)
  Apple River (IL)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Warren (IL)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Nora (IL)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Scales Mound (IL)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stockton (IL)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bremen (IL)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Galena (IL)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Menominee (IL)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elizabeth (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Aiken (IL)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  East Dubuque (IL)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Stephenson (IL)
  Winslow (IL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  McConnell (IL)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Orangeville (IL)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lena (IL)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Buena Vista (IL)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Salem (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Afolkey (IL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kent (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Eleroy (IL)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rock Grove (IL)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cedarville (IL)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dakota (IL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Waldwick ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Waldwick.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Willow Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Willow Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Fayette Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pillings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Long Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Mineral Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Yellowstone Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garrison Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Holy Rosary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Apple Grove Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Lamont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW East Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Bridgets Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Waldwick ...

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 150 newspapers that have been published in the area around Waldwick.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Waldwick, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Waldwick.

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 Waldwick in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Waldwick.

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

Waldwick   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Waldwick
 - Waldwick had a post office and no railroad service
Yellowstone   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Waldwick
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Yellowstone had a post office and no railroad service
Fayette   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Waldwick
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Fayette had a post office and no railroad service
Jonesdale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Waldwick
 - Jonesdale had a post office and railroad service
Hollandale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Waldwick
 - Hollandale had a post office and railroad service
Mineral Point   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Waldwick
 - 1895 population of 2,694 people (with 2,481 people in 2017)
 - Mineral Point had a post office and railroad service
Calamine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Waldwick
 - 1895 population of 108 people
 - Calamine had a post office and railroad service
Lamont   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Waldwick
 - Lamont had a post office and no railroad service
Blanchardville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Waldwick
 - 1895 population of 358 people (with 798 people in 2017)
 - Blanchardville 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 Waldwick. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Waldwick in the 1890's.

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 Waldwick:

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 Iowa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Dane County:     Cyndi's



Fond du Lac County:     Cyndi's



Grant County:     Cyndi's



Green County:     Cyndi's



Lafayette County:     Cyndi's



Richland County:     Cyndi's



Rock County:     Cyndi's



Sauk County:     Cyndi's



Dubuque County (IA):     Cyndi's



Jackson County (IA):     Cyndi's



Jo Daviess County (IL):     Cyndi's



Stephenson County (IL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waldwick. 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' (or 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- Waldwick) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waldwick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8256, Longitude: -90.0398     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waldwick 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 Waldwick, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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