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Our Genealogical Helper for Waterville ...

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 Waterville (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Waterville. 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.

Newspapers Published in Waterville ...

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 104 newspapers that have been published in the area around Waterville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Waterville, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Waterville.

Cemeteries Near Waterville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Waterville.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Waterville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Ottawa Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. John Chrysostom Episcopalian Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW St. Brunos Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nashotah House Episcopalian Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S North Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW La Belle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Genesee Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Knoll Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Jerome Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hartland Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holy Innocents Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Bark River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gardens of Stonebank Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oconomowoc Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Joan of Arc Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Melindas Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Redemptionist Fathers Catholic Seminary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Marys Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Peter Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Norwegian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Concord Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Theresa Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Knoll Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jericho Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prairie Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Clares Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Catherines Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Lukes 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Waterville had a population of 93 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Dousman   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Waterville
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 2,314 people in 2017)
 - Dousman had a post office and railroad service
Ottawa   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Waterville
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Ottawa had a post office and no railroad service
Wales   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Waterville
 - Wales had a post office and railroad service
Summit Center   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Waterville
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Summit Center had a post office and no railroad service
Genesee Depot   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Waterville
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Genesee Depot had a post office and no railroad service
Delafield   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Waterville
 - 1895 population of 191 people (with 7,526 people in 2017)
 - Delafield had a post office and no railroad service
Nashotah   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Waterville
 - 1895 population of 97 people (with 1,367 people in 2017)
 - Nashotah had a post office and railroad service
North Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Waterville
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 2,222 people in 2017)
 - North Prairie 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 Waterville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Waterville in the 1890's.

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 and doctors 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.

Waterville is located in Waukesha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Waukesha County: Dodge, Jefferson, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth & Washington.

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

Waukesha     (The home county for Waterville)
      Dousman   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Summit   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Wales   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ottawa   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ottawa   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Delafield   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Genesee   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Nashotah   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Oconomowoc Lake   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Delafield   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      North Prairie   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Genesee   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fall River   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cambridge   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rockdale   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Christiana   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Deerfield   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deerfield   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Medina   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Albion   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      York   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cottage Grove   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cottage Grove   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ashippun   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Neosho   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Emmet   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hustisford   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hustisford   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Clyman   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shields   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huilsburg   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clyman   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Iron Ridge   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fond du Lac
      Kewaskum   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Fane   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Campbellsport   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Concord   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Concord   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lac La Belle   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake Lac La Belle   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rome   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ixonia   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ixonia   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Helenville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slades Corners   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Powers Lake   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Randall   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Twin Lakes   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Paddock Lake   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Paris   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Camp Lake   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hales Corners   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wauwatosa   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Allis   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greendale   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Milwaukee   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      West Milwaukee   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Brown Deer   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whitefish Bay   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      River Hills   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mequon   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Thiensville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ulao   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Port Washington   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wind Lake   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Norway   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Browns Lake   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kneeland   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dover   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lima   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Johnstown Center   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harmony   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Emerald Grove   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Avalon   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Edgerton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Potter Lake   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lake Beulah   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Troy   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      La Grange   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Whitewater   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Whitewater   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lafayette   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bowers   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Erin   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slinger   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Polk   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lake (IL)
      Channel Lake (IL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lake Catherine (IL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
McHenry (IL)
      Hebron (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alden (IL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Richmond (IL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Solon Mills (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spring Grove (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Waterville:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Waukesha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dodge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kenosha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Milwaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ozaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Racine County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walworth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McHenry County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Waukesha County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Waukesha 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Waterville ...

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

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 Waterville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Waterville.
      See our Misc Page for Waterville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Waukesha County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Waukesha County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Waterville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waterville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0200, Longitude: -88.4382     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waterville 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 Waterville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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