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Our Genealogy Helper for Waucousta ...

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 Waucousta (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 Waucousta. 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 and 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.

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

  DirDistance
Fond du Lac     (The home county for Waucousta)
  Osceola   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Campbellsport   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Eden   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Eden   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Graham Corners   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  New Fane   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Forest   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Empire   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Kewaskum   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Byron   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fond du Lac   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Calumet
  Brothertown   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  New Holstein   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  New Holstein   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Charlestown   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chilton   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hayton   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chilton   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rantoul   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Potter   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hilbert   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Columbia
  Friesland   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dodge
  Lomira   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lomira   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Theresa   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Theresa   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Kekoskee   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mayville   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  LeRoy   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Herman   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Huilsburg   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Iron Ridge   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Chester   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Green Lake
  Mackford   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Markesan   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
  Lac La Belle   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lake Lac La Belle   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ixonia   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ixonia   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Manitowoc
  Kiel   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Millhome   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Louis Corners   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Schleswig   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Steinthal   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Meeme   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  School Hill   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Eaton   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Saint Nazianz   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Osman   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Milwaukee
  Brown Deer   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  River Hills   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bayside   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fox Point   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Glendale   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Ozaukee
  Fredonia   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Saukville   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Belgium   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Belgium   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Lake Church   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Saukville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cedarburg   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Port Washington   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Port Washington   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cedarburg   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Sheboygan
  Mitchell   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Scott   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Greenbush   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cascade   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sherman   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Glenbeulah   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Adell   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Waldo   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Russell   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Random Lake   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Washington
  Kewaskum   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Boltonville   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Barton   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fillmore   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  West Bend   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Addison   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  West Bend   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Polk   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Slinger   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Waukesha
  Lannon   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Merton   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Menomonee Falls   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Merton   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oconomowoc   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sussex   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Chenequa   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Okauchee Lake   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Butler   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nashotah   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Oconomowoc Lake   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Winnebago
  Black Wolf   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Black Wolf   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Nekimi   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oshkosh   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Utica   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oshkosh   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Algoma   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Nepeuskun   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Omro   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Adella Beach   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Harbor Springs   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Omro   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Vinland   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Waucousta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Waucousta.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Gudex Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dundee Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Odekirk Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Auburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Elmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N St. Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gage Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Mathias Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Warden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Empire Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW St. Martins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Deutsche Bisch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rauch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beechwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holy Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Buffalo - Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Forest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rienz Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Byron Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kewaskum Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Scott Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ledgeview Memorial Park   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Waucousta ...

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 87 newspapers that have been published in the area around Waucousta.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Waucousta, 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 Waucousta.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Waucousta had a population of 72 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Campbellsport   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Waucousta
 - 1895 population of 410 people (with 1,970 people in 2017)
 - Campbellsport had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Waucousta
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - New Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dundee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Waucousta
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Waucousta
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Elmore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Armstrong   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Waucousta
 - Armstrong had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Waucousta
 - 1895 population of 172 people (with 900 people in 2017)
 - Eden had a post office and railroad service
 
Dotyville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Waucousta
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Dotyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ashford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Waucousta
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Ashford 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 Waucousta. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Waucousta 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 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 - 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 Waucousta:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //www.wisconsinhistory.org/

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
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Columbia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dodge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Green Lake County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson 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

 
Sheboygan 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 of Wisconsin,
Cemeteries of Fond du Lac County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Wisconsin
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Waucousta ...

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

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 Waucousta:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Wisconsin Community

About Fond du Lac County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fond du Lac County: www.co.fond-du-lac.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Waucousta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waucousta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6525, Longitude: -88.2604     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waucousta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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: findagrave.com.

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

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