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Our Genealogical Helper for Waumandee ...

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 Waumandee (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 Waumandee. 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 Waumandee ...

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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Waumandee.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Waumandee, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Waumandee.

Cemeteries Near Waumandee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Waumandee.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Waumandee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N St. Boniface Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Anchorage Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Eagle Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Cortland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Glencoe Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Fountain City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bohris Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lower Montana Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mill Creek 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>

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

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

Waumandee   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Waumandee
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Waumandee had a post office and no railroad service
Anchorage - Historic   [Map]
 - While Anchorage was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Waumandee
 - Anchorage had a post office and no railroad service
Glencoe   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Waumandee
 - 1895 population of 41 people
 - Glencoe had a post office and no railroad service
Cream   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Waumandee
 - Cream had a post office and no railroad service
Montana   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Waumandee
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Montana had a post office and no railroad service
Cochrane   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Waumandee
 - Cochrane had a post office and railroad service
Cortland - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cortland was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Waumandee
 - Cortland had a post office and no railroad service
Herold   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Waumandee
 - Herold had railroad service and no post office
Buffalo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Waumandee
 - 1895 population of 223 people (with 915 people in 1990)
 - Buffalo 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 Waumandee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Waumandee 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Waumandee is located in Buffalo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Buffalo County: Wabasha (MN), Winona (MN), Eau Claire, Pepin & Trempealeau.

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

Buffalo     (The home county for Waumandee)
      Glencoe   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cross   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belvidere   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cochrane   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Buffalo City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Montana   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alma   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fountain City   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alma   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Peru   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dunn   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eau Galle   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spring Brook   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Eau Claire
      Drammen   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clear Creek   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brunswick   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Otter Creek   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eau Claire   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hay Creek   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fall Creek   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Curran   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      York   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Bend   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Northfield   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hixton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Melrose   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garfield   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Albion   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hixton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Irving   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
La Crosse
      Holland   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brice Prairie   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holmen   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Onalaska   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      French Island   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Onalaska   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      La Crosse   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Medary   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Salem   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Albany   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ella   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pepin   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lima   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lakeport   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pepin   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Durand   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Durand   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Frankfort   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waubeek   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stockholm   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stockholm   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waterville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Maiden Rock   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Plum City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Maiden Rock   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock Elm   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arcadia   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arcadia   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burnside   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dodge   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New City - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Independence   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chimney Rock   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trempealeau   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wrights Corners   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Galesville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Albion   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fillmore (MN)
      Rushford (MN)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rushford Village (MN)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Peterson (MN)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chatfield (MN)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Whalan (MN)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lanesboro (MN)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Goodhue (MN)
      Frontenac (MN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bellechester (MN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Houston (MN)
      Houston (MN)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      La Crescent (MN)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hokah (MN)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Olmsted (MN)
      Dover (MN)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Viola (MN)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eyota (MN)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wabasha (MN)
      Kellogg (MN)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wabasha (MN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Reads Landing (MN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Plainview (MN)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elgin (MN)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millville (MN)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lake City (MN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hammond (MN)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Zumbro Falls (MN)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Winona (MN)
      Minneiska (MN)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Minnesota City (MN)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rollingstone (MN)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Goodview (MN)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Winona (MN)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stockton (MN)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beaver (MN) - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Homer (MN)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Altura (MN)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Elba (MN)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lewiston (MN)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Utica (MN)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Charles (MN)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 it should be mentioned that 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 Waumandee:

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 Buffalo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dunn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Eau Claire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
La Crosse County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pepin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pierce County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Trempealeau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fillmore County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Goodhue County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Olmsted County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wabasha County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winona County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Wisconsin

About Buffalo County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Buffalo 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 from Waumandee. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waumandee) 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 Waumandee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Waumandee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waumandee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2658, Longitude: -91.7038     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waumandee 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 Waumandee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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