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Waumandee, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy 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 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 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.

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.

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)
  Waumandee   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Lincoln   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Glencoe   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Montana   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Belvidere   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Alma   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cochrane   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cross   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Milton   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Buffalo City   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Alma   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Gilmanton   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Peru   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rock Creek   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dunn   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Eau Galle   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Falls City   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Spring Brook   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elk Mound   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Weston   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Red Cedar   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Eau Claire
  Drammen   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clear Creek   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brunswick   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Otter Creek   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Washington   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Eau Claire   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Union   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Augusta   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fall Creek   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hay Creek   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Taylor   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  York   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Curran   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  North Bend   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hixton   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Garfield   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Albion   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hixton   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Melrose   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Garden Valley   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
La Crosse
  Holland   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brice Prairie   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Holmen   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Onalaska   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Campbell   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  French Island   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Onalaska   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hamilton   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  La Crosse   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Medary   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Albany   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ella   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Pepin   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Lima   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pepin   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Durand   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Durand   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lakeport   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Frankfort   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Waubeek   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Stockholm   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stockholm   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Maiden Rock   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Plum City   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Maiden Rock   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Union   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rock Elm   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Salem   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Arcadia   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Arcadia   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Burnside   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  New City - Historic   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Independence   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Chimney Rock   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dodge   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Albion   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Trempealeau   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wrights Corners   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Coral City   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fillmore (MN)
  Rushford (MN)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rushford Village (MN)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Peterson (MN)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chatfield (MN)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Whalan (MN)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Goodhue (MN)
  Frontenac (MN)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bellechester (MN)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Houston (MN)
  Houston (MN)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  La Crescent (MN)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Olmsted (MN)
  Dover (MN)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Viola (MN)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Eyota (MN)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Wabasha (MN)
  Kellogg (MN)   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wabasha (MN)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Reads Landing (MN)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Plainview (MN)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elgin (MN)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lake City (MN)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Millville (MN)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 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   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Minnesota City (MN)   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rollingstone (MN)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Goodview (MN)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Winona (MN)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Beaver (MN) - Historic   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Stockton (MN)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Homer (MN)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Altura (MN)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Elba (MN)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lewiston (MN)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Utica (MN)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saint Charles (MN)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Waumandee, see our County-by-County Page 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 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 Waumandee covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE St. Boniface Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Waumandee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Anchorage Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Eagle Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glencoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lower Montana Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Cortland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Upper Montana Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]     

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 115 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]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Waumandee.

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 Waumandee had a population of 110 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Anchorage - Historic   [Map]
 - While Anchorage was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Waumandee
 - Anchorage had a post office and no railroad service
Montana   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Waumandee
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Montana had a post office and no railroad service
Cream   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Waumandee
 - Cream had a post office and no railroad service
Glencoe   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Waumandee
 - 1895 population of 41 people
 - Glencoe had a post office and no railroad service
Herold   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Waumandee
 - Herold had railroad service and no post office
Cochrane   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Waumandee
 - Cochrane had a post office and railroad service
Buffalo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Waumandee
 - 1895 population of 223 people (with 915 people in 1990)
 - Buffalo had a post office and no railroad service
Cortland - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cortland was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Waumandee
 - Cortland had a post office and no railroad service
Alma   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Waumandee
 - 1895 population of 1,428 people (with 715 people in 2017)
 - Alma 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 Waumandee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Waumandee in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Waumandee:

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 Buffalo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dunn County:     Cyndi's



Eau Claire County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



La Crosse County:     Cyndi's



Pepin County:     Cyndi's



Pierce County:     Cyndi's



Trempealeau County:     Cyndi's



Fillmore County (MN):     Cyndi's



Goodhue County (MN):     Cyndi's



Houston County (MN):     Cyndi's



Olmsted County (MN):     Cyndi's



Wabasha County (MN):     Cyndi's



Winona County (MN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Waumandee ...

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

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 Waumandee:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within 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 '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- Waumandee) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waumandee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3030, Longitude: -91.7057     [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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