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Our Genealogical Helper for Waupun ...

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 Waupun (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 Waupun. 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 the area of Waupun ...

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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Waupun.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Waupun. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Waupun and those printed in the larger area surrounding Waupun.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 23 miles [37 km]<1> of Waupun.

Cemeteries Near Waupun ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Waupun.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Forest Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE State Prison Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Cattaraugus Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Alton Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Norwegian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Atwater Community Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Trenton Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Highland Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Burnett Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rock River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wedge Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW West Alto Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Union Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE East Ladoga Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Round Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tidyman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kinwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rogersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mackford Union Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Avoca Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lamartine 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 Waupun in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Waupun.

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

Chester   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 31 people (with 673 people in 2017)
 - Chester had a post office and railroad service
 
Alto   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Alto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Atwater   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Waupun
 - Atwater had a post office and railroad service
 
Oak Center   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 79 people
 - Oak Center had a post office and railroad service
 
Ladoga   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Ladoga had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brandon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 660 people (with 854 people in 2017)
 - Brandon had a post office and railroad service
 
Burnett   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Waupun
 - Burnett had a post office and no railroad service
 
LeRoy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - LeRoy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakfield   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 417 people (with 1,070 people in 2017)
 - Oakfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Fairwater   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Waupun
 - Fairwater had a post office and railroad service
 
Fox Lake   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 814 people (with 1,460 people in 2017)
 - Fox Lake 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 Waupun. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Waupun 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.

Waupun is primarily located in Dodge County. A portion of Waupun extends into Fond du Lac County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dodge County: Columbia, Dane, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Washington & Waukesha.

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

  DirectionDistance
Dodge     (The home county for Waupun)
      Chester   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      LeRoy   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burnett   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fox Lake   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fox Lake   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kekoskee   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brownsville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beaver Dam   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lomira   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beaver Dam   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Calumet
      Brothertown   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Holstein   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Holstein   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Charlestown   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hayton   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Columbia
      Friesland   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cambria   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fountain Prairie   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scott   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fall River   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Springvale   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Doylestown   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Otsego   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Dane
      York   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bristol   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Medina   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morrisonville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sun Prairie   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sun Prairie   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Windsor   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      DeForest   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fond du Lac
      Alto   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brandon   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oakfield   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Springvale   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oakfield   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fairwater   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Metomen   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lamartine   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Byron   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fond du Lac   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Green Lake
      Mackford   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Markesan   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berlin   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Jefferson
      Watertown   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Watertown   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ixonia   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ixonia   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Milford   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lac La Belle   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Lac La Belle   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Johnson Creek   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Concord   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Concord   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Manitowoc
      Kiel   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marquette
      Mecan   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Montello   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Montello   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shields   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glen Oak   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crystal Lake   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Packwaukee   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Endeavor   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Ozaukee
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sheboygan
      Mitchell   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scott   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenbush   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Russell   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cascade   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glenbeulah   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lyndon   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkhart Lake   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adell   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Washington
      Wayne   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kewaskum   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slinger   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Bend   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Bend   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boltonville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Erin   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Waukesha
      Oconomowoc   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oconomowoc   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Merton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Okauchee Lake   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oconomowoc Lake   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chenequa   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Merton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Waushara
      Aurora   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warren   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lohrville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Redgranite   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Poysippi   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leon   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dakota   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Morris   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wautoma   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winnebago
      Utica   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nepeuskun   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nekimi   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Black Wolf   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Black Wolf   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rushford   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Omro   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Omro   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harbor Springs   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Waupun:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Dodge County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calumet County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Green Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Manitowoc County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marquette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ozaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sheboygan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waukesha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waushara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winnebago County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Dodge County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Dodge 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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Community in Wisconsin

About Dodge County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dodge County: www.co.dodge.wi.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waupun. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waupun

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waupun. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6369, Longitude: -88.7359     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waupun 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 Waupun, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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