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Our Genealogical Helper for Wausau Junction ...

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 Wausau Junction (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 Wausau Junction. 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.

Name Variations for Wausau Junction ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Wausau Junction.

  • Typical abbreviation for Wausau Junction: Wausau Jct. (or less commonly used: Wausau Jctn.)

Newspapers Published in Wausau Junction ...

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 Wausau Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wausau Junction, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wausau Junction.

Cemeteries Near Wausau Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wausau Junction.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hebrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Mechanic Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Gate of Heaven Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Forestville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rib View Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Mosinee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zions Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chiber Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Big Hill 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 in 1895, Wausau Junction had railroad service and no post office.

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

Schofield   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Wausau Junction
 - Schofield had a post office and railroad service
 
Wausau   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wausau Junction
 - 1895 population of 9,253 people (with 38,872 people in 2016)
 - Wausau had a post office and railroad service
 
Callon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wausau Junction
 - Callon had railroad service and no post office
 
Nutterville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wausau Junction
 - Nutterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ringle   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wausau Junction
 - Ringle had a post office and railroad service
 
Taegesville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wausau Junction
 - Taegesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stettin - Historic   [Map]
 - While Stettin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wausau Junction
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Stettin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mosinee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wausau Junction
 - 1895 population of 427 people (with 4,012 people in 2016)
 - Mosinee 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 Wausau Junction. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wausau Junction 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Wausau Junction is located in Marathon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marathon County: Clark, Langlade, Lincoln, Portage, Shawano, Taylor, Waupaca & Wood.

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

  DirectionDistance
Marathon     (The home county for Wausau Junction)
      Schofield   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Wausau   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Wausau   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rothschild   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rib Mountain   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rib Mountain   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brokaw   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kronenwetter   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Maine   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Clark
      Colby   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abbotsford   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dorchester   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colby   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mayville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Unity   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Curtiss   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Langlade
      Ackley   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rolling   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Vilas   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Antigo   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Peck   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Antigo   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Norwood   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Neva   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Polar   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Upham   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Lincoln
      Pine River   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scott   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Merrill   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dutch Corners - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Merrill   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Schley   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Birch   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock Falls   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corning   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harding   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Russell   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Skanawan   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Menominee
      Zoar   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Neopit   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Portage
      Dewey   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eau Pleine   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sharon   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Junction City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Carson   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ellis   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hull   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alban   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rosholt   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stevens Point   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park Ridge   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Linwood   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Shawano
      Birnamwood   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Aniwa   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eland   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Aniwa   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Birnamwood   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wittenberg   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Germania   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mattoon   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Almon   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hutchins   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morris   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tigerton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Taylor
      Goodrich   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Deer Creek   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Browning   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stetsonville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rib Lake   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rib Lake   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Little Black   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Medford   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Medford   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Waupaca
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Iola   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wyoming   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Falls   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Granite City - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Iola   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dupont   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scandinavia   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Scandinavia   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wood
      Milladore   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Milladore   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Auburndale   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Auburndale   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sherry   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hewitt   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rudolph   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marshfield   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rudolph   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arpin   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marshfield   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arpin   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 - you should note 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 Wausau Junction:

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 Marathon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Langlade County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Menominee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Portage County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shawano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waupaca County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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 Wausau Junction ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Wisconsin

About Marathon County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marathon County: www.co.marathon.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 that starts in Wausau Junction. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wausau Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wausau Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9411, Longitude: -89.6087     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wausau Junction 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 Wausau Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wausau Junction.