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Wautoma, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Wautoma ...

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 Wautoma (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 Wautoma. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Wautoma is located in Waushara County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Waushara County: Adams, Green Lake, Marquette, Portage, Waupaca & Winnebago.

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

Waushara     (The home county for Wautoma)
  Wautoma   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Silver Lake   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Dakota   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Mount Morris   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Marion   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Wild Rose   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Richford   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Deerfield   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lohrville   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Redgranite   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Rose   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Springwater   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Oasis   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Colburn   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Leola   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  New Chester   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Preston   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Big Flats   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Adams   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Adams   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rome   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Easton   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fort Winnebago   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marcellon   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Scott   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Friesland   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lewiston   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pardeeville   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cambria   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Portage   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pacific   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Newport   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wisconsin Dells   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Springvale   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fox Lake   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fox Lake   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Waupun   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fond du Lac
  Ripon   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ripon   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fairwater   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Metomen   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rosendale   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rosendale   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Alto   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Springvale   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Eldorado   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Green Lake
  Seneca   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Saint Marie   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Marion   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Armenia   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Germantown   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kildare   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lyndon Station   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Necedah   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Necedah   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Neshkoro   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Crystal Lake   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Neshkoro   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Newton   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Shields   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Harris   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mecan   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Montello   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Montello   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Packwaukee   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dale   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hortonia   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hortonville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Maple Creek   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Almond   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Almond   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lanark   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Amherst   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Grant   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Amherst Junction   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Amherst   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Plover   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Nelsonville   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Plover   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lake Delton   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lind   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cobb Town   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Waupaca   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Weyauwega   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Waupaca   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Weyauwega   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Scandinavia   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Scandinavia   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Royalton   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Poygan   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Rushford   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Nepeuskun   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wolf River   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Omro   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Omro   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Winneconne   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Winneconne   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harbor Springs   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Utica   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Winchester   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Algoma   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saratoga   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lake Wazeecha   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Grand Rapids   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Port Edwards   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Biron   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Nekoosa   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wisconsin Rapids   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Port Edwards   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rudolph   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rudolph   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Seneca   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cranmoor   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sigel   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wautoma ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wautoma.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wautoma Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW North Dakota Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Raymond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Marion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woodville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Richford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Staples Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Howes Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Emmanuel Evangelical Crystal Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oasis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garesalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW North Deerfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Fish Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Springwater Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Wautoma ...

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 74 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wautoma.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Wautoma. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Wautoma and those printed in the larger area surrounding Wautoma.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 26 miles [41.8 km] of Wautoma.

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>

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

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

Wautoma   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wautoma
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 1,283 people in 2017)
 - Wautoma had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Morris   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wautoma
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Mount Morris had a post office and no railroad service
Dakota   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wautoma
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Dakota had a post office and no railroad service
Richford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wautoma
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Richford had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Lake   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wautoma
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Spring Lake had a post office and no railroad service
Wild Rose   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wautoma
 - 1895 population of 68 people (with 703 people in 2017)
 - Wild Rose had a post office and no railroad service
Neshkoro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wautoma
 - 1895 population of 182 people (with 427 people in 2017)
 - Neshkoro had a post office and no railroad service
Rodney - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rodney was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wautoma
 - Rodney 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 Wautoma. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wautoma 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 websites either 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 Wautoma:

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 Waushara County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's



Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Fond du Lac County:     Cyndi's



Green Lake County:     Cyndi's



Juneau County:     Cyndi's



Marquette County:     Cyndi's



Outagamie County:     Cyndi's



Portage County:     Cyndi's



Sauk County:     Cyndi's



Waupaca County:     Cyndi's



Winnebago County:     Cyndi's



Wood County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Find a Community in Wisconsin

About Waushara County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wautoma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0697, Longitude: -89.2929     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wautoma 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:

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

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