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Our Genealogical Helper for Wauwatosa ...

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 Wauwatosa (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 Wauwatosa. 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 Wauwatosa ...

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 340 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wauwatosa.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Wauwatosa. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Wauwatosa and those printed in the larger area surrounding Wauwatosa.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> of Wauwatosa.

Cemeteries Near Wauwatosa ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wauwatosa.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Wauwatosa Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Pinelawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Mausoleum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lincoln Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Wanderers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Wisconsin Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Honey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wood National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Beth Hamedrosh Hagodel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Valhalla Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Highland Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ever - Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW St. Dominics Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Granville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Lavise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Second Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Glen Oaks Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Tree Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Holy Apostles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Arlington Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holy Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Catherine Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW New Berlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Adalberts Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Emmanuel Community United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. James Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trinity Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Redeemer UCC Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  WNW St. Albans Episcopalian 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.<4>

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

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

Elm Grove   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wauwatosa
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 6,170 people in 2017)
 - Elm Grove had a post office and railroad service
 
Milwaukee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Wauwatosa
 - 1895 population of 204,468 people (with 595,351 people in 2017)
 - Milwaukee had a post office and railroad service
 
Brookfield   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Wauwatosa
 - 1895 population of 82 people (with 38,045 people in 2017)
 - Brookfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Calhoun   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wauwatosa
 - Calhoun had a post office and railroad service
 
Marcy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wauwatosa
 - 1895 population of 184 people
 - Marcy had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Granville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Wauwatosa
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - West Granville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fussville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wauwatosa
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Fussville had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Berlin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wauwatosa
 - New Berlin 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 Wauwatosa. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wauwatosa 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.

Wauwatosa is located in Milwaukee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Milwaukee County: Ozaukee, Racine, Washington & Waukesha.

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

  DirectionDistance
Milwaukee     (The home county for Wauwatosa)
      Milwaukee   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      West Allis   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      West Milwaukee   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Shorewood   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Whitefish Bay   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brown Deer   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Greendale   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hales Corners   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fox Point   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      River Hills   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bayside   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Dodge
      Ashippun   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Neosho   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huilsburg   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Herman   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hustisford   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hustisford   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Iron Ridge   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Emmet   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hubbard   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Theresa   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Theresa   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Fond du Lac
      Kewaskum   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Fane   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Campbellsport   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jefferson
      Lac La Belle   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lake Lac La Belle   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Concord   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Concord   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ixonia   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ixonia   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rome   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Helenville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Kenosha
      Somers   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Paris   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somers   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bristol   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kenosha   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Paddock Lake   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bristol   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slades Corners   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Ozaukee
      Mequon   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Thiensville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Ulao   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Port Washington   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Port Washington   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Racine
      Kneeland   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wind Lake   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Norway   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Raymond   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Raymond   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Franksville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wind Point   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dover   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eagle Lake   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Sheboygan
      Random Lake   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scott   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holland   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adell   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oostburg   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walworth
      Lake Beulah   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Potter Lake   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Voree - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bowers   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      La Grange   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lafayette   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lyons   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Washington
      Germantown   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Erin   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Polk   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slinger   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Waukesha
      Elm Grove   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Butler   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Brookfield   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Menomonee Falls   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      New Berlin   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brookfield   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lannon   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sussex   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pewaukee   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Waukesha   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pewaukee   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Muskego   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Lake (IL)
      Russell (IL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Antioch (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Channel Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lake Catherine (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Wauwatosa:

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 Milwaukee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dodge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kenosha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Ozaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Racine County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sheboygan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walworth 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    
Lake County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Wisconsin

About Milwaukee County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wauwatosa: www.wauwatosa.net/

The official website for Milwaukee County: www.co.milwaukee.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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Wauwatosa. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wauwatosa) 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 Wauwatosa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wauwatosa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wauwatosa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0622, Longitude: -88.0337     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wauwatosa 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: findagrave.com.

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<3>UCC is an abbreviation for the United Church of Canada

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<4>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 Wauwatosa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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