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Wayne, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Wayne ...

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 Wayne (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 Wayne. 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 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.

Wayne is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Dodge, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan & Waukesha.

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

Washington     (The home county for Wayne)
  Wayne   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Kewaskum   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Barton   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Addison   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  West Bend   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  West Bend   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Boltonville   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Slinger   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fillmore   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Polk   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Brothertown   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Holstein   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Holstein   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Charlestown   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chilton   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hayton   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chilton   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Columbus   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fall River   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fountain Prairie   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Friesland   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cambria   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Columbus   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Theresa   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Theresa   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lomira   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lomira   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Herman   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Huilsburg   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mayville   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Kekoskee   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Iron Ridge   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rubicon   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  LeRoy   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fond du Lac
  Kewaskum   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Campbellsport   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  New Fane   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Eden   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Osceola   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Eden   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Byron   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Empire   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Graham Corners   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Oakfield   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Oakfield   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Green Lake
  Mackford   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Markesan   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lac La Belle   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ixonia   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lake Lac La Belle   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ixonia   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Concord   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Concord   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Milford   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sullivan   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Johnson Creek   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Helenville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kiel   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Millhome   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Schleswig   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Louis Corners   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Meeme   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  School Hill   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Steinthal   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eaton   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Saint Nazianz   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brown Deer   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  River Hills   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bayside   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fox Point   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Glendale   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wauwatosa   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Whitefish Bay   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Milwaukee   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Shorewood   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  West Allis   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Milwaukee   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Saukville   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Cedarburg   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Saukville   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cedarburg   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Belgium   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Belgium   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Port Washington   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Port Washington   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Ulao   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Scott   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mitchell   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sherman   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Random Lake   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Cascade   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Adell   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Greenbush   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Waldo   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Glenbeulah   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Holland   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Merton   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Merton   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oconomowoc   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lannon   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sussex   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chenequa   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Menomonee Falls   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Okauchee Lake   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Nashotah   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oconomowoc Lake   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oconomowoc   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Black Wolf   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Black Wolf   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Nekimi   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Utica   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oshkosh   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oshkosh   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Algoma   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nepeuskun   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Omro   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wayne ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wayne.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Rauch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Deutsche Bisch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Albright EUB Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kewaskum Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holy Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Elmore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW St. Martins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gage Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Buffalo - Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Auburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Old St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Newark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gudex Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Gobki Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE St. Mathias Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Reform Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Greenbush Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Trenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. John of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Odekirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Warden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wayne ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wayne.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wayne, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wayne.

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 Wayne in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wayne.

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

Wayne   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wayne
 - Wayne had a post office and no railroad service
Kohlsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Wayne
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Kohlsville had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Kilian   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wayne
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Saint Kilian had a post office and no railroad service
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wayne
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Elmore had a post office and no railroad service
Nenno   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wayne
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Nenno had a post office and no railroad service
Kewaskum   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Wayne
 - 1895 population of 557 people (with 1,086 people in 2017)
 - Kewaskum had a post office and railroad service
Ashford   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wayne
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Ashford had a post office and no railroad service
Theresa Station   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Wayne
 - Theresa Station had railroad service and no post office
Addison   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wayne
 - 1895 population of 163 people
 - Addison 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 Wayne. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wayne in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Wayne:

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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calumet County:     Cyndi's



Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Fond du Lac County:     Cyndi's



Green Lake County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Manitowoc County:     Cyndi's



Milwaukee County:     Cyndi's



Ozaukee County:     Cyndi's



Sheboygan County:     Cyndi's



Waukesha County:     Cyndi's



Winnebago County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Communities in Wisconsin

About Washington County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wayne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5142, Longitude: -88.3215     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wayne 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 Wayne, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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