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Werley, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Werley ...

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 Werley (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 Werley. 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 doctors and 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.

Werley is located in Grant County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Grant County: Clayton (IA), Dubuque (IA), Jo Daviess (IL), Crawford, Iowa, Lafayette & Richland.

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

Grant     (The home county for Werley)
  Mount Ida   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Marion   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Woodman   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Woodman   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Fennimore   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fennimore   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Boscobel   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Boscobel   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  North Lancaster   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Boydtown   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Wauzeka   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Marietta   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Wauzeka   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Steuben   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Haney   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Eastman   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Scott   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Eastman   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Prairie du Chien   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Prairie du Chien   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Highland   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Eden   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Highland   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cobb   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mifflin   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rewey   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pulaski   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Linden   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Linden   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clyde   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mineral Point   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elk Grove   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kendall   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Calamine   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Benton   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Benton   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Diggings   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Willow Springs   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Diggings   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Darlington   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Westport   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Eagle   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Akan   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Orion   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sylvan   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Richland Center   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Richland   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lone Rock   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Spring Green   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Spring Green   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Plain   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Readstown   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kickapoo   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sterling   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wheatland   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Viroqua   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  La Farge   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Viroqua   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Webster   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Allamakee (IA)
  Harpers Ferry (IA)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Waterville (IA)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lansing (IA)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Waukon (IA)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Postville (IA)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clayton (IA)
  Clayton (IA)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Marquette (IA)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  McGregor (IA)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Guttenberg (IA)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  North Buena Vista (IA)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Garnavillo (IA)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Millville (IA)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Osterdock (IA)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Clayton Center (IA)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Farmersburg (IA)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Garber (IA)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Monona (IA)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Delaware (IA)
  Colesburg (IA)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Holy Cross (IA)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dubuque (IA)
  Balltown (IA)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Old Balltown (IA)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sherrill (IA)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rickardsville (IA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Durango (IA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Holy Cross (IA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sageville (IA)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Luxemburg (IA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Asbury (IA)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dubuque (IA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bankston (IA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Graf (IA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Jo Daviess (IL)
  East Dubuque (IL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Menominee (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Werley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Werley.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW St. Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crown Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Casler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Borah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Marys Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Rosendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brechler Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Prairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hermitage Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boydtown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Switzer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E German Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wauzeka Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Little Grant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Werley ...

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 103 newspapers that have been published in the area around Werley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Werley, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Werley.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Werley had a population of 43 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Mount Ida   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Werley
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Mount Ida had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Werley
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 221 people in 2017)
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Woodman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Werley
 - 1895 population of 118 people (with 130 people in 2017)
 - Woodman had a post office and railroad service
Boydtown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Werley
 - Boydtown had a post office and no railroad service
Fennimore   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Werley
 - 1895 population of 616 people (with 2,482 people in 2017)
 - Fennimore had a post office and railroad service
Lancaster Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Werley
 - Lancaster Junction had railroad service and no post office
Homer   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Werley
 - Homer had a post office and no railroad service
Boscobel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Werley
 - 1895 population of 1,570 people (with 3,120 people in 2017)
 - Boscobel had a post office and railroad service
Millville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Werley
 - Millville had a post office and no railroad service
Stitzer   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Werley
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Stitzer 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 Werley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Werley in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Werley:

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 Grant County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crawford County:     Cyndi's



Iowa County:     Cyndi's



Lafayette County:     Cyndi's



Richland County:     Cyndi's



Sauk County:     Cyndi's



Vernon County:     Cyndi's



Allamakee County (IA):     Cyndi's



Clayton County (IA):     Cyndi's



Delaware County (IA):     Cyndi's



Dubuque County (IA):     Cyndi's



Jo Daviess County (IL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Werley ...

While our initial data about Werley came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Werley 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 Werley.

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 Werley:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Werley. See our Misc Page for Werley for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Grant County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grant 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- Werley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Werley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0194, Longitude: -90.7654     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Werley 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 Werley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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