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Our Genealogical Helper for West Kewaunee ...

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 West Kewaunee (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 West Kewaunee. 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 West Kewaunee ...

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 West Kewaunee.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Kewaunee: W. Kewaunee

Newspapers Published in West Kewaunee ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Kewaunee.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of West Kewaunee, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for West Kewaunee.

Cemeteries Near West Kewaunee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of West Kewaunee.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW St. Hedwigs Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW St. John Nepomuceue Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Volunteer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  E West Kewaunee Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Norman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW West Slovan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Forest View Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Adalberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Montpelier Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holy Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Wenceslaus Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW St. Anna Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sandy Bay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Wiesner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wiesner Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Bolt Bohemian Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Progressive Farmer's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Spiritualist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Zander Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW German Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S St. John's Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Huberts 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.<3>

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

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

Krok   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Kewaunee
 - Krok had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kewaunee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from West Kewaunee
 - 1895 population of 1,216 people (with 2,869 people in 2016)
 - Kewaunee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellisville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from West Kewaunee
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Ellisville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from West Kewaunee
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Norman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Carlton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from West Kewaunee
 - 1895 population of 36 people (with 1,015 people in 2016)
 - Carlton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slovan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from West Kewaunee
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Slovan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stangelville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Kewaunee
 - Stangelville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Casco   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from West Kewaunee
 - 1895 population of 97 people (with 578 people in 2016)
 - Casco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pilsen   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from West Kewaunee
 - Pilsen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alaska   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West Kewaunee
 - 1895 population of 81 people
 - Alaska 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 West Kewaunee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Kewaunee 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.

West Kewaunee is located in Kewaunee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kewaunee County: Brown, Door & Manitowoc.

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

  DirectionDistance
Kewaunee     (The home county for West Kewaunee)
      Kewaunee   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Montpelier   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Casco   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Casco   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pierce   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Luxemburg   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Luxemburg   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Red River   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ahnapee   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Brown
      Eaton   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Humboldt   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Denmark   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Green Bay   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Denmark   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bellevue   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scott   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bellevue Town   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Glenmore   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Ledgeview   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Green Bay   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Allouez   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Calumet
      Brillion   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Potter   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rantoul   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hilbert   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Charlestown   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Door
      Brussels   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Forestville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Forestville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clay Banks   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gardner   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nasewaupee   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sturgeon Bay   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sturgeon Bay   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sevastopol   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Egg Harbor   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Manitowoc
      Tisch Mills   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Zander   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Two Creeks   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mishicot   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Larrabee   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fisherville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mishicot   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Maribel   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Melnik   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kingsbridge   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cooperstown   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hickory Grove   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Marinette
      Peshtigo   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Oconto
      Little Suamico   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pensaukee   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Abrams   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oconto   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chase   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oconto   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Little River   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stiles   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oconto Falls   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Outagamie
      Kaukauna   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buchanan   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kaukauna   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vandenbroek   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Little Chute   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Osborn   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Combined Locks   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Shawano
      Maple Grove   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Angelica   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 West Kewaunee:

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 Kewaunee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calumet County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Door County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Manitowoc County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marinette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oconto County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Outagamie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shawano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

About Kewaunee County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kewaunee County: www.kewauneeco.org/

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 that starts in West Kewaunee. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Kewaunee) 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 West Kewaunee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of West Kewaunee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Kewaunee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4556, Longitude: -87.5868     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Kewaunee 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>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 West Kewaunee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for West Kewaunee.