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Our Genealogical Helper for West Rosendale ...

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 Rosendale (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 Rosendale. 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 Rosendale ...

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 Rosendale.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Rosendale: W. Rosendale

Newspapers Published in West Rosendale ...

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 85 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Rosendale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of West Rosendale, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for West Rosendale.

Cemeteries Near West Rosendale ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Rosendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rosendale North Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Reeds Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE North Eldorado Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Liberty Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Swatz Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rogersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Loper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Round Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wedge Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Methodist Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Fairwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE East Ladoga Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE North Lamartine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lamartine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Krebs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Alton Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rock River Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Schellers 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, West Rosendale had a post office and railroad service.

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

Rosendale   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from West Rosendale
 - 1895 population of 296 people (with 1,036 people in 2017)
 - Rosendale had a post office and railroad service
Eldorado   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from West Rosendale
 - Eldorado had a post office and railroad service
Metomen   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Rosendale
 - 1895 population of 47 people (with 723 people in 2017)
 - Metomen had a post office and no railroad service
Brandon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West Rosendale
 - 1895 population of 660 people (with 854 people in 2017)
 - Brandon had a post office and railroad service
Pickett   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from West Rosendale
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Pickett had a post office and railroad service
Ripon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from West Rosendale
 - 1895 population of 3,358 people (with 7,810 people in 2017)
 - Ripon had a post office and railroad service
Ladoga   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from West Rosendale
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Ladoga had a post office and no railroad service
Ring   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West Rosendale
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Ring had a post office and no railroad service
Fairwater   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Rosendale
 - Fairwater 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 West Rosendale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Rosendale 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 Rosendale is located in Fond du Lac County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fond du Lac County: Calumet, Dodge, Green Lake, Sheboygan, Washington & Winnebago.

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

Fond du Lac     (The home county for West Rosendale)
      Rosendale   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Rosendale   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Springvale   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Brandon   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Metomen   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eldorado   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lamartine   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fairwater   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alto   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      North Fond du Lac   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oakfield   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brothertown   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Holstein   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Holstein   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Charlestown   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hayton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hilbert   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Friesland   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cambria   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scott   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fountain Prairie   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Springvale   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marcellon   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Doylestown   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fall River   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pardeeville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Otsego   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waupun   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chester   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      LeRoy   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Brownsville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fox Lake   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lomira   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fox Lake   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kekoskee   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lomira   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burnett   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mayville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Green Lake
      Green Lake   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berlin   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Berlin   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mackford   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Markesan   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Marie   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kiel   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Schleswig   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Steinthal   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Millhome   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eaton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Louis Corners   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mecan   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Montello   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shields   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crystal Lake   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Montello   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen Oak   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Packwaukee   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Endeavor   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dale   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hortonville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Appleton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grand Chute   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hortonia   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Combined Locks   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Little Chute   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ellington   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Buchanan   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kaukauna   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenbush   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Russell   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mitchell   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glenbeulah   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkhart Lake   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scott   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cascade   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rhine   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lyndon   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kewaskum   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boltonville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Bend   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Bend   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fillmore   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slinger   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lind   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mukwa   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New London   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Royalton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waupaca   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Poysippi   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Warren   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lohrville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Redgranite   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Leon   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Morris   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dakota   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Utica   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nepeuskun   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nekimi   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Black Wolf   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Omro   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Omro   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rushford   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Black Wolf   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harbor Springs   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 West Rosendale:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Fond du Lac County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calumet County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dodge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Green Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Manitowoc County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marquette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Outagamie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sheboygan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waupaca County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waushara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winnebago County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for West Rosendale ...

While our initial data for West Rosendale came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of West Rosendale 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 West Rosendale.

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 West Rosendale:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for West Rosendale.
      See our Misc Page for West Rosendale for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Fond du Lac County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fond du Lac County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Rosendale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8225, Longitude: -88.7251     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Rosendale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Rosendale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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