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Our Genealogical Helper for Westfield ...

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 Westfield (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 Westfield. 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 Westfield ...

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 94 newspapers that have been published in the area around Westfield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Westfield, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Westfield.

Cemeteries Near Westfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Westfield.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Sheldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE East Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Krentz Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WNW Gould Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Newton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW South Burr Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Paul Lutheran 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 Westfield had a population of 500 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Westfield had a population of 864 people.

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

Oxford   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 372 people (with 600 people in 2017)
 - Oxford had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Chester - Historic   [Map]
 - While New Chester was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - New Chester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Packwaukee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Packwaukee had a post office and railroad service
 
Harrisville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Harrisville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grand Marsh   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Grand Marsh had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pilot Knob - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pilot Knob was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Pilot Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Douglas Center   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Westfield
 - Douglas Center had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montello   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 761 people (with 1,445 people in 2017)
 - Montello 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 Westfield. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Westfield 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 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.

Westfield is located in Marquette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marquette County: Adams, Columbia, Green Lake & Waushara.

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

  DirectionDistance
Marquette     (The home county for Westfield)
      Westfield   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Harris   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Newton   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Packwaukee   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Endeavor   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Montello   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Glen Oak   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Adams
      New Chester   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Easton   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Adams   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Adams   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dell Prairie   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Preston   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Columbia
      Lewiston   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort Winnebago   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Newport   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wisconsin Dells   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Portage   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marcellon   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pacific   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scott   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pardeeville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wyocena   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wyocena   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Dane
      Morrisonville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dodge
      Randolph   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fox Lake   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fox Lake   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Westford   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fond du Lac
      Fairwater   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Metomen   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alto   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brandon   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Green Lake
      Marquette   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Marie   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Juneau
      Kildare   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lyndon Station   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Marion   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lyndon   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lemonweir   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Seven Mile Creek   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mauston   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Necedah   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clearfield   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lindina   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Monroe
      Clifton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kendall   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Portage
      Almond   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lanark   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plover   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Richland
      Cazenovia   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Sauk
      Lake Delton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Delton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Dellona   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baraboo   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Baraboo   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baraboo   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      North Freedom   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Waupaca
      Dayton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lind   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Waushara
      Coloma   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coloma   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Richford   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dakota   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hancock   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Deerfield   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hancock   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wautoma   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wautoma   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oasis   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Winnebago
      Nepeuskun   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rushford   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Poygan   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wood
      Saratoga   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nekoosa   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Port Edwards   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grand Rapids   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake Wazeecha   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Port Edwards   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wisconsin Rapids   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Westfield:

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 Marquette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dodge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Green Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Juneau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Portage County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Richland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sauk 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    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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

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 Westfield:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
 
We have found Westfield in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Westfield for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Westfield.
      See our Misc Page for Westfield for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Marquette County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marquette County: www.co.marquette.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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Westfield. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westfield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Westfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Westfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8511, Longitude: -89.5526     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westfield 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 Westfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Westfield.



 
 
 

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