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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 the area of 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 78 newspapers that have been published in the area around Westfield.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Westfield. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Westfield and those printed in the larger area surrounding Westfield.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> of 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  
  ENE East Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Krentz Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Sheldon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Newton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Matz - Tagatz Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Emmanuel Evangelical Crystal Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Richford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW South Burr Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gould Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. John the Baptist 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>

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

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

Westfield   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 500 people (with 864 people in 2017)
 - Westfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Harrisville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Harrisville 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - New Chester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oxford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 372 people (with 600 people in 2017)
 - Oxford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Packwaukee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Packwaukee had a post office and 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 Northwest (NW) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Pilot Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montello   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 761 people (with 1,445 people in 2017)
 - Montello had a post office and railroad service
 
Dakota   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Dakota had a post office and no railroad service
 
Richford   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Richford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coloma   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 446 people in 2017)
 - Coloma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grand Marsh   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Grand Marsh had a post office and no railroad service
 
Germania   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - Germania 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 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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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)
      Springfield   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Harris   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Newton   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Packwaukee   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Crystal Lake   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Shields   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Montello   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Endeavor   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Glen Oak   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Adams
      New Chester   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Easton   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Preston   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Adams   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Adams   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Colburn   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Columbia
      Fort Winnebago   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lewiston   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marcellon   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Newport   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wisconsin Dells   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Portage   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Scott   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pacific   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pardeeville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wyocena   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wyocena   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Dodge
      Randolph   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fox Lake   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fox Lake   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Westford   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Fond du Lac
      Fairwater   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Metomen   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brandon   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alto   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Springvale   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Green Lake
      Princeton   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Marie   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Berlin   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Juneau
      Marion   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kildare   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lyndon Station   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lyndon   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lemonweir   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Seven Mile Creek   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mauston   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Necedah   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Armenia   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clearfield   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Portage
      Almond   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lanark   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plover   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Plover   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sauk
      Lake Delton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dellona   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baraboo   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Baraboo   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baraboo   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      North Freedom   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Waupaca
      Dayton   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lind   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waupaca   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Waushara
      Coloma   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coloma   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Richford   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dakota   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Deerfield   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hancock   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wautoma   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hancock   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wautoma   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lohrville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Winnebago
      Nepeuskun   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rushford   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Poygan   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Omro   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Utica   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Omro   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wolf River   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wood
      Saratoga   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nekoosa   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grand Rapids   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake Wazeecha   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Port Edwards   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Port Edwards   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wisconsin Rapids   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Biron   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cranmoor   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 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 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 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    
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    
Portage 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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community located in 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Westfield. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 Westfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8847, Longitude: -89.4943     [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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