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Our Genealogical Helper for Weyauwega ...

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 Weyauwega (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 Weyauwega. 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 Weyauwega ...

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 96 newspapers that have been published in the area around Weyauwega.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Weyauwega, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Weyauwega.

Cemeteries Near Weyauwega ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Weyauwega.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Evenswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Butternut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Lind Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Concordia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hobart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Concordia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baldwins Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wolf River Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Becker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Ostrander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Royalton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Prellwitz Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ostrander - Northport Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Waupaca County Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spencer Lake Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cedar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Zittau Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Most Precious Blood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Floral Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Wolf Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WNW Wisconsin Veterans Memorial 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 Weyauwega had a population of 706 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Weyauwega had a population of 578 people.

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

Gills Landing   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Weyauwega
 - Gills Landing had railroad service and no post office
Hatton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hatton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Weyauwega
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Fremont   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Weyauwega
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 657 people in 2017)
 - Fremont had a post office and railroad service
Lind   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Weyauwega
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 1,585 people in 2017)
 - Lind had a post office and no railroad service
West Bloomfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Weyauwega
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - West Bloomfield had a post office and no railroad service
Baldwins Mill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Weyauwega
 - Baldwins Mill had a post office and no railroad service
Orihula   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Weyauwega
 - Orihula had a post office and no railroad service
Ostrander   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Weyauwega
 - Ostrander had a post office and railroad service
Readfield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Weyauwega
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Readfield 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 Weyauwega. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Weyauwega 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Weyauwega is located in Waupaca County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Waupaca County: Marathon, Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Waushara & Winnebago.

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

Waupaca     (The home county for Weyauwega)
      Weyauwega   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Fremont   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Royalton   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lind   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mukwa   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Waupaca   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Waupaca   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Little Wolf   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Manawa   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New London   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Leola   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colburn   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lawrence   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pittsfield   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Askeaton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hobart   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holland   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hilbert   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brothertown   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fond du Lac
      Ripon   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eldorado   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Metomen   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairwater   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Springvale   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brandon   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Calumetville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Fond du Lac   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Green Lake
      Berlin   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Berlin   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Marie   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Franzen   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elderon   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bevent   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elderon   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crystal Lake   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mecan   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shields   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harris   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montello   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Montello   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dale   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hortonia   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hortonville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Maple Creek   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ellington   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Shiocton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Deer Creek   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bovina   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Center   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Lanark   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Amherst Junction   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nelsonville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Almond   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Almond   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alban   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rosholt   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pella   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Navarino   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fairbanks   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tigerton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Plaine   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Germania   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waukechon   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Herman   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morris   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lessor   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shawano   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Poysippi   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Springwater   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leon   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Morris   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wild Rose   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Redgranite   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Warren   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lohrville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rose   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wolf River   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Poygan   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rushford   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harbor Springs   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Omro   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Omro   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vinland   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Menasha   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

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 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 Weyauwega:

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 Waupaca County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Brown County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calumet 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      
Marathon 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    
Portage County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shawano 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 Waupaca County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Wisconsin

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 Weyauwega ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Wisconsin

About Waupaca County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weyauwega. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3033, Longitude: -88.9265     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weyauwega 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 Weyauwega, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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