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Wheatland, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogical Helper for Wheatland ...

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 Wheatland (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 Wheatland. 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 Wheatland ...

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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wheatland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wheatland, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wheatland.

Cemeteries Near Wheatland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wheatland.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW First German Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Alphonsus Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Free Will Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wheatland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Salem Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW High Street Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Wilmot Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Francis Xavier Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mound Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holy Name of Jesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burlington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW God's Acre Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Charles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Killians Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  S English Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Orvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Paris Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rooker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Francis deSales Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wray - Imeson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Vienna Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Solon Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Peters Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sprind Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hosmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bristol - Paris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Johns Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rochester 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 Wheatland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wheatland.

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

New Munster   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - New Munster had a post office and no railroad service
Wheatland   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wheatland
 - Wheatland had a post office and railroad service
Fox River   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Fox River had a post office and railroad service
Bassett   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bassett had a post office and railroad service
Silver Lake   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wheatland
 - Silver Lake had a post office and railroad service
Slades Corners   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Wheatland
 - Slades Corners had a post office and no railroad service
Twin Lakes   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wheatland
 - Twin Lakes had a post office and railroad service
Camp Lake   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wheatland
 - Camp Lake had a post office and railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 12,314 people in 2017)
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Brighton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 115 people (with 1,264 people in 1990)
 - Brighton 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 Wheatland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wheatland 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 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.

Wheatland is located in Kenosha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kenosha County: Lake (IL), McHenry (IL), Racine & Walworth.

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

Kenosha     (The home county for Wheatland)
      Wheatland   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Randall   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Slades Corners   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Paddock Lake   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Camp Lake   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Powers Lake   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Twin Lakes   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cold Spring   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rome   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Helenville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Koshkonong   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hales Corners   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greendale   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oak Creek   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      South Milwaukee   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Allis   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cudahy   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Milwaukee   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Francis   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wauwatosa   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Milwaukee   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bohners Lake   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Browns Lake   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eagle Lake   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dover   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Yorkville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Johnstown Center   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Avalon   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Emerald Grove   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lima   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      La Prairie   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turtle   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harmony   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Voree - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Genoa City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pell Lake   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lyons   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lake Geneva   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bowers   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Como   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Big Bend   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Durham   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muskego   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eagleville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Genesee   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Prairie   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Boone (IL)
      Capron (IL)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Russellville (IL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garden Prairie (IL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Poplar Grove (IL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Caledonia (IL)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Timberlane (IL)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belvidere (IL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cook (IL)
      Barrington (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barrington Hills (IL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Capri Village (IL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Inverness (IL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Palatine (IL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Plum Grove Village (IL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Barrington (IL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheeling (IL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arlington Heights (IL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairfax Village (IL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hoffman Estates (IL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prospect Heights (IL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
DeKalb (IL)
      New Lebanon (IL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kane (IL)
      Carpentersville (IL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Dundee (IL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Dundee (IL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gilberts (IL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sleepy Hollow (IL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pingree Grove (IL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hampshire (IL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Starks (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elgin (IL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Plato Center (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lake (IL)
      Channel Lake (IL)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lake Catherine (IL)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Antioch (IL)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fox Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fox Lake Hills (IL)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lake Villa (IL)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Monaville (IL)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ingleside (IL)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Long Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Round Lake Heights (IL)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lindenhurst (IL)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Venetian Village (IL)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
McHenry (IL)
      Spring Grove (IL)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Solon Mills (IL)   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Richmond (IL)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pistakee Highlands (IL)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Johnsburg (IL)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ringwood (IL)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sunnyside (IL)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hebron (IL)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McCullom Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenwood (IL)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wonder Lake (IL)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lakemoor (IL)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Winnebago (IL)
      Argyle (IL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Wheatland:

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 Kenosha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Milwaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Racine County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walworth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waukesha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cook County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kane County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McHenry County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winnebago County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Kenosha County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Kenosha 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Kenosha County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kenosha County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheatland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5939, Longitude: -88.2084     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheatland 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:

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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 Wheatland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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