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Wheeler, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Wheeler ...

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 Wheeler (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Wheeler. 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.

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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Wheeler is located in Dunn County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dunn County: Barron, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk & Saint Croix.

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

Dunn     (The home county for Wheeler)
  Hay River   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Otter Creek   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Tainter Lake   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Sherman   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Tainter   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Boyceville   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Sheridan   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Tiffany   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Grant   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Prairie Farm   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Prairie Farm   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sioux Creek   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Vance Creek   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Arland   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Maple Grove   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dovre   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Prairie Lake   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Twin Town   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Chetek   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Turtle Lake   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Canton   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mondovi   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Maxville   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mondovi   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Springdale - Historic   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Naples   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Modena   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gilmanton   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cooks Valley   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Howard   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wheaton   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  New Auburn   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bloomer   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Woodmohr   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bloomer   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Eagleton   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lake Hallie   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chippewa Falls   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Eagle Point   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Eau Claire
  Union   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Brunswick   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Eau Claire   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Washington   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Drammen   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fall Creek   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clear Creek   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ludington   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Waubeek   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Durand   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Durand   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lima   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Albany   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Frankfort   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ella   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pepin   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stockholm   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Spring Lake   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gilman   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rock Elm   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  El Paso   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Martell   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Plum City   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Union   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ellsworth   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Salem   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ellsworth   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Maiden Rock   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clear Lake   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clear Lake   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Black Brook   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Amery   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Alden   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Apple River   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Garfield   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Johnstown   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Balsam Lake   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rusk   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Big Bend   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Strickland   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Weyerhaeuser   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stubbs   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Washington   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wilkinson   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Croix
  Glenwood City   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hersey   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cady   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Forest   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Emerald   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Eau Galle   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cylon   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Eleva   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Albion   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wheeler ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wheeler.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Wheeler covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Our Saviors Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Otter Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hay River Twp. Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Sherman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Norton Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Upper Popple Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tollebu Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Hill Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tiffany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cedar Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Teegarden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tramway Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Halverson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Potters Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Popple Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mound Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wheeler ...

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 76 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wheeler.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wheeler, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wheeler.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Wheeler had a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Wheeler had a population of 336 people.

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

Boyceville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Wheeler
 - 1895 population of 204 people (with 1,096 people in 2017)
 - Boyceville had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Falls   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Wheeler
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Cedar Falls had a post office and railroad service
Menomonie Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Wheeler
 - Menomonie Junction had railroad service and no post office
Colfax   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wheeler
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 1,144 people in 2017)
 - Colfax had a post office and railroad service
Knapp   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wheeler
 - 1895 population of 480 people (with 458 people in 2017)
 - Knapp had a post office and railroad service
North Menomonie   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Wheeler
 - North Menomonie had a post office and no railroad service
Menomonie   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Wheeler
 - 1895 population of 5,491 people (with 16,429 people in 2017)
 - Menomonie had a post office and railroad service
Rusk   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wheeler
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Rusk had a post office and railroad service
Downing   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Wheeler
 - Downing had a post office and railroad service
Red Cedar   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wheeler
 - Red Cedar 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 Wheeler. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wheeler in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Wheeler:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Dunn County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barron County:     Cyndi's



Buffalo County:     Cyndi's



Chippewa County:     Cyndi's



Eau Claire County:     Cyndi's



Pepin County:     Cyndi's



Pierce County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Rusk County:     Cyndi's



Saint Croix County:     Cyndi's



Trempealeau County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Wisconsin,
Cemeteries of Dunn County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Wisconsin   Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Wisconsin, for Dunn 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wheeler ...

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

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 Wheeler:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Wheeler in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Wheeler for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wheeler. See our Misc Page for Wheeler for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Dunn County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dunn County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheeler. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0436, Longitude: -91.9057     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheeler 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 Wheeler, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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