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Our Genealogical Helper for Wickware ...

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 Wickware (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 Wickware. 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 Wickware ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wickware.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wickware, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wickware.

Cemeteries Near Wickware ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wickware.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S New Scandinavia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Otterholt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wayside Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Old Hillsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Plain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Dallas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Faaberg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sioux Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Meadows Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Swede Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pioneer Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Orchard Beach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Poskin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Dovre Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson 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 Wickware in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wickware.

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

Hillsdale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wickware
 - Hillsdale had a post office and no railroad service
Cameron   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wickware
 - Cameron had a post office and railroad service
Barron   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wickware
 - 1895 population of 829 people (with 3,318 people in 2017)
 - Barron had a post office and railroad service
Dallas   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wickware
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 385 people in 2017)
 - Dallas had a post office and no railroad service
Chetek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wickware
 - 1895 population of 406 people (with 2,150 people in 2017)
 - Chetek had a post office and railroad service
Canton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wickware
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Canton had a post office and railroad service
Rice Lake   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wickware
 - 1895 population of 2,130 people (with 8,338 people in 2017)
 - Rice Lake had a post office and railroad service
Prairie Farm   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wickware
 - 1895 population of 108 people (with 443 people in 2017)
 - Prairie Farm 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 Wickware. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wickware 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 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.

Wickware is located in Barron County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barron County: Burnett, Chippewa, Dunn, Polk, Rusk, Saint Croix, Sawyer & Washburn.

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

Barron     (The home county for Wickware)
      Prairie Lake   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Barron   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Barron   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Chetek   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Stanley   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sioux Creek   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chetek   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arland   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Roosevelt   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dewey   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      La Follette   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hertel   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rusk   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Siren   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Lake   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Auburn   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sampson   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bloomer   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cooks Valley   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bloomer   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodmohr   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Howard   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eagleton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Birch Creek   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tilden   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeland   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sand Creek   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Otter Creek   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hay River   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wheeler   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tiffany   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boyceville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Eau Claire
      Union   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eau Claire   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clear Lake   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Clear Lake   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McKinley   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Apple River   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Amery   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Black Brook   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rusk   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Strickland   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Weyerhaeuser   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilkinson   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Bend   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stubbs   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Atlanta   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bruce   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Washington   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Thornapple   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Murry   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saint Croix
      Forest   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glenwood City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cylon   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Emerald   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hersey   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baldwin   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cady   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Edgewater   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Meteor   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Exeland   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Weirgor   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sand Lake   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Couderay   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Couderay   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Radisson   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Long Lake   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Sarona   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Birchwood   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Barronett   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Birchwood   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shell Lake   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beaver Brook   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Madge   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bashaw   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spooner   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crystal   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spooner   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 - 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 Wickware:

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 Barron County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Burnett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chippewa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dunn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Eau Claire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rusk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Croix County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sawyer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washburn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Barron 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Barron County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Barron 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 from Wickware. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wickware) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wickware. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3513, Longitude: -91.7863     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wickware 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 Wickware, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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