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Town of Wien, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Wien ...

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 Wien (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 Wien. 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 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.

Wien is located in Marathon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marathon County: Clark, Langlade, Lincoln, Portage, Shawano, Taylor, Waupaca & Wood.

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

Marathon     (The home county for Wien)
  Wien   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Fenwood   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Edgar   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Cassel   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Frankfort   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Poniatowski   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Rietbrock   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Stratford   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Rib Falls   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Emmet   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Eau Pleine   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Colby   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Abbotsford   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dorchester   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Colby   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mayville   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Unity   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Sherman   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Curtiss   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Spokeville   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Green Grove   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Hoard   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ackley   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Vilas   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Corning   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Scott   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Merrill   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Harding   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Merrill   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pine River   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rock Falls   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dutch Corners - Historic   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Birch   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Schley   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tomahawk   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Russell   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Eau Pleine   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Junction City   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Carson   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dewey   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hull   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Linwood   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Park Ridge   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stevens Point   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ellis   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Whiting   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Polonia   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Plover   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Spirit   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hill   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Birnamwood   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eland   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Aniwa   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Deer Creek   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Goodrich   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Stetsonville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Browning   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Little Black   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Medford   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Medford   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Holway   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hammel   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rib Lake   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rib Lake   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Auburndale   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hewitt   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Auburndale   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Milladore   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Blenker   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bakerville   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Milladore   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sherry   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Arpin   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wien ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wien.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. John The Baptist Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Eau Pleine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holy Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Baesemann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tessmer Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Trinity Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E St. Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lueck Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wien ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wien.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wien, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wien.

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 Wien in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wien.

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

Wuertsburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wien
 - Wuertsburg had a post office and no railroad service
Weber   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wien
 - Weber had a post office and no railroad service
Bradley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Wien
 - Bradley had a post office and no railroad service
Poniatowski   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Wien
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Poniatowski had a post office and no railroad service
Rib Falls   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wien
 - Rib Falls had a post office and no railroad service
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wien
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Corinth   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wien
 - Corinth had railroad service and no post office
Milan   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wien
 - Milan had railroad service and no post office
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Wien
 - Cherokee had a post office and no railroad service
Rozellville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Wien
 - Rozellville 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 Wien. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wien in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Wien:

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 Marathon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clark County:     Cyndi's



Langlade County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Portage County:     Cyndi's



Price County:     Cyndi's



Shawano County:     Cyndi's



Taylor County:     Cyndi's



Wood County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Wisconsin

About Marathon County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wien. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8961, Longitude: -90.0232     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wien 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 Wien, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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