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Wild Rose, Wisconsin
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Our Genealogical Helper for Wild Rose ...

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 Wild Rose (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 Wild Rose. 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 the area of Wild Rose ...

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 92 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wild Rose.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Wild Rose. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Wild Rose and those printed in the larger area surrounding Wild Rose.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> of Wild Rose.

Cemeteries Near Wild Rose ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wild Rose.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garesalem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Springwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Springwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Howes Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dopp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bohemian Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Staples Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Wautoma Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lord Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crystal Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oasis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Pine River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East German Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Woodville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW North Dakota Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Marion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cedar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Raymond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spencer Lake Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rural Cemetery   [Map]     
  W North Deerfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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 Wild Rose had a population of 68 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Wild Rose had a population of 703 people.

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

Wautoma   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wild Rose
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 1,283 people in 2017)
 - Wautoma had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Morris   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wild Rose
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Mount Morris had a post office and no railroad service
Saxeville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Wild Rose
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Saxeville had a post office and no railroad service
Pine River   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wild Rose
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Pine River had a post office and no railroad service
Oasis   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Wild Rose
 - 1895 population of 83 people (with 389 people in 2017)
 - Oasis had a post office and no railroad service
Blaine   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wild Rose
 - Blaine had a post office and no railroad service
Almond   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wild Rose
 - 1895 population of 146 people (with 432 people in 2017)
 - Almond had a post office and no railroad service
Rural   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wild Rose
 - 1895 population of 196 people
 - Rural 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 Wild Rose. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wild Rose 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.

Wild Rose is located in Waushara County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Waushara County: Adams, Green Lake, Marquette, Portage, Waupaca & Winnebago.

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

Waushara     (The home county for Wild Rose)
      Springwater   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rose   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mount Morris   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Wautoma   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wautoma   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oasis   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Deerfield   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Leon   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dakota   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lohrville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Colburn   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Leola   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Flats   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Preston   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rome   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Chester   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adams   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adams   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Easton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Winnebago   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marcellon   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scott   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fond du Lac
      Ripon   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Metomen   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairwater   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brandon   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eldorado   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Springvale   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alto   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Green Lake
      Seneca   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Berlin   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Marie   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berlin   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Armenia   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Franzen   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bevent   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ashley   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Guenther   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Crystal Lake   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Shields   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harris   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mecan   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Montello   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Montello   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Packwaukee   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dale   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hortonia   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hortonville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Maple Creek   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ellington   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deer Creek   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shiocton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bovina   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grand Chute   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lanark   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Amherst Junction   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nelsonville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Plover   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Germania   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairbanks   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tigerton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lind   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Waupaca   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Waupaca   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scandinavia   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scandinavia   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ogdensburg   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wolf River   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Poygan   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rushford   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Omro   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nepeuskun   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harbor Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Omro   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Utica   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake Wazeecha   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saratoga   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grand Rapids   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Biron   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wisconsin Rapids   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Port Edwards   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rudolph   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nekoosa   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rudolph   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Port Edwards   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sigel   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cranmoor   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 it should be mentioned 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 Wild Rose:

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 Waushara County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia 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      
Juneau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Waupaca County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winnebago County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wild Rose ...

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

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 Wild Rose:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Wild Rose in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Wild Rose for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wild Rose.
      See our Misc Page for Wild Rose for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Wisconsin

About Waushara County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Waushara 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 Wild Rose. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wild Rose) 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 Wild Rose. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wild Rose

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wild Rose. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1764, Longitude: -89.2482     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wild Rose 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 Wild Rose, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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