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Wilmoore Heights, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Wilmoore Heights ...

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 Wilmoore Heights (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 Wilmoore Heights. 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.

Name Variations for Wilmoore Heights ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Wilmoore Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Wilmoore Heights: Wilmoore Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

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 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.

Wilmoore Heights is located in Fond du Lac County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fond du Lac County: Calumet, Dodge, Green Lake, Sheboygan, Washington & Winnebago.

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

Fond du Lac     (The home county for Wilmoore Heights)
  Ripon   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Ripon   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Rosendale   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Metomen   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Rosendale   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fairwater   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Springvale   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Eldorado   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Alto   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lamartine   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brothertown   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Chilton   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sherwood   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chilton   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Charlestown   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hayton   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Holstein   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Holstein   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Friesland   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Scott   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cambria   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Marcellon   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Springvale   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fountain Prairie   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pardeeville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fort Winnebago   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fall River   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Doylestown   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Waupun   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Chester   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fox Lake   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fox Lake   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  LeRoy   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lomira   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Burnett   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kekoskee   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lomira   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Green Lake
  Berlin   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Saint Marie   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Seneca   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Markesan   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mackford   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kiel   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Steinthal   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mecan   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Neshkoro   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Neshkoro   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Crystal Lake   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Montello   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Shields   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Montello   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Glen Oak   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harris   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Newton   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Packwaukee   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dale   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hortonia   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hortonville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Appleton   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grand Chute   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ellington   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kimberly   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Combined Locks   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Little Chute   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Buchanan   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Almond   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lanark   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Russell   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Greenbush   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Glenbeulah   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mitchell   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elkhart Lake   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Scott   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kewaskum   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Addison   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Caledonia   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Weyauwega   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lind   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Weyauwega   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mukwa   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Royalton   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Waupaca   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  New London   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Waupaca   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Poysippi   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Warren   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lohrville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Redgranite   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Leon   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Marion   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bloomfield   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Silver Lake   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Mount Morris   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Saxeville   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saxeville   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Nepeuskun   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Utica   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Rushford   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Omro   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Omro   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Nekimi   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Algoma   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Harbor Springs   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Black Wolf   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Oshkosh   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Black Wolf   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Poygan   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wilmoore Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wilmoore Heights.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Loper Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Krebs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nepeuskun Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Swatz Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reeds Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Waukau Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Eureka Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rosendale North Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Dartford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rosendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sacramento Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Seventh-day Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bluffton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Round Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE North Eldorado Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Omro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Stanislaus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Green Lake Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Minckler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Welsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N North Rushford Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wilmoore Heights ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wilmoore Heights.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wilmoore Heights, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wilmoore Heights.

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

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

Rush Lake   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilmoore Heights
 - Rush Lake had a post office and no railroad service
Ripon   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilmoore Heights
 - 1895 population of 3,358 people (with 7,810 people in 2017)
 - Ripon had a post office and railroad service
Pickett   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wilmoore Heights
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Pickett had a post office and railroad service
Koro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilmoore Heights
 - Koro had a post office and no railroad service
West Rosendale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wilmoore Heights
 - West Rosendale had a post office and railroad service
Elo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilmoore Heights
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Elo had a post office and no railroad service
Fisk   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilmoore Heights
 - 1895 population of 180 people
 - Fisk had a post office and railroad service
Waukau   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilmoore Heights
 - 1895 population of 289 people
 - Waukau had a post office and railroad service
Eureka   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Wilmoore Heights
 - 1895 population of 297 people
 - Eureka 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 Wilmoore Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wilmoore Heights 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 helpful 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 Wilmoore Heights:

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 Fond du Lac County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calumet County:     Cyndi's



Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Green Lake County:     Cyndi's



Manitowoc County:     Cyndi's



Marquette County:     Cyndi's



Outagamie County:     Cyndi's



Portage County:     Cyndi's



Sheboygan County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Waupaca County:     Cyndi's



Waushara County:     Cyndi's



Winnebago County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Fond du Lac County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fond du Lac County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilmoore Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8886, Longitude: -88.8084     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilmoore Heights 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 Wilmoore Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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