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Our Genealogical Helper for Winnebago ...

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 Winnebago (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 Winnebago. 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 Winnebago ...

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 141 newspapers that have been published in the area around Winnebago.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Winnebago, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Winnebago.

Cemeteries Near Winnebago ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Winnebago.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Winnebago County Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE State Hospital Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Lake View Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SW Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Greenlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Plummer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Ellinwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allenville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Omro Junction Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Omro Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rest Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Margarets Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Minckler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oaklawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Village of Winneconne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Winneconne Village Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Tice Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grace Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Winchester 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Winnebago had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Oshkosh   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Winnebago
 - 1895 population of 22,836 people (with 66,665 people in 2017)
 - Oshkosh had a post office and railroad service
Snells   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Winnebago
 - Snells had railroad service and no post office
Allenville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Winnebago
 - Allenville had a post office and railroad service
Butte des Morts   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Winnebago
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Butte des Morts had a post office and no railroad service
Zion   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Winnebago
 - Zion had a post office and no railroad service
Fitzgerald   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Winnebago
 - Fitzgerald had railroad service and no post office
Neenah   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Winnebago
 - 1895 population of 5,083 people (with 25,951 people in 2017)
 - Neenah had a post office and railroad service
Nekimi   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Winnebago
 - Nekimi 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 Winnebago. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Winnebago 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 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 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.

Winnebago is located in Winnebago County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winnebago County: Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Outagamie, Waupaca & Waushara.

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

Winnebago     (The home county for Winnebago)
      Oshkosh   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Vinland   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Adella Beach   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Harbor Springs   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Black Wolf   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Black Wolf   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nekimi   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Askeaton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Holland   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lawrence   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      De Pere   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hobart   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashwaubenon   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brothertown   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hilbert   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hayton   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Charlestown   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brownsville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waupun   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      LeRoy   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lomira   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lomira   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chester   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kekoskee   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Theresa   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mayville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Theresa   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fox Lake   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fond du Lac
      Calumetville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eldorado   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Calumet   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Linden Beach   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Fond du Lac   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Taycheedah   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fond du Lac   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marshfield   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Green Lake
      Berlin   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Berlin   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Marie   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mackford   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Markesan   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Collins   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eaton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Steinthal   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kiel   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Schleswig   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Louis Corners   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Nazianz   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millhome   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mecan   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crystal Lake   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Appleton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grand Chute   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dale   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Combined Locks   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Little Chute   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hortonville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Buchanan   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Kaukauna   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Vandenbroek   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Navarino   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russell   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenbush   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkhart Lake   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glenbeulah   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rhine   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mitchell   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Herman   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cascade   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Howards Grove   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lyndon   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mukwa   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New London   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Royalton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lind   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waupaca   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Little Wolf   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Poysippi   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Warren   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Redgranite   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lohrville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Morris   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marion   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Springwater   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 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 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 Winnebago:

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 Winnebago County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calumet County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dodge 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      
Manitowoc 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    
Sheboygan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waupaca County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waushara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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

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 Winnebago:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Winnebago.
      See our Misc Page for Winnebago for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Wisconsin

About Winnebago County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winnebago. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0758, Longitude: -88.5251     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winnebago 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 Winnebago, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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