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Our Genealogical Helper for Winneconne ...

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 Winneconne (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 Winneconne. 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 Winneconne ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Winneconne.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Winneconne. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Winneconne and those printed in the larger area surrounding Winneconne.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> of Winneconne.

Cemeteries Near Winneconne ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Winneconne.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Village of Winneconne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Winneconne Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Town Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W St. Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Goggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Allenville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Omro Junction Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Omro Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Plummer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Winchester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Omro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grace Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Burdick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW North Rushford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Royer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Forest Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N St. Johannes Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Minckler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lake View Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zittau Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Waukau Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Winnebago County Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Becker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sheads Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Eureka Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ellinwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE State Hospital Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Wolf River Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prellwitz 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 Winneconne in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Winneconne.

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

Butte des Morts   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Winneconne
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Butte des Morts had a post office and no railroad service
Allenville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Winneconne
 - Allenville had a post office and railroad service
Omro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Winneconne
 - 1895 population of 1,232 people (with 3,582 people in 2017)
 - Omro had a post office and railroad service
Poygan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Winneconne
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 1,336 people in 2017)
 - Poygan had a post office and no railroad service
Larsen   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Winneconne
 - Larsen had railroad service and no post office
Waukau   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Winneconne
 - 1895 population of 289 people
 - Waukau had a post office and railroad service
Zion   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Winneconne
 - Zion had a post office and no railroad service
Zittau   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Winneconne
 - Zittau had a post office and no railroad service
Orihula   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Winneconne
 - Orihula had a post office and no railroad service
Eureka   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Winneconne
 - 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 Winneconne. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Winneconne 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Winneconne 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 Winneconne. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Winneconne:

Winnebago     (The home county for Winneconne)
      Winneconne   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Harbor Springs   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Omro   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Omro   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Poygan   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vinland   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rushford   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wolf River   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Askeaton   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holland   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lawrence   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hobart   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      De Pere   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ashwaubenon   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pittsfield   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brothertown   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hilbert   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Charlestown   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hayton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Friesland   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waupun   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brownsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chester   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      LeRoy   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lomira   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fox Lake   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lomira   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fox Lake   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fond du Lac
      Ripon   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Eldorado   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Calumetville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      North Fond du Lac   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Metomen   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Springvale   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Linden Beach   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lamartine   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Calumet   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Green Lake
      Berlin   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Berlin   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Marie   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Markesan   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mackford   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Collins   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eaton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kiel   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Steinthal   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Schleswig   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Louis Corners   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Nazianz   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grimms   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Millhome   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mecan   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crystal Lake   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shields   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montello   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Montello   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harris   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dale   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hortonia   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hortonville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grand Chute   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Appleton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ellington   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Center   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Combined Locks   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Little Chute   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lanark   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Almond   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Amherst Junction   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nelsonville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Navarino   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russell   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenbush   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkhart Lake   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glenbeulah   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rhine   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mukwa   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      New London   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lind   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Royalton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waupaca   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waupaca   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Poysippi   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Warren   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Redgranite   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lohrville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Morris   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Springwater   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Marion   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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 Winneconne:

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    
Columbia 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    
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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Wisconsin

About Winnebago County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Winneconne. 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Winneconne. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Winneconne) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Winneconne. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Winneconne

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winneconne. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1119, Longitude: -88.7121     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winneconne 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 Winneconne, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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