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Wittenberg, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Wittenberg ...

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 Wittenberg (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 Wittenberg. 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 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.

Wittenberg is located in Shawano County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shawano County: Brown, Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Portage & Waupaca.

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

Shawano     (The home county for Wittenberg)
  Eland   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Birnamwood   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Morris   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Birnamwood   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Almon   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Germania   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Tigerton   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fairbanks   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bowler   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Aniwa   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Seneca   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Aniwa   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bartelme   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rolling   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Antigo   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ackley   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Antigo   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Polar   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Evergreen   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Neva   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Peck   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Vilas   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  White Lake   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Price   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Langlade   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pine River   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dutch Corners - Historic   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Schley   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Merrill   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Scott   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Merrill   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Russell   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Birch   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Elderon   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Elderon   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Norrie   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hatley   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Franzen   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Plover   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Reid   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ringle   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bevent   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Easton   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Guenther   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Weston   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Zoar   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Neopit   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Keshena   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Menominee   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Legend Lake   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Underhill   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  How   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Doty   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Suring   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Breed   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Deer Creek   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Maple Creek   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Maine   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Nichols   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bovina   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Shiocton   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cicero   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hortonia   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Alban   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rosholt   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Polonia   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ellis   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Nelsonville   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Dewey   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Amherst Junction   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Amherst   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Amherst   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hull   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Granite City - Historic   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Big Falls   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Marion   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Iola   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Helvetia   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Iola   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Larrabee   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Union   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clintonville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Embarrass   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Milladore   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Milladore   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rudolph   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rudolph   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Blenker   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Biron   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sherry   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sherry   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wittenberg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wittenberg.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Holy Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethany Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Eland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Evergreen Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Francis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Forest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW St. Philomene Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Leiskau Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Wittenberg ...

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 68 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wittenberg.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 Wittenberg had a population of 726 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Wittenberg had a population of 100 people.

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

Whitcomb   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wittenberg
 - Whitcomb had a post office and railroad service
Eland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wittenberg
 - Eland had a post office and railroad service
Elderon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wittenberg
 - Elderon had a post office and no railroad service
Norrie   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wittenberg
 - Norrie had a post office and railroad service
Birnamwood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wittenberg
 - Birnamwood had a post office and railroad service
Tigerton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wittenberg
 - 1895 population of 22 people (with 709 people in 2017)
 - Tigerton had a post office and railroad service
Regina   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wittenberg
 - Regina had a post office and no railroad service
Hatley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wittenberg
 - Hatley had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Wittenberg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wittenberg in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Wittenberg:

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 Shawano County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Langlade County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Marathon County:     Cyndi's



Menominee County:     Cyndi's



Oconto County:     Cyndi's



Outagamie County:     Cyndi's



Portage County:     Cyndi's



Waupaca County:     Cyndi's



Wood County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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

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 Wittenberg:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Wittenberg in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Wittenberg for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wittenberg. See our Misc Page for Wittenberg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Wisconsin

About Shawano County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shawano County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wittenberg) 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 Wittenberg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wittenberg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wittenberg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8267, Longitude: -89.1662     [Map].

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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 Wittenberg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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