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Town of Wolf River, Wisconsin
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Our Genealogical Helper for Wolf River ...

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 Wolf River (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 Wolf River. 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 Wolf River ...

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 Wolf River.

  • Typical abbreviation for Wolf River: Wolf Riv.

Newspapers Published in Wolf River ...

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 88 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wolf River.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wolf River, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wolf River.

Cemeteries Near Wolf River ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wolf River.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Becker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wolf River Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Zittau Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Prellwitz Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Johannes Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Concordia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Winchester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evenswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Concordia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Forest Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grace Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Village of Winneconne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Winneconne Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Royer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE South Medina Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Poy Sippi Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hobart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burdick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Calvary 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 Wolf River in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wolf River.

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

Zittau   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Wolf River
 - Zittau had a post office and no railroad service
Fremont   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wolf River
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 657 people in 2017)
 - Fremont had a post office and railroad service
Tustin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wolf River
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Tustin had a post office and no railroad service
Readfield   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wolf River
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Readfield had a post office and no railroad service
Poygan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Wolf River
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 1,336 people in 2017)
 - Poygan had a post office and no railroad service
Gills Landing   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wolf River
 - Gills Landing had railroad service and no post office
Weyauwega   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wolf River
 - 1895 population of 706 people (with 578 people in 2017)
 - Weyauwega had a post office and railroad service
West Bloomfield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Wolf River
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - West Bloomfield had a post office and no railroad service
Brushville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wolf River
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Brushville 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 Wolf River. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wolf River 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

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

Winnebago     (The home county for Wolf River)
      Winchester   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Poygan   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Omro   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harbor Springs   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rushford   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Omro   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vinland   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Menasha   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Adella Beach   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Askeaton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holland   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lawrence   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hobart   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pittsfield   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brothertown   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hilbert   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Potter   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rantoul   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waupun   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fond du Lac
      Ripon   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eldorado   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Metomen   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Springvale   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairwater   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Calumetville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      North Fond du Lac   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brandon   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Calumet   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Green Lake
      Berlin   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Berlin   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Marie   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Markesan   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mackford   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crystal Lake   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mecan   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shields   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harris   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montello   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montello   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dale   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hortonia   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hortonville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ellington   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Maple Creek   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Grand Chute   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shiocton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Appleton   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bovina   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Center   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lanark   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Almond   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Amherst Junction   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nelsonville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alban   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Navarino   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pella   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belle Plaine   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairbanks   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waukechon   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tigerton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Germania   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lessor   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slab City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bonduel   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mukwa   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Royalton   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lind   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New London   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Waupaca   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waupaca   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Poysippi   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Leon   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Redgranite   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Warren   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Springwater   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lohrville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Morris   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wild Rose   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Wolf River:

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      
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    
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 ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Winnebago County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wolf River. 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 begins in Wolf River. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wolf River) 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 Wolf River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wolf River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wolf River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2155, Longitude: -88.8276     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wolf River 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 Wolf River, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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