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Our Genealogical Helper for Wonewoc ...

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 Wonewoc (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 Wonewoc. 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 Wonewoc ...

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 97 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wonewoc.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wonewoc, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wonewoc.

Cemeteries Near Wonewoc ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wonewoc.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Pine Eden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Elroy City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Raese Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Fowler - Sherman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hochmuth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hills Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Solchenberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Anns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Simon Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Universal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Potter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rock Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bohemian Brotherhood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shreve Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Debello Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Karstetter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Plymouth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW West Lemonweir Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fountain Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Suldal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE East Lemonweir Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW White City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Norwegian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zindorf Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Forest - Burr Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  


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 Wonewoc had a population of 619 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Wonewoc had a population of 653 people.

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

Elroy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wonewoc
 - 1895 population of 1,595 people (with 1,365 people in 2017)
 - Elroy had a post office and railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wonewoc
 - 1895 population of 461 people (with 1,402 people in 2017)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and no railroad service
Trippville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Wonewoc
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Trippville had a post office and no railroad service
Valton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Wonewoc
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Valton had a post office and no railroad service
Glendale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wonewoc
 - 1895 population of 39 people (with 668 people in 2017)
 - Glendale had a post office and railroad service
La Valle   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wonewoc
 - 1895 population of 333 people (with 367 people in 2017)
 - La Valle had a post office and railroad service
Kendall   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wonewoc
 - 1895 population of 304 people (with 470 people in 2017)
 - Kendall had a post office and railroad service
Mount Tabor   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Wonewoc
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Mount Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
Cazenovia   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wonewoc
 - 1895 population of 214 people (with 319 people in 2017)
 - Cazenovia 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 Wonewoc. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wonewoc 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 southwest 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 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.

Wonewoc is located in Juneau County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Juneau County: Adams, Columbia, Jackson, Monroe, Sauk, Vernon & Wood.

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

Juneau     (The home county for Wonewoc)
      Union Center   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Elroy   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wonewoc   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lindina   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Seven Mile Creek   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fountain   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mauston   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hustler   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lemonweir   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Quincy - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Quincy   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dell Prairie   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Easton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adams   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adams   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Strongs Prairie   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wisconsin Dells   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Newport   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lewiston   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Durwards Glen - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Portage   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lake Wisconsin   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Soldiers Grove   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scott   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bell Center   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gays Mills   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Utica   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muscoda   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muscoda   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blue River   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Watterstown   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clyde   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wyoming   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arena   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Bluff   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Millston   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Knapp   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
La Crosse
      Rockland   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Washington   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burns   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Joseph   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Endeavor   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kendall   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clifton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oil City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Sheldon   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Norwalk   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tomah   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cazenovia   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Westford   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Henrietta   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Yuba   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hub City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bloom   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bloom City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Willow   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Rockbridge   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Forest   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ithaca   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      La Valle   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      La Valle   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lime Ridge   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dellona   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Washington   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Loganville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Forest   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ontario   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Whitestown   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stark   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      La Farge   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Webster   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Wonewoc:

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 Juneau County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iowa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
La Crosse County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marquette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Richland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sauk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vernon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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

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 Wonewoc:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Wonewoc in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Wonewoc for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wonewoc.
      See our Misc Page for Wonewoc for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Juneau County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Juneau 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 that stretches from Wonewoc. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wonewoc) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wonewoc. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6911, Longitude: -90.2551     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wonewoc 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 Wonewoc, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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