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Wonewoc, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy 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 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 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.

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 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.

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]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Wonewoc   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Summit   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Elroy   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Seven Mile Creek   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lindina   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mauston   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fountain   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lemonweir   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hustler   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Quincy - Historic   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Quincy   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dell Prairie   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Springville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Easton   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Adams   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Adams   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Strongs Prairie   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  New Chester   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wisconsin Dells   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Newport   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lewiston   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Durwards Glen - Historic   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Caledonia   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  West Point   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lake Wisconsin   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Portage   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Harmony Grove   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fort Winnebago   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Soldiers Grove   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Scott   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gays Mills   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bell Center   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Utica   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mazomanie   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mazomanie   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Muscoda   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Muscoda   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Blue River   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Watterstown   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pulaski   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clyde   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Arena   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Arena   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Highland   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bear Bluff   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
La Crosse
  Rockland   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Washington   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bangor   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Endeavor   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Moundville   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Packwaukee   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Glendale   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Kendall   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Wellington   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Clifton   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Oil City   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sheldon   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Norwalk   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Tomah   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Cazenovia   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Westford   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Henrietta   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Yuba   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hub City   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Willow   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bloom City   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bloom   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rockbridge   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Forest   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Marshall   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  La Valle   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  La Valle   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ironton   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ironton   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lime Ridge   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Reedsburg   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Reedsburg   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Dellona   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Washington   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Loganville   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  White City   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Forest   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Union   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ontario   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Stark   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Whitestown   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  La Farge   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Webster   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Wonewoc, see our County-by-County Page 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 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 Wonewoc covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Eden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hochmuth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Solchenberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Raese Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Simon Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Universal Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Potter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Karstetter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Friendswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elroy City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Anns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hills Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Debello Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Norwegian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fowler - Sherman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shreve Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Resting Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rock Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Cazenovia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bohemian Brotherhood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S St. Bridget Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Suldal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Plymouth Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of 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 83 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wonewoc.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 Wonewoc in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wonewoc.

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

Union Center   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wonewoc
 - 1895 population of 129 people (with 193 people in 2017)
 - Union Center had a post office and railroad service
Wonewoc   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wonewoc
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 653 people in 2017)
 - Wonewoc had a post office and railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Wonewoc
 - 1895 population of 461 people (with 1,402 people in 2017)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and no railroad service
Valton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wonewoc
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Valton had a post office and no railroad service
Elroy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 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
La Valle   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 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
Cazenovia   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Wonewoc
 - 1895 population of 214 people (with 319 people in 2017)
 - Cazenovia had a post office and no railroad service
Ironton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wonewoc
 - 1895 population of 256 people (with 253 people in 2017)
 - Ironton had a post office and no railroad service
Trippville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wonewoc
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Trippville 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.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Wonewoc:

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 Juneau County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's



Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Crawford County:     Cyndi's



Dane County:     Cyndi's



Grant County:     Cyndi's



Iowa County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



La Crosse County:     Cyndi's



Marquette County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Richland County:     Cyndi's



Sauk County:     Cyndi's



Vernon County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wonewoc

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wonewoc. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6530, Longitude: -90.2240     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wonewoc 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 Wonewoc, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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