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Our Genealogical Helper for Woodman ...

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 Woodman (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 Woodman. 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 Woodman ...

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 92 newspapers that have been published in the area around Woodman.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Woodman, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Woodman.

Cemeteries Near Woodman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Woodman.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Rosendale Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wauzeka Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Boydtown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Hermitage Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Casler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crown Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brechler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Borah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gran Grae Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Marys Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Prairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW German Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Patch Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shanghai Ridge 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.<3>

While we didn't find Woodman in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Woodman.

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

Woodman   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Woodman
 - 1895 population of 118 people (with 130 people in 2017)
 - Woodman had a post office and railroad service
Millville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Woodman
 - Millville had a post office and no railroad service
Werley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Woodman
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Werley had a post office and railroad service
Boydtown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Woodman
 - Boydtown had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Woodman
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 221 people in 2017)
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Wauzeka   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Woodman
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 403 people in 2017)
 - Wauzeka had a post office and railroad service
Mount Ida   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Woodman
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Mount Ida had a post office and no railroad service
Steuben   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Woodman
 - Steuben 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 Woodman. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Woodman 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Woodman is located in Grant County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Grant County: Clayton (IA), Dubuque (IA), Jo Daviess (IL), Crawford, Iowa, Lafayette & Richland.

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

Grant     (The home county for Woodman)
      Woodman   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Millville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mount Ida   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Patch Grove   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Little Grant   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fennimore   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Patch Grove   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bloomington   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wauzeka   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Boydtown   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wauzeka   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Marietta   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Steuben   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eastman   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eastman   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Haney   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Prairie du Chien   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scott   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Prairie du Chien   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bell Center   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Highland   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Eden   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Highland   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cobb   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mifflin   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rewey   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Linden   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Linden   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clyde   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mineral Point   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodgeville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elk Grove   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kendall   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Calamine   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Westport   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Akan   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sylvan   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Richland Center   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Richland   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aubrey   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spring Green   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spring Green   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Readstown   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kickapoo   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sterling   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Viroqua   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Viroqua   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      La Farge   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Webster   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Genoa   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Allamakee (IA)
      Harpers Ferry (IA)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Waterville (IA)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lansing (IA)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waukon (IA)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Postville (IA)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Albin (IA)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clayton (IA)
      Marquette (IA)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McGregor (IA)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clayton (IA)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Guttenberg (IA)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garnavillo (IA)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      North Buena Vista (IA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millville (IA)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clayton Center (IA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Osterdock (IA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Farmersburg (IA)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Monona (IA)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Olaf (IA)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkport (IA)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Delaware (IA)
      Colesburg (IA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holy Cross (IA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dubuque (IA)
      Balltown (IA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Old Balltown (IA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sherrill (IA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holy Cross (IA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rickardsville (IA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Luxemburg (IA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Durango (IA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sageville (IA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Asbury (IA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Vienna (IA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bankston (IA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dubuque (IA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Graf (IA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fayette (IA)
      Elgin (IA)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jo Daviess (IL)
      East Dubuque (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Woodman:

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 Grant County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iowa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette 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    
Allamakee County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clayton County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delaware County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dubuque County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jo Daviess County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Grant County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Grant 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Grant County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grant County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0536, Longitude: -90.8398     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodman 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 Woodman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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