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Our Genealogical Helper for Wyalusing ...

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 Wyalusing (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 Wyalusing. 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 Wyalusing ...

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 118 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wyalusing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wyalusing, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wyalusing.

Cemeteries Near Wyalusing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wyalusing.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Clayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Norsk Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Bagley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flint Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tangeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pt. Ann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Marys Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Buell Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eastman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Prairie du Chien Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Garnavillo Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ft. Crawford National Cemetery   [Map]     
  W National Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW McClelland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ceres Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Borcherding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baylis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union - Lumpkin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Patch Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N French Town Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW St. Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gockel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Knapp Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Giard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Clayton Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Zion Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blake Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gran Grae Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Railroad Employee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Winkawitsch 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Wyalusing had a population of 63 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Clayton (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Wyalusing
 - 1895 population of 398 people (with 41 people in 2017)
 - Clayton had a post office and railroad service
Bagley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wyalusing
 - Bagley had a post office and railroad service
McGregor (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wyalusing
 - 1895 population of 1,160 people (with 844 people in 2017)
 - McGregor had a post office and railroad service
Eckards (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wyalusing
 - Eckards had railroad service and no post office
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wyalusing
 - 1895 population of 132 people
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Prairie du Chien   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Wyalusing
 - 1895 population of 3,131 people (with 5,653 people in 2017)
 - Prairie du Chien had a post office and railroad service
Garnavillo (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wyalusing
 - 1895 population of 364 people (with 723 people in 2017)
 - Garnavillo had a post office and no railroad service
Ceres (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wyalusing
 - 1895 population of 34 people
 - Ceres 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 Wyalusing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wyalusing 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 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.

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

Grant     (The home county for Wyalusing)
      Wyalusing   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bagley   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Patch Grove   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bloomington   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Patch Grove   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Millville   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bloomington   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Glen Haven   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Little Grant   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beetown   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Prairie du Chien   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Prairie du Chien   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wauzeka   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eastman   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wauzeka   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eastman   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boydtown   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Steuben   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Marietta   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Haney   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ferryville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rewey   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mifflin   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eden   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Westport   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Akan   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sterling   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Readstown   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kickapoo   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Allamakee (IA)
      Harpers Ferry (IA)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Waterville (IA)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Postville (IA)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Waukon (IA)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lansing (IA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Albin (IA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dorchester (IA)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Buchanan (IA)
      Lamont (IA)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aurora (IA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stanley (IA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clayton (IA)
      Clayton (IA)   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      McGregor (IA)   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Marquette (IA)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Garnavillo (IA)   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Guttenberg (IA)   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clayton Center (IA)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Farmersburg (IA)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saint Olaf (IA)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Monona (IA)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Osterdock (IA)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elkader (IA)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elkport (IA)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Garber (IA)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Delaware (IA)
      Colesburg (IA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holy Cross (IA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greeley (IA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oneida (IA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Earlville (IA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dundee (IA)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Delaware (IA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Manchester (IA)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Delhi (IA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rockville (IA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Masonville (IA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dubuque (IA)
      Luxemburg (IA)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Holy Cross (IA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Balltown (IA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Old Balltown (IA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Vienna (IA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rickardsville (IA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sherrill (IA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bankston (IA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dyersville (IA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Summit Village Dyersville Park (IA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Durango (IA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Graf (IA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Asbury (IA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fayette (IA)
      Elgin (IA)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clermont (IA)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wadena (IA)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brainard (IA)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arlington (IA)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Union (IA)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayette (IA)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Donnan (IA)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douglass (IA)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Randalia (IA)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Maynard (IA)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hawkeye (IA)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Saint Lucas (IA)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Winneshiek (IA)
      Castalia (IA)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ossian (IA)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Calmar (IA)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Decorah (IA)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jo Daviess (IL)
      East Dubuque (IL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Wyalusing:

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    
Richland 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    
Buchanan 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    
Winneshiek 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wyalusing ...

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

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 Wyalusing:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wyalusing.
      See our Misc Page for Wyalusing for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Wisconsin

About Grant County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wyalusing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9435, Longitude: -91.1408     [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 Wyalusing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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