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Our Genealogical Helper for Wynbrooke ...

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 Wynbrooke (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 Wynbrooke. 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 Wynbrooke ...

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 200 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wynbrooke.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wynbrooke, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wynbrooke.

Cemeteries Near Wynbrooke ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wynbrooke.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Hoepker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sun Prairie Memory Garden   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Moravian Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N North Windsor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Bristol Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Spring Prairie - Hauge Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Matsen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Pierceville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spring Prairie Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Leeds Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Cottage Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Deansville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. John's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hampden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Vienna Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Roselawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E York Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arlington Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Onehundred Mile Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kingsley 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 Wynbrooke in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wynbrooke.

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

Sun Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wynbrooke
 - 1895 population of 704 people (with 32,894 people in 2017)
 - Sun Prairie had a post office and railroad service
Windsor   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wynbrooke
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 7,057 people in 2017)
 - Windsor had a post office and railroad service
Burke   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Wynbrooke
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Burke had a post office and railroad service
DeForest   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wynbrooke
 - 1895 population of 218 people (with 10,340 people in 2017)
 - DeForest had a post office and railroad service
Darwin - Historic   [Map]
 - While Darwin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wynbrooke
 - Darwin had railroad service and no post office
Mendota   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wynbrooke
 - 1895 population of 627 people
 - Mendota had a post office and railroad service
North Bristol   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wynbrooke
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - North Bristol had a post office and no railroad service
Morrisonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wynbrooke
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Morrisonville had a post office and railroad service
Vilas   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wynbrooke
 - Vilas 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 Wynbrooke. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wynbrooke 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.

Wynbrooke is located in Dane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dane County: Columbia, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock & Sauk.

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

Dane     (The home county for Wynbrooke)
      Sun Prairie   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Windsor   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Burke   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Windsor   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      DeForest   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burke   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sun Prairie   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bristol   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Morrisonville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Maple Bluff   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Westport   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cottage Grove   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hampden   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lowville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Poynette   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Otsego   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dekorra   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Portland   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elba   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Calamus   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Reeseville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Shields   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Westford   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beaver Dam   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beaver Dam   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clyman   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fond du Lac
      Alto   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Green Lake
      Kingston   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mackford   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Markesan   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Exeter   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Glarus   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Glarus   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Albany   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Albany   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mineral Point   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      York   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Washington   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arena   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brigham   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arena   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Barneveld   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moscow   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hollandale   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lake Mills   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lake Ripley   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake Mills   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Milford   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Aztalan   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Johnson Creek   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carcajou   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lake Koshkonong   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sumner   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blanchardville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Endeavor   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glen Oak   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montello   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Packwaukee   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Edgerton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Porter   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Center   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Janesville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lima   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Merrimac   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Merrimac   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Prairie du Sac village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Sauk City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Prairie du Sac   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sumpter   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baraboo   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baraboo   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Baraboo   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Denzer   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitewater   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Whitewater   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oconomowoc   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oconomowoc   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 - you should note 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 Wynbrooke:

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 Dane 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    
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      
Green County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Iowa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marquette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sauk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walworth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waukesha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Dane County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Dane 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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wynbrooke. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1955, Longitude: -89.2809     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wynbrooke 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 Wynbrooke, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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