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Our Genealogical Helper for Wyocena ...

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 Wyocena (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 Wyocena. 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 the area of Wyocena ...

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 Wyocena.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Wyocena. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Wyocena and those printed in the larger area surrounding Wyocena.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 23 miles [37 km]<1> of Wyocena.

Cemeteries Near Wyocena ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wyocena.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Wyocena Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Rocky Run Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Rocky Run Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Pardeeville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Ohio Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Inch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Saint Joseph's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Marcellon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Pacific Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Bonnet Prairie Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Dekorra Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Schofield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Lowville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Henion Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Old Ft. Winnebago Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Fuller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Rosedale Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Comstock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ginter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rubin - Guenther Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N North Marcellon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Hastie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Klaila Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Otsego Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Doylestown Village Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE St. Patricks Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Spicer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Silver Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Cambria Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


       

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 Wyocena had a population of 253 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Wyocena had a population of 744 people.

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

Pardeeville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Wyocena
 - 1895 population of 382 people (with 2,067 people in 2017)
 - Pardeeville had a post office and railroad service
 
Rio   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wyocena
 - 1895 population of 372 people (with 1,042 people in 2017)
 - Rio had a post office and railroad service
 
Pacific   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wyocena
 - Pacific had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marcellon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wyocena
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Marcellon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lowville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Wyocena
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Lowville had a post office and railroad service
 
Dekorra   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wyocena
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Dekorra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poynette   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wyocena
 - 1895 population of 517 people (with 2,494 people in 2017)
 - Poynette had a post office and railroad service
 
Belle Fountain   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wyocena
 - Belle Fountain had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portage   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wyocena
 - 1895 population of 5,143 people (with 10,473 people in 2017)
 - Portage had a post office and railroad service
 
Otsego   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wyocena
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Otsego 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 Wyocena. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wyocena 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Wyocena is located in Columbia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Columbia County: Adams, Dane, Dodge, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette & Sauk.

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

  DirectionDistance
Columbia     (The home county for Wyocena)
      Wyocena   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Pardeeville   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Rio   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pacific   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Springvale   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lowville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Marcellon   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Portage   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Otsego   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dekorra   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Poynette   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fort Winnebago   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Doylestown   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Adams
      New Haven   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dell Prairie   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Chester   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Easton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adams   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Adams   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quincy   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dane
      Morrisonville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      DeForest   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bristol   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Windsor   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Windsor   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dane   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dane   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sun Prairie   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      York   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waunakee   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burke   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Westport   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
 
Dodge
      Randolph   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Calamus   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Westford   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Fox Lake   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fox Lake   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Astico   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beaver Dam   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Beaver Dam   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Portland   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Fond du Lac
      Alto   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairwater   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Metomen   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brandon   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Springvale   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakfield   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakfield   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lamartine   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Green Lake
      Kingston   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mackford   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Markesan   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Marie   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Iowa
      Arena   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arena   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Waterloo   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Milford   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lake Mills   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Mills   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Watertown   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake Ripley   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Watertown   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aztalan   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Johnson Creek   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Juneau
      Lyndon   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lyndon Station   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kildare   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Seven Mile Creek   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lemonweir   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marquette
      Buffalo   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glen Oak   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Endeavor   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Montello   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Packwaukee   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montello   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mecan   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Shields   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harris   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Sauk
      Merrimac   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Merrimac   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baraboo   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Baraboo   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Baraboo   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Delton   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake Delton   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sumpter   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Prairie du Sac village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sauk City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Freedom   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Waushara
      Dakota   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marion   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Richford   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coloma   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coloma   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lohrville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Warren   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Redgranite   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wautoma   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winnebago
      Nepeuskun   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Wyocena:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //www.wisconsinhistory.org/

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 Columbia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dane 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      
Iowa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Juneau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marquette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sauk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waushara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winnebago County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Columbia County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Columbia 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 Wyocena ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Community in Wisconsin

About Columbia County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Columbia County: www.co.columbia.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Wyocena. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wyocena) 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 Wyocena. 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 Wyocena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wyocena. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4959, Longitude: -89.3093     [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: findagrave.com.

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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 Wyocena, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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