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Our Genealogical Helper for Young America ...

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 Young America (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 Young America. 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 Young America ...

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 72 newspapers that have been published in the area around Young America.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Young America, 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 Young America.

Cemeteries Near Young America ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Young America.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Newark Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trenton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Kewaskum Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE St. John of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Albright EUB Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Buffalo - Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holy Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gage Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Diefenbach's Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maxon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Last Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Augustine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Scott Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Mathias Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rauch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW St. Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW St. John UCC Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Old St. Peter Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Finbars Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Rose Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Auburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Waubeka Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beechwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Warden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Deutsche Bisch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Killian 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Young America had a population of 85 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

West Bend   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Young America
 - 1895 population of 1,296 people (with 31,596 people in 2017)
 - West Bend had a post office and railroad service
Kewaskum   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Young America
 - 1895 population of 557 people (with 1,086 people in 2017)
 - Kewaskum had a post office and railroad service
Saint Michaels   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Young America
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Saint Michaels had a post office and no railroad service
Myra   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Young America
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Myra had a post office and no railroad service
Aurora   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Young America
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
Boltonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Young America
 - 1895 population of 173 people
 - Boltonville had a post office and no railroad service
Kohlsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Young America
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Kohlsville had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Young America
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Cedar Creek 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 Young America. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Young America 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 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.

Young America is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Dodge, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan & Waukesha.

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

Washington     (The home county for Young America)
      West Bend   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Barton   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Kewaskum   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      West Bend   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Boltonville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fillmore   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Holstein   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Holstein   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brothertown   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Charlestown   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hayton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Herman   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Huilsburg   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Theresa   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Theresa   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lomira   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lomira   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Iron Ridge   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mayville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Brownsville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Neosho   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kekoskee   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fond du Lac
      Kewaskum   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      New Fane   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Campbellsport   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Osceola   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eden   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eden   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Graham Corners   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Byron   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Forest   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Green Lake
      Mackford   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lac La Belle   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Lac La Belle   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ixonia   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ixonia   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Watertown   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Watertown   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Helenville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Johnson Creek   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millhome   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kiel   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Schleswig   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Louis Corners   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      School Hill   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Steinthal   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Meeme   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Osman   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brown Deer   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      River Hills   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bayside   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fox Point   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wauwatosa   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitefish Bay   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Milwaukee   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shorewood   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Allis   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Milwaukee   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Port Washington   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Port Washington   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belgium   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ulao   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scott   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Random Lake   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mitchell   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Adell   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cascade   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lyndon   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holland   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greenbush   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lima   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lannon   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Menomonee Falls   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sussex   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Merton   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Merton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Butler   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chenequa   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oconomowoc   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pewaukee   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Okauchee Lake   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Black Wolf   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Black Wolf   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nekimi   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Young America:

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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calumet 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      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Manitowoc County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Milwaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ozaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sheboygan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waukesha 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 Washington County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Washington 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 Young America ...

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

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 Young America:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Young America.
      See our Misc Page for Young America for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Washington County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Young America. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4517, Longitude: -88.1859     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Young America 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>UCC is an abbreviation for the United Church of Canada

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<4>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 Young America, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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