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Zittau, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogical Helper for Zittau ...

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 Zittau (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 Zittau. 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 Zittau ...

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 122 newspapers that have been published in the area around Zittau.

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

Cemeteries Near Zittau ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Zittau.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Zittau Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Becker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE St. Johannes Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wolf River Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Prellwitz Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Winchester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Grace Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Royer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Forest Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Village of Winneconne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Winneconne Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE South Medina Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Concordia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evenswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Concordia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Goggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Allenville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenville Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Floral Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Most Precious Blood 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Zittau had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Orihula   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Zittau
 - Orihula had a post office and no railroad service
Readfield   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Zittau
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Readfield had a post office and no railroad service
Fremont   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Zittau
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 657 people in 2017)
 - Fremont had a post office and railroad service
Tustin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Zittau
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Tustin had a post office and no railroad service
Poygan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Zittau
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 1,336 people in 2017)
 - Poygan had a post office and no railroad service
Dale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Zittau
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Dale had a post office and railroad service
Winneconne   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Zittau
 - 1895 population of 1,086 people (with 2,474 people in 2017)
 - Winneconne had a post office and railroad service
Gills Landing   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Zittau
 - Gills Landing had railroad service and no post office
Larsen   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Zittau
 - Larsen had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Zittau. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Zittau 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 and doctors 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.

Zittau is located in Winnebago County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winnebago County: Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Outagamie, Waupaca & Waushara.

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

Winnebago     (The home county for Zittau)
      Wolf River   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Poygan   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Harbor Springs   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Omro   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Omro   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rushford   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vinland   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holland   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lawrence   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hobart   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pittsfield   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ashwaubenon   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      De Pere   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brothertown   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hilbert   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Potter   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waupun   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fond du Lac
      Ripon   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eldorado   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Calumetville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Metomen   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Springvale   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      North Fond du Lac   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairwater   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Calumet   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Green Lake
      Berlin   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Berlin   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Marie   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Markesan   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Collins   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crystal Lake   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mecan   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shields   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Montello   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montello   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harris   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dale   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hortonia   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hortonville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ellington   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Maple Creek   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grand Chute   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Shiocton   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Appleton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bovina   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lanark   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Amherst Junction   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nelsonville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alban   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Navarino   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pella   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Plaine   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairbanks   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waukechon   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lessor   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tigerton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slab City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bonduel   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mukwa   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New London   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Royalton   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lind   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waupaca   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waupaca   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Poysippi   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leon   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Redgranite   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Warren   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Springwater   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lohrville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Morris   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wild Rose   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]

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

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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Zittau:

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 Winnebago County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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      
Manitowoc County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marquette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Outagamie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Portage County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shawano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waupaca County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waushara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Winnebago County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Winnebago 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 Zittau ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Winnebago County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zittau. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2166, Longitude: -88.7862     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Zittau have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Zittau, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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