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Our Genealogy Helper for Kerrick ...

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 Kerrick (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Kerrick. 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.

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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Kerrick is located in Pine County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pine County: Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Burnett (WI), Douglas (WI) & Polk (WI).

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

Pine     (The home county for Kerrick)
  Bruno   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Sturgeon Lake   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Willow River   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Askov   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rutledge   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cloverton   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Denham   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Finlayson   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Sandstone   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cloverdale   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Hinckley   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beroun   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tamarack   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  McGrath   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jewett   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McGregor   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Davidson   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Clear Creek   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Moose Lake   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Holyoke   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Barnum   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Kettle River   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wrenshall   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Carlton   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Sawyer   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  North Carlton   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Thomson   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cloquet   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Scanlon   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Quamba   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Louis
  New Duluth   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gary   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Proctor   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Adolph   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brookston   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saginaw   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hermantown   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Duluth   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Twig   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Burnett (WI)
  Blaine (WI)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Swiss (WI)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Union (WI)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oakland (WI)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Webb Lake (WI)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Webb Lake (WI)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  West Marshland (WI)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jackson (WI)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lincoln (WI)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Webster (WI)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Meenon (WI)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Scott (WI)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Douglas (WI)
  Dairyland (WI)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Summit (WI)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Superior (WI)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oliver (WI)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Oakland (WI)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saunders (WI)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Superior Village (WI)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Parkland (WI)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Superior (WI)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bennett (WI)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bennett (WI)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gordon (WI)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Washburn (WI)
  Minong (WI)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chicog (WI)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Minong (WI)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Casey (WI)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Kerrick ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kerrick.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Kerrick covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Oak Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Oak Lake Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Bruno Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Nickerson Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WNW Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Vilstad Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blomskog Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NW Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Isadors Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Kerrick ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kerrick.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kerrick, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kerrick.

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 in 1895, Kerrick had a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Kerrick had a population of 63 people.

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

Moose Lake   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kerrick
 - 1895 population of 169 people (with 2,821 people in 2018)
 - Moose Lake had a post office and railroad service
Sturgeon Lake   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kerrick
 - Sturgeon Lake had railroad service and no post office
Barnum   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kerrick
 - 1895 population of 417 people (with 603 people in 2018)
 - Barnum had a post office and railroad service
Holyoke   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kerrick
 - Holyoke had railroad service and no post office
Willow River   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Kerrick
 - Willow River had railroad service and no post office
Mahtowa   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Kerrick
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Mahtowa had a post office and railroad service
Finlayson   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kerrick
 - 1895 population of 121 people (with 307 people in 2018)
 - Finlayson had a post office and no railroad service
Sandstone   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kerrick
 - 1895 population of 517 people (with 2,671 people in 2018)
 - Sandstone 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 Kerrick. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kerrick in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Kerrick:

These websites are specific to Minnesota:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Minnesota State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Minnesota to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Pine County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Aitkin County:     Cyndi's



Carlton County:     Cyndi's



Kanabec County:     Cyndi's



Saint Louis County:     Cyndi's



Burnett County (WI):     Cyndi's



Douglas County (WI):     Cyndi's



Washburn County (WI):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Pine County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Minnesota   Cemetery Wiki for Minnesota
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Minnesota

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 Minnesota
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Kerrick ...

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

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 Kerrick:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station

We have found Kerrick in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Kerrick for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Kerrick. See our Misc Page for Kerrick for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Pine County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pine County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kerrick) 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 Kerrick. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kerrick

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kerrick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3394, Longitude: -92.5843     [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 Kerrick, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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