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Our Genealogy Helper for Leader ...

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 Leader (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 Leader. 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 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.

Leader is located in Cass County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cass County: Aitkin, Beltrami, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Morrison, Todd & Wadena.

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

  DirDistance
Cass     (The home county for Leader)
  Lake Shore   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  East Gull Lake   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pillager   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pine River   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Chickamaw Beach   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Backus   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hackensack   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wabedo   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ah-gwah-ching   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Longville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Walker   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Outing   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Becker
  Wolf Lake   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Osage   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Crow Wing
  Nisswa   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pequot Lakes   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Jenkins   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lake Hubert   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Breezy Point   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  West Crow Wing   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Baxter   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Merrifield   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Brainerd   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Crosslake   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Manhattan Beach   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fort Ripley   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Douglas
  Rose City   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hubbard
  Nevis   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Akeley   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Park Rapids   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Morrison
  Motley   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cushing   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Randall   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Flensburg   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Little Falls   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Harding   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Otter Tail
  Bluffton   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Deer Creek   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  New York Mills   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Leaf City   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Henning   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Todd
  Staples   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hewitt   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bertha   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clarissa   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Eagle Bend   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Browerville   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Long Prairie   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Clotho   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wadena
  Nimrod   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Aldrich   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Verndale   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sebeka   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wadena   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Menahga   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Leader ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Leader.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Swan Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Poplar Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Esterdy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Moose Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hallet Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lyons Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  WSW Montrose Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bridgeman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Mayo Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW West Lyons Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Leader ...

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 147 newspapers that have been published in the area around Leader.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Leader, there are papers which were published within 49 miles [78.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Leader.

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 Leader in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Leader.

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

Ellis   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Leader
 - Ellis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Staples   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Leader
 - 1895 population of 585 people (with 2,952 people in 2018)
 - Staples had a post office and railroad service
 
Motley   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Leader
 - 1895 population of 525 people (with 653 people in 2018)
 - Motley had a post office and railroad service
 
Nimrod   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Leader
 - Nimrod had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pillager   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Leader
 - Pillager had a post office and railroad service
 
Aldrich   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Leader
 - 1895 population of 69 people (with 46 people in 2018)
 - Aldrich had a post office and railroad service
 
Philbrook   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Leader
 - Philbrook had a post office and railroad service
 
Pine River   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Leader
 - Pine River 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 Leader. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Leader in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - although 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 Leader:

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 Cass County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Becker County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Crow Wing County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Douglas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hubbard County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Otter Tail County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Todd County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wadena County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Cass County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cass County: www.co.cass.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leader. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5286, Longitude: -94.6550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leader 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: 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 Leader, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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