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Our Genealogical Helper for Almon ...

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 Almon (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 Almon. 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 Almon ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Almon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Almon, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Almon.

Cemeteries Near Almon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Almon.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Leiskau Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holy Family Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bethany Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WNW Forest Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Holy Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Philomene Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Seneca Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Anthonys Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Francis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Eland 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.<3>

While we didn't find Almon in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Almon.

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

Hutchins   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Almon
 - 1895 population of 26 people (with 589 people in 2016)
 - Hutchins had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wittenberg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Almon
 - 1895 population of 726 people (with 1,019 people in 2016)
 - Wittenberg had a post office and railroad service
 
Eland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Almon
 - Eland had a post office and railroad service
 
Whitcomb   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Almon
 - Whitcomb had a post office and railroad service
 
Birnamwood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Almon
 - Birnamwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Tigerton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Almon
 - 1895 population of 22 people (with 716 people in 2016)
 - Tigerton had a post office and railroad service
 
Phlox   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Almon
 - Phlox had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norrie   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Almon
 - Norrie had a post office and railroad service
 
Aniwa   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Almon
 - Aniwa had a post office and railroad service

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

Almon is located in Shawano County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shawano County: Brown, Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Portage & Waupaca.

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

  DirectionDistance
Shawano     (The home county for Almon)
      Bowler   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bartelme   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Birnamwood   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Hutchins   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mattoon   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wittenberg   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Birnamwood   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eland   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Aniwa   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tigerton   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Aniwa   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Forest
      Freedom   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nashville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Langlade
      Norwood   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rolling   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Antigo   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Antigo   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Polar   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ackley   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White Lake   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Neva   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Price   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Peck   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Langlade   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wolf River   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Lincoln
      Pine River   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Schley   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dutch Corners - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Merrill   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russell   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scott   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Merrill   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Birch   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marathon
      Norrie   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Plover   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elderon   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elderon   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hatley   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Franzen   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ringle   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Easton   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Reid   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bevent   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hewitt   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Menominee
      Zoar   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Neopit   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Menominee   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Keshena   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Legend Lake   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Oconto
      Underhill   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Doty   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      How   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Breed   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Suring   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountain   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Maple Valley   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Townsend   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bagley   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Outagamie
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Deer Creek   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Maine   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Maple Creek   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nichols   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cicero   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bovina   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shiocton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Black Creek   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Portage
      Alban   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rosholt   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sharon   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ellis   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nelsonville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dewey   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Amherst Junction   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hull   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park Ridge   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Waupaca
      Marion   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Falls   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Dupont   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Granite City - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Wyoming   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Larrabee   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Embarrass   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clintonville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Iola   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Matteson   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

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 either 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 Almon:

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 Shawano County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Forest County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Langlade County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marathon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Menominee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oconto 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    
Waupaca County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Wisconsin

About Shawano County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shawano County: www.co.shawano.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 'straight-line' distance starting in Almon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Almon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Almon. 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 Town of Almon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Almon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8941, Longitude: -89.0357     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Almon 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 Almon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Almon.