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Our Genealogical Helper for Gresham ...

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 Gresham (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 Gresham. 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 Gresham ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gresham.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gresham, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gresham.

Cemeteries Near Gresham ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gresham.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W St. Francis Solanus Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Red Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Elias Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Johns Hermansfort Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Seneca Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE St. Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW St. Anthonys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rest Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE West Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bomke Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lake Drive 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, Gresham had a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Gresham had a population of 566 people.

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

Leopolis   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gresham
 - 1895 population of 54 people
 - Leopolis had a post office and no railroad service
Pella   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Gresham
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Pella had a post office and no railroad service
Keshena   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gresham
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Keshena had a post office and no railroad service
Caroline   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gresham
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Caroline had a post office and no railroad service
Belle Plaine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gresham
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Belle Plaine had a post office and railroad service
Shawano   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gresham
 - 1895 population of 1,505 people (with 8,980 people in 2017)
 - Shawano had a post office and railroad service
Regina   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gresham
 - Regina had a post office and no railroad service
Embarrass   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gresham
 - 1895 population of 118 people (with 380 people in 2017)
 - Embarrass 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 Gresham. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gresham 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Gresham 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 Gresham. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Gresham:

Shawano     (The home county for Gresham)
      Herman   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Red Springs   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Richmond   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Middle Village   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bartelme   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pella   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lessor   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bowler   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belle Plaine   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shawano   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pittsfield   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pittsfield   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flintville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Suamico   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hobart   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Howard   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Norwood   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White Lake   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Polar   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rolling   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Antigo   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wolf River   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Antigo   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Price   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Langlade   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ackley   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Neva   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elderon   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Elderon   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Norrie   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franzen   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Plover   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatley   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reid   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ringle   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bevent   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Easton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hewitt   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pound   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coleman   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pound   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Keshena   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Neopit   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Legend Lake   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Menominee   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Zoar   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Underhill   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      How   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Suring   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Breed   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Maple Valley   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Doty   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountain   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bagley   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hickory Corners   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Deer Creek   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Maine   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Nichols   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cicero   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Maple Creek   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shiocton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bovina   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Black Creek   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Black Creek   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alban   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rosholt   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sharon   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nelsonville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Amherst Junction   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ellis   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Embarrass   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Larrabee   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clintonville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Matteson   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dupont   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Granite City - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Falls   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wyoming   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Gresham:

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 Shawano County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Forest County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Langlade County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marathon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marinette 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     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Gresham ...

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

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 Gresham:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Gresham in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Gresham for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Gresham.
      See our Misc Page for Gresham for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Shawano County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shawano County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gresham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8486, Longitude: -88.7859     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gresham 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 Gresham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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