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Our Genealogy 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 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 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.

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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

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:

  DirDistance
Shawano     (The home county for Gresham)
  Herman   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  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]
  Wescott   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Grant   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Brown
  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]
 
Forest
  Freedom   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Langlade
  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]
  Peck   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Marathon
  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]
  Weston   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Marinette
  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]
 
Menominee
  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]
 
Oconto
  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]
  Morgan   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bagley   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hickory Corners   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Outagamie
  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]
  Seymour   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Portage
  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]
  Polonia   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ellis   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Waupaca
  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]
  Helvetia   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Gresham, see our County-by-County Page 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 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 Gresham covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      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]     

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]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gresham.

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.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Gresham:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Forest County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Langlade County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marathon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marinette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Menominee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Oconto County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Outagamie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Portage County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Waupaca County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Communities in 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: www.co.shawano.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Gresham) 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 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 we use 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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