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Our Genealogy Helper for Wabeno ...

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 Wabeno (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 Wabeno. 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 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.

Wabeno is located in Forest County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Forest County: Iron (MI), Florence, Langlade, Marinette, Oconto, Oneida & Vilas.

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

  DirDistance
Forest     (The home county for Wabeno)
  Blackwell   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Freedom   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Laona   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Armstrong Creek   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Caswell   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Nashville   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Crandon   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ross   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Crandon   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hiles   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Argonne   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Florence
  Fence   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Homestead   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fern - Historic   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fern   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Long Lake   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Commonwealth   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Florence   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tipler   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tipler   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Langlade
  Wolf River   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Langlade   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  White Lake   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ainsworth   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Evergreen   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Price   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Polar   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Neva   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elcho   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Upham   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Antigo   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Marinette
  Silver Cliff   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Goodman   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Athelstane   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Athelstane   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Stephenson   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Sweetheart City   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wausaukee   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wausaukee   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Crivitz   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Amberg   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Menominee
  Menominee   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Zoar   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Neopit   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Legend Lake   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Keshena   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Oconto
  Townsend   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lakewood   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Riverview   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Doty   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mountain   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Armstrong   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Breed   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bagley   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Brazeau   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  How   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Suring   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hickory Corners   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Oneida
  Schoepke   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Monico   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Piehl   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stella   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Three Lakes   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pelican   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Shawano
  Middle Village   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mattoon   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Red Springs   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hutchins   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bartelme   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dickinson (MI)
  Kingsford (MI)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Iron Mountain (MI)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Quinnesec (MI)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Norway (MI)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Iron (MI)
  Pentoga (MI)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Menominee (MI)
  Longrie (MI)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wabeno ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wabeno.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Ambrose Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Roseland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NNW Laona Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  WSW Lily Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  NE Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 19 miles [30.6 km]  
  WNW Crandon Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  

Newspapers Published in Wabeno ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wabeno.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wabeno, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wabeno.

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

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

Cavour   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wabeno
 - Cavour had a post office and railroad service
 
Lily   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wabeno
 - Lily had a post office and no railroad service
 
Armstrong Creek   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wabeno
 - Armstrong Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wabeno
 - Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crandon   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wabeno
 - Crandon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dunbar   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wabeno
 - Dunbar had a post office and railroad service
 
Elton   [Map]
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wabeno
 - Elton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Breed   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wabeno
 - Breed 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 Wabeno. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wabeno 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 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 Wabeno:

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 Forest County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Florence County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Langlade 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

 
Oneida County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shawano County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dickinson County (MI):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iron County (MI):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Menominee County (MI):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Michigan

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Wisconsin

About Forest County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- Wabeno) 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 Wabeno. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wabeno

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wabeno. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4330, Longitude: -88.5532     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wabeno 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 Wabeno, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019