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Our Genealogical 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 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 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.

Newspapers Published in the area of 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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wabeno.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Wabeno. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Wabeno and those printed in the larger area surrounding Wabeno.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> of 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 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 Wabeno covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Ambrose Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Roseland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Laona Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SW Lily Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  NW Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  WSW Pearson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Crandon 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 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.

Lily   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wabeno
 - Lily had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cavour   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Wabeno
 - Cavour had a post office and railroad service
 
Crandon   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wabeno
 - Crandon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Armstrong Creek   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wabeno
 - Armstrong Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wabeno
 - Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
 
Post Lake   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) from Wabeno
 - Post Lake had railroad service and no post office
 
Elton   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wabeno
 - Elton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bryant   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wabeno
 - Bryant 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 Wabeno. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wabeno 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 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 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.

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:

  DirectionDistance
Forest     (The home county for Wabeno)
      Freedom   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wabeno   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Laona   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blackwell   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nashville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Crandon   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Caswell   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Armstrong Creek   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crandon   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ross   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hiles   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Argonne   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Florence
      Fence   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Long Lake   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Homestead   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fern - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fern   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tipler   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Commonwealth   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Langlade
      Wolf River   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Langlade   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ainsworth   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White Lake   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Price   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Polar   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elcho   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Neva   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Upham   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Antigo   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Norwood   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Antigo   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Lincoln
      Harrison   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russell   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marathon
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marinette
      Silver Cliff   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Goodman   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Athelstane   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stephenson   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sweetheart City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wausaukee   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wausaukee   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crivitz   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Amberg   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beecher   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Middle Inlet   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Menominee
      Menominee   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Zoar   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Neopit   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Keshena   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Legend Lake   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Oconto
      Townsend   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lakewood   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Doty   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mountain   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Breed   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bagley   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brazeau   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      How   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Suring   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hickory Corners   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Maple Valley   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Oneida
      Schoepke   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Monico   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Piehl   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stella   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Three Lakes   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pelican   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rhinelander   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Lake   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sugar Camp   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shawano
      Middle Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hutchins   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mattoon   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Red Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bartelme   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aniwa   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aniwa   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dickinson (MI)
      Kingsford (MI)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Iron Mountain (MI)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Iron (MI)
      Pentoga (MI)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Wabeno:

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 Forest County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Florence 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    
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    
Oneida County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shawano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickinson County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iron County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of 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: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Wabeno. 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wabeno. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4386, Longitude: -88.6604     [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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wabeno.