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Our Genealogical Helper for Wagner ...

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 Wagner (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 Wagner. 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 Wagner ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wagner.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wagner, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wagner.

Cemeteries Near Wagner ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wagner.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S St. Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Winesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mellen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S St. Mary's Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lost Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Danish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE North Stephenson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stephenson Twp. Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Birch Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Swedish Methodist 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 Wagner in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wagner.

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

Carbondale (MI)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wagner
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Carbondale had a post office and no railroad service
Wallace (MI)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Wagner
 - Wallace had a post office and railroad service
Ingalls (MI)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wagner
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Ingalls had a post office and railroad service
Stephenson (MI)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wagner
 - 1895 population of 456 people (with 839 people in 2017)
 - Stephenson had a post office and railroad service
Birch Creek (MI)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wagner
 - Birch Creek had railroad service and no post office
Porterfield   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wagner
 - Porterfield had a post office and railroad service
Daggett (MI)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wagner
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 248 people in 2017)
 - Daggett had a post office and railroad service
Wausaukee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wagner
 - Wausaukee had railroad service and no post office
Middle Inlet   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Wagner
 - Middle Inlet 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 Wagner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wagner 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 southeast 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 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.

Wagner is located in Marinette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marinette County: Dickinson (MI), Menominee (MI), Florence, Forest & Oconto.

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

Marinette     (The home county for Wagner)
      Rubys Corner   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Middle Inlet   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Porterfield   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wausaukee   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lake   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sweetheart City   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wausaukee   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Crivitz   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Amberg   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harmony   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marinette   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Peshtigo   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Athelstane   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Gibraltar   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Egg Harbor   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Egg Harbor   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ephraim   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sister Bay   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ellison Bay   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Liberty Grove   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gardner   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Idlewild   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Bay   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jacksonport   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nasewaupee   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sevastopol   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Homestead   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wabeno   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Little River   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brazeau   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lena   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lena   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oconto   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oconto   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bagley   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spruce   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spruce   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hickory Corners   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stiles   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lakewood   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Delta (MI)
      Bark River (MI)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Schaffer (MI)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dickinson (MI)
      Loretto (MI)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vulcan (MI)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Norway (MI)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Quinnesec (MI)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Iron Mountain (MI)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kingsford (MI)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Menominee (MI)
      Koss (MI)   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Longrie (MI)   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Wallace (MI)   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ingalls (MI)   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Stephenson (MI)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Daggett (MI)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Menominee (MI)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Carney (MI)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nadeau (MI)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hermansville (MI)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powers (MI)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spalding (MI)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wilson (MI)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 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 Wagner:

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 Marinette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Door County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Florence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Forest County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oconto County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delta County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickinson County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Menominee County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Marinette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Marinette 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Wisconsin

About Marinette County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marinette County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wagner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3205, Longitude: -87.7390     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wagner 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:

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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 Wagner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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