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Our Genealogical Helper for Wausaukee ...

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 Wausaukee (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 Wausaukee. 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 Wausaukee ...

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 68 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wausaukee.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

Cemeteries Near Wausaukee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wausaukee.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Pinehill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Lost Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Athelstane Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Amberg Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  ESE St. Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SE Winesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Swedish Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  SE St. Mary's Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  SE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mellen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethesda Lutheran 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, Wausaukee had railroad service and no post office. In 2016, Wausaukee had a population of 562 people.

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

Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wausaukee
 - Cedarville had railroad service and no post office
 
Middle Inlet   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wausaukee
 - Middle Inlet had a post office and railroad service
 
Amberg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wausaukee
 - Amberg had a post office and railroad service
 
Crivitz   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wausaukee
 - Crivitz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beaver   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Wausaukee
 - Beaver had a post office and railroad service
 
Wallace (MI)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wausaukee
 - Wallace had a post office and railroad service
 
Ingalls (MI)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Wausaukee
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Ingalls had a post office and railroad service
 
Stephenson (MI)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Wausaukee
 - 1895 population of 456 people (with 855 people in 2016)
 - Stephenson had a post office and railroad service
 
Porterfield   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wausaukee
 - Porterfield 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 Wausaukee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wausaukee 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 and hospitals 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Marinette     (The home county for Wausaukee)
      Wausaukee   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Middle Inlet   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sweetheart City   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Amberg   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Crivitz   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wagner   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Stephenson   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beecher   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Athelstane   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lake   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Porterfield   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Door
      Gibraltar   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Egg Harbor   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Egg Harbor   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gardner   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Florence
      Aurora   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Homestead   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Commonwealth   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fern   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fern - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fence   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Forest
      Wabeno   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blackwell   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Armstrong Creek   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Laona   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Caswell   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Langlade
      Wolf River   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Oconto
      Brazeau   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lakewood   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bagley   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lena   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Little River   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mountain   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lena   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spruce   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hickory Corners   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Breed   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Delta (MI)
      Bark River (MI)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Dickinson (MI)
      Loretto (MI)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vulcan (MI)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Norway (MI)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Quinnesec (MI)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kingsford (MI)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Iron Mountain (MI)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Menominee (MI)
      Longrie (MI)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Koss (MI)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ingalls (MI)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stephenson (MI)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wallace (MI)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Daggett (MI)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Menominee (MI)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Carney (MI)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nadeau (MI)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hermansville (MI)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powers (MI)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spalding (MI)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

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 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 Wausaukee:

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 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    
Langlade 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...
      Michigan

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wausaukee ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marinette County: www.marinettecounty.com/

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' distance that starts in Wausaukee. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wausaukee) 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 Wausaukee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wausaukee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wausaukee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3786, Longitude: -87.9551     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wausaukee 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 Wausaukee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wausaukee.