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Our Genealogical Helper for West De Pere ...

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 West De Pere (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 West De Pere. 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.

Name Variations for West De Pere ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with West De Pere.

  • Typical abbreviation for West De Pere: W. De Pere

Newspapers Published in West De Pere ...

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 94 newspapers that have been published in the area around West De Pere.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of West De Pere, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for West De Pere.

Cemeteries Near West De Pere ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of West De Pere.

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 West De Pere covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Allouez Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Ashwaubenon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Ft. Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW LDS Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW South Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bellevue Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Polish Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW St. Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE County Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mill Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lilly Lake 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 West De Pere in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of West De Pere.

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

Little Rapids   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West De Pere
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Little Rapids had a post office and no railroad service
Kolb   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from West De Pere
 - Kolb had a post office and no railroad service
Green Bay   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West De Pere
 - 1895 population of 9,069 people (with 105,116 people in 2017)
 - Green Bay had a post office and railroad service
Oneida   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from West De Pere
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Oneida had a post office and railroad service
Cormier   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from West De Pere
 - Cormier had railroad service and no post office
Sniderville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West De Pere
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Sniderville had a post office and no railroad service
Glenmore   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from West De Pere
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Glenmore had a post office and no railroad service
Duck Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from West De Pere
 - Duck Creek had a post office and railroad service
Wrightstown   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West De Pere
 - 1895 population of 476 people (with 3,406 people in 2017)
 - Wrightstown 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 West De Pere. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West De Pere 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

West De Pere is located in Brown County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Brown County: Calumet, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Oconto, Outagamie & Shawano.

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

Brown     (The home county for West De Pere)
      De Pere   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Ashwaubenon   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Allouez   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lawrence   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bellevue Town   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Ledgeview   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Hobart   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Green Bay   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bellevue   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Howard   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Glenmore   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hilbert   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Potter   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rantoul   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Charlestown   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brussels   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Forestville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Forestville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gardner   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nasewaupee   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fond du Lac
      Calumetville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Calumet   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montpelier   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Luxemburg   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Luxemburg   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Red River   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Casco   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Kewaunee   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Casco   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kewaunee   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pierce   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ahnapee   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hickory Grove   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cooperstown   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rosecrans   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Maribel   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Menchalville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kellnersville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Taus   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Zander   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Larrabee   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Legend Lake   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Keshena   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Little Suamico   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Chase   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abrams   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pensaukee   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oconto Falls   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stiles   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oconto Falls   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oconto   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oconto   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lena   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kaukauna   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Osborn   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kaukauna   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vandenbroek   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Buchanan   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Combined Locks   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Little Chute   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Angelica   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Navarino   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slab City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bonduel   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Valley   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wittenberg   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waukechon   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lessor   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shawano   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Russell   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Matteson   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New London   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Embarrass   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clintonville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mukwa   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Larrabee   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Menasha   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Menasha   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adella Beach   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vinland   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harbor Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 West De Pere:

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 Brown County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calumet County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Door County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kewaunee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Manitowoc 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    
Outagamie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shawano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sheboygan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waupaca County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winnebago County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Brown County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Brown 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Brown County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Brown County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from West De Pere. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West De Pere) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West De Pere. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4455, Longitude: -88.0754     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West De Pere 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 West De Pere, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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