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Our Genealogical Helper for Whispering Pines ...

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 Whispering Pines (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 Whispering Pines. 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 Whispering Pines ...

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 79 newspapers that have been published in the area around Whispering Pines.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Whispering Pines, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Whispering Pines.

Cemeteries Near Whispering Pines ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Whispering Pines.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Appleton Highland Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Grand Chute Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holy Angels Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Community Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Freedom Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kelso Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wanderers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Rest Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW St. Margarets Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE High Cliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Freedom Association Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE St. Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Freedom Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Mansfield Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenville Pioneer 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 Whispering Pines in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Whispering Pines.

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

Kimberly   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Whispering Pines
 - Kimberly had a post office and railroad service
Darboy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whispering Pines
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Darboy had a post office and no railroad service
Combined Locks   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Whispering Pines
 - Combined Locks had railroad service and no post office
Little Chute   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Whispering Pines
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 11,403 people in 2017)
 - Little Chute had a post office and railroad service
Apple Creek   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Whispering Pines
 - Apple Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Mackville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whispering Pines
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Mackville had a post office and no railroad service
Menasha   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Whispering Pines
 - 1895 population of 4,581 people (with 17,748 people in 2017)
 - Menasha had a post office and railroad service
Kaukauna   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Whispering Pines
 - 1895 population of 4,667 people (with 16,086 people in 2017)
 - Kaukauna had a post office and railroad service
Neenah   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Whispering Pines
 - 1895 population of 5,083 people (with 25,951 people in 2017)
 - Neenah 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 Whispering Pines. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Whispering Pines 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.

Whispering Pines is located in Outagamie County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Outagamie County: Brown, Calumet, Shawano, Waupaca & Winnebago.

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

Outagamie     (The home county for Whispering Pines)
      Appleton   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Kimberly   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Grand Chute   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Combined Locks   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Little Chute   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Vandenbroek   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kaukauna   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Buchanan   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Center   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Askeaton   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Holland   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lawrence   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hobart   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      De Pere   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ashwaubenon   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Allouez   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hilbert   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Potter   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rantoul   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fond du Lac
      Calumetville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Calumet   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Linden Beach   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marshfield   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Taycheedah   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eldorado   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Calvary   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      North Fond du Lac   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Cloud   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fond du Lac   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Green Lake
      Berlin   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Berlin   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montpelier   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Luxemburg   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Luxemburg   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collins   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grimms   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hickory Grove   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Menchalville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Taus   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eaton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cooperstown   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rosecrans   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Steinthal   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chase   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Little Suamico   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abrams   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Navarino   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Angelica   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slab City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bonduel   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waukechon   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belle Plaine   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wittenberg   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lessor   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shawano   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Valley   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Russell   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elkhart Lake   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rhine   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glenbeulah   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenbush   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Herman   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New London   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mukwa   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Royalton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Matteson   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clintonville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Little Wolf   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Poysippi   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Redgranite   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Warren   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Springwater   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lohrville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Menasha   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Menasha   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Adella Beach   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vinland   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

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 websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Whispering Pines:

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 Outagamie County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calumet County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Green Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Kewaunee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Manitowoc County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oconto 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    
Waushara 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 Outagamie County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Wisconsin

About Outagamie County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Outagamie 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 that starts in Whispering Pines. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whispering Pines) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whispering Pines. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2803, Longitude: -88.3843     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whispering Pines 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 Whispering Pines, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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