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Our Genealogy Helper for White Lake ...

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 White Lake (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for White Lake. 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 White Lake ...

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 White Lake.

  • Typical abbreviation for White Lake: White Lk.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

White Lake is located in Langlade County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Langlade County: Forest, Lincoln, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida & Shawano.

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

  DirDistance
Langlade     (The home county for White Lake)
  Evergreen   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Wolf River   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Langlade   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Polar   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Price   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Antigo   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ainsworth   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Antigo   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Neva   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Rolling   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Peck   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
 
Forest
  Freedom   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Wabeno   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Nashville   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Laona   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Crandon   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Blackwell   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Crandon   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Caswell   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Armstrong Creek   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hiles   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ross   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lincoln
  Schley   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pine River   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Russell   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dutch Corners - Historic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marathon
  Harrison   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Plover   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Norrie   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hewitt   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hatley   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Easton   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elderon   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elderon   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ringle   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Franzen   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Texas   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Reid   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marinette
  Silver Cliff   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Stephenson   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Coleman   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pound   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pound   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Athelstane   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Crivitz   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Athelstane   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Goodman   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sweetheart City   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Menominee
  Menominee   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Neopit   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Zoar   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Keshena   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Legend Lake   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Oconto
  Doty   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Townsend   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mountain   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Armstrong   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Riverview   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Breed   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lakewood   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  How   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Suring   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bagley   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Underhill   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Maple Valley   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Oneida
  Schoepke   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Monico   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Piehl   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pelican   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shawano
  Middle Village   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hutchins   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mattoon   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Red Springs   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Bartelme   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Gresham   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Almon   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Aniwa   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bowler   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Herman   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Aniwa   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Waupaca
  Embarrass   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Marion   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Larrabee   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clintonville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Matteson   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Granite City - Historic   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Big Falls   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near White Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of White Lake.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 White Lake covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WNW Sherry Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Lily Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  WNW Bent Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  SSW St. Anthonys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SSE West Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  WSW Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in White Lake ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around White Lake.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of White Lake, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for White Lake.

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>

While we didn't find White Lake in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of White Lake.

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

Elton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from White Lake
 - Elton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lily   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from White Lake
 - Lily had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bryant   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from White Lake
 - Bryant had a post office and railroad service
 
Phlox   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from White Lake
 - Phlox had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from White Lake
 - Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hutchins   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from White Lake
 - 1895 population of 26 people (with 591 people in 2017)
 - Hutchins had a post office and no railroad service
 
Breed   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from White Lake
 - Breed had a post office and no railroad service
 
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from White Lake
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around White Lake. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring White Lake in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 White Lake:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Langlade County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Forest County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marathon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marinette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Menominee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Oconto County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Oneida County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shawano County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Waupaca County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Langlade County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Langlade County: www.co.langlade.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1633, Longitude: -88.7665     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Lake 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 White Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019