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Our Genealogical 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 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 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.

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]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List 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 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 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]     


       

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 589 people in 2016)
 - 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.

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 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.

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:

  DirectionDistance
Langlade     (The home county for White Lake)
      Evergreen   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      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]
      Upham   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 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]
      Wausau   [Map]   W   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]
      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]
      Brazeau   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 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]
      Seneca   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 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.

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 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     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 Langlade County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Forest County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marathon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marinette 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    
Oneida County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shawano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waupaca County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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



Communities in 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: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from White Lake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 that we are using 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for White Lake.