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Whitelaw, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Whitelaw ...

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 Whitelaw (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 Whitelaw. 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.

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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Whitelaw is located in Manitowoc County.

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

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

Manitowoc     (The home county for Whitelaw)
  Branch   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Reifs Mills   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Taus   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Manitowoc Rapids   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Cato   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Madsen   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Clarks Mills   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Grimms   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Kellners Corners   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Kellnersville   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Alverno   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Morrison   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Morrison   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Denmark   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  New Denmark   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Glenmore   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Askeaton   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Holland   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wrightstown   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Eaton   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ledgeview   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rockland   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bellevue   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Brillion   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Potter   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rantoul   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Brillion   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Charlestown   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hayton   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hilbert   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Chilton   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  New Holstein   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Chilton   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  New Holstein   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Brussels   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Union   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fond du Lac
  Calumet   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Calumetville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Saint Cloud   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mount Calvary   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Forest   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Graham Corners   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Taycheedah   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Linden Beach   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Empire   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Osceola   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Carlton   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  West Kewaunee   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kewaunee   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Luxemburg   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Luxemburg   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Casco   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Casco   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pierce   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Red River   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Little Suamico   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Buchanan   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kaukauna   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Kaukauna   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Combined Locks   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Vandenbroek   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Little Chute   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kimberly   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Freedom   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Freedom   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Appleton   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oneida   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Grand Chute   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Herman   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Howards Grove   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mosel   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rhine   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elkhart Lake   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Sheboygan   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Russell   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sheboygan Falls   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Glenbeulah   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sheboygan   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Greenbush   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Menasha   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Adella Beach   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Neenah   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Neenah   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Menasha   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oshkosh   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Black Wolf   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Vinland   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Black Wolf   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oshkosh   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Algoma   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Whitelaw ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Whitelaw.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Cato Heights Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Branch Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Old Clark Mills Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Gjerpen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Grace Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Kossuth National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Our Saviors Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Pleuss Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Anne Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Kossuth Cemetery #1   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Friedens UCC Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W St. John - St. James Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Zion Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Valders Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Salem Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Trinity Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE St. John's Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Manitowoc County Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Manitowoc County Veterans Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Knollwood Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Kossuth Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Kossuth Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Melnik Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N St. Wenceslaus Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W St. John - St. James Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Rockland EUB Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Old Friedens Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE St. Mary's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Neshoto Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Zion Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Streckert Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW St. John's United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW J.O. Tyler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW St. Gregory Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Salem Ebenezer Reformed Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Holy Cross Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Larrabee Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Whitelaw ...

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 77 newspapers that have been published in the area around Whitelaw.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Whitelaw, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Whitelaw.

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.<4>

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

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

Branch   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Whitelaw
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Branch had a post office and railroad service
Cato   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Whitelaw
 - 1895 population of 163 people
 - Cato had a post office and railroad service
Taus   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whitelaw
 - Taus had a post office and no railroad service
Clarks Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Whitelaw
 - 1895 population of 162 people
 - Clarks Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Grimms   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Whitelaw
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Grimms had a post office and railroad service
Alverno   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whitelaw
 - Alverno had a post office and railroad service
Rube   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Whitelaw
 - Rube had a post office and no railroad service
Francis Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whitelaw
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 647 people in 2017)
 - Francis Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Reedsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Whitelaw
 - 1895 population of 329 people (with 1,156 people in 2017)
 - Reedsville had a post office and railroad service
Newtonburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Whitelaw
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Newtonburg 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 Whitelaw. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Whitelaw 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 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 - 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 Whitelaw:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Manitowoc County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:     Cyndi's



Calumet County:     Cyndi's



Door County:     Cyndi's



Fond du Lac County:     Cyndi's



Kewaunee County:     Cyndi's



Oconto County:     Cyndi's



Outagamie County:     Cyndi's



Sheboygan County:     Cyndi's



Winnebago County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Find a Community in Wisconsin

About Manitowoc County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Manitowoc 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. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitelaw) 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 Whitelaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitelaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitelaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1446, Longitude: -87.8216     [Map].

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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>UCC is an abbreviation for the United Church of Canada

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<4>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 Whitelaw, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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