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Our Genealogical Helper for Wisconsin Junction ...

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 Wisconsin Junction (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 Wisconsin Junction. 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 Wisconsin Junction ...

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 Wisconsin Junction.

  • Typical abbreviation for Wisconsin Junction: Wisconsin Jct. (or less commonly used: Wisconsin Jctn.)

Newspapers Published in Wisconsin Junction ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wisconsin Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wisconsin Junction, there are papers which were published within 33 miles [53.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wisconsin Junction.

Cemeteries Near Wisconsin Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wisconsin Junction.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Argonne Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Marys Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hiles Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Crandon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SW Nashville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wolfgram Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Laona Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Forest Home 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 Wisconsin Junction in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wisconsin Junction.

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

Crandon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Wisconsin Junction
 - Crandon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Atkins   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Wisconsin Junction
 - Atkins had railroad service and no post office
 
Cavour   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Wisconsin Junction
 - Cavour had a post office and railroad service
 
Stella   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Wisconsin Junction
 - Stella had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pelican Lake   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wisconsin Junction
 - Pelican Lake had railroad service and no post office
 
Post Lake   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wisconsin Junction
 - Post Lake had railroad service and no post office
 
Malvern   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Wisconsin Junction
 - Malvern had railroad service and no post office
 
Elcho   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wisconsin Junction
 - Elcho 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 Wisconsin Junction. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wisconsin Junction 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.

Wisconsin Junction is located in Forest County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Forest County: Iron (MI), Florence, Langlade, Marinette, Oconto, Oneida & Vilas.

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

  DirectionDistance
Forest     (The home county for Wisconsin Junction)
      Hiles   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Crandon   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Crandon   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Argonne   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hiles   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ross   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Caswell   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Laona   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Nashville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Popple River   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Armstrong Creek   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Florence
      Fence   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Long Lake   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tipler   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fern - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fern   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Homestead   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Commonwealth   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Langlade
      Ainsworth   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elcho   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Langlade   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Upham   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Price   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Neva   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wolf River   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Peck   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Polar   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White Lake   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lincoln
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Russell   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      King   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Skanawan   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Birch   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Schley   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marinette
      Goodman   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Silver Cliff   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Athelstane   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Oconto
      Townsend   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lakewood   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Doty   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Oneida
      Piehl   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Monico   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Three Lakes   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Schoepke   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stella   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pelican   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sugar Camp   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sugar Camp   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Lake   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Rhinelander   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crescent   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Newbold   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Vilas
      Washington   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Eagle River   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Phelps   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cloverland   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Conover   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Germain   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Land O'Lakes   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plum Lake   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Dickinson (MI)
      Kingsford (MI)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Gogebic (MI)
      Katakitckon Indian Village (MI)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Iron (MI)
      Caspian (MI)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gaastra (MI)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pentoga (MI)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stambaugh (MI)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Iron River (MI)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mineral Hills (MI)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alpha (MI)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gibbs City (MI) - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Wisconsin Junction:

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 Forest County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Florence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Langlade County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marinette 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    
Vilas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickinson County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gogebic County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iron County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Forest 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
 
Also see Diaster Stories for ...
      Michigan

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Communities in Wisconsin

About Forest County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Wisconsin Junction. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wisconsin Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wisconsin Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6561, Longitude: -88.9112     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wisconsin Junction 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 Wisconsin Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wisconsin Junction.



 
 
 

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