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Town of Wolf River, Wisconsin
(Langlade County)

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The location of Town of Wolf River

Our Genealogy Helper for Wolf River ...

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 Wolf River (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 Wolf River. 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 Wolf River ...

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 Wolf River.

  • Typical abbreviation for Wolf River: Wolf Riv.

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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Wolf River 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 Wolf River. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Wolf River:

Langlade     (The home county for Wolf River)
  White Lake   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Langlade   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Evergreen   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Price   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Polar   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ainsworth   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Neva   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Antigo   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Antigo   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rolling   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Upham   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Elcho   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fence   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Freedom   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Wabeno   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Nashville   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Laona   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Crandon   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Blackwell   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Crandon   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Caswell   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Armstrong Creek   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hiles   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ross   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Argonne   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Russell   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Schley   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dutch Corners - Historic   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pine River   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Plover   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Norrie   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hewitt   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Easton   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hatley   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elderon   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Elderon   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Silver Cliff   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stephenson   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Athelstane   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Goodman   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Athelstane   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Crivitz   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pound   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Coleman   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pound   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sweetheart City   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Middle Inlet   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wausaukee   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Menominee   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Zoar   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Neopit   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Keshena   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Legend Lake   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Doty   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Townsend   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Mountain   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Riverview   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lakewood   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Armstrong   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Breed   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  How   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Bagley   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Suring   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Brazeau   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Maple Valley   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hickory Corners   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Schoepke   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Monico   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Piehl   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pelican   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stella   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Middle Village   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hutchins   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mattoon   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Red Springs   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bartelme   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gresham   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Aniwa   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Almon   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Aniwa   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bowler   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Herman   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wescott   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Embarrass   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Marion   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wolf River ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wolf River.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lily Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sherry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NNE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roseland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  WNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  W Bent Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  NNE St. Ambrose Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pearson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  

Newspapers Published in Wolf River ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wolf River.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wolf River, there are papers which were published within 31 miles [49.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wolf River.

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 Wolf River in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wolf River.

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

Lily   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wolf River
 - Lily had a post office and no railroad service
Elton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wolf River
 - Elton had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wolf River
 - Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
Bryant   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Wolf River
 - Bryant had a post office and railroad service
Phlox   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wolf River
 - Phlox had a post office and no railroad service
Breed   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wolf River
 - Breed had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wolf River
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Deerbrook   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) from Wolf River
 - Deerbrook 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 Wolf River. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wolf River in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 - 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 Wolf River:

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 Langlade County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Florence County:     Cyndi's



Forest County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Marathon County:     Cyndi's



Marinette County:     Cyndi's



Menominee County:     Cyndi's



Oconto County:     Cyndi's



Oneida County:     Cyndi's



Shawano County:     Cyndi's



Waupaca County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Wisconsin,
Cemeteries of Langlade County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Wisconsin   Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Langlade County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Langlade County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wolf River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2450, Longitude: -88.7348     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wolf River 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 Wolf River, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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