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Our Genealogical Helper for Zander ...

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 Zander (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 Zander. 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.

Newspapers Published in Zander ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Zander.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Zander, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Zander.

Cemeteries Near Zander ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Zander.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zander Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Bolt Bohemian Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Larrabee Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Jambo Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E German Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Progressive Farmer's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. James Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Melnik Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E St. John's Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mishicot Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Eastside Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW West Danish Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zion United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW St. Wenceslaus Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Holy Cross Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Saxonburg Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Norman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Kossuth National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Kossuth Cemetery #1   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S St. Anne Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Volunteer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bohemian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W St. John's United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N St. Anna Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sandy Bay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. John Nepomuceue Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Neshoto Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE St. Hedwigs Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Kossuth Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Kossuth Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Forest View Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Wenceslaus 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.<3>

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

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

Bolt   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Zander
 - Bolt had a post office and no railroad service
Larrabee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Zander
 - 1895 population of 108 people
 - Larrabee had a post office and no railroad service
Curran   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Zander
 - Curran had a post office and no railroad service
Cooperstown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Zander
 - 1895 population of 285 people
 - Cooperstown had a post office and no railroad service
Melnik   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Zander
 - Melnik had a post office and no railroad service
Tisch Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Zander
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Tisch Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Fontenoy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Zander
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Fontenoy had a post office and no railroad service
Rosecrans   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Zander
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Rosecrans 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 Zander. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Zander 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

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

Manitowoc     (The home county for Zander)
      Gibson   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Larrabee   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tisch Mills   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Melnik   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fisherville   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Mishicot   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Maribel   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Mishicot   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rosecrans   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cooperstown   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Francis Creek   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kingsbridge   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kellnersville   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Denmark   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      New Denmark   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eaton   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Glenmore   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bellevue   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Humboldt   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bellevue Town   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ledgeview   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Allouez   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      De Pere   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Potter   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rantoul   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hilbert   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Charlestown   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hayton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brussels   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Forestville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Forestville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clay Banks   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gardner   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nasewaupee   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sturgeon Bay   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sturgeon Bay   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fond du Lac
      Calumet   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Calumetville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marshfield   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Saint Cloud   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Montpelier   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Kewaunee   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kewaunee   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Luxemburg   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Luxemburg   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Casco   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Casco   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pierce   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Red River   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Little Suamico   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pensaukee   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chase   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Abrams   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oconto   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kaukauna   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Buchanan   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kaukauna   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vandenbroek   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Combined Locks   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Little Chute   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Osborn   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Angelica   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Herman   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mosel   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Howards Grove   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rhine   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sheboygan   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkhart Lake   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Russell   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sheboygan Falls   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sheboygan   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glenbeulah   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kohler   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sheboygan Falls   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Menasha   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Menasha   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adella Beach   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Zander:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calumet County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Door County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kewaunee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oconto County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Outagamie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shawano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sheboygan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winnebago County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Communities in Wisconsin

About Manitowoc County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Zander. 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Zander. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Zander) 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 Zander. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Zander

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zander. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3130, Longitude: -87.7050     [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>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 Zander, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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