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Our Genealogical Helper for Zoar ...

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 Zoar (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 Zoar. 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 Zoar ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Zoar.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Zoar, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Zoar.

Cemeteries Near Zoar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Zoar.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE St. Anthonys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Holy Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SW Leiskau Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Red Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE West Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sherry 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 Zoar in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Zoar.

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

Hutchins   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Zoar
 - 1895 population of 26 people (with 591 people in 2017)
 - Hutchins had a post office and no railroad service
Phlox   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Zoar
 - Phlox had a post office and no railroad service
Regina   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Zoar
 - Regina had a post office and no railroad service
Elton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Zoar
 - Elton had a post office and no railroad service
Gresham   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Zoar
 - Gresham had a post office and no railroad service
Bryant   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Zoar
 - Bryant had a post office and railroad service
Elmhurst   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Zoar
 - Elmhurst had a post office and railroad service
Antigo   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Zoar
 - 1895 population of 4,424 people (with 7,780 people in 2017)
 - Antigo 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 Zoar. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Zoar 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 doctors and 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.

Zoar is located in Menominee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Menominee County: Langlade, Oconto & Shawano.

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

Menominee     (The home county for Zoar)
      Neopit   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Menominee   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Keshena   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Legend Lake   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nashville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wabeno   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crandon   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Laona   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crandon   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Norwood   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Polar   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      White Lake   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rolling   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Antigo   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Antigo   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Price   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wolf River   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Langlade   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Neva   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ackley   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine River   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Schley   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dutch Corners - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Russell   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Birch   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Merrill   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Plover   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Norrie   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elderon   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Elderon   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatley   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Easton   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hewitt   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ringle   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franzen   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reid   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bevent   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Silver Cliff   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stephenson   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Doty   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Breed   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      How   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mountain   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Underhill   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Suring   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Townsend   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Maple Valley   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bagley   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Schoepke   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deer Creek   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Maine   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nichols   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maple Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cicero   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alban   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rosholt   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sharon   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Polonia   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ellis   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hutchins   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bartelme   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mattoon   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Middle Village   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Red Springs   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Almon   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bowler   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gresham   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Aniwa   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Birnamwood   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Aniwa   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Embarrass   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dupont   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Granite City - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Larrabee   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Falls   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wyoming   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clintonville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Matteson   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Zoar:

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 Menominee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Forest 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    
Marathon 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    
Outagamie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Portage 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 Menominee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 Menominee County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zoar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0150, Longitude: -88.8990     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Zoar 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 Zoar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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