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Antigo, Wisconsin Genealogy Gopher
A Website for Locating City of Antigo and Langlade County, Wisconsin Genealogical Research Sources
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Leland A. Fischer,
Researcher, Author and Webmaster
of this website.
I have discovered during my genealogical research:
  • Benjamin Franklin, American statesman, is my first cousin, nine generations removed.
  • Richard Warren, Mayflower Pilgrim, is my 10th great grandfather.
  • William Weeks, architect of the Salt Lake City Tabernacle, is my 2nd great grand uncle.
  • Arvin Weeks, famous Sheboygan, Wisconsin, east coast and midwestern architect, is my 2nd great grand uncle.
  • James Folger, of the original J.A. Folger Coffee Co., is my 4th cousin, 4 generations removed.
  • Rowland Hussey Macy, founder of the Macy's Department Store, is my 4th cousin, 4 generations removed.
  • President Grover Cleveland, 22nd & 24th president, is the sixth cousin, once removed of the husband of my great grand aunt.
  • My relatives were part of the early history of both Mattoon, Wisconsin and Mattoon, Illinois. Two cities with the same name
    but in different states!
  • I am related to the French/Native American Grignon Family which is one of the oldest founding families of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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Old City Hall
City of Antigo
Old City Hall & Fire Dept.
Where to Gopher
Langlade County Genealogy
Historical Information.

This website is dedicated to all genealogy researchers and historians keeping the memories of their
ancesters's hardships and accomplishments known to the present generation and not forgotten history.

Langlade County
Court House
Current Antigo Information
Antigo Weather Antigo SkyCam Antigo Daily Journal Antigo Times WATK Radio Station WACD Radio Station Langlade County Airport
History of Antigo and Surrounding Areas
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Early History of Antigo Article

Antigo Historical Research Sources

Naval Ships Named Antigo

Celebrity Visitors/Residents of the Area

City of Antigo Web Site (offsite)

Langlade County History Part 1

Langlade County History Part 2

Civil/Political Town Histories
1. Historical town histories told by their school districts.
2. Historical (ghost) communities.
3. Historical vacated civil/political towns.
4. Historical Post Offices 1878-present.
5. Origins of Langlade County Placenames

Langlade County Web Site (offsite)
locomotive & Antigo Depot Area Railroad History Research
Mattoon Scene
Mattoon, Wisconsin History
1. Mattoon (Rockville) Area History.
2. Historical Schools in the Town of Hutchins.
3. Early Families in Mattoon.
4. Picture Albums of the Mattoon Area.

Aniwa, Wisconsin History
1. Research References.

Genealogical Research Sources
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My Antigo Newspaper Obituary Indexes
1. Weekly News Item 1882-1935.
2. Antigo Republican 1888-1911.
3. Langlade County Special 1891-1897.
4. Antigo Weekly Journal 1898-1906.
5. Daily Journal 1905-1913.
6. Antigo Daily Journal 1913-present.
census image Census Records
1. My Langlade County census transcriptions.
2. Links to Langlade County census indexes.
3. Townships in each enumeration districts.
1917 high school School Class Lists
1. Antigo High School
2. Elcho High School
3. White Lake High School
4. Mattoon High School
5. Birnamwood High School.
6. Normal School/Langlade County Teachers College
7. Locations of Historical School Districts.
vital records Vital Records
1. General information on county vital records
2. Links to Langlade County vital record research.
court house Online Death, Birth & Marriage Indexes
1. Link to 1882-2006 Death Index.
2. Link to 1882-1907 Birth Index.
3. Link to 1881-1907 Marriage Index
4. Link to Delayed Birth Transcription.
funeral home Funeral Home Records
1. General information about current & historical Antigo funeral homes.
cemetery Cemetery Records
1. General information on county cemetery research.
2. Public cemetery locations.
3. Church cemetery locations.
4. Family/Burial Site locations.
5. Links to cemetery interment lists.
Ghost Research
Ancestor Ghost Research
1. Links to ancestor ghost research.
church Church Records
1. General information about Langlade County church records.
card catalog
Antigo Library Card Catalog
Subject & Surname Index
1. General Information about card catalog.
2. Link to Antigo Public Library.
library shelf Local Area Resource Books
1. Antigo Public Library local area resource books.
2. My county historical books list and indexes.
U.S. flag Naturalization Records
1. General information about Langlade County naturalization records.
2. Link to Nick Gombash's Index to Langlade County Naturalization Records.

Second flag raising of the day.
The Iconic Photo.
Military Records
First flag raising of the day.
1. My Langlade County 1890 census Civil War veterans schedule analysis.
2. My Langlade County WW I draft registration records transcription.
3. Links for Langlade County military record research.
* Antigo was the home of John Bradley. Since 1945 he was thought to be one of the six men in the second flag raising of the day over Iwo Jima's Mt. Suribachi in a scene immortalized by Associated Press photographer Abe Rosenthal. However, now it is believed he was of the men who raised the flag in the first flag raising of the day. His son, James Bradley, belives his father probably thought that the first flag-raising was the one that was captured in the famous picture taken by Joe Rosenthal. This would fit John Bradley's personality because he never spoke about his war experiences and never unpacked a scale model statue of the Marine Corp War Memorial sent to him by the sculptor.
*The controversial research about whether John Bradley is actually in the iconic photo.
*A new 2016 Marine Corps investigation into this controversial research.

*The reaction of his son James Bradley to this controversial research.
*Mis-Identification of first flag raising photo.
city directory City Directories
1. 1898 Antigo Business Directory.
2. 1900 Antigo Telephone Co. Subscriber List.
3. 1920 Antigo Business Directory.
land patent Land Patents
1. Links to Langlade County land patent research information.
platbook Plat Books
1. General information about the Antigo Public Library plat book collection.
map Historical & Current
Map Research Tools

1. Link to copies of original county survey maps.
2. Maps showing civil/political town realignments.
3. Links to historical maps of county.
4. Links to Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of Antigo
5. Links to map aids to locate places in county.
Historical Article Indexes
1. PrimeTime Historical articles.
2. Hidden Places Series.
3. Miscellaneous Historical Articles.
photo album Historical Places, Photographs & People

1. Locations of historical Antigo and Langlade County places.
2. Catagorized photos of Antigo and Langlade County places.
3. Links to historical information about area people and things.
4. The history of radio in Langlade County.
Awkward Family Photos --The Website.
computer Internet Genealogy Research Links
1. Specific Langlade County genealogy research links.
2. General genealogy research links.
3. "The Nome Nugget" Obituary Indexes 2006-present
The Webmaster's Personal Genealogy
Ben Franklin
My Family Tree, Branches and Twigs

My Historically Famous Ancestors

Benjamin Franklin is the webmaster's first cousin, nine generations removed. I have traced my maternal Weeks Family back to Nathan Folger, Benjamin Franklin's first cousin. Nathan's father was Eleazer Folger, Sr. the brother of Benjamin Franklin's mother, Abiah.

Nauvoo Temple
My Maternal Weeks Family Branches

Another historical ancestor is, William Weeks, the first architect of the Mormon Church. He designed and built the Nauvoo, Illinois Temple and was to build the Salt Lake City Tabernacle when he had a falling out with Brigham Young. When he departed William took all his architectural plans with him thus delaying the start of the building of the Tabernacle for about five years. Almost, a century later the plans were given back to the Mormons by William's closest living relatives.

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