"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Allen, Charles A. farmer and resort proprietor in the town of Cloverland, Vilas County, was born in Cook County, Illinois, Sept. 8, 1876. He was educated in the schools of Cook County and subsequently learned the trade of machinist, which line he followed for some time but was finally forced to abandon because of illness. He was then engaged in the retail feed and coal business in Chicago for 12 yeaers, and for the next 14 years he was in the employ of the Standard Oil Co. and resided in Indiana, being at Whiting the greater part of the time. In 1920 he came to Vilas County and purchased the White Pine Farm, consisting of 50 acres in Section 2, town of Cloverland, and Section 36, town of Conover. He has made extensive improvements in this property and is carrying on diversified and dairy farming with good success. In addition to his farming operations he is building up a good summer resort property on his land, and he now has three nice cottages on the north shore of Brazell Lake; the cottages are attractively furnished for light housekeeping, and Mr. ALLEN'S place is an excellent one for a thoroughly enjoyable summer's outing. There are four lakes (Brazell, Telleson, Hunter, and Boot) within easy distance and Mr. ALLEN maintains boats on all these lakes. His place is now known as the White Pine Falls Resort. Mr. ALLEN is a man of excellent ability, and he has taken a very useful part in public affairs. He served as a member of the board of supervisors of the town of Cloverland for one year, and is now filling the office of treasurer of that township. While living at Hammond, Ind., he served as alderman of the ward in which he resided. He is a member of Whiting Lodge No. 613, F. & A. M., and of Whiting Lodge of the Odd Fellows. Mr. ALLEN was married Dec. 25, 1902, to Elizabeth SCHMITTEL of Whitney, Ind., who has served loyally in helping him to achieve the success he has attained.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 772, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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