"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.


Angelbeck, John C. proprietor of a well-stocked dry goods store in Merrill, was born at Salsingen, province of Hanover, Germany, April 15, 1867, son of John C. and Marguriette (POSTELS) ANGELBECK. He attended school there until he was 14 years of age and then, in 1881, came alone to the United States. After remaining for two years in New York City, where he was employed in a grocery store, he came to Wisconsin and located at Wilton, working on a farm for the first two year there and in 1885 entering the employ of T. L. Martin & Co. as a clerk in their general store. He left Wilton in the spring of 1891 and came to Merrill, where he has ever since been in business for himself. His first establishment, located on the northwest corner of Foster and Main Streets, he operated for six years, after which he built a larger store, his present one, directly across on Foster Street. This is a commodious frame building and Mr. ANGELBECK carries a well-assorted line of dry goods, clothing, furnishing goods, boots and shoes, etc., and enjoys a large trade. August 6, 1879, Mr. ANGELBECK was united in marriage with Elizabeth HOLCH, who was born at Sparta, Wis., Aug 6, 1866, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian HOLCH. At the time of her marriage Mrs. ANGELBECK was residing at Wilton, and she and Mr. ANGELBECK began domestic life together at that place. Six children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. ANGELBECK: Reuben C., Leona, Adeline, Clara, Edward, and Franklin. Reuben C., is now living at Sheboygan, Wis. Leona is a teacher in the public schools of Merrill, having graduated from the Oshkosh Normal School after completing her high school studies at Merrill. Adeline, now living in Chicago, is a graduate of the Merrill High School and the Wausau Business College. Clara, is a graduate of the Merrill High School, the Lincoln County Training School at Merrill, and the Stevens Point Normal School, and is now teaching in the public school of Marinette. Edward, has finished the Merrill High School and is living at home, and Franklin, also makes his home with his parents. The family are members of Trinity Lutheran Church. Mr. ANGELBECK owns a modern residents which is the family home in Merrill, and he is one of the substantial citizens of the community, highly esteemed in both business and social circles. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the T. B. Scott Free Public Library, and was on the building committee which had charge of the erection of the new high school in Merrill in 1922.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 590-591; 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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