"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.
Baehman, Otto practicing the profession of interior decorating and finishing at Merrill, was born at that place Jan. 5, 1878, son of Henry and Caroline (NIENOW) BAEHMAN. The parents were natives of Germany, the father having been born there Dec. 1, 1849 and the mother Aug. 19, 1853. They were married at Wausau, Wis., and established their first home together at the village of Jenny, now the city of Merrill. The father was a blacksmith by trade and operated a shop in Merrill continuously until a year before his death, except for two years during which he served on the police force of the city. He passed away at Merrill in 1916 and the mother died in June, 1881, at Merrill. Five children, as follows, were born to the union of Henry and Caroline BAEHMAN: Martha, now deceased; Edward, a resident of Merrill; Otto, subject of this sketch; Laura, who is now Mrs. Gust STRUCK of Reedsville, this state; and Henry, who is deceased; there was also a half-sister, Clara, who is now Mrs. Edwin ZEIDLER of Aberdeen, S. D. Otto BUEHMAN graduated from the Merrill High School with the class of 1899, and he subsequently taught in rural schools for two years. At the age of 14 he had met with an accident in which he suffered the loss of his right hand. While attending school he acquired a knowledge of painting and paper hanging, and after the period during which he taught school he went to work as a carriage and wagon painter. He later established himself in his present business, and he now does high grade interior finishing and decorating, besides maintaining a paint and wall paper store in a commodious building at 1316 East Main St. His place is well stocked and equipped and he enjoys a large patronage. He and his family are members of the Evangelical Church and are very highly respected members of the community. Mr. BAEHMAN was married on June 29, 1910, to Ida M. WENDLER, daughter of John and Louisa (HUEBNER) WENDLER of Milwaukee, in which city Mrs. BAEHMAN was born on Feb. 5, 1890. Her father was born in Germany and her mother in Milwaukee; they were married in Milwaukee, where John WENDLER was in the postal service for many years. Mrs. BAEHMAN is one of a family of six children, as follows: Adella, now Mrs. H. A. WEGNER of Milwaukee; Ida A. (Mrs. BAEHMAN); Louisa, a resident of Milwaukee, wife of Charles WESOLECK; Marie, now Mrs. Arthur GENNROTZKE of Milwaukee; Emma, who is Mrs. Joseph FALGE of Milwaukee; and Karl, who died in infancy.
Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 594-595;
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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