"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.


Barrick, Harvey J. owner of Frostproof Farm in Section 7 town of Cassian Oneida County, was born at Faribault, Minn., July 23, 1864, son of Jesse and Sarah (STRANGE) BARRICK. The mother was born in Scotland and came to the United States with her parents when four years old; the father, who was a native of Ohio, removed from there to Rice County, Minn., at the age of 17 years, in 1859. The parents were married in 1862 and took up their residence in Meeker County, Minn., they being among the very early pioneers of that region. They later went to Douglas County, Minn., and after living there for a number of years they retired and moved to Seattle, Wash., where they are now residing. Harvey J. BARRICK received his education in the schools of Douglas County, Minn., and remained on the home farm until he was 21 years old. He then went to Hardin County, Iowa, and after operating a farm there for seven years he served for 14 years as deputy sheriff and sheriff of Hardin County. After leaving this service he went to St. Paul, Minn., and there was deputy sheriff and day patrolman in the stock yards for five years. In 1909 he came to Oneida County and traded the property he had acquired in South St. Paul for 247 acres of wild land in Section 7, town of Cassian, which place has ever since been his home. On first coming here he built a 12x14 foot shack to serve as a temporary residence and embarked at once on the task of building up a farm. Two years later he improved the enlarged his house, and each passing year saw new progress made in the clearing of the land and in the general development of the property. In 1920 he built a 20x36 foot barn, a sheep barn 64x64 feet, and a fine residence 24x32 feet in dimensions with two 10x14 porches. The place is known as Frostproof Farm. Mr. BARRICK carries on truck farming and sheet raising and also engages to some extent in the dairy and poultry business. He finds a ready market for his products among the vacationists during the tourist season. He occupies a place of great prominence in the community, and served for 12 years on the board of supervisors of his township, being chairman of the board during three years of this period. He was a member of the country road and bridge committee for three years, and he is looked up to as a sagacious, far-seeing, and progressive citizen. His fraternal affiliations are with the Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias, and he and his family take an active part in the social life of their neighborhood. Mr. BARRICK was married in Harden County, Iowa, Dec. 24, 1886, to Miss Anna STEBBINS. Mr. and Mrs. BARRICK have been the parents of one child, Maude, who is now Mrs. Frank LOOMIS and is the mother of two children, Paul and Manford.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 268; 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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