"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.


Bauman, William G. vice president and general manager of the Tomahawk Steel & Iron Works, was born in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 22, 1888, son of Adam and Sophia (SCHULTZ) BAUMAN. The father, a boiler maker by trade, was a native of Bavaria, Germany, and the mother of Chicago, in which city they were married. Their children, who are now living, in addition to the subject of this sketch, are: Emma, now Mrs. Charles PECKAT of Chicago; Amanda, wife of M. G. NEUBACHER of La Grange, ill., and Lillian, who is unmarried. William G. BAUMAN acquired his education in his native city of Chicago, passing from the grade school into the high school, but his last two years of high school studies were taken in an evening school, as he had to work during the day time. It was in the steel mills of South Chicago that he learned the practical part of the iron and steel industry and while working there he took a night course in mathematics and metallurgy in the Armour Institute of Technology. In 1911 he entered the construction department of the Scully Iron & Steel Co. of Chicago, and worked there for a while, later becoming a traveling salesman for the company and continuing as such until April, 1917. On April 10, four days after the United States declared war on Germany, he enlisted in the regular army, becoming a private in the light artillery, and after a brief training went overseas. He served in Franch for 19 months being discharged July 2, 1919, with the rank of first lieutenent. On his return home he resumed his old employment as traveling salesman with the Scully Iron & Steel Co., and so continued Nov. 29, 1920, when he gave it up to become vice president and general manager of the Tomahawk Iron & Steel Works, in which he had purchased an interest. On March 18, 1920, Mr. BAUMAN was united in marriage with Margaret C. DREVER, who was born in Tomahawk, Wis., March 17, 1898, daughter of William and Elizabeth (HALL) DREVER, with whom he and his wife reside. Mr. and Mrs. BAUMAN are the parents of one child, William Drever, who was born Aug. 22, 1922. They affiliate religiously with the Congregational Church, and Mr. BAUMAN is a member of Lagrange Post, No. 41. In politics he is independent.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 540, 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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