"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.


Brewster, Adelbert proprietor of Maple Lake Dairy Farm in Section 6 of Three Lakes Township, Oneida County, was born in Waushara County, Wisconsin, Jan. 3, 1880, son of Millard and Emma (DENNY) BREWSTER. The parents, both natives of Wisconsin, are now living at Warroad, Minn. He was educated in the public school of Waushara County and subsequently learned marine engineering, which profession he followed until 1909, when he came to Oneida County and built a sawmill in Three Lakes Township. Two years later he purchased 80 acres of timber land in Section 6 of this township, and on this he built a sawmill and proceeded to cut the timber from his land and convert it into lumber, most of the houses in the adjacent territory being built of lumber cut by his mill during this period; when he first came the few houses that then existed in this locality were constructed of logs. He carried on active operations of the mill up to a few years ago, but since then has done only custom sawing, devoting his chief attention to farming his land. He has developed about 40 acres of this into agricultural property and has built a fine residence on it; he has a good herd of Guernsey cattle with a pure-bred sire at the head, and his place is known as the Maple Lake Dairy Farm; it borders on Maple Lake, having about 100 rods of frontage. Mr. Brewster disposes of his milk and cream to the tourist trade during the summer months and ships the cream during the balance of the time. He is a progressive farmer and citizen, and take an active part in all things that have a trend for the betterment of his township and county; he was supervisor of Three Lakes Township for three years. His fraternal affiliations are with the Modern Woodmen of America. Mr. BREWSTER was married July 11, 1910, to Nora NELSON, who was born in Waushara County, Wisconsin, Sept. 25, 1889. Mr. and Mrs. BREWSTER have three children; Laura I., born Nov. 30, 1912; Norman I., born March 14, 1915; and Alvin E., born Aug. 27, 1921.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 287, 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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