"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.


Brooker, Lloyd H. manager for the Standard Oil Co. at Minocqua and proprietor of the Min-O-Wis Goat Dairy, was born at Shiocton, Outagamie County, Wis., Dec. 19, 1886, son of Frank and Sarah (AMAN) BROOKER. The father was a native of England and the mother was born in Wisconsin; the parents settled in Outagamie County and were engaged in farming there for many years; they came to Minocqua in the spring of 1911 and the mother died here Oct. 17, 1916; the father died July 7, 1923. Lloyd H. BROOKER was educated in the public and high schools of Shiocton and then engaged in clerical work there, which line he also followed after coming to Minocqua in 1912. He assumed the duties of his present position as manager for the Standard Oil Co. in 1918; in this work he covers a radius of about 30 miles, doing the hauling with large trucks. Mr. BROOKER is a member of the Woodmen of the World and has taken a useful part in public affairs, being clerk of Minocqua township and village for three years. He has a fine home with several acres of land in the village, and is a great animal fancier, his grounds being a show place for the summer tourists because of his kennels, with squirrals, deer, pigeons, woodchucks, Belgain hares, etc. In this connection he operates a unique dairy, the milk being furnished by a herd of ten Toggenburg goats and supplied to the people of the village for consumption by infants, invalids, etc. The dairy is registered under the name Min-O-Wis. Mr. BROOKER was married June 17, 1915, to Hattie ZIMMER of Minocqua; Mrs. BROOKER was born in St. Paul, Minn., March 20, 1893, daughter of Carl and Hattie (BECK) ZIMMER; her parents were natives of Germany, the father coming to America in 1880 and the mother in 1885. After their marriage they settled in St. Paul, remaining there until they came to Minocqua in 1894, the father being engaged in railroad work there for many years previous to his death July 23, 1919; the mother is still living. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. BROOKER; Ruth H., born Jan. 28, 1917; Dora Margaret, Jan. 10, 1920; and David Lloyd, Dec. 17, 1922. the family attend the Baptist Church.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 271-272, 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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