"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.


Buck, Mrs. Anna proprietor of Divide Resort at Winchester, Vilas County, was born in the town of Easton, Marathon County, Wis., March 20, 1877, daughter of Nelson and Henrietta (SCHLEIN) SEYMOUR. The father was born in France and the mother in Germany; they settled in Wausau, Wis., when there were but ten families there, the father following the lumber industry in that locality for some years. Later they settled on a farm in the town of Easton, Marathon County, remaining until the father's death on Jan. 1, 1894; the mother now resides in Zion City, Ill. Six children were born to these parents: Charles, who is now farming in Marathon County; Paul, a resident of Wausau, Wis.; Mary, who is Mrs. Emil HACKBARTH of Zion City; Hattie, living in Texas, the wife of Charles REVEI; Anna, the subject of this sketch; and Pauline, who is deceased. Anna SEYMOUR was educated in the schools of Marathon County, and on Oct. 25, 1899, at Ironwood, Mich., she married Fayette BUCK. Four children were born to this union: Clarence, Bernice, Pearl, and Fayette, Jr. Mr. BUCK had established Divide Resort in 1894, and he operated it until 1917, since which time Mrs. BUCK has been in charge, having taken her son Clarence into partnership. The resort is situated between North and South Turtle Lake, 11 miles from Mercer, Wis. It is beautifully located, with 30 fine lakes within a radius of six miles, and consists of a hotel, office building, and 15 nicely appointed cottages. Mrs. BUCK has made a splendid success as a hostess, and her place has come to have a very wide reputation. She has one of the largest and best displays of mounted animals and birds in the Northwest, consisting of fish, partridge, ducks, beavers, minks, badgers, and many others, including four large timber wolves. Her collection is viewed by many people during the tourist season.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 435-436; History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others; H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1924

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