"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.


Case, Hunter familiarly known as "Judge Case," from his former office of justice of the peace, but who is now serving as clerk of the circuit court of Vilas County, was born in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 16, 1854, son of John and Eleanor (HARRISON) CASE. The parents were natives of England who came to America in the early 50's, locating in Chicago. John CASE, the father, who served as a soldier in the Civil War, died in the year it closed, on Sept. 15, 1865; his wife survived him about 11 years, dying in 1876. Hunter CASE acquired his education in the public schools of Chicago, which he was attending during the latter part of the war period and for a few years after. He then learned the trade of shingle weaver, which he followed for many years in Michigan and Minnesota. In 1896 he went to Phelps, Mich., where he became a lumber grader for the Hackley-Phelps Bonnell Co. In 1904 he came to Phelps, Vilas County, Wis., for the same company, and was lumber grader here for ten years. It was during that period that he was first elected justice of the peace, in which office he served for 14 years. In 1914 he took up the insurance business, which he followed in connection with his work as justice, and has continued up to the present time, doing a considerable business as representative of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. and the Time Insurance Co. of Milwaukee. In the fall of 1920 he resigned his office of justice to run for the office of clerk of the circuit court, to which he was elected, being re-elected in the fall of 1922, so that he is still serving. He has taken an active part in civic affairs, as he served for 12 years as a member of the Phelps school board and was a member of the county school board for six years. He is a member of the Episcopal Church, while his fraternal society affiliations are with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Judge CASE was married Dec. 24, 1890, to Edith MANNING of New York State, and they have had six children: Leon, a resident of Phelps; Edith, who married O. C. HENDERSON of State Line, Wis., better known as "Jeff" HENDERSON, who is head of the O. C. Henderson Co., general merchants; Kenneth, of Phelps; Eleanor, wife of Sam B. LUGAR, superintendent of the chemical plant in Phelps; Herman, a student in Appleton College; and William, a pupil in the Phelps High School. Case Bros. operate the theatre in Phelps.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 443-444; 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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