"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.


De Noyer, Arthur J. a thriving merchant of Eagle River, Vilas County, proprietor of the cash market, as born in Merrill, Wis., Nov. 18, 1892, son of Alexander and Emma (SHANON) DE NOYER. As a youth he attended St. Mary's parochial school in Rhinelander. He then learned the machinists' trade with the Bucyrus Machine Co. in South Milwaukee, where he remained three years. In 1910 he went to Phelps, Wis., where for three years he operated an engine in the planing-mill. After that he was for one year in a machine-shop at Soperton, Wis. In 1914 Mr. DE NOYER came to Eagle River, and for the next eight years was agent for the Standard Oil Co. In September, 1922, he entered into the grocery and meat business, with location in the Sanborn Building on Wall Street. The place is known as the Cash Market; it is one of the best equipped stores in Vilas County, its accommodations including a rest room for tourists. A standard line of groceries is carried, as well as the finest meats, and a good trade has already been built up. Mr. DE NOYER is a Catholic in religion and a member of the Catholic Foresters and Knights of Columbus. He has rendered some efficient public service, having been president of Eagle River village in 1921-22, and a member of Eagle River town board in 1920; he was also coroner of Vilas County for three years. Mr. DE NOYER was married June 15, 1915, in Soperton, Forest County, Wis., to Frances KELNOHFER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton KELNOHFER. Her mother died Dec. 19, 1921, and the father, who is a stationary engineer, is now residing in Soperton, Wis. Mrs. DE NOYER is a member of the Catholic Ladies' Aid Society and the Royal Neighbors in Eagle River.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 455, 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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