"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.


Dobbs, George C. merchant at Conover, Vilas County, was born at Deer Brook, Langlade County, Wis., Jan. 11, 1892, son of Fred and Ida (HACK) DOBBS. The parents were natives of Germany and were married in that country before coming to the United States in 1880; here they settled in Deer Brook, near which place the father engaged in agriculture until his death, which occurred March 14, 1923. The mother is still residing at Deer Brook. Eight children, as follows: were born to these parents: Paul, residing at Deer Brook, Wis,; Fred H., who is a merchant at Three Lakes, Oneida County; Charles, who is with George C.; George C., subject of this sketch; Emma, now Mrs. Otto RADDATZ of Milwaukee; Henry, who is in the employ of Fred H. at Three Lakes; and Frank and Erick, of Deer Brook, Wis. George C. DOBBS was reared and educated at Deer Brook and remained there until he was 21 years of age. In 1913 he came to Conover and established a general store in partnership with his brother Fred H., under the firm name of Dobbs Bros. The business was operated under this arrangement until Februrary, 1921, when George C. DOBBS purchased his brother's interests. The present store building, a good brick structure 30x70 feet in dimensions, was erected by the brothers in 1918. Mr. DOBBS was appointed postmaster, fourth class, in 1921, and was reappointed in 1922 when the status of the office was raised to third class. He is a notary public. His complete honesty in all his dealings was built up a most enviable reputation for him, and he has a wide circle of friends throughout the community. In addition to his mercantile interests he and his brother Fred H. have two furnished cottages on Lake Little Buckatoban. For six years Mr. DOBBS has been chairman of the Conover town board, in which office he is staill serving, and as such he is also a member of the county board. He was married at Conover May 22, 1920, to Miss Anna SANDBECK, daughter of Peter and Josephine (ANDERSON) SANDBECK, and he and his wife have one child, Mildred, born March 28, 1921. The family are members of the Lutheran Church.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 439 (with picture); 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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