"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.
Dusel, George, a well known and respected citizen of Rhinelander
, was born in Germany, Oct. 28, 1865, son of Casper and Anna DUSEL.
The father died in Germany, and the mother and grandmother came with
George to the United Stated in 1882, locating in Amherst, Wis., where
they resided for two years with George's uncle. Mrs. Anna DUSEL later
married Stephen TILLIEN of Stephens Point, and after a short stay there
the family moved to the town of Amherst, where they bought a farm.
There was a daughter by the second marriage, who subsequently married
Albert HOFFMAN of Clintonville, where she now resides. George DUSEL
received his early education in Germany, and after coming to America
worked for his uncle on a farm. In the spring of 1885 he went to
Stevens Point and found employment driving a bus for the Jacobs House
for $15 per month and board. That fall he started to learn the barber's
trade in that place and he remained there until 1887. He then came to
Rhinelander and entered the employ of Thomas CROCKER, whose shop he
later bought, which was located where the Nelson store now stands.
Mr. DUSEL operated that shop for three years, at the end of each time
he moved into the Hilber Hotel, where he remained, conducting a barber
shop for 29 years and during that long period he shaved many of this
city's most prominent citizens. On July 3, 1918 he retired from the
barber business, and since then has been engaged in buying pulp wood,
and in the logging business, employing small crews. He owns a small
farm near the hospital, where he spends the summer months, and also
owns four real estate properties in Rhinelander. He has rendered
public service on the town board and on the election board, and is
fraternally affiliated with the Equitable Fraternal Union and with the
Maccabees, being secretary in the lodge of the former and record keeper
in that of the latter. Mr. DUSEL was married May 1, 1890, in
Rhinelander, to Clara WELLER, daughter of Joe and Sadie (ROMAN) WELLER.
Her parents were natives of France who came to America before the
Civil war and settled in Waupaca County; both are now deceased. To Mr.
and Mrs. DUSEL have been born four children: Sadie, born Jan. 9, 1891,
who is now Mrs. Irwin FARREL of Los Angeles, Calif; Lizzie, born May 12,
1893, now Mrs. James KOBLISKA of Weyerhauser, Wis.; Georgiana, born
June 20, 1896, who is living at home, and Frances, born Aug. 5, 1899,
who is the wife of Earl HARTMAN of Silverton, Ore. Mr. DUSEL has been
a resident of Rhinelander for the past 36 years, he has always had
faith in the growth of the city, and always been ready to assist in
public and civic affairs.
Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 247-248;
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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