"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.


Eschwig, Val until recently well-known farmer and resort owner in the town of Pelican, Oneida County, who died Aug. 2, 1923, was born in Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 6, 1860, and received his education in the public schools in that city. He then learned the trade of blacksmith, which he subsequently followed for some years at Loyal, Clark County, before going to Portage, Wis., where he was in business until 1900. He came to Rhinelander in the latter yar and established a blacksmith shop, which he successfully conducted until 1912, when he sold it and purchased his present farm and lake frontage of 63 acres on Lake George in the town of Pelican. Here is carried on general farming, in addition to which he operated a resort during the summer months, having two nice cottages which he rented by the week or by the season. He supplied his guests with fresh cream, butter, eggs, and garden vegetables, and maintained boats and fishing tackle for their use. Lake George is noted for its fine fishing, having an abundance of all the varieties of the finny tribe to be found in this section of the country, and the Eschwig place offers unexcelled attractions to the summer tourist; it is beautifully located, and combines the peace and quiet of the wilderness with the conveniences of modern civilization. The buildings are gas-lighted, gas being furnished from a private plan t which Mr. ESCHWIG owned and which has a capacity of 100 lights. The place is neatly kept and courteous treatment is the motto of its management. Mr. ESCHWIG, was married Oct. 17, 1910, to Anna SNYDER of Rhinelander, who was born at Durand, Pepin County, Wis., Jan. 26, 1866.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 252-253; 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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