"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.
Ewald, Reinhold a progressive and successful merchant of Eagle River, Vilas County, was born in this village, Jan. 14, 1895, son of Carl and Hannah (FETT) EWALD. He was educated in the local schools and subsequently assisted his father on the farm. It was on April 23, 1915, that he engaged in the mercantile business, he and his brother Bruno purchasing the N. M. EMMONS grocery business, on Railroad Street, which they have since conducted, carrying a staple line of groceries and meats, and winning an established position among the successful merchants of the village. In 1917 Mr. EWALD tried to enlist in the medical corps of the U.S. army, but was not accepted. He then waited for the draft, through which he entered the army in September, 1917. He trained at Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill. and at Kelly Field, Texas, and was assigned to the 641st Infantry, being later transferred to the 121st Aerial Squadron. On Jan. 13, 1918, he sailed for France, was subsequently landed at Brest, and was assigned to the Service of Supply, being located for six months at St. Maxent, with the 3d Aviation Instruction Center, then going to Issoudun, then to Bordeaux and later to Pauillac. He returned to the United States April 4, 1919 and was discharged May 11, 1919. He is now commander of Eagle River Post, No. 114, American Legion, president of the Old Soldiers' Relief Commission; a member of the town board and of the board of health, and a trustee of the Cemetery Association, all of which give evidence of his popularity among both the younger and older generation of Eagle River and the vicinity.
Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 461,
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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