"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, Carl a pioneer resident of Eagle River, where he is still living, was born in Germany, July 12, 1856, son of Carl and Charlotte (TOTZKE) EWALD. The father was a blacksmith by trade and both he and his wife died in Germany, their native land. It was in that country that Carl, the subject of this sketch, was educated, subsequently adopting his father's trade of blacksmith. In 1887 he emigrated to the United States, coming direct to Eagle River, Wis., and then taking a homestead of 120 acres in the town of Lincoln. For 14 years, or until 1901, he worked in sawmills, and after that as a logger in the woods about Pelican, Phelps and Star Lakes, farming during the summers. In 1907 he settled on his farm, where he remained until 1914, devoting all his time to agriculture and the improvement of the place, most of the buildings on which were erected by him. Having sold the farm in 1914, he has since resided in the village of Eagle River, having a fine residence on First Street. Mr. EWALD was married in Germany, March 19, 1880, to Johanna FETT, daughter of Ludwig and Caroline (HOPPE) FETT. Her parents, who were farmers, are both now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. EWALD have had seven children, as follows: Bertha, now Mrs. Charles ZIMPELMANN, of Eagle River,; Max, of Eagle River, who is a patrolman of the county road; Clara, wife of S. R. VAN BUSSUM of Eagle River; Otto, deceased; Bruno, of Eagle River; Paul, deceased; and Reinhold, of Eagle River. The family are member of the Lutheran Church.

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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