"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.


Feiler, Louis R. proprietor of Moosewood Farm in the town of Pelican, Oneida County, was born in Bohemia Nov. 7, 1887, son of Joseph and Rosa (PICKERT) FEILER. The parents were natives of that country, where the mother is still living, the father being deceased. Louis R. FEILER attended school in Bohemia until he was 12 years old and then came to America; arriving here in 1899. He first located in Chicago, where he subsequently worked in a bakery and studied English at night school until 1908, when he came to Oneida County. Here he purchased ten acres of land in the town of Pelican and built a house, in which he resided until 1919, working on the roads and in the woods. After selling his home in 1919 he worked for one year on the farm operated by his mother-in-law and then purchased the one he now has, consisting of 160 acres of improved land in Section 17, town of Pelican, and known as Moosewood Farm. He is now carrying on general diversified farming and dairying there, and each winter is employed in the woods. His residence was destroyed by fire during the winter in 1921, and the new house which he erected to replace it met with the same fate in the winter of 1922. He has recently completed a third residence, and hopes that he has reached the end of his series of misfortunes. He keeps a good herd of cattle and has regular customers in Rhinelander for butter made from the product of this herd. Mr. FEILER was married on Sept. 4, 1919, to Mrs. Kate SCHEITEGGER. Mrs. FEILER in maiden life was Miss Kare CUINEN; by her former marriage she is the mother of two children, Myrtle, born Nov. 14, 1912, and Doris, born May 16, 1916. Her union with Mr. FEILER has been blessed with one child, Eugene, born Aug. 11, 1921. The children are all living at home. The family belong to the Catholic Church, and Mr. FEILER'S fraternal affiliations are with the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 258; 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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