"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.


Freund, Henry forest ranger of the Boulder Dam station, was born at Samond, Mo., March 19, 1884, son of Joseph and Barbara (DEHLING) FREUND. The father, who was a native of Germany and came to the United States when a young man, and the mother, who was born in Wisconsin, were married at Milwaukee and later settled on a farm in Milwaukee County. At a subsequent date they removed to Missouri, but in 1888 they returned to Milwaukee County, where the father lived until his death in 1892 and where the mother is still living in the city of Milwaukee. Eight children, as follows, were born to these parents: Ida, who is now Mrs. Leonard VONDENHABEL of Milwaukee; peter, who is farming in Vilas County; John, farming at Norden, Minn.; Joseph, farming in Vilas County; Mary, who is now Mrs. August VOEKS of Vilas County; William, living at Milwaukee; Henry, subject of this sketch; and Clara, a resident of Beloit, Wis., wife of William SCOTT of that place. Henry FREUND was educated in the district school of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, and subsequently worked in Milwaukee for four years. He came to Vilas County with his brother Joseph in 1906. Here the brothers purchased 80 acres of wild land in Section 14, town of Farmington, which property they owned in partnership until 1910, when Henry sold his interests to Joseph. Henry FREUND then spent one year at Sayner, Vilas County, and 1911 he received his commission as forest ranger, being first stationed one year at Boulder Dam, then two years at the Rest Lake station, and since 1915 at Boulder Dam. Mr. FREUND was married on May 29, 1907, at Found Lake, Wis., to Miss Mary COOK. Seven children, as follows, have been born to Mr. and Mrs. FREUND: Ervin C., born Oct. 11, 1909; Laurinda C., Oct. 13, 1911; Henry M., Aug. 26, 1913; Clayton E., Sept. 22, 1914; Herbert W., April 10, 1916; Irene M., March 14, 1919; and Mabel B., Aug. 20, 1921. The family are members of the German Lutheran Church and are very highly respected throughout the community.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 463, 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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