"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.


Frick, Peter a prosperous farmer and dairyman of Lincoln County whose farm is located in Sections 21-22, Township 34, Range 7, was born in Germany, Sept. 2, 1874, son of Valentine and Kate FRICK. The father was a street paving contractor and he and his wife died in their native land. They had four children, of whom three are living, namely, Peter, Rosa and Valentine, the last mentioned of whom is a tailor in Germany. The other child was a son of Baldsar, who was killed in the recent great war while a solder in the German army. Rosa lives on a farm in Germany. Peter FRICK was education in his native land and subsequently worked on farms there. When he was 15 years old his mother died and in the following year he came to the United States, locating in Dayton, Ohio, and he resided there or in that vicinity for 22 years working on farms most of the time and also occasionally following the butcher's business in the city, but he found that the inside work did not agree with him. In 1912 he came to Tomahawk, Wis., and for one year worked for Louis KNUDSON. While in his employ he bought 80 acres of land, constituting his present farm, which was then covered with brush and poplar trees. Clearing a space, he built a four-room cottage for his first residence, and set to work to develop his place. He has cleared and has under cultivation 40 acres and is doing general farming and dairying, having a herd of grade Holsteins and milking 14 cows. His farm is well stocked with modern machinery and labor saving devices, and in 1922 he build a fine frame barn equipped with modern appliances. Mr. FRICK was married at Merrill, July 27, 1916, to Mrs. Bertha RODDAMAN, a widow having four children by her former husband, namely: Hans, George, Gust and Freda, Freda being now Mrs. Joe WISE of Tomahawk. Of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. FRICK one child has been born, a daughter Rosa.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 607-608; 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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