"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.


Gagen, Henry a prominent citizen of the village of Three Lakes and well known throughout Oneida County, was born at Eagle River, Vilas County, Wis., Dec. 28, 1873, son of Daniel and Mary GAGEN. His parents, as shown in the sketch of his father, were among the notable pioneer settlers in this part of the state. When Henry was two years old they moved to Pine Lake, now the village of Hiles, Forest County, and it was there that he attended district school and grew to maturity. When old enough he began to earn his own living, following such occupations as road building, logging and general contracting along similar lines. It was in 1893 that he took up his residence in Three Lakes, where he has since remained, continuing active in logging, road building, timber cruising and scaling-whatever work was most in demand. One of his useful achievements along industrial lines was the laying out and building of Federal Highway No. 32 from Hiles to Argonne, Wis. He owns 440 acres of cut-over land in Oneida County. For years he has been an active factor in all local movements for the betterment of the community, and his is now assessor for the village and township, a position in wich he has served at different times for the total amount of ten years. He has never married but lives with his aged and beloved mother, Mrs. Mary GAGEN.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 280-281, 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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