"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.


Goller, George who owns and conducts Pokegema Lodge, located on the north shore of Sand Lake in the southwest part of Vilas County, was born in Chicago, Ill., Oct. 10, 1872. He was educated in the public schools of his native city and began the battle of life, with respect to occupation, as a clerk. Later he became a traveling salesman and was thus occupied until 1911, when he came to Vilas County and bought the 45 acres of wild land that consitute the grounds of his present resort, which is on the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation. The improvements he has added include the lodge and eight fine cottages, the latter containing from two to five rooms each, and 25 to 30 people can be accommodated. The cottages are equipped for light housekeeping and have goods bed and sanitary arrangements. They are always full during the season. Nature has endowed this locality with many attractions, both landscape and aquatic, and those who have been here once generally come again. Mr. GOLLER keeps nine row boats and a ten-passenger launch, 22 feet long. There is good fishing here, especially muskellunge and pike, and he furnishes guides, live bait, and other necessities. A fine bathing beach is near at hand, and those who love lake and forest scenery, with their attendant joys, will here be in their element. In addition to this property Mr. GOLLER owns three other places having lake frontage but which he has not yet developed. One of these is on Sand Lake, another on Swamp Lake and the third on Crooked Lake. Mr. GOLLER is a member of the Masonic order, belonging to the blue lodge in Chicago. His resort is not far from the post office of Lac du Flambeau, on the Chicago & Northwestern Railway, where he gets his mail.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 471, 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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