"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.


Graeber, Henry R. yard superintendent for the Bissell Lumber Company at Tripoli, was born at Osseo, Hennepin County, Minn., Nov. 30, 1879, son of Herman and Margaret Graeber. The father, born in Germany, came to the United States and to Osseo, Minn., about 1870. His wife was born at Anoka, Minn., of German ancestry. They were farmers by occupation and are now living at Chico, Calif. They had a family of nine children, all now living, namely, Herman, Otto, Charles, Emil, Bertha, Sophia, Ida, Toney and Henry R., all of whom are now residents of the state of California, except Henry R., the subject of this sketch, and Toney, who is in the state of Washington. Bertha is the wife of Earl MULKEY and Sophia the wife of Earl HAWKEY. Henry R. GRAEBER when a boy attended common school in Osseo, Minn. He remained on the home farm until 1899, at which time he first became connected with the lumber industry, entering the employ of E. H. Hobe Co. of Knox Mills, Price County, Wis., with which concern he remained for three years and which was succeeded by the Bradley Lumber Co. In 1903 he came to Tripoli and entered the employ of the Stolle & Barndt Lumber Company, remaining with that concern until 1918, and though subsequent changes down to his present position as yard superintendent for the Bissell Lumber Company. With 24 years' experience in this business, he is recognized as a practical lumberman and has proved a satisfactory superintendent. He has also performed useful public service, having been assessor of the town of Lynn, Oneida County, treasurer of the Trio High School and a director of the Lynn town school. His political affiliations are with the Republican party. He is a member of the camp of Modern Woodmen of America in Tripoli and is a stockholder in the Tripoli State Bank. On Sept. 10, 1903, Mr. GRAEBER was united in marriage with Elsie H. KRING, of Spirit, Wis., where she was born Sept. 9, 1883, daughter of Thomas H. and Alvira KRING, who still reside there. Mr. and Mrs. GRAEBER are the parents of eight children, all residing at home, except one deceased, and who were born as follows: H. Robert, July 13, 1904; William R., Feb. 16, 1906; Margaret E., Dec. 23, 1907; Gladys, Nov. 6, 1910 (died Jan. 9. 1911); Ida D., April 27, 1912; Gertrude M., July 25, 1914; Leah M., Nov. 19, 1916, and Marian R., Sept. 3, 1919. The family worship with the Congregationalists at Tripoli.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 612-613; 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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