"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.


Green, Peter a successful business man of Rhinelander, proprietor of a wholesale meat business which he has himself built up, was born in Michigan, May 14, 1861, son of Joseph and Dora (JESKY) GREEN. The parents were natives of Russia who on coming to Ameria located in Michigan. In 1851 they moved to Milwaukee, later to Stevens Point, Wis., and still later to Berlin, Wis., near which place they engaged in farming. The father died in 1869, and was survived many years by his wife, who passed away at a good old age in 1914. Peter GREEN in his boyhood attended the public schools but at the early age of 12 years had to relinquish his studies and go to work. He was employed for some time in meat markets and learned the trade of butchering. At the age of 21 he started in business for himself at Stevens Point, Wis., conducting a retail meat market. Later he branched out into the wholesale line, which he followed there until 1894. He then came to Rhinelander and became traveling meat salesman for the firm of Ham & Standish. His next work was for C. W. CHATTERTON in the retail meat business and still later he was employed by William HARDELL, both of Rhinelander. After that he engaged in the meat business again for himself, both wholesale and retail, his place of business being on the corner of Stevens and King streets. In time he gradually worked out of the retail business, giving more of his time to the wholesale department, buying, killing and shipping, and is still thus engaged. He also buys and sells cattle by the carload on commission. he owns a fine farm of 80 acres in the town of Crescent, on which his slaughter-houses are located, and he still owns the store building on the corner of Stevens and King streets, which he now rents out. His city residence is located at 547 Alban Street, and in addition to it he owns other residences and city property. He is a member of the Catholic Church and also of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin. Mr. GREEN was married in April, 1882, to Mary MOLSKY, of Stevens Point, and he and his wife have been the parents of eight children, as follows: Heinrich, residing at home; Mary, now Mrs. Fred PERRY of Rhinelander; Peter, deceased; Nicklaus, at home; Lizzie, wife of Fred BRESSETT of Rhinelander; Clara, at home; Frank, who married Emma BEKKE and lives in Rhinelander; and Ellen, at home with her parents.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 294, 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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