"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, John L. station agent at Monico, Oneida County, for the Chicago & Northwestern Railway, was born in Appleton, Wis., March 17, 1872, son of James and Anna (NEWMEYER) GREEN. The parents were natives of Ohio, from which state the father came to Wisconsin at the age of ten years, growing to manhood in Appleton, where he was later married, and subsequently conducted a general store there until 1880. He then came to Monico, being one of the early settlers of this place, and was foreman on the railroad during the construction of the Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western road, now included in the Chicago & Northwestern system. He remained with the railroad until its line was constructed to Eagle River, at which time he went into the pulp wood business for himeself, following that line of work until his death in November, 1908. His wife Anne, who survived him, is now a resident of Bellingham Bay, Wash. James GREEN was a prominent citizen of Monico in his day, holding various public offices and serving for many years as chairman of the town board, which made him also a member of the county board. He and his wife reared a family of ten children, all of whom are now living, namely: Nellie, wife of a Mr. BABCOCK of Denver, Colo.; John L., subject of this sketch; Edward, of Lakeworth, Fla.; Belle, now Mrs. J. E. STECKL of Baraboo, Wis.; Emma, who is Mrs. James MURPHY of Monico; Lyda, wife of John MCMAHON of Bellingham Bay, Wash.; Susan, now Mrs. William MOORE of Wausau, Wis.; Beatrice, who also is married and lives at Bellingham Bay, Wash.; Ray, of the same place; and Ruby, wife of Lee BRIGGS of Monico. John L. GREEN acquired his education in Appleton and Monico, to which latter place he came with his parents when eight years old. On reaching the age of 12 he began to make himself useful in lumber camps as a "cookie," and followed that kind of occupation until he was 21 years old. He then learned telegraphy, entering the service of the railroad at Monico, where he was operator for one yar, being later transferred to State Line, at which place he was agent seven years. He then returned to Monico and has since been agent here. He is popular with the other railroad men, is liked by the traveling public, and is recognized as a substantial and progressive citizen of the village, within the limits of which he owns a 60-acre tract of land. On this he has built a fine house and barn, besides having cleared 20 acres of the land. In religion he is a Catholic and he belongs also to the Knights of Columbus. Mr. GREEN was first married in May, 1900, to Martha OHLKE, whose span of married life was short, as she passed away in the following year. On June 5, 1902, Mr. GREEN was married in Eagle River to Clara PECK, whose parents are now deceased. Of this union five children have been born, Forest J., John L., Jr., Leonard, Clarence and Owen.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 295-296, 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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