"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.


Greggorie, George proprietor of a picturesque summer resort on the Wisconsin River, seven and a half miles northeast of Tomahawk, in Lincoln County, and who is also widely known as an artist of ability, was born in the city of Quebec, Canada, March 28, 1866, son of Charles and Adelle (JELLECAR) GREGGORIE. The parents were also natives of that city and it was there that they passed away, the father in 1886 and the mother in 1888. Their family numbered 13 children, seven sons and six daughters, of whom only four are now living. Of those who are, one son, Thomas, is now in the Klondick, and another, Joseph, is in Chicago. George GREGGORIE as a boy attended school in Quebec, his native place, where he resided up to the age of 19. At an early age he developed a taste for art which took the direction of painting and in time, with good instruction and practice he produced some highly praised pictures. Then coming to the States, he located in Chicago, where he was numbered among the well known artists and remained until 1906, in which year he came to Tomahawk and has since made his regular home in this vicinity, though each summer for 13 years after coming here he returned to Chicago and followed painting there. In the spring of 1922 he bought 40 acres of land on the Wisconsin River, seven and a half miles northeast of Tomahawk, and known as Pine Grove Resort. This is a beautiful rustic location providing abundant opportunities for both rest and sport. There is good fishing and hunting and Mr. GREGGORIE has four cottages and a number of boats, including a launch. No more attractive spot can be found in this section. Mr. GREGGORIE was for six years a director on the school board of District No. 48, in the town of Bradley. In politics he is not a partisan but votes for the man whom he regard as the best fitted for office. In his younger days he saw service in the Canadian army during the Riel rebellion, and when the United States went into the World War he enlisted as a state guard, being stationed at Tomahawk. In religion he was reared a Catholic. He was married in November, 1885, to Adella LENNE of Quebec, who died soon after they came to the United States. Of this union one child was born, Oscar, who is now a painter and contractor of Rhinelander, Oneida County, Wis. He is married and has two children.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 765-766, 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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