"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.


Gwidt, Stephen J. of Rhinelander, Oneida County, was born at Bevent, Marathon County, Wis., Oct. 19, 1887, the son of John and Josephine (ROSHAK) GWIDT. The father, a native of Alsace Lorraine, France, came to the United States about 1878, he mother coming from Germany a little later. After their marriage Mr. and Mr. John GWIDT settled in Indiana, from which state they came to Marathon County, Wisconsin, about 1884, locating near Bevent. They were among the early settlers in that part of the county. In 1894 they sold their farm and moved to Wausau, where John GWIDT was employed as millwright in the Excelsior mill. Later he became an employe of the Heineman Lumber Co., with whom he remained until his death, Nov. 10, 1921. His wife is now conducting a confectionery store in Wausau. Of their eight children the first born, Leo, is now deceased. The others are Stephen J. of Rhinelander; Mary, of Wausau; Virginia, who is married and lives in Wausau; and Emily, Antoinette, Joseph and Alexander, all likewise residents of Wausau. Stephen J. GWIDT, after attending school in Wausau, learned the cigar-makers' trade and subsequently operated a factory in Wausau until the fall of 1907. He then sold out and came to Rhinelander, for a number of years thereafter being foreman in the factory operated by Samuel ANDERSON. In 1914 he took the civil service examination and in the same year was appointed state game warden, which position he still retains. He owns a mile and a half of land with lake frontage and covered with virgin timber which he expects to plat into camp sites in the near future, and he is also the owner of a fine modern cottage at No. 803 Randall Avenue. Mr. GWIDT was married July 14, 1915, at Rhinelander, to Theresa MOLTZ, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph MOLTZ.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 775, 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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