"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.


Haase, William who is successfully engaged in the operation of a farm in the town of Enterprise, Oneida County, was born on the Atlantic Ocean, in American waters, April 8, 1888, son of William and Anna (SCHULTZ) STRAUBE. The parents were natives of Germany, and after coming from that country to the United States they settled at Racine, Wis., where the mother died May 12, 1897. The father was left with six small children, and was compelled to place them in an orphans' home at Milwaukee. April 1, 1898, William, subject of this sketch, was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Carl HAASE, who were natives of Germany. Mr. and Mrs. HAASE came to the United States in 1887 and made their home at Milwaukee from that time until 1891, when they came to the town of Enterprise, Oneida County, and took a homestead of 160 acres. Mr. HAASE, Sr., spent the remainder of his life on this farm, passing away there Feb. 2, 1913. In 1911 he had given his adopted son, our subject, a deed to all his property, and the latter continued to reside on and operate the home farm until May, of 1917, when he purchased his present farm of 80 acres in Section 21 of Enterprise Township, where he is now engaged in potato raising and dairying; Mr. HAASE, his adoptive mother, is living on the original farm. Mr. HAASE has taken a useful part in the affairs of his community, and is always ready to assist in forwarding its best interests in every possible way. He has served for 13 years on the school board, and was a member of the building committee during the construction of the new school in his district. He is recognized as a exceptionally able man, and both he and his wife are very highly respected. The family are members of St. John's Church at Enterprise. Mr. HAASE was married at Eagle River, Wis., Sept. 5, 1910, to Miss Minnie KUSHMAN, daughter of Julius and Anna (GENTZ) KUSHMAN. Three children, as follows, have been born to Mr. and Mrs. HAASE: Herman, born March 8, 1812; Elnora, born Sept. 16, 1915; and Alvin, born May 23, 1918.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 303, 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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