"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.


Hayton, Henry J. proprietor of Peninsula Inn, on Kathan Lake in the town of Sugar Camp, Oneida County, was born at Toronto, Canada, April 14, 1876. When he was eight years old the family removed to Glidden, Ashland County, Wis.; and after finishing school there he assisted his father, who was conducting a hotel at Glidden, until 1903, when he entered the real estate business for his own account. In 1913 he went to Fond du Lac, and he operated a grocery store there until 1920. He then came to Oneida County and purchased Peninsula Inn, as it then existed, from William LOVE. There was only one cottage, with accommodations for eight people, and it was from this small beginning that Mr. HAYTON has built up the fine property he is conducting today. He has erected six new cottages, three having four rooms, one of three rooms, one of two rooms, and one with one room; there are accomodations for 34 people. Two of these cottages Mr. HAYTON has built with his own hands, and he has made all his own beds, wash stands, etc., fashioning these articles out of spruce poles. The cottages are furnished for sleeping, and all meals are served in the main lodge. All the cooking is done by Mrs. HAYTON, and the finest delicacies of the woods and waters of northern Wisconsin are temptingly prepared and served in abundance. The service is personal in the full meaning of the word-the comfort and pleasure of each individual guest is watched over and maintained, the Peninsula Inn, with its fine fishing, bathing, boating, hunting, and "hiking," is a truly ideal place for a summer's outing. The road leading to the resort passes Potato Bug Hill, Pleasant Valley, Lovers' Lane, and Horseshoe Curve, and the buildings themselves are beautifully located on a peninsula jutting out into Lake Kathan, in a lovely grove of white birches. Mr. HAYTON was married at Glidden, Wis., June 26, 1903, to Miss Sayde KENNEDY. The home circle of Mr. and Mrs. HAYTON has been broadened and brightened by the birth of one child, Jack, who are born Sept. 27, 1917.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 304, 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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