"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.


Heinemann, Fred a prominent representative of the lumber industry, with headquarters, and residence at Merrill, Lincoln County, was born at Wausau, Wis., Nov. 27, 1884, son of Nathan and Rebecca (KAIM) HEINEMANN. The father who was born in Germany March 4, 1849, came to the United States in 1867, landing in New York Dec. 24. After spending a short time in that city, he went to Scranton, Penn., and subsequently from Scranton to Wisconsin, locating first at Green Bay; he also stayed for awhile in De Pere, a nearby city. In 1873 Nathan HEINEMANN located in Wausau and engaged in mercantile business there with his brother Benjamin under the firm name of Heinemann Bros. He was connected with the business until 1912, in which year he retired, leaving it to his two sons, Harry and Sol, and it is now carried on under the name of Heinemann Bros. & Co. Mr. HEINEMANN'S latter years were spent in looking after his timber lands, in which he had invested heavily, and this occupied his time and attention until death which occurred March 29, 1922. His wife, who was born in London, England, June 1, 1855, died in Wausau Feb. 15, 1915. They were the parents of eight children, six of whom are now living, namely: Harry, a merchant in Wausau; Helen, now Mrs. Max YOUNG of St. Paul; Gertrude, wife of Alter APPEL of Louisville, Ky.; Fred of Merrill, Wis.; Sol, associated with his brother Harry in business at Wausau; and Byron, also of Wausau. Fred HEINEMANN was graduated with the class of 1901 from the Wausau High School, and with the class of 1906 from the University of Wisconsin. In the following year he entered the employ of the Heinemann Lumber Co., at Heinemann, Wis., and he continued with them up to 1911. He then went to Saskatchewan, Canada, and from that time until 1916 was employed in the main offices of the Lumber Manufacuturers' Yard (Limited), first at Regina and afterwards at another place in Saskatchewan. In the fall of 1916 he returned to Wausau, Wis. and entered the logging and forest produces business with his father, and, in the spring of 1917, that he might be near to his base of operations, he moved the office to the company of Merrill, establishing it in the Citizens National Bank building, also moved his family to this city. Their present home is now at 315 Center Street. In 1919 Mr. HEINEMANN took over the entire business and became sole proprietor. It was carried on under the name of Vance-Fred Heinemann Co. He is a member of the board of directors of the Citizens National Bank of Merrill. Since coming to this city he has entered largely into its social life. He belongs to the local Masonic Lodge, also the Eastern Star Chapter and the lodge of Elks; he is a member and a past president of the rotary Club, and a member of the local council of Boy Scouts, of which he was the first president. Mr. HEINEMANN was married at Moose Jaw, SASKATCHEWAN, Canada, on July 11, 1912, to Jenos TREVERNUS, daughter of William and Helen (BREDEMEYER) TREVERNUS, of New Holstein, Wis., where she was born Jan. 5, 1887. Of this marriage two children have been born: Helen Rebecca, Oct. 4, 1915, and June Elizabeth, Sept. 25, 1917.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 774-775, 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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