"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.


Hehn, August A. engaged in the cattle and wholesale meat business in Rhinelander, as well as in other enterprises, was born in Germany, Aug. 23, 1866, son of Andrew and Margaret (STEIN) HEHN, both of whom are now deceased. He was educated in his native land, where he learned and for some time followed the butcher's trade and in addition spent some of his time in farm work. In 1891, seeking a wider field of opportunity, he came to the United States, locating at Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., where he remained until the spring of 1892, when he came to Rhinelander. Here for the first three years he followed mill work and logging for the most part, but spent one season farming in North Dakota. He then engaged in the meat business in Rhinelander in partnership with L. EMMERLING and for two and a half years they conducted the Oneida Meat Market. Mr. HEHN then sold out his interest and started the "Soo" Market, which he later sold and after doing so established the City market on Stevens Street, which he conducted for two and a half years. He then regained control of the "Soo" Market and conducted it until 1918, in which year he rented the place and has since given his attention to his other business interests. He is occupied quite extensively in the buying and butchering of cattle, and also deals in city property, buying and selling as the market affords good opportunity. He has besides a farm of 40 acres in the town of Pine Lake, on which his slaughter-houses are located. His meat he sells to the local markets. Mr. HEHN owns a good residence at No. 203 N. Brown Street, and in addition to his house and his farm, his personal holdings include an 80-acre farm at Starks, in the town of Stella, which consists of timber and cut-over land. He also has a house and two lots on N. Stevens Street, a flat on Alban Street, a house and three lots at the corner of Phillips and Mill streets, and he is the owner of the Clifton Hotel as well as other city property, both in Rhinelander and Spokane, Wash., including the building in the former city that houses the "Soo" Market. He is a stockholder in the Rhinelander Brewing Co. and the Oneida Hotel Co. Altogether Mr. HEHN'S business record is one of successful achievement, the result of steady and intelligent industry with a keen eye for favorable opportunities. Mr. HEHN was married in Rhinelander, July 7, 1896, to Barbara KOUTNIK, who was born in Austria, Nov. 24, 1873. Of this marriage four children have been born: Anna Julia Louise, Nov. 10, 1898; Edward J., Feb. 4, 1903; Agnes B., Oct. 8, 1906, and Mary Clara, Aug. 12, 1911. Anna Julia Louise, who was graduated from the Rhinelander High School, and from the Milwaukee State Normal School, taught school for two years in Rhinelander, was prinicipal of the Tripoli school for one year, and is now studying dentistry at Marquette. The other three children are living at home, Agnes B. being a pupil in the high school and Mary Clara in the common school. Mr. HEHN and his family are members of the Catholic Church and he also belongs to the Catholic Foresters.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 294-295 (with picture), 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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