"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.


Herman, Charles E. an enterprising business man of Pelican Lake, Oneida County, proprietor of the Walla Halla buffet and restaurant, was born in New York State, Jan. 1, 1884, son of John and Josephone (BERSTEINER) HERMAN. The parents came to America from Germany about 1875, settling in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, where they followed farming till about 1921. They then retired and are now living in Sheboygan. Their only child was Charles E., the subject of this sketch. Charles E. HERMAN was educated in the Catholic parochial school at Sheboygan, Wis., and then began industrial life delivering groceries for John BEHRENS in Sheboygan. After that for two years he was with the Crocker Chair Co. in the same city, being employed in the finishing department. His next employment was with the J. W. Young Wagon Co., and after that he was with the Hamilton Manufacturing Co. in Two Rivers. In 1906 Mr. HERMAN went to Antigo, Landlade County, where he was employed two years by the Nick Fredericks Paint Co. His next move was to Eagle River, Vilas County, where from 1908 to 1910 he was engaged in business for himself as a painting contractor. He then returned to Antigo, where he was in the painting business until 1918. He then opened a store, which he conducted until June, 1920, at which time he came to Pelican Lake. Here he purchased the Henry MINER estate, a one-story, solid concrete building, 36x60 feet, in which the buffet and restaurant is located. Mr. HERMAN rents out the buffet, giving his personal attention to the restaurant. He also owns a small building adjoining his restaurant, which he rents to the Khaki Boot Co., and a fine residence, all located on the banks of Pelican Lake, just west of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway depot. Mr. GERMAN was married in Rhinelander, Sept. 21, 1908, to Agnes CALEWSKI, daughter of Ignatz and Josephine CALEWSKI, her parents being retired farmers, formerly of Jennings, Oneida County, but now living in Antigo, Mr. and Mrs. HERMAN are the parents of three children: Donald, born Aug. 12 1909; Conrad, born Oct. 19, 1910, and Margaret, born April 25, 1912.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 302-303, 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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