"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.


Horn, C. A. owner and manager of the Commerical Hotel, Rhinelander, and a business man interested in other valuable real estate, was born in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Dec. 20, 1851, son of F. August and Amelia (EAUMAN) HORN. The parents were natives of Germany who came to America in 1848, the father being a shoemaker by trade. After settling in Sheboygan County they remained there for the remainder of their lives. It was there that the subject of this sketch received his education, attending district school. He subsequently learned the bricklayer's trade, and later became a contractor in Chicago, also acting as architect. After remaining in that city until 1873, he returned to Sheboygan, remained there two years, then went to Duluth, and later to West Superior and Ashland, residing in the latter place for seven years. In 1892 Mr. HORN came to Rhinelander and for two years thereafter was engaged in business as a contractor in the building line. He then rented the Oneida House, which he operated subsequently for nine years, at the end of which time, in 1903, he bought the Commercial Hotel, located at the corner of S. Stevens and E. Davenport Streets, which he is now conducting. It is a two-story brick building, 50 x 80 feet in ground dimensions, and containing 26 rooms. In connection with it is a cafe operated by Mrs. CURL who rents it from Mr. HORN. The latter is a very popular hotel man, his place being well patronized by traveling men. He also owns in addition a three-apartment flat building at No. 632 Mason Street, as well as lake frontage on Moen and Manson lakes, and is a stockholder in the Rhinelander Telephone Company. As a Free Mason he belongs to the local Blue Lodge and Chapter. It is over 43 years ago since Mr. HORN assumed the responsibilities of domestic life, being united in marriage in November, 1879, at Sheboygan, Wis., to Christina ALMAN. Of that union three children were born: Edward and Lora of Rhinelander, the later being the wife of Frank ROSS; and Lillie, who is deceased. Mrs. Christina HORN, passed away Feb. 12, 1916.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 622; 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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