"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.


Hoyt, Thaddeus L. proprietor of a fine farm in the town of Minocqua, Oneida County, was born at St. Johns, New Brunswick, May 15, 1873, son of John and Mary (MERSEREAU) HOYT. The parents were natives of Canada and lived there for many years; they came to the United States in 1878 and located at Chippewa Falls, this state, where the father was subsequently for many years in the employ of the Weyerhauser Lumber Co. and various other large interests in this field, his line of work consisting of dam and railroad construction and river improvements in general. He superintended the erection of the first dam built at Tomahawk by the Bradley Lumber Co. and he took a prominent part in many other notable improvement projects, following this line of work until his death in May, 1900. The mother passed away in June, 1905. Thaddeus L. HOYT received his education in Chippewa Falls and subsequently followed locomotive and stationary engineering in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin for 20 years. During his early career he also took part in the log drives the tributaries of the Wisconsin River. In the fall of 1916 he came to Minocqua and rented a farm, and after operating this property for one year he purchased a tract of 104 acres in Minocqua Township, on which land he has since carried on general farming. He has cleared a portion of the land and improved the buildings, and he now has a fine agricultural property. He is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and he and his family occupy a very high place in the esteem of the community. Mr. HOYT was married at Minocqua on Oct. 2, 1917, to Miss Mary WOLFE, daughter of John and Mary (RUBENZER) WOLFE. Mrs. HOYT'S mother is now deceased and her father is residing at Bloomer, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. HOYT have one child, Manson, who was born July 17, 1919, and Mrs. HOYT and her son are members of the Catholic Church.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 298, 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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