"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.


Huber, Jacob for many yars actively and successfully engaged in the meat business at Minocqua and now operating a large farm near there, was born in the town of Jackson, Adams County, Wis., May 18, 1866, son of Urben and Margaret (HOFFMAN) HUBER. The parents were both born in Germany, but came to the United States with their respective families when they were children. After their marriage they settled in Adams County in the early 50's and spent the remainder of their lives there, the mother passing away Sept. 21, 1887 and the father Oct. 11, 1905. Eight children were born to them, as follows: Frank, Andrew, Edward, and John, all now of Adams County; Kate, who is Mrs. John HOFFMAN of Chicago; Richard, now living in the province of Alberta, Canada; Dena, who is Mrs. HENDERSON and lives in Adams County; and Jacob. Jacob HUBER received his education in the district schools of Adams County and remained at home until he was 22 years of age. In 1888 he went to Portage, Wis., and there established a wholesale meat business, selling to the mills and other large buyers. He later established a butcher shop in Merrill, Lincoln County, and in 1895 he came to Minocqua and established a shop here. He ran both of these places until 1901, when he sold the Merrill establishment, and from then until 1919 he devoted all his time to the Minocqua enterprise, building up a fine reputation for himself as an honest and progressive merchant during his long career here. In 1919 he sold his place to Theodore MEDENWALDT and moved to the farm he is now operating, which he had purchased in 1914 and which consists of 270 acres in the town of Woodruff, and 109 acres in the town of Minocqua, fronting on Lake Minocqua, where Woodland Resort is located. He has accomplished the great work of clearing 160 acres of this land, and has also fenced the entire tract and equipped it with a complete set of farm buildings. He makes his home there during the summers, carrying on general and dairy farming. In 1919 he built "Woodland" resort, which his son Gale now manages. Mr. HUBER was married at Merrill, June 12, 1890, to Adelaide WATE, daughter of Oliver and Abigail (BETZ) WATE, both of whom are now deceased. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. HUBER: Gale, of Minocqua; Carlisle J., who is manager of the Minocqua Lumber Co.; and Marjorie, now teaching school at Frankfort, S.D. The family have a fine home in Minocqua, which Mr. HUBER purchased in 1907; they are affiliated with the Methodist Church and are very highly respected throughout the community. Mr. HUBER is a man of unusual ability and his success has come solely through his own efforts and ability. He served as chairman of the board of the town of Minocqua for one year and is one of the solid, dependable citizens of the community.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 298-299, 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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