"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, M. D., Gale W. practicing physician in Minocqua and manager of "Woodland" resort, near that village, was born at Merrill, Wis., March 10, 1892, son of Jacob and Adelaide (WAITE) HUBER. The parents were both born in Adams County, this state, the father May 18, 1865, and the mother Aug. 12, 1867; they are now residents of Minocqua. Gale W. HUBER attended the Minocqua grade and high schools and also the Portage High School, graduating from Minocqua High School in 1909; he then entered Loyola University at Chicago in 1910, and the following year entered the Loyola Medical School, from which he graduated with the class of 1915. During his college career he attained membership in the Phi-Delta and the Si-Psi-Sigma societies and he took a prominent part in athletics, playing end on the football team and forward on the basket ball squad. After finishing college he was interne in the City Receiving Hospital in Detroit, Mich., for one year, and then for 16 months he was one of the city physicians at that place. He entered the military service while there and was commissioned first lieutenant in the Medical Corps, training for eight months at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., as a member of the personnel of Base Hospital No. 14; he was then sent to New York ready for overseas service, but the armistice was signed before he sailed, and after five weeks in New York he returned to Fort Oglethorpe and was there discharged Dec. 26, 1918. He is a member of the American Legion. In January, 1919, Dr. HUBER came to Minocqua and here with his father established "Woodland," now one of the famous resorts of northern Wisconsin. This resort, located on Lake Kawaguesaga, embraces a main lodge and 11 cottages and enjoys a very large patronage. Kawaguesaga is one of the most picturesque of the lakes in which this region abounds, and the resort has many attractions. This buildings have all been constructed of logs to carry out the idea of rusticity; excellent fishing abounds in the neighborhood; there are tennis courts, a golf course, etc. available, and the cuisine is particularly attractive, with fresh vegetables and fruits from the management's gardens and orchards, eggs and fowls from their hennery, and dairy products from their herd. In addition to conducting this place Dr. HUBER opened a suite of offices in Minocqua in November, 1919 and he has built up a very large practice extending over a radius of 25 miles. He is an excellent surgeon as well as a physician of exceptional ability, and he has a fine record of success in the practice of his profession. His hospital cases are cared for in the Rhinelander hospital. Dr. HUBER was married at Calumet, Mich., Oct. 21, 1920, to Sophia TAURIAINEN of that place. Mrs. HUBER practiced nursing previous to her marriage, having studied at Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Dr. and Mrs. HUBER have one child Gale Carlisle, born Oct. 4, 1921. Mr. HUBER has just completed the erection of a fine modern 11-room residence with a sleeping porch and sun parlor, overlooking Lake Minocqua. The family take an active part in the social life of the community, and Dr. HUBER is a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge at Minocqua, the Shadukian Grotto of Detroit, Mich., and Rhinelander Lodge No. 598, B. P. O. E. Professionally he is a member of the Oneida, Forest and Vilas Counties Medical Society, the Wisconsin State Medical Society, the American Medical Association, and the American Association of Military Surgeons.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 300, 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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