"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.


Jillson, Alfred K. the present postmaster of the village of Monico, Oneida County, who has held that position for the last 15 years, and who is also conducting a drug business, was born in New London, Wis., May 1, 1863, son of Alfred W. and Emma (BLAIR) JILLSON. The parents were natives of Ohio who came to Wisconsin in the early 50's, settling in Portage County. Later they moved to New London, Wis., where Alfred W. JILLSON practiced medicine until 1880, from that time until his death being engaged in operating a drug store. He and his wife had seven children: Robert, residing in Waupaca, Wis.; Hiram, a physician who died in 1902; George, telegraph operator at New London, Wis.; Frank, deceased; Jennie, wife of P. A. KINGSLEY, of Detoit, Mich.; Carrie, wife of Elmer GREEN of Detoit, Mich.; and Alfred K., of Eagle River, Wis. Alfred K. JILLSON as a boy attended school in New London and worked in his father's drug store, learning the business. He then went to Oklahoma, where he remained until 1887, in which year he returned to Wisconsin, locating in Rhinelander, where he made his home for a year. he then returned to his home in New London and for three years thereafter was employed in his father's drug store. After that he learned the painting business, which he followed subsequently for 12 years. In 1899 Mr. JILLSON came to Monico, where he has since made his home. In 1908 he was appointed postmaster, in which position he has served ever since. In 1914 he started his present drug store, putting in an adquate stock of drugs, and the post office is located in the store. The store building, which is owned by him, is built of concrete blocks, consists of two stories and a basement and measures 24x50 feet. He is also the owner of his own residence and three lots. For two years he has served as village clerk and is one of the best known residents of Monico, having a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. He is a member of the Equitable Fraternal Union. Mr. JILLSON was married Aug. 3, 1894, in New London, Wis., to Bertha POLZIN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand POLZIN, the mother's family name being MILLER. Mr. and Mrs. JILLSON have had four children, all of whom are living and are as follows: Mabel, now Mrs. Fred TEGATZ of Oshkosh, Wis.; Warren, a brakeman on the C.& N. W. Railway, residing in Monco; Franklin, who is attending normal school in Oshkosh; and Isabelle, who assists her father in the store and post office. The family are connected religiously with the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 309-310, 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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