"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.


Josephs, Henry vice president of the Daniels Manufacturing Company, was born in Wrightston, Brown County, Wis., son of Bernard and Hanan (VER BETEN) JOSEPHS. The parents were natives of Holland who came to America in 1858, on their arrival settling at Wrightston, Wis., where they spend the remainder of their lives in farming. Of their 11 children, one, Frank, died when 27 years old. The others, now living, are: Neal and Peter, of Green Bay, Wis.; Antionette, wife of William CENTEN of Green Bay; Martin, a resident of Rhinelander, in the employ of the Daniels Mfg. Co.; John, an insurance manager living at Green Bay; Albert, a cement contractor of De Pierce, Wis.; Henry, of Rhinelander; and Anthony, also of this city, who is foreman and director for the Daniels Mfg. Co. Henry JOSEPHS was educated in the public schools of Wrightston and not long after leaving school went to Kimberly, Wis., where he entered the employ, as common mill worker, of the Kimberly-Clark Paper Co. From there he later went to Green Bay, becoming stock clerk for the Morley-Murphy Hardware Co. of that city. His next employment was with the John Hoberg Company, paper manufacturers of Green Bay, with whom he remained for two years and a half. In 1922, in association with Peter CHRISTMAN, Sr., and August BRUIEREE, he formed a paper company at Green Bay, specializing in paper napkins, this being the fourth firm in the United States to manufacture paper napkins exclusively. For two years they rented a small building; then after their business had considerably increased, they re-organized and moved to large quarters. Mr. JOSEPHS becoming first sales manager. In 1914 Mr. BRUIEREE sold his interest and Mr. JOSEPHS then became mill manager. He was granted patents on labor-saving machinery which had contributed largely to the success of the company. Mr. JOSEPHS sold his interest in the concern in 1914, and in January of the following year came to Rhinelander to take charge of the Daniels Manufacturing Company's plant as superintendent. In 1917 he was elected vice president of the company, and it is chiefly through his efforts that the concern is enjoying its present success. While this country was involved in the World War Mr. JOSEPHS did good patriotic work, serving on several of the drives, including that for the Red Cross fund. He is a Catholic in religion and is fraternally affiliated with the Knights of Columbus and the Elks. Mr. JOSEPHS was married at Green Bay, Wis., Feb. 17, 1909, to Leontine EUGENE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Florient EUGENE, and he and his wife are the parents of three children: Clyde E., born Jan. 17, 1910; Millicent R., born Nov. 25, 1911; and Donald A., born March 8, 1920.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 761, 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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