"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.


Jossart, David D. a pioneer resident of this section of the country and now a contractor and builder at Minocqua, was born in Brown County, this state, April 20, 1857, son of A. Joseph and Josephine (DAWELL) JOSSART. The parents were natives of Belgium; coming to America in 1848, they settled near Robinsonville in Brown County, Wis., being among the pioneers who settled there, where they were engaged in farming for the remainder of their lives. Eight children were born to the, as follows: Prosper, now of Minocqua; Jewell, of Milwaukee; Silas, residing in Michigan; David D., subject of this sketch; Persha, who is now Mrs. Joseph LAMBERT and lives at Isabelle, Mich.; Louise, living at Nahma, Mich., the wife of Bert HILBERT; Anna, who is now Mrs. George MAPES of Minocqua; and Elsie, who is Mrs. RHINERTS and lives at Green Bay, this state. David D. JOSSART received his education in the district shools of Brown County and remained at home until he was 23 years of age, though working for others from the time he was nine years old. He removed to this section of the country in 1880, doing his first work here at Tomahawk Lake, near what was known as Rainbow Rapids. After logging here for James WILSON for some time he went to Eagle River, where he worked in the lumber woods for McDonald Bros. until 1892, in which latter year he came to Minocqua and established the boat livery business which he subsequently operated for 22 years, at the same time furnishing camps for tourists in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Since 1904 Mr. JOSSART has been occupied as a carpenter and contractor, and has assisted in the erection of most of of cottages and resorts in the surrounding territory. His capabilities are of a very wide range, and he has done some very valuable work in promoting the general interests of the community. He served two years as supervisor on the board of Minocqua Township, and the respect that is accorded him is well merited. Mr. JOSSART was married at Wausau, May 3, 1882, to Miss Cora May HORTON, daughter of Albert and Ellen (CHASE) HORTON, both of whom are now deceased. Six children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. JOSSART; Harry W., of Milwaukee, Wis.; Dane, who is a carpenter and resides in Chicago during the winter months but spends his summers in Minocqua; Helen, who is Mrs. Daniel CARDNELL and, with her husband, is operating a resort at Trout Lake; Lee, of Philadelphia; and Harvey and Jeanette, who are attending school at Minocqua. The family are members of the Methodist Church.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 308, 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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