"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.


Juve, Bernard A. who established the Found Lake Resort on Found Lake in Vilas County, was born in Vernon County, Wisconsin, Sept. 27, 1888, son of O. A. and Gusena (HALVERSON) JUVE. The parents came to Vilas County in 1905 and purchased 112 acres of alnd on Found Lake, town of Farmington, Section 14, proceeding to develop a portion of this property into farm land. They succeeded in establishing a good agricultural property, and carried on farming there for some years; they are now living practically retired and have their home in an attractive cottage on the shores of Found Lake. Bernard A. JUVE, subject of this sketch, came to Vilas County with his parents in 1905, after receiving his education in the schools of Vernon County. Here he assisted in the development and operation of the farm and remained at home until 1918, when he enlisted for service in the World War with the 89th Division, 355th Infantry, and was sent to Camp Funston, Kansas, for training. He left for overseas duty May 24, 1918, and after arriving at Liverpool, England, 12 days later, he proceeded to France, where he was stationed for six weeks. He was then sent to the front, and was in the heavy fighting of the St. Mihiel drive and of the Argonne battles of October and November, being actively engaged until the armistice was signed November 11th. Later he was a corporal with the Army of Occupation in Germany until Februrary, 1919, when he was taken sick and returned to the United States, landing at New York March 24th and being discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa, April 17, 1919. He arrived at his home in Vilas County five days later, and it was that summer that he established Found Lake Resort, building a main lodge and five cottages and establishing a thoroughly first-class hostelry. He conducted his property until the fall of 1922, when he sold it to J. A. JOHNSON. Mr. JUVE retained a portion of the original farm, with 500 feet of lake frontage; on this he has built a cottage, and he now makes his home there. Progressive in spirit and of excellent ability, he is a valuable citizen of the community. Benjamin SKOLOS, an uncle of his, came to Vilas County in 1922, purchased a lot on Found Lake, and built a cottage and a garage, machine shop, and boat factory, where he does general repair work of all kinds, his place being a valuable accommodation to the tourists. Mr. JUVE was married in November, 1919, to Violet MERKEL, and Mr. and Mrs. JUVE have one child, Robert who was born Feb. 23, 1921. The family are members of the Lutheran Church.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 760-761, 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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