"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.


Kaiser, Leonard W. a resident of Merrill since 1882, was born in Ripon, Wis., Sept. 17, 1864, son of Leonard and Caroline KAISER. The parents were born in Germany and after their marriage there they came to the United States, settling in Wisconsin. The father died at Ripon when Leonard W. was very young. Leonard W. KAISER was reared at Ripon and attended school there. After coming to Merrill in 1882 he worked in the woods in this vicinity as lumberman ofr many years, later becoming a dealer in horses. He is a remarkable judge of horseflesh, and though he has now acquired a financial competency by this thrift and hard work, he still deals in track horses. He was married in 1914 in Merrill to Clara HAINES, who was born in Merrill and he and his wife maintain a comfortable home at 1010 East Second Street, and are well respected members of the community. Mr. KAISER is Republican in politics but has never sought public office; he is a member of the Eagles and of the Germainia Club.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 751, 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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