"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.


Kline, John William now deceased, for many years a respected resident of Minocqua and Merrill, was born at Bentley Creek, Pa., in 1855. He there received his education and learned the trade of carpenter, and he came to Wisconsin in 1877, settling at Jenny, now Merrill, which was his home until 1891. In that year he took up a homestead in Oneida County, and after living on that place for about five years he moved to the village of Minocqua, where he spent the remainder of his life, passing away here on July 2, 1901. Mr. KLINE was married at Merrill on Dec. 24, 1878, to Matilda Adeline GORHAM, who was born at Green Bay, Wis., June 15, 1861, daughter of David and Emily (BALLAWAY) GORHAM. Mrs. KLINE is still living at Mincoqua. Six children were born to her union with Mr. KLINE; Vernie M., now Mrs. Prosper JOSSART of Minocqua; Ruth E., who is Mrs. William SCHLECHT, also of Minocqua; Gertrude J., deceased; Ella M., who is Mrs. John SCHILLING of Minocqua; Hamilton C., of Minocqua; and William J., of Madison, Wis.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 568; 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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