"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.


Kluetz, Rudolph H. a successful practitioner of dentistry at Merrill, was born in that city May 26, 1892, son of Edward and Emily (KOEPKE) KLUETZ. The parents were natives of Germany and were married in that country; coming to the United States a short time later, they resided at Wausau, Wis. for one year and then came to Merrill, spending the remainder of their lives here. The father was very prominent in county affairs, serving in various public offices and otherwise aiding in the development of the region. He died when the subject of this sketch was six years old and the mother passed away in 1912. Nine children were born to these parents, of which number eight are now living, a daughter, Florence, having passed away in 1905. Those living as follows: Herman E., now engaged in the drug business at Merrill; Martha, who is Mrs. C. W. BRUCE of Merrill; Elizabeth, also a resident of Merrill, the wife of George SCHROEDER; Clara, who is Mrs. C. L. STEPHENS of Minneapolis; Emma, living at Sheboygan, Wis., wife of F. L. KROHM of that city; Laura, who is Mrs. Adam LACHMEYER of Oakland, Calif.; Ella, now Mrs. T. H. TRELFORD of Duluth, Minn.; and Rudolph H. Rudolph H. KLUETZ attended school at Merrill, graduating from the high school here with the class of 1911. He was then employed in the clerical capacity with the electric light company at Merrill until 1915, when he matriculated in the dental department of Northwestern University at Chicago. After two years in that institution he completed his studies at Marquette University, Milwaukee and in 1919 he bought the office and practice of Dr. METCALF at 1006 1/2 East Main St., Merrill, where he has ever since been located. Dr. KLUETZ's office equipment is modern in every way; he has thoroughly proved his ability as a dentist, and he has a large and steadily growing practice. During the World War, while still attending school he enlisted for service in the medical corps and was sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., for training, where he was discharged after the signing of the armistice. On Jan. 20, 1918, Dr. KLUETZ was united in marriage with Elsie PETERMAN of Merrill, who was born in this city Feb. 13, 1897, daughter of William and Minnie PETERMAN, the father being a member of the Peterman Bros. Co. here and a prominent resident of the city. Mrs. KLUETZ is a graduate of the grade and high schools of Merrill. Dr. and Mrs. KLUETZ have one child, Emily Mae, who was born May 8, 1919; they are members of St. Stephens Evangelical Church at Merrill and own a nice modern home here. Dr. KLUETZ is a member of Edwward Burns Post of the American Legion, and he and his wife are popular in the social life of the community.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 758, 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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