"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.


Kuehne, Henry J. one of the early settlers in Eagle River, Vilas County, where he is still living, being actively engaged in carpentry and residential construction work, was born in the town of Newton, Manitowoc County, Wis., son of John and Margaret (FELKER) KUEHNE. The parents were natives of Germany who came to the United States when young people. They married in Wisconsin and settled on a farm in Manitowoc County, where they made their home for the rest of their lives. They had three children: Henrietta, who is deceased; John, also deceased, having passed away March 11, 1923, and Henry J., of Eagle River. Henry J. KUEHNE resided at home with his parents until he had reached the age of 18 years. He then spent two years in travel, working at whatever he could find to do in the places he visited. In 1881 he arrived in Antigo, Wis., where he remained for three years, being engaged in common labor. Then in 1884 he came to Eagle River and opened a meat market, which was the first in the village. His trade was somewhat limited, as there were but 15 families here when he arrived, but he continued to operate the market for two years, after which he worked in the sawmills until they closed down. Soon afterwards he took up carpenter work, which he has now followed for 20 years. He has worked on many of the good residences in Eagle River and also built the Black Oak resort on Black Oak Lake. He is fraternally affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America and attends the Congregational Church. Mr. KUEHNE was married in September, 1883, in Kewaunee, Wis., to Sophia LUTZ, daughter of Lawrence and Fredericka (BONI) LUTZ, her parents being natives of Germany who, after coming to the United States, engaged in farming in Kawaunee County, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. KUEHNE have three children, Myrtle, Lawrence and Fern.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 512; History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others; H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1924

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