"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.


Lambert, John B. land owner and farmer, who has also other business activities, and whose home is in Tomahawk, Lincoln County, was born in Canada, Aug. 9, 1855, son of John and Margaret LAMBERT. The parents were natives of the Dominion and of French descent. John LAMBERT (Sr.) followed logging in Upper Canada and came to the United States in 1864, locating at Chippewa Falls, Wis., where he was engaged in logging and river work, building bridges and house moving. He came to Tomahawk in 1887 to work on the dam then being built by the Tomahawk Boom Company. He also moved the first sawmill to Tomahawk from Chippewa Falls for W. H. BRADLEY and subsequently engaged in logging on the Somo River. In 1908 he died, having survived his wife three years. They had in all a family of 13 children, of whom John, Paul, Leo, William, Parmelia and George are now living. Of those deceased, three died in infancy, the others being Exilda, Felix, Peter and Addis. Exilda, who came the wife of Thomas KILROE, is now deceased. John B. LAMBERT was nine years old when he moved with his parents to Chippewa Falls. After attending school there he began industrial life, working in the woods and river drives and rafting lumber down the Chippewa River to Beef Slough, and he was thus employed until he came to Tomahawk in 1889. Here for 13 years he was engaged in logging and in sorting logs for W. H. BRADLEY, working on the Somo, Tomahawk and Wisconsin rivers. He then bought timber land and cut the timber, disposing subsequently of some of the land, though he still owns 280 acres of cut-over land, of which he has 40 acres cleared and under cultivation. He also moves houses when his services are called for in that capacity. A member of the Catholic Church, his fraternal society affiliations are with the Catholic Foresters. Mr. LAMBERT was married at Eau Claire, Wis., Nov. 15, 1880, to Carrie KINGSLAND, daughter of Isaac and Harriett (PHILLIPS) KINGSLAND, the parents being natives of New York State. They settled in Wisconsin before the Civil War, and after it broke out Isaac KINGLAND enlisted at Two Rivers and subsequently served three years, or until his term had expired. He then re-enlisted but did not survive the war, dying from a wound received in battle. He and his wife had two children, Ira J. and Carrie. After her husband's death Mrs. KINGSLAND married Joseph KING of Eau Claire, Wis., by whom she had one child, Rebecca, who is now dead. Mr. and Mrs. LAMBERT have had three children: J. Eugene of Tomahawk; Edna M., wife of Elliot BRADY of Tomahawk; and Mabel, who is deceased.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 650-651; 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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