"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.


Lang, Emil H. treasurer of the Gleason Mercantile Company, of Gleason, Lincoln County, and also postmaster of the village, was born in Switzerland, Jan. 21, 1882, son of Jacob and Lina LANG. The family came to the United States in 1883, locating at Menomonee Falls, Wis. The father, who was a farmer, died in 1922; his wife, who survived him, is now residing in Waukesha, this state. Their children were Jacob, now employed in a general motor works in Waukesha, and Emil H., the subject of this sketch. Emil H. LANG, who came to this country with his parents and brother, being then a babe, was reared in Menomonee Falls, where he attended the grade school, and subsequently his education was continued at Carroll Academy, in both the academic and college departments, his graduation from the latter taking place in 1911. For three years thereafter he was engaged in educational work as principal successively of the high schools at Oconomowoc and Albany, Wis. In 1914 he changed his occupation, coming to Gleason and purchasing John HORGAN'S interest in the Gleason Mercantile Co., which had been incorporated in 1912 by William and Robert SMITH and John HORGAN. The present officers of the company are: William SMITH, president; Robert SMITH, secretary; and E. H. LANG, treasurer. In 1915 Mr. LANG was appointed postmaster of Gleason, then a fourth class office, and in 1922, after it had risen to the dignity of a third class office, he was again appointed. The post ofice is located in the company's store, and there are two rural routes connected with it, the establishment of a third route now being under consideration. Mr. LANG is a member of the Sigma Alpha Phi college fraternity. He was married in Merrill, Wis., Oct. 14, 1915, to Alma SKATTEBO, daughter of Ole and Jennie (LEWISON) SKATTEBO, her parents being farmers who are now living near Irma, this county.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 652; 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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