"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.


Lassig, Julius F. proprietor of Evergreen Hedge Farm in Section 31, town of Pelican, Oneida County, was born in Germany, Feb. 28, 1862, son of Julius and Anna (HARMAN) LASSIG. The parents were both natives of Germany and the father was a hotel proprietor and postmaster at Kohren, in that country, for many years. Both parents are now deceased. Julius R. LASSIG received his education in Germany and was engaged in market gardening there until 1881, when he came to the United States. After arriving in New York he proceeded to Chicago, and a short time later went to Peru, Ill., where he worked on farms for one year. He next followed the same occupation in the Dakotas for one year, and in the fall of 1884 went to Oshkosh, Wis., where he worked as a carpenter for three years. At Nenah, Wis., his next place of residence, he worked in a greenhouse for 18 months, after which he was at Oshkosh for a short time and then in the summer of 1887, came to Oneida County. Here he first located in Rhinelander, where he helped to erect Oneida County's first court house. In the summer of 1888 he took a homestead of 160 acres in Section 31, town of Pelican, and he set to work to carve a farm out of the wilderness, erecting a set of log buildings and proceeding to clear the land. The task was a formidable one, before which any but the stoutest of hearts would quail; Mr. LASSIG, however, was of the stuff of the true pioneer, with the high courage and fortitude which marked that hardy race of men who built up the Northwest, and he was undaunted by the hardships which beset his path. Gradually the trees fell away before his axe and new buildings arose; he bought an adjoining 80-acre tract of land, bring the total acreage of his farm to 240; and in the ownership of his present fine agricultural property he is well repaid for the years of toil and privation. Eighty acres of his land are cleared, and in 1920 he erected a new barn 40x80 feet in dimensions, with full basement and furnished throughout with Hudson barn equipment. He is carrying on general dairy farming and truck gardening, and makes a specialty of raising strawberry plants, which he sells throughout the state; he has two acres of these plants at present. Mr. LASSIG has always occupied a high place in the community; he has served as assessor, as a member of his school board, and as a supervisor of Pelican Township, and he is recognized as one of the leading men of this locality. Mr. LASSIG was married at Rhinelander on Jan. 18, 1893, to Miss Mary SCHEIDEGGER, who was born Dec. 10, 1877, daughter of Samuel and Marie (ECKEBEGGER) SCHEIDEGGER. Mrs. LASSIG'S parents were natives of Switzerland and the mother died in that country; the father came to America in the early 80's and after living for a time in Ohio, went to Indiana, from which state he came to Wisconsin and settled in the town of Pelican, Oneida County, spending the remainder of his life here. Fifteen children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. LASSIG, namely: Mary, Anna, Frieda, Helen, Beatrice, Emma, Carl, Herman, Everett, Harry, Gladys, Theodore, George, Erwin, and Elaine. Of these, Mary is now Mrs. Bert ROUSER of Bemidji, Minn.; Frieda is Mrs. BLOSSY of the town of Pelican; Helen lives at Toledo, Ohio, the wife of Jerry FRICH; Beatrice is Mrs. William GRUNST of Gibsonville, Ohio; Emma is Mrs. Charles DECANTER of Rhinelander; Everett is also a resident of Rhinelander; and the other children are living at home.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 327-328 (with picture), 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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