"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.


Locy, Joshua B. proprietor of the Locy Hotel at Three Lakes, Oneida County, was born at Hornellsville, Steuben County, New York, May 2, 1866. His family came west when he was four years of age, making their home for six or seven years at Savannah, Ill., and then living for three years in Iowa. They came to Wisconsin in 1878 and settled on a farm near Hortonville. Joshua B. LOCY completed his education there and at Medina, Wis., and remained at hime until he was 19 years old. He then went to Marshfield, Wis., and entered the employ of a hotel there as clerk, remaining for four years, after which he formed a partnership with F. D. JONES and leased the Merchants Hotel at Neillsville for one year. He next went to Merrill, in 1892, where he and Mr. JONES leased the Lincoln Hotel. After one year he sold out to his partner and went to Chicago for a year; in 1894 he went to Menasha, Wis., and in the summer of that same year he went to Fond du Lac as manager of the Sherwood Forest Summer resort in Green Lake County. At the close of the season that year he came to Three Lakes, and he has ever since made his home here. During the first ten years of his residence at this place he did painting and decorating, but he returned to the hotel business in 1904 and he is still engaged in this line. He first conducted the Three Lakes Hotel for one year, and since then he has operated the Locy Hotel. Mr. LOCY is well known to the tourists and traveling public, and is one of the popular hotel men of northern Wisconsin. He served as clerk of the town of Three Lakes Township for four years, and takes an active and useful part in all civic affairs. His fraternal affiliations are with the Modern Woodmen of America and the Beavers. Mr. LOCY was married at Oshkosh, Wis., Feb. 25, 1894, to Ann HOFFMAN. The only child born to Mr. and Mrs. LOCY was taken from them by death when 22 months old.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 369-370; 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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