"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.


Luethy, Robert owner of Pleasant View Farm in Section 28, town of Pelican, Oneida County, was born in Switzerland, March 8, 1868, son of Adolph and Mary Ann (BLASER) LUETHY. The parents were natives of Switzerland and the mother died there in 1881; the father subsequently remarried and came to the United States in 1885, settling first at Monroe, in Green County, Wis.; later he went to Stevenson County, Ill., and after a short time there settled near Medford, Taylor County, Wis., where he developed a 40-acre farm from wild land and remained until his death; he was killed by a falling tree on Feb. 4, 1891. Robert LUETHY attended school in Switzerland and later at Medford, Wis., and assisted his father in the operation of the farm until he was 24 years of age. In 1892 he came to Oneida County and took a homestead of 160 acres in Section 28, town of Pelican, and this property has ever since been his home. The land was originally wild and Mr. LUETHY has done a fine piece of work in developing it into the prosperous, well-kept farm it is today. On first establishing his home here he erected a log house and barn; he built a new eight-room house in 1918, has improved and added to his other equipment, and has about 25 acres of the land cleared. During the early period of his residence here he was obliged to work in the lumber woods during the winter months in order to obtain money to carry on the development of his farm, but the ownership of his present property well repays him for the long struggle he has gone through in developing it. He is carrying on general farming and dairying, having a good herd of Holstein cattle, and he makes cheese from a portion of the milk, selling this to regular patrons in Rhinelander. He has always occupied a place of prominence in the community; he served for ten years as township clerk and for two terms as township treasurer, and he also served his school district for two terms as secretary and six years as treasurer. He and his family attend the German Lutheran Church at Rhinelander, and are well liked in every way. Mr. LUETHY was married at Rhinelander on May 24, 1898, to Lucia KUNZ, daughter of John and Elizabeth (STETTLER) KUNZ, both of which parents died in Switzerland. Five children, as follows, have been born to Mr. and Mrs. LUETHY: Adolph, now living at Starks, Wis.; John, who is in the employ of the Rhinelander Lumber and Coal Co. at Rhinelander; Elizabeth, also of Rhinelander; and Paul and Ernest, who are living at home.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 373; 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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