"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.


Lugar, Sam B. superintendent of the chemical plant of the Hackley-Phelps-Bonnell Co., at Phelps, Vilas County, was born in Austria, June 15, 1888. He was educated in the public schools of is native land, after which he did farm work for awhile. In 1904, at the age of 16 years, he came to the United States and for the next three years worked on a logging train in Michigan, during the last year of that period being in the employ of "Hy" STEVENSON at Escanaba. After that he found employment in a chemical plant, in the still house and as fireman, and it was there he learned his present trade. One March 10, 1910, he came to the Phelps and started work in the checmical plant of the Hackley-Phelps-Bonnell Co., during six months firing boilers. He then went to Louisiana and Tennessee, being away three months, and on his return resuming work for the same company; he was plumbing for one year and afterwards was engaged in running the still house. In March, 1917, Mr. LUGAR was promoted to his present position as superintendent of the company's chemical plant, having entire charge of that department. He has from 25 to 50 men under his supervision and his position is a very responsible one, But he has proved himself capable and thoroughly qualified to fill it. As a citizen he stands high in the community. Aside from other holdings he has a farm of 120 acres in the town of Phelps. Mr. LUGAR was married Nov. 12, 1917, to Eleanor CASE, daughter of Judge Hunter CASE of Phelps. He and his wife have one child, Lawrence B., who was born Oct. 6, 1918.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 480, 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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