"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.


Mapes, George L. boat builder and garage proprietor at Minocuqa, was born at Green Bay, Wis., Aug. 30, 1874, son of Calvin F. and Hattie (FOWLF) MAPES. He received his education at Lowler, Iowa, and remained at home until 18 years of age, after which he spent three years as a sailor on the Great Lakes. He returned to Green Bay in 1895 and there was engaged in the tent and awning business for six years. He came to Minocqua in 1904 and worked for his father, who was a boat builder here, until 1910, after which until 1916 he operated the Minocqua electric light plant. He then entered the garage business here, having a shop on the lake, and in 1920 he moved his located up town. In the fall of 1921 he started the erection of his present garage, which is 25x60 feet in dimensions and is constructed of brick and concrete, located on Front Street directly south of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul depot. He has been very successful in his operations in the garage business and has a wife reputation for square dealing and honest work. Since 1921 he has operated a boat building business during the winter months. Mr. MAPES was married at Green Bay, Wis., June 25, 1896, to Anna E. JOSSART, daughter of Joseph and Josephine (DALVAUX) JOSSART, and six children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. MAPES; Ferris, of Minocqua; Esther, now Mrs. Alvin DE TIENNE of Bainville, Mont.; Josephine, who is Mrs. Robert STERN and lives at Saynor, Wis.; Ethel, the wife of Henry GATHERS of Coloma, Wis.; Joseph, of Minocqua; and Harry, also of Minocqua. The family belong to the Methodist Church, and fraternally Mr. MAPES is a member of the United Foresters and the Woodmen of the World.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 375; 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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