"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.


Medenwaldt, Theodore an enterprising merchant of Minocqua, was born in Germany, March 2, 1878, son of John and Elvina (RADLOFF) MEDENWALDT. The parents were natives of Germany and came to the United States from there in 1881, first settling at Auburndale, Wood County, Wis., where they remained until 1891. They then removed to Merrill, where the mother is still living, now a widow, Mr. MEDENWALDT, Sr., having passed away there on March 28, 1911. Six children were born to these parents: Otto, now of Auburndale; Theordore, subject of this sketch; Albert, of Merrill; Elizabeth, who is now Mrs. A. M. KNUTSON of Janesville, Wis.; Della, who is Mrs. GREGILL of Merrill; and Algo, who is living at Friendship, Wis., the wife of L. CAVANAUGH. Theodore MEDENWALDT was educated in the schools of Auburndale and Merrill and at the age of 18 years began to learn the butcher and meat business. He operated a shop on his own account for three years at Merrill, and came to Minocqua in 1912. He went into business here in 1918, opening a first class butcher shop which he has ever since operated. He is recognized as one of the public spirited citizens of the community, is one of its most highly esteemed and successful business men, and fraternally he is affiliated with the Odd Fellows lodge. Mrs. MEDENWALDT, who previous to her marriage to Mr. MEDENWALDT at Clintonville, Wis., on Feb. 24, 1916, was Theresa BEYER, is operating the Kawaga Hotel at Minocqua, and she also has built up a fine place for herself in the esteem of the community. She is a member of the Catholic Church.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 379-380; 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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