"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.


Meeker, Edward a former resident of Vilas County, now deceased, but who will be remembered by his many friends, was born in Clare County, Michigan, son of Edward, Sr., and Ruth MEEKER. The parents were natives of New York State; the mother is now deceased, but the father is living in Clare County, Mich. The son Edward was educated in New York State and, beginning industrial life in the lumber industry, worked for many years in the woods of Michigan. Later he came to Vilas County, Wisconsin, where he followed the same kind of work until 1901. In that year he went to Chisholm, Minn., and engaged in the retail mercantile business there, that place continuing to be his home until his death, though he died at Rochester, Minn., May 18, 1909. Mr. MEEKER was married April 12, 1897, in Woodruff, Wis., to Mary MEYERS, daughter of Cornelius and Josephine (CAMERON) MEYERS, who were natives of Germany and Scotland respectively. In 1883 Mr. MEEKER came to Eagle River and has since made her home here with the exception of eight years, when she lived at Chisholm, Minn. After the death of her husband she returned to Eagle River, where he has since conducted a general store on the county road within the village limits.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 655-656; 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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