"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.


Mykleby, Albert J. well-known merchant of Arbor Vitae and postmaster of that village, was born at Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wis., Aug. 26, 1888, son of Jacob and Emily (RENSMOEN) MYKLEBY. The parents were natives of Norway and came to the United States about 1885, coming direct to Wisconsin and settling at Black River Falls, where the father was subsequently connected with the Black River Falls Foundry Co. until 1895. In the latter year the family removed to Vilas County, and here the father worked as a grader for the Williams-Salsich Lumber Co. at Star Lake until this company closed down their mills. Mr. MYKLEBY then purchased the company's general store at Star Lake and he is still conducting this enterprise. Albert J. MYKLEBY was educated at Star Lake and subsequently worked for the Williams-McKinney Lumber Co. there; in 1910 he became associated with his father in the store at that place, and he remained in this connection until 1914, when he came to Arbor Vitae and purchased the general store of the Yawkey-Bissell Co., which store he has ever since operated. He was appointed postmaster on June 14, 1914, and he is one of the leading and progressive citizens of the village. He handles a well-assorted line of groceries, light hardware, etc., and his business draws patronage from a wide range of territory. In 1921 he erected a fine six-room bungalow with private garage, which is one of the attractive residence properties of the village. Mr. MYKLEBY was married at Minocqua on April 31, 1916, to Pearl E. HUNTOON, daughter of Charles and Althina (BENTLEY) HUNTOON, prominent residents of Wausau, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. MYKLEBY have three children: Robert, born May 26, 1918; Jack, born March 29, 1921; and Marjorie, born Jan. 31, 1923.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 657; 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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