"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.


Nienow, William J. son of Fred and Augusta NIENOW and a resident of Merrill, Lincoln County, was born in this city Nov. 15, 1888. He acquired his education in the local schools and subsequently worked two and a half years for the Anson, Gilkey & Hurd Co. He then entered the employ of his father in the latter's wagon shop, and so continued until 1908, when he bought the shop and business. In 1922 he bought the Lueck blacksmith shop and is now conducting both shops, doing general repair work. He has a large circle of friends and acquaintances and in 1920 was elected alderman for the Second Ward, being re-elected to the same office in 1922. On Dec. 25, 1911, William J. NIENOW was married in Merrill to Lillian SCHMIDT, and their domestic circle has been enlarged by the birth of three children, Neva, Floyd and Gladys.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 671-672; 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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