"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.


Nusbaum, John A. one of the leading furniture dealers of Merrill, was born at La Crosse, Wis., in July, 1878, son of A. J. and Barbara (UERKWITZ) NUSBAUM. The father was born in Alsace Lorraine and the mother in Switzerland; the parents came to the United States in their youth and were married at La Crosse, which city they subsequently made their home until they came to Merrill in 1881. The father was an expert cabinet maker and on coming to Merrill he established himself in the furniture business here, operating his store until his death in 1909. The mother passed away in 1889. They were the parents of two children, John A. and Albert; the latter is now living at Great Falls, Mont., and is a barber by trade. John A. NUSBAUM was but three years of age when he came to Merrill with his parents in 1881. He attended school here and after finishing he worked at the trade of carpenter for a time and then entered the furniture store with his father, from whom he learned the trade of cabinet making. He acquired the store upon his father's death in 1909 and has since carried it on, doing embalming and undertaking and carrying a full and well-assorted line of high grade furniture, his place being one of the oldest business houses in the city of Merrill. Mr. NUSBAUM has spent practically his whole life in the furniture business and knows all its details thoroughly. He and his family are very well liked in the community, and he is an unusually progressive and able business man. He is a stockholder in the Merrill Knitting Co. and in the Citizens National Bank and is a member of the Elks, Odd Fellows, and the Eagles. Mr. NUSBAUM was married in August, 1908, to Eva TRUDEAU, daughter of William and Aurdia TRUDEAU, Mrs. NUSBAUM'S parents being of French ancestry and early settlers in Merrill; both are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. NUSBAUM have two children, Deloris and Ethel. Deloris is now Mrs. A. C. ANDERSON of Rhinelander, and Ethel is the wife of Dewey WHITMORE, of Merrill, and has one daughter, Phyllis.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 671; 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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