"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.


Pavlick, George proprietor of the Merrill Sheet Metal Works, a flourishing business concern that is enjoying a health growth, was born at Kewaunee, Wis., in 1881, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wenzell PAVLICK. The father was an early settler in Kewaunee, where for many years he operated a meat market; he is now a resident of Mosinee, Wis. He was twice married, George being the only child by the first wife. By the second wife he had five children. After the death of his mother George went to live with his grandparents. He attended school in Sheboygan and Grand Rapids (now Wisconsin Rapids), Wis., and at the age of 16 started in to learn the sheet metal business, which he has followed ever since except for four years which he spent in the infantry branch of the United States army. During the Spanish-American War he was located for a year and a half at Manilla, in the Philippine Islands, being honorably discharged at the end of his service. In 1905 he came to Merrill and for seven years thereafter was employed in a hardware store. In 1912 he started in the sheet metal business for himself, establishing the Merrill Sheet Metal Works. After being operated as a private concern for four years, it was incorporated, with a capital stock of $25,000 by George PAVLICK, William ALPIN and L. BELOT, Mr. ALPIN being president, Mr. BELOT vice president, and Mr. PAVLICK secretary and treasurer. At the end of three years Mr. PAVLICK bought out the interests of the other members of the company and resumed the private ownership of the concern, having since been the sole proprietor. He manufactures everything in the sheet metal line, turning out a considerable number of cheese hoops, carries a good line of furnaces, and also repairs and builds auto radiators, installs heating systems in houses, schools and churches and has a plant large enough to enable him to handle any size of job. It gives employment to several men and a large business is done each year. Mr. PAVLICK is a member of the Men's Club of Merrill and of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was married at Wausau, Wis., to Laura KRIENCKE, daughter of Herman and Louise KRIENKE of that place, where they have resided for many years and are still living. Mr. and Mrs. PAVLICK have had five children, one of whom, Charles, is now deceased, having been drowned in June, 1922, while bathing in the Wisconsin River. The four survivors are Deborah, Ruth, Donald and Elaine.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 692-693; 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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