"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.


Pinkowski, L. R. prominent contractor and builder at Minocqua and proprietor of "Crystal Shore," a resort on Ross Lake, was born in the town of Beaver, Marinette County, Wis., April 4, 1879. He was educated in the public schools of Marinette County and subsequently took a full commercial course by correspondence from the New York Correspondence School. Early in life he learned the trade of carpenter, and he followed this line and gradually worked himself up to be a general contractor and builder. This business he has continued to follow all his life, spending all his time in Wisconsin with the exception of three years during which he was located at San Fransico. In 1922 he came to Minocqua and bought Government Lot 2, Section 28, town of Minocqua. This property borders on Ross Lake, and it was here that he established his present resort, Crystal Shore, which he conducts in addition to carrying on contracting and building operations in this locality. Though no yet completed, the resort already is on an established basis and is receiving excellent patronage. Mr. PINKOWSKI is erecting ten cottages to supplement the main lodge which he has lately completed; the cottages are to be furnished for housekeeping and rented by the week, month, or season, to suit the trade. The cottages and grounds are surrounded by a beautiful maple grove, and the whole location and arrangement is ideal. There are accommodations for about 40 people; live bait and boats are supplied, and guides are furnished when wanted. Bass fishing is one of the principal sports, and the waters of Ross Lake and the adjoining Blue Lake teem with these and other game fish. Mr. PINKOWSKI is a man of fine ability and is highly regarded by all who know him; while living in the town of Beaver, Marinette County, he served as township chairman, and he has taken other useful parts in public affairs. His services as a contractor are always in demand, and he has erected many of the fine summer homes and cottages in and adjacent to Minocqua. Sept. 21, 1920, Mr. PINKOWSKI was united in marriage with Mrs. Matilda PINKOWSKI, widow of August PINKOWSKI, his brother, the latter having died in February, 1919. Mrs. PINKOWSKI, who in maiden life was Matilda HECK, was born March 27, 1887. By her marriage to August PINKOWSKI three children were born: Leona, Dec. 29, 1908; Arthur, Jan. 4, 1911; and David, July 9 1914. the last mentioned died Nov. 13, 1919. By her present marriage Mrs. PINKOWSKI is the mother of one child, Orvilla, who was born May 5, 1923. All the children are living at home.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 328, 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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