"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.
Pomes, Nichlaus, a Civil War soldier who many years ago
established a home in the town of Three Lakes, Oneida County, which his
wife and children subsequently developed into a fine farm, was born in
Belgium, Mar. 10, 1834. He was reared and educated in his native land
, where he lived until 1860, when he came to the United States. Soon
afterwards, or perhaps immediately, he came west to Wisconsin. It was
a critical period in the history of the nation, for in the following
year the Civil War broke out and young POMES, moved by the spirit of
adventure, or perhaps finding it difficult to obtain employment,
enlisted in Co. E., 14th Wis. Vol. Inf. At the Battle of Bull Run,
July 21, 1861, he was wounded in the ankle, which caused him to be lame
for the rest of his life. This disability caused his early discharge
from the army and he returned to Wisconsin and re-entered the ranks of
civil industry, for the most part doing carpenter work, though when
necessary he turned his hand to other occupations. On July 29, 1879,
he was married to Anna M. WICKERT, who was born in Manitowoc County,
Wis., Sept. 13, 1853. In 1893 he came with his family to Oneida County
, taking a homestead in the town of Three Lakes, which he started to
improve, and although handicapped by his crippled leg, he had made some
progress when death called him on May 7, 1897. His wife remained on
the homestead and proved it up and, with the help of her children, in
time developed it into a fine farm, though during the early years she
had to keep boarders--mostly loggers--to help pay expenses. In 1909
Mrs. POMES sold the farm and moved to the village of Three Lakes, where
she established a new home, buying a dwelling-house, which, with the
aid of her sons, she has remodeled into one of the prettiest residences
in the village. It is of cobblestone veneer construction, with a
large screened porch and its comfortably furnished. Here in her declining
years she is enjoying a life of comparative leisure after many years of
arduous toil and anxiety. She has reared a family of five children, namely:
William, born July 22, 1880; Bernard A.; Jan. 9, 1882; Gertrude, May 4, 1884;
Isabella, May 25, 1886; and Rose, July 18, 1890. Bernard A., who resides
with his mother, married Mary KOSHUTA and has one child, Donald. Gertrude
is now Mrs. Edward FRASER of Winton, Minn., and has four children, Cephrin,
Lawrence, Marie and Dorothy. Isabella is the wife of Joseph MARSNEC of
Washburn, Wis., and has seven children, Madeline, Irene, Catherine, lillian,
Harry, Robert and Donald. Rose is the wife of Henry BREWSTER of Warroad, Minn.
In addition to rearing her own children, Mrs. POMES has brought up and educated
three step children, the children of her husband by a former marriage, namely,
Joseph, Mary and Louise; and as Joseph married and lost his wife, who left
three children, Vernon, Pearl and Margaret, she has reared them also, thus
making a total of 11 children whom she has cared for and been a mother
to, a record of which any women might have reason to be proud. She
and her family are members of the Catholic Church, as was also her
Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 253 (with picture of Mrs. Pomes);
History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin;
Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others;
1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
You are our
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Visitor since 4 Feb 2004--Thanks for Stopping By.
© Copyright: All files on this website are protected by
the US Copyright Law, Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998,
they are not to be copied or altered in any way for commercial use.
Individuals may copy the information for their personal use.
WIGenWeb Oneida and Vilas County Coordinator