"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.


Pukall, August proprietor of the Service Garage at Pelican Lake, Oneida County, was born in Shawano County, Wis., Sept 29, 1882, son of Gottfried and Augusta (GEHRMAN) PUKALL. The parents came to the United States from Germany in the early 70's and were among the early settlers of Shawano County, where they took a homestead of 160 acres, having to carry their household good on their backs after reaching New London, Waupaca County, and after getting settled they found that the nearest place to purchase provisions was at Leopolis, 20 miles away. Later on Gottfried PUKALL purchased more land and at one time owned 640 acres. He retired from active work in 1906 and now resides in Shepley, Shawano County. The children in the family were: Hannah, now Mrs. Frank WEISNER of Mitchell, S. D.; Susan, wife of Frank SHERMAN of Powell, Wis.; Matilda, residing with her parents; August, of Pelican Lake; Lena, who is Mrs. Edward NEWRITH of Dead Pike Lake, Vilas County; Fred, employed in a sawmill at Shepley, Wis.; Howard, also of Shepley; and Alvin, residing in Shawano County. August PUKALL acquired a district school education in Shawano County and remained with his parents until 1906. From that time until 1918 he conducted a general store at Shepley. Then he went to Antigo, where for a year he was engaged in the sale of Lally lighting machines. In November, 1918, he went to Post Lake, in Langlade County, where until September of the following year he operated a store for Morse & Treadwell. He then came to Pelican Lake and that fall built his residence and the foundation for his garage, completing the latter in the following spring. It is a one-story tile building, having 4,000 square feet of floor space. Mr. Pukall does general repair work and carries a complete line of accessories. During his residence at Shepley he served 12 years as postmaster. Mr. PUKALL was married Dec. 29, 1909, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Miss Lucy LONG, daughter of George and Margaret (BOOMHAWER) LONG, who are well known farmers of the town of Wittenberg, Shawano County. To Mr. and Mrs. PUKALL two children have been born: Emanuel, on May 24, 1911; and Evelyn, on Dec. 24, 1913. The family faith is that of the Lutheran Church.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 330, 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 --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 Judy Groh.