"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.


Puls, Herman J. an enterprising business man of Three Lakes, Oneida County, proprietor and manager of the Badger hotel, was born in Chicago, Ill., Feb. 3, 1870, son of Joseph and Fredericka (SIEFERT) PULS. The parents were natives of Germany, the father coming to the United States at the age of 19 years and the mother at the age of 16; they were married in Chicago, in which city Joseph PULS was engaged in the wholesale business until his death in the fall of 1873. Mrs. Fredericka PULS continued to reside in Chicago until 1912, in which year she came to Three Lakes and took up her residence with her son Herman, with whom she made her home until her death, Dec. 23, 1920. She and her husband had two children: Bertha, now deceased, and Herman J.; of Three Lakes. Herman J. PULS acquired his education in the schools of Chicago and began industrial life as an employee of the Haywood & Wakefield Ratan Co., with whom he remained for 15 years, after which he engaged in a retail business for himself, continuing in it until the fall of 1912, when he came to Three Lakes, Wis. Here, or in this vicinity, he entered into the summer resort business, building Deer Lake Lodge on Deer Lake, which he conducted for eight years. In 1920 he sold that place and for the next two years operated the old Three Lakes Hotel. It was in the spring of 1921 that he started to erect the Badger Hotel which he is now conducting. This building is 32x100 feet in ground dimensions, has two stories and a full basement, contains 16 rooms, and is equipped with electric lights, hot and cold water and a hot air heating system. It is one of the finest family hotels in northern Wisconsin, and as its proprietor Mr. PULS is well and favorably known to the traveling public and does a good business, especially during the summer months. He is a member of the Masonic order, which he joined in Chicago, while his religious faith is that of the Lutheran Church. Mr. PULS was married in Chicago, Aug. 14, 1900, to Mary FLAMM, who died in August, 1911. On Dec. 24, 1919, he married Augustia ROTTER, whose father is now deceased, her mother residing with her and Mr. PULS.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 325-326, 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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