"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.


Radue, William J. proprietor of Pickerel Lake Resort, on Pickerel Lake in the town of Newbold, Oneida County, was born at Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 28, 1863. He attended the public schools of that city and was subsequently graduated from the Meyers Commercial College there, after which until 1908 he was interested in a furniture business at Milwaukee. Selling his interests there in the latter year he came to northern Wisconsin and bought 40 acres of timber and cut-over land on Big St. Germain Lake in Vilas County, the property having 100 feet of frontage on the lake. Having built a private home there, he lived practically retired until 1920, when he sold the place to P. J. MANHARDT, who has since transformed it into a summer resort. After disposing of this property Mr. RADUE purchased 38 acres of cut-over land from Brown Brothers, on which he proceeded to build up his present resort. Pickerel Lake Resort is in Section 8, town of Newbold, Oneida County, on the east shore of the lake. Mr. RADUE at this writing has erected a residence and three nice cottages, and he plans to add more buildings from time to time; he receives a good patronage, and for a thoroughly enjoyable outing no finer place can be chosen than Pickerel Lake Resort. A good fleet of row boats is maintained in conjunction with the resort, and the meals served are excellent; fresh vegetables, poultry and eggs are produced on the place, and pure milk and cream are delivered daily from nearby farms. Mr. RADUE was married in Milwaukee on Feb. 1, 1887, to Louisa PITTELKOW, who was born in that city, Sept. 21, 1870. To him and his wife three children have been born: William L., April 3, 1888; Melinda, March 2, 1890; and Ed H., Jan 30, 1893. William L., who resides in Milwaukee is employed by the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. Melinda (GOERITZ) is connected with the wall paper and paint business in Milwaukee. Ed. H. is a plumber in Eagle River, Wis.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 422, 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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