"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.


Revnew, Anthony a very prominent citizen of Woodruff, was born on a farm near St. Clair, Mich., dec. 3, 1860, son of Carl and Jennie (SNYDER) REVNEW. The parents were natives of Germany and came from that country to the United States in their youth; they were married at Detroit, Mich., and settled on the farm near St. Clair about 1850, spending the remainder of their lives there; the father died July 21, 1891, and the mother march 25, 1902. Seven children, as follows, were born to these parents: Lena, now deceased; Christine, also deceased; Anthony, subject of this sketch; Peter, living at St. Clair, Mich.; Charles, who is operating the home farm at St. Clair; George, a resident of Port Huron, Mich.; and Kate, who is now Mrs. Louis BERGEGIN of Woodruff, Wis. Anthony REVNEW was educated in the district schools at St. Clair and remained at home until he was 16 years of age, after which he went to work in the lumber woods, following the lumber industry for 20 years in lower Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. During his career in this line he ran many different camps, and he also was for some time a timber scaler. It was in 1896 that he came to Woodruff and for four years thereafter he was engaged in the hotel and livery business here. He then entered the general store of D. A. KAHN of Woodruff as clerk and was so engaged for the ensuing 17 years. After leaving that connection he entered the insurance business and he is now representing the Hartford Fire Insurance So. and the Fidelity-Pheonix Company, besides which he deals in real estate and bonds. He owns his own home and seven lots in the village and is a stockholder and director in the Woodruff State Bank. An unusually able man and of strong personality, he has always had the full trust and respect of his community and he has been called upon to serve in many high official positions. He was side supervisor of the town of Woodruff for five years and chairman of the town board for a similar period; he served on the school board for many years, and is at present township assessor. His fraternal affiliations are with the Woodruff Camp of Modern Woodmen of America and he has filled all the offices of this camp, having been its first counsel and being now the only remaining charter member. In religion, he and his family attend the Presbyterian Church. They take an active part in the social life of the community and are liked and respected by all. Mr. REVNEW was married on April 23, 1910, to Martha A. DAVIS, daughter of John and Mary (BOOTH) DAVIS, who are residents of Cadillac, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. REVNEW have three children, as follows: Martha A., born Dec. 23, 1911; Lila Belle, born Feb. 10, 1913; and Ethel E., born Sept. 6, 1917.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 382-383 (with picture), 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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