"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.
Roscal, Henry C. who is engaged in the automobile and garage business in Merrill, Lincoln County, and who saw military service in the World War, was born in Pittsburg, Penn., in 1895, son of Rose and John ROSCAL. The parents had settled in Pittsburg about 1890 on their arrival in this country from Germany, the father finding employment in the steel mills. After a few years he returned with his family to Germany in order to be with his father who was sick. After remaining there a year he came back to the United States, locating at Wausau, Wis., but subsequently bought a tract of timber land in Lincoln County, a part of which he cleared and farmed. Later he took up his residence in Merrill, where he is still living. He and his wife Rose had ten children, evenly divided between sons and daughters, all of whom are now living, namely: Albert J., William R., Henry C., Tina, Richard, Alvina, Edward, Emily, Olga and Minnie. Henry C. ROSCAL was reared on his parents' farm and educated in the district school. At the age of 14 he found employment in a garage where he learned the automobile business and worked at it in the employ of others until July 15, 1918, when he entered the United States' service in the Tank Corps and Motor Transport Department. He served nine months in France, returning to the United States in 1919 and being discharged in New York. In the following year he engaged in business for himself, opening his present garage. He handles the Durant and Star cars, with parts for same, and a full line of accessories for all cars, and also does general repairing and rents storage. He is fraternally affiliated with the American Legion. Mr. ROSCAL was married in Merrill, April 20, 1918, to Hazel E. BOUCHARD, daughter of Ellsworth and Lillian BOUCHARD, her parents being residents of Merrill. Mr. and Mrs. ROSCAL have two children, Gordon C. and Phyllis.
Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 693-694;
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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