"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.


Sailer, Alois a well known and respected citizen of Eagle River, Vilas County, who has been connected with railroad work for many years, was born in the state of Baden, Germany, Jan. 27, 1861. He was educated in his native land, which he left for the United States in September, 1882. On his arrival in this country he made for the Northwest, locating at Monico Junction, Oneida County, where he found work as "cookie" in the railroad shanty, being thus employed until the end of November. After that he was employed for two years on a work train, with Antigo as his home town. At the end of that time he quit railroading for awhile and bought 40 acres of timber land on the Wolf River branch of the Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western railroad, in Langlade County, and on this tract built a house and barn, also clearing seven acres of the land. He then traded the place for a tract of 80 acres, on which he lived two years. At the end of that time he returned to railroading, going to work as section hand on the Antigo & Wolf River branch of the road above mentioned, which in 1893 became a part of the C. & N. W. system. In three years and a half he was promoted to be section foreman, with headquarters at Harrison, Lincoln County, and was there four years. His next place of residence was Arbor Vitae, where he did both railroad and planing-mill work. Then he returned to Antigo to follow railroad work. On July 14, 1897, Mr. SAILER came to Scott, Vilas County, and was section foreman there for five and a half years. His next location was at Conover, on the same section, where he remained for five years and nine months, and on April 28, 1908, he was transferred to Eagle River, where he has been section foreman for the C. & N.W. Railway ever since. Mr. SAILER was first married, April 8, 1883, at Antigo, Wis., to Ethel SCHNEIDER, with whom he lived in happy wedlock for 32 years, when on May 15, 1915, her death put an end to their union. She left seven children: Mary Theresa, who married David SCHLACK; Anna, now Mrs. Ed LAMON of Three Lakes, where her husband is postmaster; Mollie, who is a bookkeeper and stenographer in Appleton; Alois, married, who studied law but is now doing office work in Milwaukee; Fred William, a cement contractor of Eagle River; Margaret, now Mrs. Harry OLKOSKI of Three Lakes; and Francis Joseph who married Esther CARLSON and resides in Eagle River. Two other children, Freda and Agnes, died in infancy. The three sons were all in the service of the United States in the World War and returned home uninjured. Mr. SAILER was married secondly, Jan. 27, 1920, to Mrs. LOTTIE CARPENTER, whose maiden name was Lottie COONAN. She was born at Ellenburg, Clinton County, N.Y., March 12, 1866, and was first married, May 28, 1883, to Wren CARPENTER, who died Ja. 2, 1911 at Tocoma, Wash. They were married at Marshfield and came to Eagle River in May, 1891, Mr. CARPENTER being connected with the lumber business as cruiser, estimator and superintendent of logging camps. The children of Mr. and Mrs. CARPENTER were as follows: Lee T., of Seattle, Wash., a civil engineer who married Sophia SNIDER; Rollie, a cruiser and woodman of Portland, Ore., who is married and by his wife Blanche has one child, Grace; Grace, wife of Victor DAHL, of Portland Ore.; Lelia, a trained nurse practicing her profession in Chicago; Francis, of Eagle River, camp foreman for the Wisconsin-Michigan Lumber Co., who married Lois KIRKPATRICK; and Daniel F., who died in infancy. Mrs. Lottie SAILER, like her husband, is a member of the Catholic Church, belonging also to the Ladies Aid Society, the Royal Neighbors and the M. B. A. and W. C. T. U. After women suffrage came in she was elected a member of the village board. She and Mr. SAILER are stockholders in the Krefel Company of Eagle River, and both have a wife circle of friends and acquaintances.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 500-501; History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others; H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1924

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