"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.


Sandbeck, Peter a prosperous farmer in the town of Conover, Vilas County, was born in Norway, March 14, 1866, and received his education in that country. He remained with his parents there, assisting in the operation of his father's farm, until he was 21 years old and then, in 1887, he came to the United States. The first few months of his residence here he spent in Minnesota, and in the fall of 1887 he went to Ironwood, Mich., and went to work in the iron mines, remaining until 1904 and then going to Idaho, where he located in the Coeur d'Alene mining district and remained for five years. In 1909 he came to Vilas County and located on 100 acres of wild land in Section 26, town of Conover, which property he had purchased in 1902. His land was covered with stumps and second-growth timber, and was without improvements of any sort. Undaunted, however, he set to work, clearing a site for a residence and erecting a good substantial frame house, and proceeding with the great task of clearing and developing his land. He has built a fine barn and set of outbuildings, adding to and improving the equipment and development each year, until today his is one of Vilas County's prosperous agricultural properties. He has 15 acres under the plow and is carrying on general farming, potato raising and dairying being his chief industries. He has sold 50 acres of his original holdings, so that his place now consists of 50 acres. He is a man of fine ability and sone evidence of the regard in which he is held in the community is given by the fact that he served for three years as chairman of his town, having been a member of the county board by virtue of that office. He also served as side supervisor of the township for several years. He is a stockholder in the Farmers Produce Co. of Eagle River, and has had a successful career in every respect; everything he has achieved has come about through his own hard work and ability. Mr. SANDBECK was married May 11, 1894, to Josephine ANDERSON, who was born in Sweden, June 15, 1867, and came to the United States in 1892. Mr. and Mrs. SANDBECK have two children, Anna and Mabel. Mabel is living at home, and Anna is now Mrs. George DOBBS of Conover village, Mr. DOBBS being a merchant there; Mr. and Mrs. DOBBS have one child, a daughter, Mildred J.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 705, 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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