"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.


Schoeneck, Adolph a prosperous farmer in the town of Enterprise, Oneida County, was born in Keyapaha County, Nebraska, March 3, 1885, son of Gustav and Johanna (DRAGER) SCHOENECK. He was educated in the school of Enterprise, Wis., and remained at home until he was 21 years of age. From that time until 1920 he worked in the lumber woods during the winter months of each year. In 1908 he settled on a 40-acre tract of land in Section 27, town of Enterprise, which land he had purchased in 1903; here he built up a good set of buildings and carried on farming until 1918, when he sold the property and purchased his present 40-acre farm adjoining it on the east. This farm is equipped with a full set of buildings and has a blacksmith shop which Mr. SCHOENECK operates in addition to conducting his farm, on which he raises potatoes and does mixed farming. He is a prominent figure in the affairs of his community and is a man of fine ability. He served as supervisor of the town of Enterprise for five years, and was a director on the school board of his district for 12 years, being a member of the building committee during the construction of the new Enterprise school. He and his family are members of St. John's Lutheran Church at Enterprise. Mr. SCHOENECK was married at Enterprise, Wis., Aug. 4, 1908, to Miss Bertha KUSHMAN, who was born May 3, 1890, at Schofield, Wis., daughter of Julius and Anna (GENTZ) KUSHMAN. Six children, as follows, have been born to Mr. and Mrs. SCHOENECK: Anna, born Sept. 21, 1909; William, March 2, 1911; Alfred, April 29, 1914; Dorothy, April 27, 1915; Rudolph, June 9, 1919; and Olga, Sept. 20, 1921.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 342, 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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