"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.


Schreck, Frank H. and Schreck, Adolph E. are the proprietors of Deer Lake Lodge, located on Deer Lake in the town of Three Lakes, Oneida County. Frank H. SCHRECK, the father of Adolph E., was born in Germany, Sept. 30, 1863; he was educated in a seminary for school teachers there, and subsequently taught school in Germany until 1882, when he came to the United States, landing at New York Oct. 16, of that year. From New York he proceeded direct to Chicago, and for the following 18 months he was in the employ of the Wanderpool Electric Co. at the latter city, in their experimental department. He next went to Colorado, where he worked at Colorado Springs, Glenwood, and other cities until 1886, when he returned to Chicago. For the ensuring 10 years he worked as a salesman at Chicago, during which period he and his family spent their summers in northern Wisconsin, and he was so well pleased with this country that he decided to locate here permanently. Accordingly in 1919 he purchased his present resort, Deer Lake Ladge, taking his son Adolph E. as a partner. The resort now consists of a commodious main lodge and a seven-room log cottage of rustic design. There are accommodations for 40 people, and the growing popularity of the place makes further expansion of the facilities necessary in the immediate future. Plans are now on foot for the erection of a log dining hall to seat 70 people, and other buildings will soo be added. The management has made a fine success of conducting this property, and the careful attending given each guest has contributed much to the popularity of the lodge. Wonderful home-cooked meals are served, with an abundance of pure milk, butter, fresh eggs, and home grown vegetables from gardens on the property are served. The location, in the heart of the forest and on the shore of beautiful Deer Lake, one of the Eagle Chain lakes, is ideal. Fishing, bathing, hunting, boating, and hiking are nowhere more enjoyable, and a thoroughly pleasant and refreshing outing is assured to all who make Deer Lodge their headquarters during the summer season. Frank H. SCHRECK was married at Chicago, July 18, 1889, to Miss Anna SCHENCK. Three children were born to his union: George R., now foreman of the electrical department of the Pullman Company at Chicago; Frank J., salesman for Armour & Co. at Chicago; and Adolph E. Adolph E. SCHRECK was born at Chicago, June 18, 1893, and was educated in the Schools of that city, graduating from the Wendell Phillips High School there, after which he was with the Heinz Pickling Company as assistant office manager for 14 years. As mentioned above, he entered partnership with his father in the purchase of Deer Lake Lodge in 1919. He was married June 27, 1914, to Miss Sadie HAINES, and Mr. and Mrs. Adolph E. SCHRECK have one child, Frank.

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