"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.


Seidle, Charles A. a respected citizen of Lincoln County, who is active in several lines of industry, conducting his chief business in Tomahawk, was born in Germantown, Juneau County, Wis., Aug. 21, 1864, one of the four children of Charles and Hannah SEIDLE. the parents, who were born and married in Brestlau, Germany, came to America and to Wisconsin in the latter 60's. The father was a slater by trade and worked at it for several seasons in St. Louis, Mo. About 1867 he moved his family to Necedah, Juneau County, Wis., where his wife subsequently died. Later he remarried and moved with his second wife and his children to Mauston. Charles A. was then a boy of about nine years and he resided in Maustone until he was 21, receiving, however, but a limited schooling. He then went to New Lisbon, Wis., where he learned the art of photography under J. F. RAMSEY. In the spring of 1889 he came to Tomahawk and established a studio at No. 28 N. Fourth Street, also building a residence across the street from it. Until 1913 he conducted his photo business, his specialty being view making for the Bradley company and others. He had in the meanwhile bought 120 acres of uncultivated land one mile north of town, there being only a little clearing and a small log building on it, and in 1911 he took up his residence on the place and began its development. He has now from 50 to 60 acres under cultivation and has a large frame house there and other commodious buildings. He is engaged in general farming and dairying, his place being well stocked with high grade Holstein cattle. Though a mile north of the settled portion of Tomahawk, it is still within the city limits. Besides being an artistic photographer and a successful farmer, Mr. SEIDLE is a skilled taxidermist, having learned that business with John LAMBERT of Taylor, Wis., and practiced it up to the present time, and it forms no unimportant part of his work. His ability in these different lines of enterprise, coupled with a high standard of integrity, have made him well and favorably known and he is respected throughout Lincoln County. On Jan. 1, 1891, Mr. SEIDLE was married to Minnie CLARK, of Black River Falls, Wis., who was born near that place July 22, 1860, daughter of Mark and Caroline (SYVERSON) CLARK. The father was born near St. Thomas, Ont., and the mother in Bergen, Norway, the former coming to the United States and to Wisconsin as a boy, and the latter at the age of 11 settling with her parents at Coon Prairie (now Westby), Vernon County, Wis., but later moving wiht the family to Jackson County.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 712, 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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