"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.


Seyfert, Julius G. manager of the Eagle River Produce Co., and president of the Vilas County Agricultural Society, was born in Sheboygan County, Oct. 18, 1875, son of Herman and Minnie (STUEHLER) SEYFERT. The father was a native of Germany who came to the United States at the age of nine years; his wife Minnie was a native of this country. After their marriage, which took place in Wisconsin, they settled in Sheboygan County on a farm, where they resided until their retirement, when they moved to Random Lake, Wis., their present place of residence. On March 29, 1923, they celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary, which falls to the lot of but few married couples. They are the parents of nine children, all now living, namely: Charles, Richard, Emma, Julius G., Gustave, Edward, Clara, Meta and Robert. Julius G. Seyfert in his boyhood attended public school at Silver Creek, Sheboygan County, Wis., after which he took a course in Sheboygan Business College. He then took the dairy course at Wisconsin State university, his home being with his parents until he was 16 years of age. In 1892 he became butter-maker at Scott, Wis., and in 1893 he went to Silver Creek as cheesemaker in the factory there., and that same year he won a gold medal at the World's Fair held in Chicago, for American cheese, also winning his diplomas. He remained in that city one year and then went to Dundee, Ill., where he was employed one year as butter-maker. Then returning to Silver Creek, Wis., buying a farm there in which he resided two years, at the end of that time selling it and taking up the business of traveling salesman. As such he worked four years for the Brand Stave Co. and then wen to work for the Detroit Stave Works, with which concern he remained for 20 years. In 1921 Mr. SEYFERT came to Eagle River to take the position of manager for the Eagle River Produce Co., a co-operative creamery concern doing a flourishing business, and in which he is also a stockholder. On coming to Vilas County he bought a farm of 180 acres, which is located at the junction of four streams, the Wisconsin and Eagle rivers and the Rice and Mud creeks, - an ideal sport for "muskie" fishing - and is appropriately registered as the "Waters Meet Farm." It is now being conducted by his sons Wallace and Lloyd, who have aided in making improvements on it, 90 acres being under the plow. It is an ideal dairy farm and is well stocked with good dairy cattle, having a full-blooded Guernsey sire at the head. Mr. SEYFERT is also secretary of the Wisconsin State Grange and a member of Wisconsin Lodge No. 13, A. F. & A. M. On Oct. 6, 1897, Mr. SEYFERT was married at Silver Creek, Wis., to Augusta DETTMAN, of which union three children have been born, as follows: Aurel, July 5, 1900, now married and living in Milwaukee; Wallace, Jan. 11, 1902; and Lloyd, Jan 9, 1903. The family are affiliated religiously with the Christian Science Church and enjoy a high social position in Vilas County.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 704-705, 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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