"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.


Shape, Adelbert G. proprietor of Bayview Cottages on the west shore of Tomahawk Lake in Oneida County, was born at Milwaukee, Wis., Jan 8, 1879, son of Gustave H. and Gertrude (LAUVENHEIMER) SHAPE. He graduated from high school at Milwaukee in 1897 and for eight years subsequently was traveling representative of the Schlitz Brewing Co. He was then with the Milwaukee Telephone Co. until 1914, and in that year coming to Oneida County and purchasing a tract of fine lake frontage on Tomahawk Lake from Mr. LEARY. On this land he was engaged in poultry raising for six years, and in 1920 began the erection of his present property, Bayview Cottages. He now has five fine, well-furnished cottages which he rents during the tourist season; he has erected a garage with accommodations for six cars, and his place is an ideal one at which to spend an outing, being beautifully situated and with every form of outdoor recreation at hand. He supplies boats and bait to the disciples of Isaak WALTON, and furnishes experienced guides. His place is rapidly gaining widespread popularity. Mr. Shape was married at Milwaukee, Wis., June 10, 1911, to Miss Jennie WHISNER, and Mrs. SHAPE assists in the operation of the summer resort.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 341, 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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