"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.


Sipps, William F. proprietor of a fine farm in the town of Presque Isle, Vilas County, was born at Muskegon, Mich., Aug. 3, 1879, son of Thomas and Rachel (THOMPSON) SIPPS. The father, who died in the spring of 1919, was a native of Pennsylvania; the mother, born in Ohio, now makes her home with her son Vernon, in the town of Presque Isle. Five children were born to these parents: Edna, now Mrs. Isaac GARDNER of Muskegon, Mich.; William F., subject of this sketch; Vernon, of Presque Isle township; Amy, who is the widow of Fred PRICE and lives in Muskegon; and Mamie, twin sister of Amy, now Mrs. Claude ALBRANT, also of Muskegon. William F. SIPPS was educated in the public schools of Ravenna, Mich., and then followed various occupations until 1915, when he bought 60 acres of stump land in the town of Presque Isle, Vilas Township, bordering on the village of Winegar, and proceeded to build up from this his present fine agricultural property. The task was a large one, but in the ownership of the farm he now has he is well repaid for the years of toil he spent in developing it. He has cleared the stumps from a good share of the land and has erected a nice residence and set of farm buildings and is operating his farm along modern lines, having a good herd of Holstein and Guernsey cattle. He made butter from the product of his herd for several years but he now sells the milk, having an established route in the village of Winegar and enjoying a large tourist trade during the summer months. Mr. SIPPS married Amy JOHNSON, and he and his wife are the parents of three children: Roy, born April 23, 1906, who is assisting his father in the operation of the farm; Lena, born March 24, 1909; and Ina, born april 5, 1913.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 703; 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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