"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.


Steinmueller, Fred J. owner of the Keystone Park Resort, located on Yellow Birch, Duck, Otter and Lynx Lakes in the town of Lincoln, Vilas County, was born in Milwaukee, Wis., March 12, 1878, son of Christ and Augusta (GLAZER) STEINMUELLER. The father was a native of Germany who came to America in 1858 or 1859, locating in Milwaukee, where he and his wife Augusta, who was born in Wisconsin, were married. He was employed for some time on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad and helped to lay the tracks which ran to the Soldiers' home at Milwaukee. Later he was for 15 years a member of the Milwaukee police force and he is now living retired in that city. His wife, the mother of the subject of this sketch, died in 1903. Fred. J. STEINMUELLER was reared and educated in Milwaukee and subsequently, like his father, entered the police force of that city, serving from 1903 to 1909. He then became a shipping clerk for the Blatz Brewery Co., and later for the Pressed Steel Tank Co., quitting the latter concern in 1918. His life for the next two or three years was comparatively uneventful, but in the spring of 1922 he came to Vilas County and purchased the old Morey farm of 71 acres in the town of Lincoln, which he has since developed into the Keystone Park Resort. The main lodge is a one-story building of 24x60 feet, which is used for dining-room and kitchen; he has one cottage 18x30 feet; three cottages 16x24 feet; one cottage 12x30 feet and another 12x52 feet, the last mentioned being used by the employees of the resort. The others are furnished for sleeping purposes only. Other buildings of the resort an ice house and a garage. All are electrically lighted by the Kohler system. Mr. STEINMUELLER raises his own chickens and vegetables, and always has a plentiful supply of milk and cream. The table is bountifully laden and is presided over by Mrs. STEINMUELLER. Boats, fisherman's bait and guides are ready when wanted, as well as various other conveniences. Mr. STEINMUELLER is a member of the Big Woods Resort Owners' Association and of the fraternal order of the Knights of Pythias. He was married in Milwaukee, Jan. 7, 1899, to Ella HOFFMEISTER, and they are the parents of two children: Elsie, now Mrs. Carl HUEBNER of Milwaukee, and Fred C. The latter is now serving in his fifth year in the United States navy, having twice enlisted, the first time when he was 17 years old. He is a member of the crew of the U.S.S. Bridgeport and intends to remain in the navy until he is entitled to a pension, which will be after he has served 16 years. Mr. STEINMUELLER recieves his mail at Eagle River, Wis.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 703-704; 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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