"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.


Sweet, George H. in partnership with Adolph NEUNAST in the operated of the Lincoln Machine Shop at 119 S. Foster Street, Merrill, was born at Fond du Lac, Wis., Dec. 5, 1876, son of George and Margaret (WELLS) SWEET. The parents were natives of New York State and came to Wisconsin about 1874, settling in Fond du Lac; in 1877 they moved to Wausau and in 1887 to Merrill, where the father followed the lumber industry for several years. The mother died here and the father at Fulton, N. Y., where he was making his home with his son Fred. Besides George and Fred one other child was born to the, a daughter Mary, who died in infancy. George H. SWEET attended school at Wausau and Merrill and was later employed by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway in its freight house in Merrill. In 1897 he entered the employ of the Merrill Iron Works, where he learned the trade of machinist and remained for 17 years; for the next five years he worked in the machine shop of the Heineman Lumber Co. of Merrill, and he was then for one year a machinist in a garage here. In July, 1920, he formed a partnership with Adolph NEUNAST and established his present enterprise, the Lincoln Machine Shop. It is a well-equipped shop and the partners carry on general machine work and automobile repairing; they have met with fine success and the quality of their work has created a wide reputation for them. Mr. SWEET was married on Feb. 19, 1903, to Cordelia M. BLODGETT of Neenah, Wis., and who was born on a farm near that place on Nov. 18, 1876. Mr. and Mrs. SWEET began domestic life together at Merrill, and they own a nice residence here. They are the parents of two children: Corliss, a graduate of the Merrill High School, and Faye, who is now a sophomore in that institution. The family are members of Scott Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. SWEET'S political beliefs are in the tenents of the Republican party. He is a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge and Chapter, and is also affiliated with the Elks, the Modern Woodmen of America, and the Eastern Star.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 709, 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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