"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.


Theiler, Frank an active lumber operator of Lincoln County, now serving as mayor of the city of Tomahawk, was born Dec. 9, 1883, on a farm in Marathon County, Wisconsin, son of Martin and Catherine (WOLTFOGEL) THEILER. Frank was the second born of their 11 children. He had but little schooling, and when 12 years old his father took him into the woods to give him an insight into the logging business. That business he has followed practically ever since. In 1902 he went to the harvest fields of South Dakota, having $30 with him when he left Tomahawk. When he returned in the fall he has $240, with which he bought 40 acres of timberland near Tomahawk, and he immediately began logging on his own account. For several years during the summers he made trips through the west and into Canada to accumulate more capital through farm work, and with the land he bought kept busy logging in the winters, which industry still engages his attention. Active and enterprising, he has been successful and is well known and respected throughout Lincoln County. When quite a young man he was elected a member of the county board of supervisors, being the youngest member ever elected in that office; he served as alderman from four different wards of the city of Tomahawk, and in 1920 he was elected mayor, in which position he is still serving. He is connected with business interests of Tomahawk as a stockholder and is one of the city's most prominent business men. Mr. THEILER was married in May, 1912, to Jennie J. STRONG, daughter of james and Agnes (LONG) STRONG of Calumet County, Wis., she having been born in Chilton, that county, in 1888. Mr. and Mrs. THEILER have four children, Columbia, Helen F., Francis and Delphine.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 564; 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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