"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.


Thompson, George A. proprietor of Pine Grove Resort in the town of Lac du Flambeau, Vilas County, was born at Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 11, 1886. He attended school in that city and subsequently followed the meat business for ten years there, operating a butcher shop of his own during the last three years of this period. He then entered the employ of the Koehring Co., manufacturers of concrete machinery at Milwaukee, and he was with this company for 11 years, first as a timekeeper, later as receiving clerk, and finally as shop superintendent. In September, 1921, Mr. THOMPSON purchased 42 1/2 acres of wild land in the town of Lac du Flambeau, Vilas County, the tract having a half-mile frontage on Whitefish Lake, and in 1922 he proceeded to build up his present resort. He now has six fine cottages, each 20x32 feet in dimensions and furnished for housekeeping, each cottage being designed to accommodate six people; his private home is 20x42 feet with a kitchen 12x24 feet, and there is a caretaker's home 28x32 feet, a garage 18x60 feet with accommodations for eight cars, and a full-basement barn 20x32 feet. A private lighting system furnishes all the buildings with electric light, and there are many other conveniences not common to the summer resort. A large garden supplies fresh vegetables, and milk and cream come from the management's own herd. The guests are supplied with bait, and experienced guides are furnished; the bathing facilities are excellent, the beach being sandy and having a gradual slope to keep water, and every form of outdoor recreation is at hand. Mr. THOMPSON is popular with all his guests and makes a real effort to serve them in every possible way. He was married at Milwaukee Feb. 20, 1917, to Martha KOEHRING, and Mrs. THOMPSON is a capable hostess at the resort.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 722, 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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