"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.


Trantow, Wesley of the firm of Trantow Bros., Merrill, Wis., was born on his parents' farm in Marathon County, Feb. 15, 1885, son of Carl and Matilda TRANTOW. He was reared on the home farm and in boyhood attended district school. At the age of 13 he started to earn his own living, working on a farm for one year. He then entered the employ of the Wausau Paper Mill, from there going to the Rochschild Paper Mill. After that he was in the employ of the Northern Flour Mill in Minneapolis for a while and later with Swift & Co. in St. Paul. In 1920 he came to Merrill and engaged in the auto business with his brother Arnold. He is fraternally affiliated with the order of Eagles. Wesley TRANTOW was married in Marathon County, in 1908, to Minnie KUEHL, daughter of August and Augusta KUEHL, whose parents, early settlers in Marathony County, are now living in Wausau. He and his wife have had two children, one of whom is now deceased. The one living is Lisle.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 726, 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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