"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.


Uhl, George P. a well known resident of Three Lakes, Oneida County, throughout which region he has many friends and acquaintances, was born in Salisbury, Chariton County, Mo., Jan. 5, 1858, son of Peter and Katie (HAUPT) UHL. The parents were both born in Germany, the father at Frankfort on the Rhine and the mother at Kronberg. The former came to the United States in 1849 and the latter in 1850 and they were married in Missouri, Peter UHL following his trade of stone mason in Chariton County, Missiouri, until 1873. He then moved with his family to Stevens Point, Wis., where they resided until 1898, in which year Mrs. Katie UHL died. After that Mr. UHL lived with one or another of his children, visiting them by turns, until he died at the home of his son Louis in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., in October, 1915. There were eight children in the family; George P., subject of this sketch; Frances, who married a Mr. KLAUS in Salisbury, Mo.; Lizzie, now Mrs. MODE of Moberly, Mo.; Louis, of Wisconsin Rapids; William E., of Stevens Point, Wis.; Mary, who died in Ashland, Wis.; Emma, wife of Charles REMAUS of Minneapolis, Minn.; and John of Denver, Colo. George P. UHL as a boy attended school both in Missouri and Wisconsin, accompanying his parents to Stevens Point in 1873. In 1881 he went to Wausau, where for nine years he worked in the Stewart Lumber Co.'s sawmills. Then in 1890 he came to Three Lakes and helped to erect the Woodruff & McGuire mill, one mile north of Three Lakes; he subsequently worked in that mill until it closed. After that he was employed in various paper-mills in northern Wisconsin and Ohio, though his home was still at Three Lakes. Since 1915 he has followed the trade of carpenter in and around this village and has worked on many of the resort buildings in the vicinity. He is a member of Three Lakes Camp, M. W. A. Mr. UHL was married Nov. 13, 1888, in Wausau, to Minnie BURMEISTER, who was born March 4, 1866, in Manitowoc County, Wis., and whose parents, Henry and Minnie (FRANK) BURMEISTER, are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. UHL have had seven children of whom Harry, the first born, died in infancy. The others are: Arlie, born Sept. 15, 1891, now of Eau Claire, Wis.; Edward, born Dec. 20, 1892, residing in Three Lakes; Esther, born July 12, 1895, who is teaching school in Marinette, Wis.; Clara, born June 24, 1898, a teacher at Cambria, Wis.; Paul, born March 6, 1893, now attending normal school at Eau Claire; and Walter, born Dec. 5, 1905, who is attending school in Three Lakes.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 348-349, 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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