"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.


Vlach, Anton for a number of years a well known and respected citizen of the town of Lincoln, Vilas County, who has not long passed away, was born in Australia in 1860, and came to the United States with his parents when three years old, they settling in Kewaunee, Wis. There he remained until he was eighteen. He then went to Chicago, in which city he spent 31 years and was there married in 1880 to Mary DORFEL. In May, 1909, he came with his family to Vilas County, arriving at Eagle River, May 8, and locating on 60 acres of wild land in the town of Lincoln. Here he erected a set of log buildings and proceeded to make a home. He and his family suffered many hardships for a few years, as he had very little capital. During that period he had to work in the woods winters to earn cash enough for running expenses. He also worked two years as fireman for the Eagle River Lumber Company. In 1917 Mr. VLACH bought an additional 80 acres of land, which gave him a total of 140 acres, and he continued to improve his place until his death, which occurred Jan. 21, 1921. He had erected a modern set of buildings and had 50 acres under cultivation. Mr. and Mrs. VLACH had four children, Frank, George, May and Rose. Frank is now managing the home farm for his mother and George is assisting him. May, who married James PERGEL and resided in Chicago until her death on Aug. 21, 1923. She was the mother of five children, Antoinette, Joseph, James, Georgiana and William. Rose is now the wife of Frank MILLS and has one daughter, Beatrice, who was born May 18, 1921.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 742, 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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