"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.


Voss, Henry A. proprietor of Birchwood Lodge in the town of Lac du Flambeau, Vilas County, was born at Milwaukee, Wis., March 31, 1884, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. VOSS, Sr.; the father is still a resident of Milwaukee, while the mother is now deceased. The subject of this sketch was educated in Milwaukee and there learned the photo-engraving trade. He came to Vilas County in 1908 and at that time purchased 100 acres of land in Section 13, town of Lac du Flambeau, establishing his present resort on this property in 1911. It is situated on Spider Lake, one of a chain of 14 beautiful lakes known as the Manitowish Waters, and is one of the beauty spots of Wisconsin's great vacation land. The fishing in the lakes of this chain is particularly fine, and partridge, prairie chickens, and ducks abound. The cuisine at the lodge is of the finest, fresh milk and cream being furnished by the management's own herd, and no finer place can be found to spend a vacation of rest and recreation among the cool, sparkling waters and pine forest and woodland breezes of this land of lakes and forests. Mr. VOSS is an ideal host, and every guest that has enjoyed his hospitality is a booster for his place. Jan. 23, 1910, at Denver, Colo., Mr. VOSS was united in marriage with Ruth LA PORTE, daughter of Henry and Susan (FERGE) LA PORTE; Mrs. VOSS' parents are residents of Manitowish, Wis. Two children, as follows, have been born to Mr. and Mrs. VOSS; Lloyd, born July 5, 1911; and Audrey, born Aug. 12, 1912.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 727, 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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