"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.


Weaver, Harold F. owner of Weaver Cottages Resort on Pelican Lake in the town of Schoepke, was born at Sheboygan, Wis., May 4, 1893, son of George N. and Valeska (OTTE) WEAVER. He was educated in the schools of Milwaukee and Antigo, Wis., being graduated from the Antigo High School with the class of 1915. The father, George N. WEAVER, who is an official of the American Railway Express Co., with headquarters in Chicago, purchased what is now the Weaver Cottages Resort in 1905, and the place was his private summer home for many years. There was an elder son, George Lynn WEAVER, born at Sheboygan, Wis., July 16, 1891, who was graduated from the Antigo High School in 1911 and from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1918, who was specializing in surgery and hoping to make this a health resort, but who died Dec. 9, 1918, while in the United States army. The erection of cottages on the property was begun in 1918, and there are now ten attractive bungalows furnished for housekeeping. The site consists of 16 acres of land, with three quarters of a mile of lake frontage, and is ideally located on Chicago Point, a peninsula projecting out into Pelican Lake, the resort being situated in the midst of a grove of pine, oak and birch trees. One of the cottages is on Crescent Isle, which at one time was a part of Chicago Point, becoming an island when the level of the lake was raised by the construction of a dam by the Wisconsin Valley Improvement Co. The resort is in the heart of one of the best fishing grounds to be found in the Northwest, the waters of Pelican Lake being particularly noted in this respect, as they are stocked with an abundance of fish of eight different varieties. There is a fine white sand bathing beach, and facilities for the enjoyment of all forms of outdoor sport are at hand. During the hunting season good hunting may be found in the neighboring woods. Mr. WEAVER keeps a fleet of boats equipped with Elto outboard motors. He has live bait on hand at all times and his guests are supplied with vegetables, eggs and milk from his own dairy. Each year he adds to his buildings and he has planned to erect a large main lodge and dining-hall in 1925. Thus the resort bids fair to become one of the most popular in this famous region. It is distant from Pelican Lake station five miles by a fine auto road and three miles by motor boat on the lake. Each year Mr. WEAVER'S mother spends her summers here with him.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 374-375 (with picture); History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others; H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1924

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