"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.


Weil, August now passed away, but who for some 17 years was a very prominent citizen of Eagle River, Vilas County, where he was engaged in business as a merchant, was born in Germany, Dec. 29, 1863. Having learned the butcher's business in his native land, he came to the United States in 1880, locating first in Chicago, where for some time he was employed in large markets on State Street. In 1896 he went into the butcher business there on his own account and continued to run a shop there until 1905, when, on April 4, that year he came to Eagle River, Wis. Here also he engaged in the meat business, in 1907 putting in a staple line of groceries. He took pains to make his place of business attractive, his store and shop being supplied with fine fixtures and everything necessary both to draw and handle trade. Such thorough methods met with success and he enjoyed an excellent business until he was called away by death on April 16, 1922. August WEIL was married, April 20, 1890, in Chicago, Ill., to Marie NITTEL, daughter of Wilhelm and Marie (WICKBOLDT) NITTEL. Her parents, born in Germany, came to this country in childhood, and they were subsequently married in Chicago, when Mr. NITTELL was a member of the firm of Culver, Page & Hoyne, book binders, remaining with that concern until his death. Mrs. NITTEL died in 1917. To Mr. and Mrs. August WEIL three children were born, Rose, Albert and Harrison, and since Mr. WEIL'S death, Mrs. WEIL has continued to carry on the business with the assistance of her son Albert, whom she appointed manager. Her daughter Rose attends the clerical work. The latter is a graduated nurse who served in France while the World War was being fought. After the war and her return to the United States, she was assigned to Ft. Leavenworth, Kans., as chief nurse. The other child Harrison, is attending high school. Mrs. WEIL owns the building on Railroad Street in which her store is located, and resides in the flat forming the second story. She also has a 40-acre tract of good land just south of the village, which is partly improved. Albert WEIL, whose present business occupation has been mentioned, was born in Chicago, June 6, 1893, and in that city attended school. He subsequently accompanied his parents to Eagle River and worked for his father, and since the latter's death, for his mother. He is prominent both in business and social affairs, being a member of several fraternal societies, including the Masonic Lodge in Eagle River, the Elks in Rhinelander, the Modern Woodmen of America, and the Eastern Star Chapter. He was married in Chicago, Oct. 6, 1915, to Flora BECKER, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (BUEHLER) BECKER of that city. He and his wife have two children, Frank and Paul.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 736-737, 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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