"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.


Weiss, Martin one of the pioneer settlers of Oneida County, was born in German Poland, Nov. 11, 1850. He was educated in his native land and subsequently learned the trade of carpenter, which he followed there until 1883, when he came to the United States. During the first ten years of his residence here he made his home at Trenton, N. N., coming from there to Oneida County in 1893. Here he took a homestead of 73 acres in Section 32, town of Three Lakes, the property being located on a peninsular between Planting Ground Lake and Island Lake. Mr. WEISS erected a set of log buildings and set to work at once to develop a farm from the land, which was all wild when he acquired it. He has been successful in this great task and now has 40 acres of the land fully cleared, a fine contribution to the agricultural prosperity of the region. He was actively engaged in general and truck farming until 1915, when he turned the management of the place over to his son John. In 1922 Mr. WEISS erected a fine 10-room house on a point of the peninsular, making an ideal summer home. An air of rusticity is added to the natural beauty of the scene by the log buildings which he erected on first taking up his home on his land, and which are still standing. Mr. and Mrs. WEISS are both well known in Oneida County, and are highly respected by everyone. Previous to her marriage to Mr. WEISS, which took place in Germany. Mrs. Weiss was Mary MACHOWICH. Four children were born of the union: Edward, now living at Trenton, N. J.; and John, Frank, and Valeria, living at home.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 533-534, 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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