"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, John who is carrying on the operation of the Weiss farm in Section 32 of the town of Three Lakes, Oneida County, was born in Germany Nov. 26, 1882, son of Martin and Mary (NACHOWICH) WEISS. John WEISS came to the United States with his parents in 1883, and after the family removed from New Jersey to Wisconsin in 1893 he assisted his father in clearing and developing the homestead here. He experienced all the hardships and privations of pioneer life, and is one of the few persons of the younger generation today who can appreciate fully the amount of toil and courage represented by the farms which have been developed from the wilderness. While the place here was being built up he spent the winter months at work in the woods, earning money to carry on the development during the summers, and he carried flour and provisions on his back from Three Lakes to supply the family. He has been manager of the farm since 1915 and has successfully carried on general and truck farming. The property has three-quarters of a mile of lake frontage, and Mr. WEISS has taken advantage of the attractiveness of the surroundings by erecting in 1922 two fine cottages for summer tourists. He intends adding other cottages from year to year, and without question his place will find wide popularity as a summer resort. He has platted 22 lots, the plat being named Valeria Addition in honor of his sister Valeria. Mr. WEISS is an able and energetic man, and for eight years he served as clerk for the town of Three Lakes. His fraternal affiliations are with the Eagles.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 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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