"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.


Weisse, William F. a well-known business man of Merrill, manager of the Merrill branch of the Kraft Cheese Co., was born at Wausau, Wis., Mach 31, 1894, son of F. W. and Caroline WEISSE, the parents being natives of Germany and Wisconsin respectively. The father, who is a cabinet-maker, has followed his trade in Wausau for many years, and he and his wife are still living there. They have had four children: Hugo, Stella, Irma and William F., Irma and William F. being twins. Stella is the wife of Frank HAHN of Edgar, Wis., and Irma the wife of John WISHAU of Racine. William F. WEISSE as a boy attended the common and high school in Wausau, and after his graduation from the latter took a commercial course. He then began business life as clerk for a steam shovel and wreching company in South Milwaukee. Later he went to Marshfield, this state, where he was employed for seven years as a cheese inspector and grader for the J. J. Shaffer Cheese Co. At the end of that time the Kraft Company took over the Shaffer Company, and Mr. WEISSE remained with the latter concern at that place until 1922, when he came to Merrill to take charge of their plant here. He is a licensed cheese inspector and grader. On March 17, 1917, Mr. WEISSE was married at Crown Point, Ind., to Matilda HENGLE, of Rollingstone, Minn. During and before the World War Mr. WEISSE served three years with the Wisconsin State Guard. Though not long in Merrill, he has made a favorable impression here and is numbered among the town's useful citizens.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 732-733, 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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