"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.


Wenzel, Arthur A. a prominent business man of Merrill, president and manager of the Lincoln Box Co., was born in this city Oct. 25, 1885, son of John G. and Anna (STANGE) WENZEL. He was educated in the common and high schools of Merrill, being graduated from the latter in 1904. He spent one year in business college at Milwaukee. In the summer of 1905 he took a position with the Badger Box & Lumber Co. at Wisconsin Rapids, later taking a position with the Stange-Ellis Lumber Co. of that city, with which concern Mr. WENZEL was connected thereafter until 1910. In 1911 he moved to La Grande, Ore., where he was associated with the A. H. STANGE interests as assistant manager there. As such he helped to organize the Mt. Emily Timber Co., remaining there until October, 1916. He then returned to Merrill and became associated with the Lincoln Box Co. as manager, and after his father's death in 1920 he became president of the company and manager of the business. He is a member of the Rotary Club and always ready to lend a hand in promoting the general interests of the community, whether materials, moral or social. Mr. WENZEL was married at Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., April 22, 1909, to Harriet WACHS, daughter of Herman and Bertha WACHS, her parents being old residents of that city; both, however, are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. WENZEL have one child, a daughter named Dorothy Mae.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 541, 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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