"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.


Winnemann M. D., Frank A. who has been successfully engaged in the practice of his profession at Merrill for the last 18 years, and also has lumber-mill interest at Tomahawk, was born in Washington County, Wis., Oct. 10, 1863, son of Anton and Lizzie (BECKER) WINNEMANN. Both parents were natives of Germany, the father having been born in the Ruhr Valley and the mother in Berlin. After their marriage in their native land they came to the United States, settling in the town of Farmington, Washington County, Wis., where they engaged in farming. He subsequently died in Milwaukee, Wis., and she in Portland, Ore. They had eight children, of whom five are now living, Matthew, Theresa, Mary, Bernard and Frank A. Those deceased are Minnie, Bennie and August. Frank A WINNEMANN was reared in Washington County, Wis., and in Milwaukee, attending school in both locations. He then learned the machinist's trade in St. Louis and became a stationary engineer, following that occupation until 1892, in which year he began the study of medicine in the office of Dr. Earl, dean of the Milwaukee Medical College. He later matriculated at that college, followed the regular course and was graduated from it in 1897 with the degree of M. D. While thus studying his profession he was obliged to work in order to pay his way through college, serving as an interne in Trinity Hospital, Milwaukee. After graduating, he went to Alaska, where he practiced to some extent and also did some exploring, remaining there two years. He was at Dawson City and Circle City and crossed the arctic circle. At the end of the two years he returned to Milwaukee and for a time was engaged in medical practice in that city, subsequently entering the employ of the Yawkey Lumber Co., as physician at Hazelhurst. From there he came to Merrill in 1905 and has since been in general practice here. In 1923 he engaged in the logging and sawmill business, establishing a plant at Tomahawk. He is a member of the county, state, and national medical associations and is also fraternally affiliated with the Elks, Woodmen and Beavers. He owns a summer cottage on Lake Katherine in Oneida County. Both as man and physician he is widely known and popular. Dr. WINNEMANN was married at Ironwood, Mich., March 26, 1909, to Clara LETITT, daughter of Le Roy and Katherine LETITT. Her parents were early settlers in Merrill, coming here when the village was called Jenny. Both are now deceased. Dr. and Mrs. WINNEMANN have one daughter, Wilma. By a former marriage Dr. WINNEMANN also has two sons, Walter J., a practicing physician of Milwaukee, and Clarence now one of the proprietors of the Milwaukee Wast Paper Co., whose profession is that of a mining engineer.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 742-743, 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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