"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.


Wurl, Anthony proprietor of a summer resort on Little Buckatabon Lake, Vilas County, which he has built up in the last four years, was born in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 21, 1887. He was educated in the public schools of that city, and subsequently entered into the grocery business, which he followed in Chicago until 1918. On July 1, 1918, he entered the United States' military service, becoming a member of the 305th cavalry and training at Camp Stanley, Texas. There he was transferred to the 45th Field Artillery and remained until February, 1919, being discharged on Feb. 6 at Camp Grant, Ill. He then returned to Chicago. In November, 1919, he came to Vilas County, Wisconsin and bought 38 2/3 acres of lake frontage on Little Buckatabon Lake. There were two old cabins on the property, the place being known as Weyer's Lodge. Since then Mr. WURL has erected four new cottages, both for housekeeping, meals being served at the main lodge. The place, which has been named "Pine Rest," can accommodate 20 people. He has a good vegetable garden to furnish supplies for the kitchen, keeps poultry for the same purpose, and for the further convenience of his guests keeps a fleet of seven row boats, with supplies of live bait, and furnishes guides when desired. He was married in June, 1912 to Marie GRAEFS, who skilfully presides over the kitchen and table of the resort and has proved herself an greeable and popular hostess. The adjoining lakes furnish good fishing of various kinds and there is abundant game for the hunter during the season. It is a picturesque locality noted for the beauties and the resort provides some comforts for those who come here for health or recreation.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 744, 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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