"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.


Yenor, Charles E. superintendent of the boat building department of the Minocqua Lumber Co., was born at Muskegon, Mich., Jan. 5, 1867, son of Louis and Katherine (MCDONALD) YENOR. The father was a native of Michigan and the mother of Massachusetts; the parents were married at Manistee, Mich., and shortly afterward settled at Muskegon, where Louis YENOR was in the lumber and square timber business for four years. They then removed to Chicago, where he followed carpentering and contracting until 1874, when they returned to Michigan, this time locating at Ludington, where Mr. YENOR continued to do contracting. In 1883 they returned to Chicago, from which city they came to Rhinelander, Wis., in 1892. The latter city was subsequently their home until 1918, when they moved to Toledo, Ohio. There they died after a happy married life extending over a period of 60 years, the father on March 12, 1919, and the mother on April 7 of the same year. Eight children were born to them, as follows: Katherine, now Mrs. J. N. YOUNG of Detroit, Mich.; Louis, a resident of Minneapolis; Josephine, who is now Mrs. Paul JONES of Toledo, Ohio; Charles E., subject of this sketch; Frank, deceased; Mary, who is Mrs. Charles FLANSBERG of Toledo; Warren, of St. Maries, Idaho; and Rose, now Mrs. Charles BANFIELD, living at Detroit, Mich. Charles E. YENOR attended the public schools of Chicago and remained at home until he was 17 years of age. From that time until 1890 he was employed in the sawmills and woods, and from 1890 to 1893 he did carpenter work in Chicago. He then came to Woodboro, Oneida County, where he followed sawmill work until 1898; the next two years he spent to Rhinelander, and in 1900 he went to Saynor, in Vilas County, and was a boat builder there for the next three years. In 1913 Mr. YENOR came to Minocqua and for six years was boat building for R. C. WASSENBERGER. He took his present position as superintendent of the boat building department of the Minocqua Lumber Co. in 1919; his duties in this connection occupy him during the winters, and in the summer months he works as a carpenter. He is a thoroughly skilled boat builder, has made good as an executive, and is one of the respected citizens of the community. Mr. YENOR was first married on Nov. 7, 1892, at Chicago, to Margaret WITTERS, who passed away June 3, 1900, leaving one child, Gladys, who is now Mrs. F. D. LIGHT of Gary, Ind. On Oct. 12, 1903, in Rhinelander, Mr. YOUNG was united in marriage with Anna NOTSKE, and they have since lived together in happy wedlock. Two children, Katherine and Geraldine, have been born to this union and have broadened and brightened the home circle.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 367; History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others; H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1924

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