"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.


Ziesemer, Otto manager of the Three Lakes Lumber & Supply Co. at Three Lakes, Oneida County, was born on his parents' farm at Seymour, Wis., Oct. 4, 1893, son of Albert and Minnie ZIESEMER. The parents, natives of Germany, came to America when young and were married in Wisconsin, after which they settled on the farm on which their son Otto was born and were prominent people in that locality for many years. They are now living retired in the village of Seymour. They are the parents of 12 children, all of whom are now living, namely: Bertha, Henry, Hattie, Albert, Emma, Mary, Otto, Charles, Edward, Elmer, Freida, and Leonard. Otto ZIESEMER was educated in the public schools of Seymour, and remained at home assisting his parents on the farm until 1917. In 1918 he enlisted in the coast artillery, subsequently trained at Boston harbor, and was discharged in December the same year, when he returned home. In January 1919, he went to Rhinelander and for one season worked in the Rhinelander paper-mill and during the following winter was logging in the woods for the Thunder Lake Lumber Co. In the spring of 1920 Mr. ZIESEMER went to work for the Brown Bros. as second man in their lumber yard in Three Lakes and continued as such until they sold out to the Northern Lumber & Supply Co. in April, 1922, after which he remained with the latter firm in the same capacity until Oct. 1, that year, when he was promoted to his present position as manager. He has a very thorough knowledge of the business and has shown his ability to handle it. The concern deals in all kinds of lumber, rough and finished for building purposes, also builders' supplies, and carries a side line of hardware. Mr. ZIESEMER was married April 28, 1920, to Eva CORNING of Three Lakes. He and his wife are members of the Lutheran Church.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 368-369; 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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