"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.


Zimpelmann, Charles an enterprising merchant of Eagle River, Vilas County, was born at Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wis., April 2, 1875, son of Matt and Rose (WACHTER) ZIMPELMANN. He was educated in his native town and remained at home until 1896, when he became clerk in the Hoffman Hotel in Port Washington, and was thus occupied for two years. In 1898 he came to Eagle River and engaged in the mercantile business with his brother-in-law, Matthew SCHEIBEL, the association being continued for 18 years. In 1918 he engaged in the confectionery and ice cream business, including cigars and tobacco, and is still conducting it, also operating a large pop-corn machine. He enjoys a fine tourist business during the summer months and a fairly steady business at all times. While the United States was involved in the World War he took an active and patriotic part in home work, and at various times he has shown a public-spirited interest in matters concerning the welfare of the community. Fortune has been kind to him in his business endeavors; he owns his residence on Main Street, also the building in which his store is located and eight acres on Silver Lake. Mr. ZIMPELMANN was married at Port Washington, Wis., Oct. 1, 1903, to Bertha EWALD, daughter of Carl and Johanna (FELT) EWALD. He and his wife are the parents of three children: Alice, who is attending normal school at Milwaukee; and Alma and Carl, who are high school pupils in Eagle River. The family are members of the Lutheran Church. Mrs. ZIMPELMANN being also a member of the Ladies' Aid Society.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 729-730, 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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