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Pelican Lake, Wisconsin One Place Study

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Pelican Lake, Wisconsin

This Page is about the area around Pelican Lake. It includes the Townships of Enterprise and Schoepke, in the south east corner of Oneida County, Wisconsin, USA

Early Visiters, Settlers and Events

  • C.1750 A family band under Chief Sadawish settles at Pelican Lake[1]
  • 1804, Malhiot a North West Trader, showed that the Chippewa of "The Lakes" (Pelican Lake) traveled to Lac Du Flambeau to participate in the fur trade.[2]
  • c.1830 Three main Indian trading post; one on Pelican Lake Mik-nak Point, one at Post Lake (shortened from Trading Post Lake) owned by John Jacob and one at Rice Lake
  • c.1870 Clem (Cleon) Beaudetee and Brazil Revay were early French traders living in the area.
    • Clem and his wife Ajide built a log cabin in Pelican Lake Area, The Portens bought the land later. Ajide taught school in the log cabin.
    • Brazil's family settled in Rhinelander
  • 1873 L. Motzfeldt "Frydenland" trading post near the Town of Nashville just east of Jennings.
  • 1880 Dr. E.C. Grosskopf (1862-c.1960), visited and then built a cabin on the north shore of Pelican lake,
  • 1882 First Rail Road
MLS&W

Native Americans

The location and names of the Pelican Lake band of Chippewa or Ojibwa have frequently been confused by modern scholars. Historical documents have referred to this band as "Le Lac", "The Lakes", and "Pelican Lake", while the Chippewa called the Pelican Lake band "Ke-chi-waub-i-jish". Pelican Lake was the farthest of all interior district bands from Lac Du Flambeau, at least five days travel away. The best maps which supporting the location and status of the Pelican Lake band are "Lac Du Flambeau District Map" and the trip ticket "Eastern Route to the Wisconsin River". Scant historical documentation supports the Pelican Lake band's past, due to the isolated area this band occupied and its long distance from major settlements.

The Lost Tribe.[4] (To be entered) Sokaogon Chippewa Community As late as 1885 it was noted that there where three Indian villages situated on different peninsulas on Pelican Lake; one on Point Sabinois, a Chippewa settlement under Chief Sabinois; the next on Pottawatomie Point (later called Chicago Point), and the third on Mekenoque Point, under a self-styled chief of the same name, who was a renegade from the Sabinois camp and a brother of Chief Sabinois.

  • C.1750 A family band under Chief Sadawish settles at Pelican Lake[5]
  • 1804, Malhiot a North West Trader, showed that the Chippewa of "The Lakes" (Pelican Lake) traveled to Lac Du Flambeau to participate in the fur trade.
  • c.1830 Three main Indian trading post; one on Pelican Lake Mik-nak Point, one at Post Lake (shortened from Trading Post Lake) and one at Rice Lake
Chief Sabinois
Chief Mekenoque
John Duck (1895 census)
Broad Face (1895 census)
Long John (1895 census)
Long John Bear of Pelican Lake[6]
John Bear (1895 census)
Bag Aumis (1895 census)
Peurawegaon (1895 census)
Red Jacket (1895 census)
Match Igabara (1895 census)
Charles Fox (1911-?)

Enterprise Township

Enterprise

A small hamlet in the township of Enterprise, was on a branch of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway, 17 miles southeast of Rhinelander. About 1885 homesteads were started.

Downtown C.1915.
1885 George Keeler,
1885-1888 construction of the Wolf & Wisconsin Railroad (W&W RR) by the George W. Pratt Lumber Company, Pratt Junction to Post Lake and then Prat Junction through Enterprise and on to Harrison.
c.1886 A homesteader man named Miller, or Mueller, who after a while mysteriously disappeared, so that it was supposed that he had been murdered, and when he did not return after a reasonable time, his place was bought by Carl Massie.
c.1886 Paul Schank was still another homesteader who disappeared without anyone knowing what had become of him, and his place came into possession of Carl Kamke.
c.1886 a man named Hooker, and perhaps one or two more.
Downtown C.1950
1887/1888 Phillip Wilhelm Wenzel (1845-1907) homestead of 160 acres in Enterprise
C.1890 Gustav Schoenick, his wife, and their sons Herman, Paul, Rheinart, Julius, Gustav and Otto.
They bought out the homesteaders and started a store. the Schoenick Bros. operated a sawmill. R. Schoenick was a postmaster and railway and express agent. All the brothers except Paul operated farms at or near Enterprise.
1891 Haase, William - needs to be entered HLC&V bio
1897 Joseph Feuerstein (abt. 1852 - 1935) homesteads 80 acres and starts Lake View Resort.
2ed School House
1900 Julius and Anna (GENZ) KUSHMAN and son Kushman, Adolph G. comes to Enterprise - needs to be entered HLO&V bio
date? An Evangelical Lutheran congregation was organized at an early date and a church built.
1904 There was a Post office at Keelers (1904-1905)[7]
1905 Enterprise had a Post office (1905-1931)[8]
1909 Wynn O. Webster (1883-1962) purchased 40 acres in Section 27, town of Enterprise
1910 census lists 166 people in Enterprise
1910 Wade H Flannery (1867-1956) comes to Enterprise
1911 Alexander Soik (abt. 1862 - abt. 1939) - Enterprise Farmer
School House c.1935
1922 date? a state graded school erected to take the place of the former rural school.

Schoepke Township

Named after August Ferdinand Schoepke (1840 - 1920)

Jennings and Lenox

Wolfgram Hotel

Jennings was named after Thomas Jennings (1839- ?) in the town of Schoepke (Section 14, Township 35 north of Range 11 east), was on the Chicago & Northwestern Railway and the old road or highway between Pelican and Crandon. The post office was named after Thomas Jennings of Milwaukee, (father of David V Jennings state senator from Milwaukee) who was active in colonizing the locality, having bought a tract of land here, which he sold to Polish people for farms. Though the name of the post office is Jennings, the station is called Lenox. The population in 1924 was about 200 or more. Edward A. Wolfgram) came Pelican Lake area about 1900, in 1898 he bought all of section 14 in which Jennings and Lenox is situated. Every building in the village of Lenox had been built and was owned by him. These include a large hotel and general store, combined with living quarters, in a two story building of 50 by 100 feet surface dimensions; a garage, 11 residences and a creamery. In addition to conducting the store and hotel, Mr. Wolfgram engaged in the cutting and retailing of cordwood, and in farming, owning 700 acres of land, 140 acres of which are under cultivation. He employs about 25 men. He has shown his public spirit by giving two acres of land as a site for the new school in district No.2. He also donated the site of the Lenox cemetery and maintains it at his own expense and built the Lutheran church at his own expense, besides personally paying for its upkeep and maintenance. St. Mary's Catholic Mission (Polish) at Jennings was organized about 1907 by Father Zielinski, from Antigo, and is now served from Rhinelander by the pastor of the Polish Catholic church there. The congregation numbers about ten families and services are held once a month. The public school is one of the second class, with two teachers

  • 1899 Jennings had a Post Office (1899-1920)[9]
  • c.1907 St. Mary’s, in Jennings. Catholic Church built[10]

Pelican Lake

Pelican Lake was platted in 1882 but not recorded until May 1883 when it was a part of Neva Township in Langlade County[11]. In 1885 it was in Forest County and then became a part of Oneida County in 1897 with a new name for the township: Schoepke, after August F. Schoepke, one of the earliest pioneers and the first postmaster in 1882.

Pratt Junction

Named after George W. Pratt On the junction of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway and the Wolf & Wisconsin Railroad (W&W RR). A mile and a half south of Pelican Lake. In 1889 it had a population of 20.[26] A large hotel was built there in 1889 by John E. Rice, who conducted it for 15 years. In 1898 he also put up a store there, which he conducted until 1903, when he moved to Pelican. Ludwig Motzfeldt ran a general store from 1899-1901 and then moved it to Pelican.

  • 1883 August Appelkamp (1845-1922), comes to Pratt Junction
  • 1887 Pratt Junction had a Post Office (1887-1903)[27]
  • 1890 Frank Clure station agent at Pratt Junction.[28]
  • 1890 Ed Brazell Logging and built shanties in Pratt Junction.[29]
  • 1896 Debbie Slattery teaching school at Pratt Junction.[30]
  • 1904 R.R. Depot struck by lightning and burned[31]

Union Town

A small village half way between Pelican Lake and Monico on old 45. It was known for its red school house and the Union Pulp Mills in 1885

  • 1884 They had a Post Office and in 1886 it moved to Monico[32][33]
  • 1885 S.L. Graves (RR conductor in 1884) plans to move his Union Pulp Mill from Uniontown to Monico.[34]
  • Oscar M Flannery (abt. 1892) Union town and Pelican Lake

In 2001, Joe Flannery (decendent of Oscar) remembers living there as a child (c.1940), but did not know the name of the village.

Census

1895 Census Pelecan Lake, Forest, Wisconsin

(in 1895 Pelican Lake was part of Forest County)

See 1895 Census Pelecan Lake, Forest, Wisconsin for a full list with links

1900 Census

1900 Schoepke Census at Ancestry

1905 Census

All Schoepke in 1905 at Ancestry
All Enterprise in 1905 at Ancestry

Rail Roads

Pelican Lake was first reached by rail in 1882. The first railroad was the Milwaukee, Manitowoc and Green Bay, chartered in March 1870. In 1873, the road was consolidated with the Manitowoc and Green Bay and Western Railroad, then became known as the Milwaukee, Lake Shore and 'Western (MLS&W RR) and finally the Chicago and North Western (C. & N. W.) several hotels and stores being then opened up for business.

  • 1882 MLS&W RR past Elcho, trains to Pelican Lake.[35]
  • 1885 Wolf & Wisconsin Railroad (W&W RR), Pratt Junction to Post Lake Started - Built by the George W. Pratt Lumber Company[36]
  • 1888 Peshtigo Valley & Southwestern R'y Co, formed to build a RR from Pratt Junction to Peshtigo Samuel Shaw, Egbert Wyman, Charles DeLong, Patrick Shay, and Charles Lamb [37]
R.R. Station at Keeler's
  • 1888 The W&W RR line reached as far west as Harrison, and a branch to Parrish was built the following year - Pratt Junction to Harrison 17.85 Miles Two trains ran every day.
  • 1889 Milwaukee Lake Shore & Western Bought the W&W RR
  • 1893 MLS&W became the Ashland division of the C&NW
  • 1893 C&NW branch Pratt junction east to Post Lake was abandoned
  • c.1900 Charles Bartlett, conductor for Chicago and Northwestern Railway, builds a Cottage on the southeast end of Antigo Island
  • 1901 C&NW compleated a spur of 17.8 miles of track from Pelican Lake to Crandon[38]
Turn Table at Pelican Lake.
  • 1901 The Jeffries Lumber Company began construction on what it called the Jeffries Log Railroad, also called the Jeffries & Northeastern. On Aug 31, 1904 the Jeffries Log Railroad was incorporated as the common carrier Lincoln & Oneida Railroad. In 1908 Jeffries Lumber was bought out by the Bundy Lumber Company. The railroad remained in operation until 1912 when it was abandoned.
  • 1903 James H. Worden organized the Jeffries & Northeastern Railroad Company
  • 1903/5 depot moved from Pratt Junction to Pelican Lake and turn table built on south/east of new depot.
  • 1938 New RR crossing for Mr. Kulinski and Mrs. John Woldschmitt, 3.8 mi. east of Pelican Lake[39]
  • 1939 train schedule at Pelican Lake
    • 3:49 am north bound from Elcho
    • 6:00 am north bound from Elcho
    • 6:30 am leave Pelican for Crandon, 6:50 Lenox, 7:00 Nashville, 7:30 Crandon leave 8:15
    • 8.15 am Return to Pelican from Crandon
    • 9.30 am leave Pelican for Harrison, 9:35 Pratt Junction, 9:55 Enterprise, 10:25 Parrish Jct, 10:55 Harrison
    • 11:01 am south bound from Monico
    • 11:10 am Return to Pelican from Harrison
    • 12:15 pm south bound from Monico
Flambeau 400
    • 1:12 pm north bound from Elcho
    • 9:22 pm south bound from Monico
  • 1951 C&NW branch Pratt junction west to Harrison abandoned
  • 1963 The ”Twin Cities 400” and the “Rochester 400” were discontinued and the Flambeau 400 which ran through Pelican Lake would have ended about this time also.

Hotels, Resorts, Clubs, Restaurants, etc.

  • The first hotel was a log structure run by Day Bros.;
  • a more pretentious place was operated by Byron Darling, a most genial host and sportsman.
  • In 1924 Pelican Lake had five resorts with capacity for 120 guests: Lake View Inn, Resthaven Resort, Weaver Cottages Resort, Maple Beach Lodge and Shagewaunecog.[40]
  • in 1924 the village of Pelican Lake had a hotel, rooming-house, garage, and five or six stores. The Khaki Boat Club had a boathouse and there is a public school of the second class with two teachers. There is also a Catholic mission served by the pastor at Eagle River.
Beach Hotel c.1919.
  • Shebushi's Bay View Cottages 1960's north side of lake (it was Maple Beach Lodge).
  • Beach Hotel - John F. Pergande, August G. Nagel, and Henry G. Nagel were the owners[41]
    • 1920 Hotel Murtaugh, Joseph Murtaugh Prop.
    • 1928 renamed The Pelican Lake Hotel in 1928 Pg. 16 NRHP
  • Burns Hotel see Beach Hotel.[42]
  • Bodenhagen's Bayside Resort Clarence A Bodenhagen (1897 - 1985)/William Richard Bodenhagen (1904 - 1987), Welch
  • Boiling Springs Tavern - Originally it was the Castle Gardens Rooming House in Elcho and was moved to its present location in 1923. Owners from the 1950s and on were the Tuttles, Lee and Tony Jensen, Eileen and Reggie Pierret, the Hansens, Louise and Dick Woods, and finally, Pam Kaul[43]
  • Boulder Lodge[44]
  • The Castle Bar and Restaurant - See Wala Wala
  • Camp Maccabee - 1934-1969
Camp Maccabee.
  • Camp Thorpe for Boys[45] - Started in 1921[46] - sold to Camp Maccabee in 1934
  • Camp Saint Francis - opened in summer of 1955 by the Salvatonan fathers of ST. Nazianz
  • C.C. DeLong & Company general store - Pelican Lake C.C. DeLong partnership with S. B. Roberts
  • Chet & Emil’s Resort - Chet and Lil Skodinski - Emil and "Gen" Praslowicz
  • Chicago Canoe Club
  • Chicken Shack
  • The Coffee Cup
  • Darling’s Hotel B.H Darling proprietor Pelican Lake The Forest County Spy, May 26, 1885
  • Ellison's Lodge
  • The Enterprise Store and Post Office - Kushman Adolph, Schoeneck Adolph, Postmaster - Rhinehart Schoeneck
  • Enterprise Cash Store Co (R Schoeneck, A Kushman)
  • Evergreen Dairy - Pelican Lake, Wis. "Where Cleanliness Prevails"
  • The Fireside
  • O.J. Franks' Lodge
  • Frick Chas summer resort see Maple Beach Lodge
  • Grusch Jos, Enterprise blacksmith
  • Guths Resort & Tavern - See Lakeview Inn
  • Herman's Bar and Restaurant - See Walla Halla
  • Hitching Post
  • Jacobus mercantile store at Pelican Lake
  • Johnson's Lodge - See Ellison's Lodge
  • Khaki Boat Club - Khaki Boot Co. (a small building adjoining Herman restaurant) Boat rentals Richard H. Porten (1894-1961) partner then owner.
  • Keelers Hotel - Built about 1890 on the SW corner of QG and South Shore Dr. 21 rooms Sold to Rasmis? Johnson burned in 1926
  • Knollwood Resort - see Hitching Post
  • Lake View House (Hotel) Pelican Lake, Wm. Stacy, proprietor. The Forest County Spy, May 26, 1885
  • Lake View Resort Joseph Feuerstein (abt. 1852 - 1935) - Conrad Guth changed the name to Lakeview Inn in 1922
  • Lee's Golden Sand Beach Cottages[47]
  • Lindenau's Sunset View Resort
  • Mailander Hotel - Hotel in Pratt Junction Built about 1883 and burned with the Rice Hotel in March 1892
  • Mark's Resort - on Hwy 45/47 between Johnson's and the village - Man made Island
  • Martrin House Resort
  • Mecikalski General Store, Saloon, and Boarding house Wisconsin Historic Society EDWIN WOLFGRAM WAS THE BUILDER
  • Fred Miner Building burned in the 1909 fire of Pelican Lake. (located about where the post office is now)
  • Miner Saloon - First in Pratt Junction then in Pelican, see Walla Halla.
  • Maple Beach Lodge Charles Frick (1882)
  • Ludwig Motzfeldt general store
  • Murray M V, Enterprise gen store, jobber
  • Nagel Brothers Store (Pelican Lake) - Sold to J.E. Rice and Sons in 1903.[48]
  • Northern Dons - See Resthaven
  • "Ma & Pa" Otis Bar and Resort - See Shorewood Lodge
  • The Pelican Club - See Wala Wala
  • Pelican Garage - Kannenberg Wm mgr sold to Ed Zander Pelican Lake Marine and Garage
  • Pelican Lake Homemakers Club started in c.1949, changed its name to Pelican Lake Women's Civic Club (PLWCC) in 1957[49]
  • Pelican Lake Hotel Wisconsin Historic Society Frank Susedik, with his daughter Mary and her husband Fred Chermak rebuilt the Beach Hotel in 1928 - See Beach Hotel
  • The Pelican Restaurant and Resort - see Pine Oaks
  • Pine Oaks Resort - Martha Cole sold to Catherine Devlin in 1956 renamed The Pelican Restaurant and Resort.
  • R. H. PORTEN Mercantile Co. at Pelican Lake. See Rice Hotel and Rice Mercantile
  • Porten Dairy Distributors "Chuck" Porten
  • Pukall Service Garage at Pelican Lake, - August Pukall (1881-1947)
  • Resthaven Resort Built about 1900 by Ed Keeler. Lumber from Keelers saw mill. In 1917 Ed’s son-in-law John Keeler and wife Rilla took it over.Resthaven Revisited
  • Rice Hotel and Rice Mercantile - John Rice in Pratt Junction and Peican Lake
  • S.B. Roberts Dry Goods Store Pelican Lake
  • Shorewood Lodge - Ma and Pa Otis, son Francis
  • Sinkler's Boat Livery
  • Shagewaunecog[50]
  • Spor's Resort[51]
  • Walla Halla buffet and restaurant (Walla Halla Store) - built by Henry Miner - sold to Charles Herman in 1920 and then to his son Conrad Herman - Theresia and Gerd Schreiber
  • Weaver's Cottages and Resort - opened in 1918 by Harold Weaver
  • The Wildwood Hotel and store - Rasmason, Bessa[1], Oscar F, Goranson
  • The Village Bar & Motel - Jim and Dolorous Lytthans – Thorps 1950's/1960's Trail Inn Tavern & Motel.
  • Wagner's Resort Aloysius "Al" Wagner
  • The Wavemaster Boat Company, owned and operated by C. A. Bodenhagen[52]
  • Youngs Resort - See Resthaven
  • Zander's garage Edward Carl Zander (1899-1995)

Cemeteries

Category: Oneida County, Wisconsin, Cemeteries

News Papers

Sources

  1. History of the Ojibways by William Whipple Warren (25 May 1825 - 1 Jun 1853)
  2. A Wisconsin fur-trader's journal, 1804-05
  3. Wood County reporter, October 31, 1907, Image 8
  4. https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/FSupp/805/680/2593168/
  5. History of the Ojibways by William Whipple Warren (25 May 1825 - 1 Jun 1853)
  6. Ethnobotany of the Ojibwe Indians By Huron H. Smith 1935 pg.335
  7. Postal History
  8. Postal History
  9. Postal Hrstory
  10. History of St. John’s Catholic Church, Pelican Lake, Wisconsin
  11. https://archive.org/details/historyoflanglad00dess/page/215 pg.215foot note
  12. Vilas County news, April 19, 1897, Image 1
  13. Northern Wisconsin advertiser. [volume, July 04, 1901, Image 1]
  14. Eagle River review. [volume, February 28, 1903, Image 1]
  15. Northern Wisconsin advertiser. (Wabeno, Wis.), 15 Oct. 1903. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
  16. History of St. John’s Catholic Church, Pelican Lake, Wisconsin
  17. Wausau Pilot - July 28, 1908
  18. Vilas County news. December 01, 1909, Image 5
  19. Northern Wisconsin advertiser. (Wabeno, Wis.), 23 July 1909. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
  20. Ladysmith news-budget, July 22, 1909, Image 7
  21. Vilas County News - May 26, 1909
  22. Northern Wisconsin advertiser. (Wabeno, Wis.), 01 April 1910. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
  23. Vernon County censor. [volume, December 04, 1912, Image 7]
  24. The Watertown weekly leader, February 02, 1915, Image 6
  25. The Wisconsin tobacco reporter., April 05, 1918, Image 5
  26. Hand Book of Wisconsin: Its History and Geography pg.232 #1442
  27. Postal History
  28. Eagle River Review - Aug 30, 1890
  29. Eagle River Review - Dec 20, 1890
  30. Eagle River Review - July 2. 1896
  31. Vilas County News March 7, 1904
  32. SMALL SETTLEMENTS and ~ ~GHOST TOWNS ~ ~ Post Offices
  33. NINETEENTH CENTURY FANCY CANCELLATIONS OF WISCONSIN A Revision Compiled By FRANK MOERTL
  34. The Forest Leaves NewsPaper 29 Apr 1885
  35. The Manitowoc pilot, June 22, 1882, Image 3
  36. Wisconsin Logging Railroads
  37. Biennial Report of the Railroad Commissioner of the State of Wisconsin 1888 pg. 398
  38. Northern Wisconsin advertiser, September 06, 1900, Image 1
  39. Opinions and Decisions of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Volume 20 2-r- 870
  40. History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin - Chapter VI: THE LAKE REGION
  41. Pelican Lake Hotel History
  42. Northern Wisconsin advertiser. (Wabeno, Wis.), 23 July 1909. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
  43. http://www.pelicanlakepoa.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/spring_summer_2014.pdf
  44. Cow Card Postcard
  45. Eagle River review, July 08, 1921, Image 8
  46. Eagle River review, April 15, 1921, Image 1
  47. Postcard
  48. Eagle River Review Feb 28,1903
  49. Pelican Lake Property Owners Association Newsletter April 1999 by Vi Meyer and Eileen Zander
  50. History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin Chapter 6
  51. Card Cow - Post card
  52. pelicanlakepoa spring 2015 pg.14




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Hi Richard,

My mother's side of the family has the last name Spors. From 1937 to 1953, her grandfather's (my great grandfather) family owned a resort on Pelican lake. It originally was called The Spor's Rising Sun Resort. In the early 1940's that was obviously not a great name so they changed it to The Spor's Resort. I don't see anything about it in your outline of Pelican Lake spots. Do you know of anything or anyone can help me track down that history?

Best Regards, Tim Prosser

posted on Pelican Lake, Wisconsin (merged) by Tim Prosser
Hi there,

I've been researching my ancestors, and John Thibaudiere De Laronde, who moved from Canada to Wisconsin to work for the American Fur Company. He married an indigenous woman, the daughter of a Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Chief (I believe his name was Anaugh or Anaugau Dekaury, b. 1750, aka "The Raisin", son of Spoon Decorah, and grandson of "Glory of the Morning" aka Wabopoekau), named Elizabeth Winnosheek Dekaury (1817-27 Feb 1888). I think her mother's name was Hanaga Choumenekska Decorah (also seen it as "unknown Menominee", b. 1755). John and Elizabeth had 5 children: Marie-Christine Delaronde Grignon, Victoria Delaronde, Jerome John Jerome Delaronde, and Margaret Delaronde. John Thibaudiere Delaronde eventually settled as a farmer with his wife and family, and died in 1879. I was wondering if anyone heard of this family/indigenous lineage in Wisconsin relating to the Ho-Chunk Band in the mid to late 1800s? Or if anyone can confirm my findings, or direct me to any other reliable sources in this regard?? Many thanks! :)

posted on Pelican Lake, Wisconsin (merged) by Christine (Brûlé Brousseau) Brousseau
Sorry Christine, none of those names ring a bell. The clans around Pelican where Chippewa or Ojibwe from the north north-west. The Ho-Chunk are from the south east.
posted on Pelican Lake, Wisconsin (merged) by Richard Devlin
My great grandfather was John E. Rice. I own the original 7 acres that he purchased at Pratt Junction in 1887 where he erected a hotel and saloon.
posted on Pelican Lake, Wisconsin (merged) by Rick Rice
edited by Rick Rice