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LOGGING PHOTOS
in
OCONTO COUNTY
WISCONSIN
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These previously unpublished photographs are gathered from private family archives and used with the permission of the owners. They are of the people living and working in the Oconto County, Wisconsin,  lumbering industry. They give a small idea of life in those times - 1823 to 1920. Perhaps you will recognize your ancestors among them.

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Joe Ziereis and son George
 Contributed by:  Cathe Ziereis

 Clearing Roads
 Contributed by:  Cathe Ziereis

Logging Railroad Bridge for Winter Access 
 Contributed by:  Cathe Ziereis

Steam Driven Power Milling Machine

Contributed by: Cathe Ziereis


 Steam Log Milling Machine
 Contributed by:  Cathe Ziereis

Loading Logs Onto Train Cars
 Contributed by:  Cathe Ziereis

6 Men On Logs.
The relative size of these northern Wisconsin trees can be understood when compared to the size of the full grown men standing on them. After cutting, came the trimming off of all the branches, which were then cut to use and sell as firewood.

Contributed by: Cathe Ziereis


Ice Shoot down to the Oconto River bank 
in Spring thaw.
In the Scandinavian countries, woodsmen occasionally rode logs down these ice covered shoots for entertainment, thus giving birth to the 
Bobsled and Luge.
Contributed by: Cathe Ziereis

Preparing for Spring log run on the Oconto River with "River Sackers" also called "River Rats" c:1900. Photograph from Mrs. August Wicke of Mountain.

Minnie Guelker  (Peter) Holl Collection
Contributed by grandson: Gene Heezen


Joe Holl (son of Peter and Elizabeth Prinz Holl ) at logging camp loading train flatcar.

Minnie Guelker  (Peter) Holl Collection
Contributed by grandson: Gene Heezen


Winter weary camp crew including cook and assistant cook. From Joe Holl (son of Peter and Elizabeth Prinz Holl ) to step mother Minnie Guelker Holl. Minnie and Elizabeth were first cousins. Elizabeth died of TB in 1890's.

Minnie Guelker  (Peter) Holl Collection
Contributed by grandson: Gene Heezen


Jake Holl (son of Jake Sr. and Clara Prinz Holl) and first cousin Joe Holl (son of Peter and Elizabeth Prinz Holl ) at logging camp showing a fine load and teams.

Minnie Guelker  (Peter) Holl Collection
Contributed by grandson: Gene Heezen

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