Otto Roehl (1862-1955)

Otto Roehl

Otto was the son of Otto Roehl Sr. (1805-1874) who emigrated from Germany to join his brother William Roehl who was settled on Sparrow Lake. They each purchased 100 acres on the northwest side of Sparrow Lake, built homes and started farming. Roehls hotel was established by 1910 and became a thriving resort due to the initiative of Otto Roehl, who later established the Grandview Lodge as well. He finished his hotel career by buying Vanomi Hotel which he operated until 1955.

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Picture taken by D.F. McCraw circa 1950. Otto is about age 90.
Picture taken by D.F. McCraw circa 1950. Otto is about age 90.

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