"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.


Anderson, Axel, successful merchant at Hazelhurst, Oneida County, was born at Ford River, Mich., March 30, 1876, son of Andrew and Christina (ANDERSON) ANDERSON. The mother died when he was quite young; the father, who was one of the pioneer lumbermen of Harrison, Lincoln County, removed from that place in 1903 and is now residing at Bark River, Mich. Axel ANDERSON attended school at Ford and came to Wisconsin with his father at the age of 13 years, later working in the sawmills at Arbor Vitae and Star Lake and in the store operated by the lumber company at Star Lake. He came to Hazelhurst in 1899 and entered the employ of the Yawkey-Bissel Lumber Co. in their store. He has ever since conducted this business, dealing in general merchandise, and he is very well known throughout this section of the country. He served as postmaster from 1913 until his resignation in 1918, since which time he has acted as assistant postmaster. He was clerk of Hazelhurst Township from 1908 to 1914, and also served as a member of the school board for some time. His fraternal affiliations are with Woodruff Camp of the Modern Woodmen of America, Rhinelander Lodge No. 598 of the Elks, and the Minocqua blue lodge of the Masons. He is an enthusiastic believer of the future of this locality and is an able and vigorous backer of every movement calculated to advance its best interests. Mr. ANDERSON was married at Star Lake, Wis., Sept 14, 1899, to Miss Jennie CHRISTIANSEN, and Mr. and Mrs. ANDERSON are the parents of four children, Clarence, Robert, Roland, and Gale. Clarence is now in the employ of the Fish Lumber Co. at Hiles, Wis., the other children are living at Hazelhurst.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from page 220; 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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