"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, William A. well-known resident of the town of Conover, Vilas County, was born at Wasa Len, Finland, July 4, 1877. He remained in his native land until 1895 and then came to the United States, landing at New York and proceeding to Ironwood, Mich., where he worked in the iron mines and followed the trade of carpenter until 1916. In the latter year he came to Vilas County and settled on a 40-acre tract of land which he had purchased in 1903. He later added 80 acres more to his holdings, so that his place now consists of 120 acres. Mr. ANDERSON has cleared a portion of the property and has erected a good six-room house and a barn 24x60 feet, and he now carries on general farming and dairying. He has also worked at the trade of carpenter a great deal here, having erected many farm residences and a number of cottages on nearby lakes. He is a member of the Runeberg Society, and he and his family stand very high in the community. Mr. ANDERSON was married at Ironwood, Mich., Jan. 26, 1901, to Miss Lena BICKMAN, and he and his wife have seven children: Walfred, Edwin, Esther, Gladys, Sefred, Rogne, and Ruth, all of whom are living at home.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 427-428, 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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