"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, Albert a well known citizen of Merrill, prominently connected with the wollen industry, as president of the Merrill Wollen Mills Company, was born in Sweden in 1877, son of Victor and Clara Monson, also natives of that country. There the father died and in 1893 the mother came to the United States and settled in Merrill, Wis. Since then she also has passed away. Albert ANDERSON attended school in his native land and subsequently learned the trade of shoemaker, which he followed for a year and a half before coming to this country. After arriving in the United States, he settled in Merrill, Wis., and for 14 years thereafter was engaged in logging, or the lumber industry, working two years in saw mills. At the end of that time he learned the mason's trade, which he followed for a few years as a journeyman and then engaged in contracting. In 1910 he was elected clerk of the court, which office he held until 1916, when he started in the woolen business. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias, Eagles, Scandanavian Fraternal Association and the Merrill Sick Benefit Society. Mr. ANDERSON was married at Merrill in 1905 to Elizabeth NELSON, daughter of Andrew and Sara NELSON, natives of Sweden who came to the United States in 1893. Mrs. ANDERSON died in March 18, 1922, leaving five sons, Alfred, Albert, Jr., Carl, Oscar, and Robert, all of whom are now living. A daughter died at the age of two years.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 591; 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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