"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.


Aronson, Charlie who is prosperiously engaged in the garage business in Merrill, to which city he came 36 years ago when it was but a small village, was born in Sweden, Sept, 15, 1869, son of Aron and Margaret ANDERSON. The parents were natives of the same country and were farmers by occupation, continuing to be thus engaged until their death. They had 14 children, eight of whom are now living, namely: Anna, who is still in Sweden; August, who lives on a farm at Las Catoon, Canada; Ulricka, of Spokane, Wash.; Elizabeth of Delmar, N. D.; Minnie, of Corus, Mont.; Charlie, of Merrill, Wis.; Andrew, of Seattle, Wash.; and Gust W., who is in Sweden. Of the others, four died in infancy and Charlotte and Aron G. are also deceased. Charles ARONSON, following a common Swedish custom, took his father's first name and added "son" to it, making ARONSON his surname. He went to school in Sweden and worked on the home farm till he came to the United Stated in 1887. Making his home in Merrill, Wis., he worked in the woods and in planing-mills, following those occupations until 1911, in which year he went into his present business, opening a garage on West Main Street, where he handled Ford cars and did general repairing. In 1913 he took the agency for the Chevrolet cars, and in 1917 moved his garage to 415-419 W. Main Street, his present location. He has a good salesroom and repair room, does all kinds of auto repairing, carrying a full line of supplies and accessores, his trade covering the whole of Lincoln County and the north three miles of Marathon County, and he also has a fair amount of storage room. Fraternally he is connected with the Odd Fellows and Modern Woodmen of America. Mr. ARONSON was married at Sechlerville, Wis., Jackson County, in 1894, to Gertrude NELSON, whose parents came to the United States in 1881, settling on a farm near that place; they are now deceased.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 590; 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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