"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.
Bergstad, Andrew now living retired at Three Lakes, Oneida County, was born in Norway, March 17, 1849, son of Nels CLAUSON and Anna Christina HANSON. Both parents died in that country, which was their native land; their occupation was that of farmers. Andrew was educated in Norway and worked on his parent's farm until he was 22 years old. From 1872 to 1876 he attended an army school in Christiania, after which he served in the Norwegian army with the rank of sergeant until 1884. He then applied for emigration papers and after obtaining them, which was in the spring of 1884, he came to the United States, landing at Boston, Mass., whence he proceeded directly west to Chicago. After spending six months in the latter city he went to Waukesha County, Wis., where he was employed for about a year by a farmer. In the fall of 1886 he came to Three Lakes, Oneida County, and, having saved some money, bought 40 acres of farm land and later some additional state land and for some time was engaged both in farming and logging. About the year 1919 he gave up agriculture, selling his farm, and has since been retired from active work. He owns one acre of land in the village and has a nice residence on it, which he occupies. Mr. BERGSTAD was married in October, 1882, in Norway, to Aletta Allinson METVOLD, who was born in Norway, Oct. 15, 1843. Mr. and Mrs. BERGSTAD are members of the Lutheran Church. They have now been residents of Oneida County for about 37 years, in which time they have seen a great many changes for the better and have made many friends, and acquaintances. At one time Mr. BERGSTAD served as supervisor on the town board and he has always taken a deep interest in the progress and development of the community in which he lives and the county in general.
Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 262 (with picture);
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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