"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.


Danielson, Daniel a well known resident of Tomahawk and a trusted employee of the Mohr Lumber Co., was born in Norway, Aug. 9, 1863, son of Daniel and Elizabeth DANIELSON. The parents were farmers who spent their lives in their native land. They had six children, Daniel, Nels, Margaret, Magnus, Ellen and Johanna, of whom Nels and Margaret are now deceased. Magnus lives in Eagle, Alaska, and Ellen and Johanna are in Norway. Daniel DANIELSON grew up in his native land, where he went to school and afterwards worked at farming, fishing, sailing and as a tinsmith. It was in 1885 that he came to the United States, locating at Waupaca, Wis., where he worked in the woods one year. Thence he went to Milwaukee and for five years was a sailor in the U.S. revenue service on the Great Lakes. Subsequently returning to Waupaca County, Wisconsin, he worked in the woods at logging and also in saw mills. After a while he moved to Marathon County, where he helped to organize the town of Francin and was its first treasurer, holding office 12 years. While there he worked in saw mills, and also in partnership with Ole LEKLAM started a saw mill, which was sold to C. H. MOHR and Samuel STATCER of Portage, Wis. He also helped to organize the Mohr Statcer Lumber Co., which was later moved to Wausau and reorganized as the Mohr Lumber Co., in which he is a stockholder. He lived three years at Russell, Portage County, where he conducted a hardware store, in which he still has an interest. In 1918 Mr. DANIELSON came to Tomahawk and has since had charge of the Mohr Lumber Co. planing-mill. He is also a professional filer and has filed many mill saws. He was married in the town of Albin, Portage County, Wis., in 1903, to Marie DOBBEE, daughter of Peter and Anna DOBBEE, her parents being early settlers in Portage County, where the mother is still living, Peter DOBBEE having passed away. Mr. and Mrs. DANIELSON are the parents of two children; Delia, now attending St. Olaf's College in Minnesota, and Donald, who is attending the Tomahawk High School.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 543, 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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