"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.


Halder, Oscar L., manager of the Merrill branch of the Glass Fruit Co. of Wausau, was born in Wausau, Wis., Jan. 22, 1894, son of William and Anna HALDER. The father was a native of Pennsylvania and the mother of Germany. They were residents of Wausau for nearly 40 years, he being employed as a mechanics in the street car shops; both are now living. They have had six children, all now living, namely: Carl, Margaret, Oscar, Minnie, Katherine and William. Margaret is the wife of R. W. HARTEL and lives in Oshkosh, Wis. Oscar L. HALDER was a boy attended public school in Wausau, and in 1909 entered the employ of the Glass Fruit Co. of that city, a concern engaged in the wholesaling of all kinds of fresh fruit and green vegetables in season, as well as early supplies purchased from hot houses and in the Southern markets. It was in 1915 that he head of the concern, C. A. GLASS, established the branch house in Merrill, Mr. HALDER being placed in charge as manager. In 1920 Mr. GLASS sold his interest in the business, which has since been carried on by the Glass Fruit Co., as an incorporated concern, Mr. HALDER retaining his position as manager of the Merrill branch, and his sphere of authority extending all over Lincoln County. Mr. HALDER was married in Merrill, April 15, 1907, to Edna KNUDSON, daughter of Nels and Mary KNUDSON, who settled in Wisconsin many years ago. Mr. and Mr. HALDER have one son, William.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 619; 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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