"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.


Hedeen, Emil an enterprising young farmer of the town of Conover, Vilas County, was born in Sweden, May 31, 1885, son of Peter J. and Ella (PERSON) HEDEEN. He came to American with his parents in 1893 and located with them at Alwater, Minn., receiving his education in the schools there. He came to Vilas County with his parents in 1907 and assisted in the clearing and developing of their farm there, and in 1917 he bought 80 acres of land in the same section as his parents' property and set work to develop a farm of his own. His land was covered with stumps and had some hardwood timber, but from it by dint and hard work he has shaped a good farm. He has a fine residence 26x26 feet in dimensions, and in 1920 he erected an excellent barn 36x44 feet. He has built a number of other buildings for housing his crops and machinery; several acres of the land are now under the plow, and another portion of it is all brushed and cleared; the balance is in pasture and woodland. He follows diversified farming, dairying and potato raising being his chief interests. He stands very high in the community as a progressive citizen, and is one of the supervisors of his township. He is a member of the Swedish Lutheran Church. His father and mother made their home with him, the mother looking after the domestic details.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 625; 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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