"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.


Kluxdal, J. A. an energetic and representative farmer residing in Section 30, town of Merrill, Lincoln County, was born in Waushara County in 1864, son of Iver J. and Ingeborg KLUXDAL. The parents were natives of Norway, where the father was born in 1806. On attaining manhood he engaged in farming and stock raising, and also at times worked in copper mines. Married in their native land, he and his wife came to the United States in 1857, and proceeding west to Wisconsin, settled on a farm in Waushara County, where they passed the rest of their lives. They had six children, three of whom are now living, namely: J. A., the subject of this sketch; Gudmond, a resident of Ulen, Minn., and Louise. Those deceased are John, Anna Sophia and Sarah B. J. A. KLUXDAL was reared in Waushara County, Wisconsin, where he attended school, and he subsequently worked on the home farm until 1902. Then coming to Lincoln County, he engaged in argiculture on his own account, buying 80 acres of cut-over land, full of stumps, in Section 30, town of Merrill. This he has since cleared and now has 45 acres under the plow. His other improvements include a good frame house of 15 rooms, and a barn 40 by 80 feet, with a silo, and here he carries on general farming and dairying, keeping a herd of 24 mixed grade Holstein and Guernsey cattle. He also owns an 80-acre tract in Section 16, town of Merrill, on which is a small but fine lake that is fed by springs. Mr. KLUXDAL is treasurer of the Trout Brook cheese factory; he has served a year as a member of the town side board. In 1902 he made a trip to Norway to visit the old home of his parents and while there married Ingeborg STORDALSVOLD, who was born and reared in that country, daughter of Peter A. and Mary STORDALSVOLD. Her mother is now dead but her father is living and is now 90 years old. Mr. and Mrs. KLUXDAL have five children; Iver A., Paul M., Ingvald S., Alf Imar and Signa. The family are members of the Lutheran Church, and have a reputation as industrious workers and good neighbors throughout this part of Lincoln County.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 641; 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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