"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.


Neldberg, Anton H. lumber inspector for the Hackley-Phelps-Bonnell Co. and a prominent citizen of Phelps, was born in Denmark Feb. 15, 1859, son of Hans H. and Anna MARTENSEN. The parents were natives of Denmark and spent all their lives engaged in farming in that country. Anton H. NELDBERG was educated in Denmark and spent some time in farming there. He came to America in 1883 and located near Rochester, Minn., where he farmed until 1887. He then went to work in the lumber yard of P. L. DANSINGBURG at Rochester. In 1889 he went to Winona, Minn., as shipping clerk for the Union Lumber Co., remaining until 1901, when he came to Wisconsin. Here for 17 years he was lumber inspector for Doud Sons and Co. in Marathon County. He accepted his present position with the Hackley-Phelps-Bonnell Co. at Phelps in 1918. Mr. NELDBERG married Lina NELSON, Jan 4, 1887, and lived with her in happy wedlock until she was taken from him by death March 7, 1919, at Phelps, Wis., leaving three children besides her sorrowing husband. The children were as follows: Arthur H., Gertrude, and Clyde. Arthur H. is now a resident at Stillwater, Minn.; he married May Belle WILSON and is the father of three children, Margaret, Donald, and Marybelle. Gertrude is now Mrs. Ed. ANDERSON of Phelps and has three children, Willis, Ralph, and Alice. Clyde is a resident of Phelps and is clerk in the lumber company's store; he married Mary ROSE and has two children, Gertrude and Clyde, Jr. Mr. NELDBERG senior is a stockholder in the Phelps State Bank; fraternally he is affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America and the Odd Fellows. The family attend the Congregational Church, and are valued members of the social life of the village, where Mr. NELDBERG holds a place of high esteem among the influential citizens. During his residence in Marathon County he was postmaster at Marsh for four years.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 316-317, 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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