"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.


Swedberg, John who holds a responsible position in the C. C. Collins mill at Rhinelander, was born in Sweden, Jan. 26, 1864, son of John and Mary (OLSON) ANDERSON, who were natives of that country and who both died there. He went to school in his native land, where he also learned the blacksmith's trade, which he followed until he came to the United States in 1883. His first employment in this country was in the iron mines at Hammondville, N. Y., where he remained six months, from there going to Hungerford, Mich., where until 1887 he worked in sawmills. The next four years he spent at Chippewa Lake, in the same state and in the same kind of employment. In 1891 he came to Rhinelander for the Brown & Robbins Lumber Co. After Mr. BROWN'S death he worked 26 1/2 years for Mr. ROBBINS, and since Mr. ROBBINS sold out to Mr. COLLINS he has remained with the latter, holding the position of head sawyer. He owns a find residence at No. 503 Thayer Street. Since coming to Rhinelander Mr. SWEDBERG has made many friends and has been called on a number of times to assist in the affairs of local government. He was alderman from the First Ward for 13 years and from the Third Ward for four years, and for two years was a member of the board of education. His fraternal society affiliations are with the local lodges of Elks and Modern Woodmen of America. On Feb. 17, 1886, John SWEDBERG was married, at Big Rapids, Mich., to Hulda SANKEY, who was born in Sweden, Sept. 27, 1866, and came to America in 1883. He and his wife have been the parents of seven children, Anna, Helga, John W., Arthur W., Edwin W., Eva C. and Claude V., whose record is brief is as follows: Anna is the widow of Delmar MOE, and is now city clerk of Rhinelander. Helga is residing at home with her parents. John W., who is cashier and bookkeeper for a Minneapolis firm, married Hilda CARLSON, and has one son, Claude. Arthur W. is a professor in the Augustana College at Rock Island, Ill. He served in the World War in the 33d Division of Heavy Artillery, having enlisted as a private, and came back to the United States after the close of hostilities with the rank of major. He married Nancy JOHNSON and has a son, Byron A. Edwin W., who is vice president of the Northern Hay & Grain Co., of Rhinelander, married Florence MITCHELL of Elkhorn, Wis., who before her marriage was supervising teacher of music and drawing in the Rhinelander High School. He, like his brother, served in the 33d Division, Heavy Artillery, being discharged with the rank of first lieutenant. He now has a company which he calls the Motor Repair Company, which he commands and drills every week at the armory. Eva C. is a stenographer residing at home. Claude V. is also at home. The Swedberg family are member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, of which Mr. SWEDBERG is one of the trustees. Mrs. SWEDBERG is a member of the Ladies' Aid Society, of which she has been president for 20 years. She also belongs to the Woman's Club of Rhinelander, the W. C. T. U. and the Royal Neighbors and is a member of the Rest Room Committee.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 404-405, 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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