"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, Edwin W. vice president and manager of the Northern Hay & Grain Co., Rhinelander, and also commander of the local military company, is both a good business man and an excellent soldier, having seen active service in France in the great World War. He was born in Rhinelander, Wis., April 24, 1897, son of John and Hulda (SANKER) SWEDBERG, and was also educated in part in this city, being graduated from the high school with the class of 1914. He then studied for awhile in Augustana College at Rock Island, Ill. On April 24, 1917, he enlisted at Rock Island for service in the World War, becoming a member of the 123d Field Artillery, 33d Division, and training at Rock Island and at Houston, Texas. In May, 1918, he went overseas, landing at Liverpool, England, and from that country going to France. There he took part in the fighting at St. Mihiel and in the Argonne Forest, participating in some of the drives, and after the armistice was with the Army and Occupation in Germany. He returned to the United States in May, 1919, and was discharged at Camp Grant, Ill., June 24 following. He had entered the army with the rank of private, was commissioned second lieutenant in 1918 and first leiutenant in 1919, and still holds the rank of first lieutenant adjutant in the 32d Division. He drills the Rhinelander Company once a week. After his return from the war Lieut. SWEDBERG in partnership with Oscar C. NELSON organized the Northern Hay & Grain Company, of which, as already stated, he is vice president and manager, with Oscar C. NELSON as president and treasurer, and A. H. NELSON as secretary. In 1922 they erected an elevator and feed store at the corner of West Rives and Anderson Streets, it being the first grain elevator erected in Oneida County; it was built of concrete blocks. The concern handles flour, feed, hay and grain and is a promising addition to the business enterprises of the city. Lieut. SWEDBERG is a member of the Dahlberg Post No. 7. American Legion, of Rhinelander; he also belongs to the local lodge of Elks and is a member of the Swedish Lutheran Church. He was married at Milwaukee, Sept. 14, 1921, to Florence MITCHELL, who was formerly a music teacher in Rhinelander, and whose parents are Samuel and Emma (BROWN) MITCHELL.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 417, 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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