Bio:

Larson, Solon (History - 1854)

Contact:

Janet Schwarze

Email:

stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames:

LARSON JENSEN HANSEN OSHKOSKI

 ----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

SOLON LARSON, who has been engaged in agriculture in Section 30, Thorp Township for nearly thirty-five years, is a native of Denmark, born Jan. 6, 1854, son of Lars Larson, and his wife, whose maiden name was Bertha Jensen. The father died in 1881, at the age of 78 years, the mother in 1889, at the same age. It was in the year 1880 that Solon Larson emigrated to the United States, a young man of 26 years. Locating in Marshfield, Wis., he worked in sawmills there for three years and then came to Clark County, where he bought the eighty acres of wild land in Section 30, Thorp Township, that he has since developed into his present farm. In the log cabin that he first built he lived until 1889, and then erected his present frame house. At the time he built the cabin, or soon after, he also put up a log barn and began farming with oxen, which he, used for ten years. In 1900 he built a barn 30 by 62 feet in size, with stone basement, stalls for seventeen cattle and five horses and space for forty tons of hay, having also another hay barn. In 1911 he built a concrete silo of eighty tons capacity. Mr. Larson is engaged in raising Holstein cattle, having a full-blooded bull, and milking seventeen cows. His usual crops are hay, oats, barley and corn. In 1894, Mr. Larson was elected treasurer of Thorp Township, and is still serving in that office. He is also treasurer of the school board of District No. 3, in which he has served at intervals for twenty years.

 

Mr. Larson was married June 3, 1882, to Bertha Jensen, who was born in Denmark, May 7, 1861, daughter of Jens Hansen and wife. Her parents, who never came to America, are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Larson have had eight children: Carrie, now Mrs. M. Larson of Chipepwa County, Wis. Louis, deceased Mary, wife of Joe Oshkoski, of Ashland Wis. Axel, who resides at Nekoosa, Wis. Christian, who is a teacher Agnes, a resident of Minneapolis, and Benhard, who resides at home. Carrie has one child, Howard. Mary has three.

 

 


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