Paulson, Ole (History - 1859)


Janet Schwarze





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


Ole Paulson removed to Dorchester, Wisconsin in 1897 to manage the Ellingson Lumber Company until 1905, when he then bought the business.
OLE PAULSON, proprietor of a planing mill at Dorchester, Mayville Township, Clark County, which is one of the flourishing institutions in this part of the country, was born in Sweden, July 28, 1859, son of Paul and his wife Hanna, whose surname was Paulson. The father was a farmer, who came to the United States, spending two years in this country, after which he returned to Sweden and died there in 1913. His wife died in 1908. They had a family of seven children. Ole Paulson came to America in May, 1880, and in the fall of that year went to Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., where he found work in mills and at logging, the lumber business then being one of the main supports of the town. There he spent sixteen years, at the end of which time he removed to Steven's Point, where he was in the employ of the Ellingson Lumber Company. In 1897 he came to Dorchester as their manager, conducting the mill for them until 1905, when he bought out their interests in the plant and has since been the sole owner. He has a large and growing business, and, having an expert knowledge of -the trade, his prospects for the future are very promising.


Since coming to Dorchester, Mr. Paulson has taken an active interest in local affairs, having served as treasurer of the school board in 1912 and 1916, and as president of the village council in 1913 and 1916.


He was married in December, 1884, to Hanna Peterson, a native of Sweden, who came to this country in 1880. They have six children-Frank, Gutch and Ansel, who are associated with their father in the mill Olga, who is a school teacher Edna, residing at home, and Edgar, who is in the garage business in Dorchester.



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