Paulson, Paul A. (History - 1853)


Janet Schwarze





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

       Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Paulson

PAUL A. PAULSON, postmaster of Withee, Clark County, is a native of Denmark, born Nov. 7, 1853, son of Jens and Mary (Peterson) Paulson. In September, 1862, he came to America with his parents, they settling at Neenah, Wis., where the father bought a farm. Eight years later Jens Paulson sold it and removed to Polk County, Wis., where he purchased another farm, on which he resided until his death in 1894, at the age of 65 years. His wife died at Neenah in 1872, at the age of 45.


Paul. A. Paulson, at the age of 21 years, began agricultural work on a farm given to him by his father. He had three brothers and two sisters, all of whom are now living, except one brother, Peter C., who died in 1908. Paul made the farm his home for about two years, after which he went to St. Croix, where he was clerk in a store for a year. Then., returning home, he started a general store and sawmill, but a year later discontinued the store, continuing to operate the mill until June, 1915, when he was appointed postmaster of Withee by President Wilson. Mr. Paulson came to Withee, Clark County in 1895, and has since made this place his home. He has served as president of the Withee village board one year, and has also been a member of the county board, acting as supervisor.


Mr. Paulson was married Aug. 28, 1880, to Anna Jensen, who was born in Denmark March 4, 1862, and came to America with her parents when young, they settling in Chicago in 1868. There they lived for eight years, Mr. Jensen following the carpenters' trade, and at the end of that time removed to Polk County, Wis., where he is still living on a farm. His wife died in 1915. Mr. and Mrs. Paulson have had one child, Alma Elvira, who was born in Polk County, July 31, 1881, and died at the age of 24 years, Oct. 22, 1905. She was a graduate of the State Normal School of Stevens Point, Wis., and had been a teacher in Polk County.



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