Bio: Prestermoen, Andrew A.
(1834 - 1916)
Surnames: Prestermoen, Anderson, Melgaard, Olson, Johnson, Peterson, Martinson
----Sources: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, Census, Family Notes
ANDREW A. PRESTERMOEN, proprietor of hotel. Black River Falls, Wisconsin was born in Norway, April 7. 1834. Came to America with his parents in 1856, and located at Black River Falls. Went to work by the month at blacksmithing. which he followed five years, at which time he started a shop for himself and run it for two years, then started a boarding house in the place where he now is. Mr. Prestermoen was Town Supervisor for one year, and is a member of the Lutheran Church at Black River Falls. Was married, in 1860, to Caroline Anderson (1831 - 1918). She was born in Norway in 1831.
1900 Federal Census, ED 44 Black River Falls city Ward 1-4, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 13
Andrew Prestenson, white,
father's birthplace: Norway
mother's birthplace: Norway
years married: 39 (1861)
immigration year: 1856
head Andrew Prestenson M 66 (Apr 1834 Norway)
wife Caroline Prestenson F 69 (Jan 1831 Norway); 0 children, both parents b. Norway
boarder Hans Melgaard M 59 (Dec 1841 Norway), single, both parents b. Norway
boarder Even Olson M 51 (Sep 1849 Norway), single, both parents b. Norway
boarder Matt Martinson M Norway, single, both parents b. Norway
boarder Gilbert Johnson M 31 (Dec 1869 Norway); single, both parent b. Norway
servant Mariet Prestenson F 24 (Nov 1876 Norway); single female, both parents b. Norway
1905 Wisconsin Census, Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin, pg. 88, family 208, line 87
Andrew A Prestemon, white,
place of birth: parent 1: Norway
place of birth: parent 2: Norway
head Andrew A Prestemon M 71y Norway
wife Clara O Prestemon F 74y Norway
son Hans O Melgaard M 63y Norway
servant Carrie O Peterson F 18y Wisconsin
servant Evan Olson M 56y Norway
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