Obit: Ellingson, Anton (1845 - 1924)

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----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Wis.) 07/31/1924

Ellingson, Anton (1845 - 18 JUL 1924)

Anton Ellingson, retired lumberman and farmer, died at 9:37 o’clock p.m. Friday July 18, 1924, at the age of 79 years.

Funeral services were conducted from the home Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock by Rev. Ramsey of Medford, Wis., and interment was made in the family lot in the Abbotsford, Wis. Cemetery.

Those out of the village attending the funeral were: Sam Ellingson, Scandinavia, Wis., Mrs. Henry Paulson, Raymond, Myron, Magda and Myrtle Paulson, Olavis Stephenson, Emanuel Evenson, Mrs. E. O. Brekke, Martin Brekke and Mr. and Mrs. R. Raasch of Stetsonville, Wis., Carrie Paulson of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Caroline Hersey and John Hersey of Kelley, Wis., Mrs. Frank Ludowise, Cadott, Wis., Mrs. C. K. Ellingson, Clarence Ellingson, Mrs. Mabel Marcott, and Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Hotz of Hawkins, Wis., C. P. Ellingson, Northome, Minn., Mrs. Anna Abbot of Chippewa Falls, Wis., N. Christiansen, Bemidji, Minn., Mrs. Maynard Ellingson of Kalamazoo, Mich.

Anton Ellingson was born at Haugen, Jolster, Norway in 1845 and immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1869. In Jan. 1870 he married Miss Olianna Hansen, who died in Dec. 1921. He is survived by two sons and two daughters, Charlie of the town of Deer Creek, Martin of Milan, Emma and Mary of Abbotsford, Wis.

Mr. Ellingson received very little training in the schools in Norway, and none in America, but his education was the result of observation and actual experience, for he was a hard worker, loved to work and accomplish things. Shortly after his marriage he moved with his family into the Lumbering district near Wausau, Wis., where he was employed as woodsman and mill hand until the early 80’s, when he could no longer resist the desire to become the owner of a home. He then homesteaded a piece of land in the southeastern part of Taylor County, Wis. in 1881. In order to give his children an advantage of better schools, he bought a farm near the village of Scandinavia, Wis., where he moved with his family in 1899. After several years on the farm, in the early 90’s with his brother, the late C. K. Ellingson, he entered into the sawmill and lumber business at Stetsonville, and bought a sawmill and farm at Bruckerville, Wis. After operating three years at Bruckerville he sold his property there.

However, through foresight and untiring energy, he, with his son Martin, built a sawmill and established a lumber business at Milan, Marathon Co., Wis. in 1900, the result of which was the building up of the thriving little village of Milan. He then built his home at Abbotsford, Wis., and moved onto same in 1903 with his family, where he has lived in retirement and apparent contentment until he passed away. Mr. Ellingson was sincerely honest, and a man of high ideas and was loved by all who knew him.



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