Nielsen, George C. (History - 1870)


Janet Schwarze




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

GEORGE C. NIELSEN, who is engaged in the flour, feed and grain business at Withee Clark County, and meeting with good success, was born in Denmark Sept. 27, 1870. In 1881 he came to the United States with his parents, Martin and Kalren (Madsen) Nielsen, the family settling in South Dakota, where Martin Nielsen took a homestead and resided sixteen years. Martin then moved to Clark County, Wis., and bought a farm a mile and a half west of Withee, which he operated until 1908, when he moved to the village
where, in 1905, he had started in the flour and grain business. In 1910 his son, George C., bought the business, which he has since conducted with satisfactory results. He is also treasurer and manager of the Thorp Milling Company, of Thorp, this county, and belongs to the Masonic Blue Lodge there, and to the Odd Fellows Lodge at Lake Preston, S. Dak. Mr. Nielsen is not married, but has three sisters and one brother, his parents having seven children, of whom two are now deceased. These children were as follows: George C., of Withee Christina, now Mrs. George Karey, of Lake Preston, S. Dak. Sarah, deceased Minnie, now Mrs. Laucetson, of Salem, Ore. Annie, deceased Martin, a resident of South Dakota, and Dagmar, who lives in Salem, Ore.



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