Bio: Andersen, John B.

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----Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 1031.


Biographical Sketch of John B. Andersen.

JOHN B. ANDERSEN. merchant, Chelsea, was born in Livingston Co., N. Y., May 26, 1847; was engaged in teaching before leaving there. He enlisted in Co. G, 104th N. Y. V. I., and was wounded in the hip at the battle of Gettysburg. It was about two mouths before he was able to walk. In 1866 he went to Allegan, Mich., into a lumber yard as salesman. From there he went to Chicago, in 1869, and entered the hardwood lumber business. In 1872 he commenced clearing the right of way for the railroad, where Aubuindale now is, and went to scaling logs in the woods; has worked for Mike Walters, for J. K. Hayward and McCartney. In 1875 he came to Chelsea and assisted in organizing the town. In the fall of 1875 he was appointed Town Clerk on the occasion of the death of S. Berry; held the office up to 1881; is now Justice of the Peace and Superintendent of Schools. In 1880 he built his store and dwelling; carries stock of $5,000, and does a business of $13,000 a year. In 1881 he was married to Miss A. Ripley, of Centralia, Wood Co. He is a member of the I. O. O. F.. the A. O. U. W. and the Temple of Honor.



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