Bio: Nason, Solomon L. (1881)

Contact: Janet Schwarze


Surnames: Nason, Renne, O’Neills, Rustad


----Source: History of Northern Wis. (Wood County, Wis.) 1881, page 1216

SOLOMON L. NASON, farmer and lumberman. Sec. 32, P. O. Nasonville, came to settle where he now resides, in August, 1854. Was the first settler in the northwest part of Wood County. The nearest near neighbor was O'Neills, where is now Neillsville. "Our party consisted of self, two brothers and hired man.", He was born in Standish, Cumberland Co., Maine, Dec. 16, 1825. His father, Solomon Nason, was a farmer and lumberman, of Norman French ancestry. S. L. left home in the Spring of 1849, and took passage for San Francisco; spent six months and twelve days in the journey around by Cape Horn, He traveled extensively through California and Oregon, mined in several places, then engaged in buying cattle in Southern California, driving them to the mines and selling them. Returned, in June, 1853, via Nicaragua, to Maine. Came West the Fall of the same year, and traveled in Minnesota and Iowa, then came into Wis. In passing from Chippewa Falls to Stevens Point, he passed through the place where he now resides, found it heavily timbered with pine and hardwood mixed, liked the soil and the timber, and located about 5000 acres in this vicinity. Engaged at logging during the Winter of 1853-4, about twenty miles south of here. Next year came here and built the first log-house, in which he lived two years, then built the first frame house here. Was appointed Postmaster in 1859, which office he held continuously until 1878. He was married, June 19, 1864, to Miss Melissa Renne, of Clark County, She died June 7, 1876; leaving five children — Vernon U., Stella J., Adalaide E., Grace L. and Vinton G. He married, Sept. 2, 1878, Miss Celia Rustad. Had by her one child, Gail L. He organized the town of Lincoln. Has been Chairman of Town Board, was County Commissioner under the old County Commission system, and was member of the State Legislature for the session of 1877-8. He was nominated by the Greenbackers. His nomination was endorsed by the Republicans and also by the Democrats, so was elected without opposition.



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