Bio: Dahl, O. R. (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin,, pg. 208.


O. R DAHL, Chippewa Falls, was born in Norway, July 19, 1817; came to America, July, 1854; came to Wisconsin in 1857. He graduated from military school in Norway, and for eight years did active service in the army there; was sergeant of his company. In the Fall of 1861, he enlisted in Co. B, 15th Wis. Volunteer Infantry; was first lieutenant of his company. After the battle of Stone River he was detailed as Topographical engineer of the 2d Brigade, which position he held until he was taken prisoner, March 13. 1864. He was not released from captivity until the close of the war. May 12, 1865, he was mustered out of service. For ten years Mr. Dahl was agent for Wisconsin State Lands. He served eight years as Surveyor of Monroe County. For two years he served as Special Agent of the General Land Office of the United States, his duties being to look after Government-land trespassers in Wisconsin. He is now Alderman of the Third Ward. He was first married in Norway, in Sept. 1847, to Bolete Pauline Leed. She died three years after they came to America. Two children, by first marriage, are now living—Hannah Pauline, now Mrs. E. P. Travis, of Eureka, Nev., and Anthony Peter, now in mercantile business at Tomah, Wis. He served two years in the army, during the late rebellion. Mr. Dahl was married to Ellen Oleson, his present wife, in Chippewa Falls, March, 1876.



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