Clark and Jackson
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ANTHONY LARSON, of section 36, Warner Township, Clark County, was born in Troudhjem, Norway, April 20, 1843,
the son of Lars Anderson (deceased), a native of Christiania, same country. The latter was a laborer in a paper
mill, also superintendent of the same, in Trondhjem. The subject of this sketch completed his education in his
native country, and in 1860 came to the United States, stopping first at Black River Falls, where he worked in
a saw mill several years, and was also engaged in lumbering. In 1868 he came to this county and settled on his
present homestead of eighty acres, forty of which is cleared, For his first residence he and his brother carried
the logs and built a round log shanty, with a roof of basswood scoops, an ironwood pole chimney plastered with
clay; they used blocks of wood for chairs. The wild animals were very numerous at that time, and Mr. Larson once
shot a deer through the window of his cabin, early one morning while the remainder of the family were asleep.
He was married in January, 1866, to Ingebor Haralson, and they had ten children, all of whom are now living: Matilda,
Harry, Louise, Levis, Ida, Helma, Joseph and Tina. Mr. Larson has worked in the pineries nearly every winter since
coining to this county, and has also been engaged in logging for the past three winters on his own account. He
has been Assessor of the town for the past six years; was a member of the Town Board one year, and has been a Clerk
of the School District ever since his district was organized. Religiously he is a member of the Lutheran Church;
socially, of the I. O. O. F. fraternity; and politically a Republican.
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
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