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Information for Mikkel Frosig
27 March, 1871 - 3 September, 1944
Article transcribed from
The History of Idaho,
The Gem of the Mountains, Vol. II
Pgs. 940-943
by James Henry Hawley
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1920
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Mikkel Frosig

     Mikkel Frosig, engaged in the wholesale grocery and produce business at Wilder, was born in Denmark, November 27, 1871. He came to the United States in 1897, when twenty-six years of age, and took up the occupation of farming in Audubon county, Iowa, where he remained until 1903. He then removed westward to Dillon, Beaverhead county, Montana, where he devoted his attention to the dairy business, supplying the town of Dillon with dairy products for twelve years. He arrived there in February, 1903, and on the 22d of December, 1915, left that place for California. He did not find what he considered suitable conditions in California, however, and went to Washing- ton, where he was equally unsuccessful in search of a location. He therefore returned to Montana and spent some time in making a trip through Yellowstone Park, finally selecting some land in the Teton basin. It was necessary to go to Boise, Idaho, in order to get the information necessary for further proceedings in regard to the land and while in Idaho he found his present location and decided to remain in this state. He bought eighty acres a mile and a half from Wilder and has since owned and developed the property. In 1916, associated with J. C. Jacobson, of Idaho Falls, he established a wholesale produce business in Wilder, and in 1919 they extended the scope of their activities by the establishment of a wholesale grocery department. In order to house their business they have erected a two-story building, of which a section forty by forty feet is used for the wholesale grocery, while the remainder, sixty by forty feet, is used for the produce business, with the second floor utilized as a rooming house.
     In the fall of 1918 Mr. Frosig disposed of his farm, as he found it necessary to devote his entire time to his growing wholesale business. On the 1st of April, 1919, he opened a retail department and is now enjoying an excellent trade. He is devoting his entire attention at the present time to the grocery and provision business. When he arrived in Wilder in 1916 the town was very small, but owing to climatic conditions and the nature of the soil here he predicts a great future for the place. Land that then sold at from fifty to one hundred and fifty dollars per acre is now selling at from one hundred to five hundred dollars per acre. Mr. Frosig has met with substantial success in the conduct of his business, has erected a handsome bungalow and expects to make Wilder his future home.
      On the 25th of January, 1918. Mr. Frosig was married to Miss Nina Boiles, of Wilder, and they are the parents of a daughter, Ina Caren. Mr. Frosig is an energetic and enterprising business man who readily recognizes and utilizes opportunities. He has for sixteen years lived in the west and the spirit of western development and progressiveness finds expression in his career. What he undertakes he carries forward to successful completion and he is now one of the representative business men of Canyon county.

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