HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
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O. P. PAULSON, proprietor of a livery, feed and sale stable, Greenview; was born Feb. 5, 1834, in Helsingburg, Sweden; he worked on a farm with his father until 16 years of age, when he entered a carriage shop and served an apprenticeship of four years; he then, according to the law of the country, served one year in the army; he then entered an agricultural school, where he continued for more than a year; after leaving school, he engaged chiefly in farming until he came to this country, in 1868; he worked at his trade in Chicago for some time, and then came to Greenview and commenced in the livery business; in this he has since continued, with the exception of three years, when he was engaged in farming. He was united in marriage with Bettie Nilson Oct. 26, 1859; she was born in Helsingburg, Sweden, Sept. 26, 1834; they had six children, three of whom are now living - Fritz G., born Feb. 22, 1861; Emma, July 22, 1862; Ida H. Nov. 13, 1866; the names of the deceased are - Ida, born June 10, 1864, died Sept. 11, 1865; S.M., born June 28, 1871, died July 14, 1872; Sophia W., born May 26, 1873, died Feb. 21, 1874.


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