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Ole Ohnstad (1833-1924)

Source:  “History of Northern Wisconsin, An Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development and Resources; an Extensive Sketch of its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages.” Volume 1. Chicago: the Western Historical Company, A.T. Andreas, Proprietor, 1881, p. 286

Ole Ohnstad, dealer in boots and shoes, clothing, etc., Menomonie, was born in Norway in 1833. He came to this country in 1858. His parents came at the same time, and settled in Dane County. He worked at his trade, that of a shoemaker, in Madison for fifteen years. He came to Menomonie in August, 1873, and engaged in this business in a small way. By close and careful attention to his business he has built up a fine trade. His wife was a native of Dane County. They have four children: Oliver, John, Helen and Levina.



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