Ole Ohnstad (1833-1924)
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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