From History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley, by Merton Edwin Krug, Publ. February 1929 by the author. Printed by Democrat Printing Company, Madison, Wis., Page 465
Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Foss. Mr. Frank A. Foss, deceased, widely known merchant and alderman of Reedsburg, was born July 30, 1866, in the town of Dellona, Sauk County, Wis., son of John and Minnie (Springer) Foss. He was active with W. A. Stolte and Louis Dangel, in 1903, in organizing the Stolte, Dangel and Foss Company, and remained a senior partner of the company until his death, which occurred Jan. 18, 1921.
On Dec. 10, 1890, he was united in marriage to Helen J. Harris, of Spring Green. She was born July 30, 1860, in that place, daughter of Hamilton and Dorothy (Benson) Harris. To them were born three children: Madeline Ruth (Mrs. John Lund). She was born June 20, 1892, in Reedsburg. See below. Lisle, born Oct. 1894, and died in infancy. Lloyd F., born Sept. 29, 1899; at home.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lund. Mr. John A. Lund, son of Iver and Annie (Anmarkrud) Lund, was born in the town of Blue Mound, Dane County, Wis., where his parents were prominent farmers. His father was born in the town of Perry, Dane County, March 29, 1852, and was a son of Ben and Ingri Lund. Our subject's grandparents were natives of Audahl, in Valders, Norway, but at an early date came to America, locating in the town of Perry, Dane county, where they made their home. Iver LUND grew to manhood in the town of Anmarkrud. Her parents were also natives of Audhal, Norway, and settled in the town of Perry, where they afterward resided, and where Annie was born, April 5, 1856. Mr. and Mrs. Iver Lund located on a farm in the town of Blue Mound, where they resided until going into retirement, in the spring of 1908, when they moved to Mount Horeb, where they now reside.
John A. Lund spent his youth in Blue Mound township, and graduated from rural school district No. 8, of that town. From there he went to the State Normal School at Platteville, graduating in 1910, and thereafter taught in the Elroy high school. In 1912-'13 he attended Stout Institute at Menominee, Wis. That fall he came to Reedsburg, and established the manual training course in the Reedsburg High School, and for the next five years was manual instructor here, until 1918. At that time he accepted the position of Principal of the Kewaskum, Washington County, Wis. High School, which he held one year. About this time he contracted with the Central Insurance Society, and was given the territory of Richland County, and during the summer of 1919, had residence in Richland Center. After a short time he was transferred to Madison, and in the spring of 1923, he returned to Reedsburg, where he has since resided, and where he has his office, being, now, general agent for three counties.
On Aug. 21, 1915, he was united in marriage to Madeline Ruth Foss, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Foss, a sketch of whose lives appear herewith. They have three children: Harris F., born Oct. 2, 1916; Betty Jane, born Feb. 22, 1922; and Helen Janet, born April 17, 1925.
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