Bio: Mathison, Martin (b. 1838)

Contact:  Kathleen Englebretson

----Source: History of Clark and Jackson Counties-1891

Martin Mathison Martin Mathison, of section 12, Eaton Township, Clark County, was born in Norway, October 29, 1838, the son of Arnold Mathison, deceased, a native of the same country. He was a seafaring man and was lost at sea when our subject was three months old. He was reared and educated in the city of Trondhjem, where he learned and followed the potter’s trade. In 1861, he came to Canada, remaining there until the fall of 1862, when he went to Manistee County, Michigan and worked in the pineries eight months. In 1863 he came to Black River Falls, Wisconsin, where he worked in the saw-mills and also in the woods until 1870, and in that year came to Warner Township, this county, and worked in the woods that winter. In 1871 he removed to Loyal Township, where he commenced to open a farm, but in 1882 came to his present place, which was then covered with timber. He now owns forty acres, twenty-six of which is cleared. Mr. Mathison was married May 20, 1863 to Caroline Sewaldson, a native of Norway and they have six children: Mary C., Annie, HENRY, John C., Benjamin, and Albert. Mary was married to Wilbert Stoneburner, of this city, and has four children: Inez, Bertha, Harry and Elsie. Mr. Mathison was a Postmaster of Loyal, and is now a Director of the School Board of this city. Religiously he is a member of the Lutheran Church and politically a Republican.



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