Bio: Brandstad, Paul (1881)


Surnames: Brandstad, Hansen, Oswald

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 316

PAUL BRANDSTAD, proprietor Wisconsin House, Eau Claire, was born in Norway, Oct. 15, 1842; came to America in 1866. and located in Rice Co., Minn.; was engaged in farming and on railroad for a year; was then in Moore Co., Minn., for one year. Came to Eau Claire, Aug. 19, 1868, and worked for Eau Claire Lumber Company, and in other mills, for four years. Returned to Norway in 1872; came back to Eau Claire in June, 1873; was employed in a general store for a year; started Northwestern Hotel, and ran it for a year, and then engaged in lumbering for a year, and on Police force for two years; farmed in Barron County two years; returned to Eau Claire and opened a boardinghouse, in May, 1880; commenced present business in December, 1880. Married, April 14, 1874, in Eau Claire, to Mary Hansen; have three children Oswald, Arthur and Emma.



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