Bio: Ness, Ole (1881)


Surnames: Ness, Johansen, Peterson

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 329

OLE NESS, dealer in furniture of all kinds, also undertaker, 112 Bridge street, W. Eau Claire, was born in Norway, July 31, 1841. Located in Eau Claire in July, 1869. He worked in Mayhew's furniture shop for five years, and was for several years engaged in carpenter work, about three years in the shop of Bangs & Fish. In November, 1879, he commenced furniture business for himself. Messrs. Anderson & Forsdahl were associated with him at first. In June, 1880, Mr. Forsdahl sold his interest to his partners, and Jan. 8, 1881, Mr. Ness purchased the entire business, and is now sole proprietor of the Norway Furniture Co. He was married in Norway to Martha Johansen. She died in Eau Claire in 1875, leaving two children, Richard and Bernard. In 1876, Mr. Ness was again married to Miss P. Peterson. She died May 10, 1881, leaving two children, Julius and Martin. Mr. N. is a member of the Lutheran Church.



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