Bio: Howe, Hans M. (1914)


Surnames: Howe, Olson, Pickham, Olsen

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) pages 738-739

Hans M. Howe was born in Christiania, Norway, December 8, 1866, receiving his education in the public schools. In 1882 he came to America and to Wisconsin, where he had an uncle living by the name of Martin Olson. He was first employed by a farmer at Elk Mound, this state, and was later in the employ of J. P. Pickham, as gardener for three and a half years and spent one winter at lumbering. He first engaged in the furniture business as teamster, then as clerk, and now has been in that line of business for twenty-nine years and with the one house under the firm names of Williams & Lange, Williams & Co., Williams & Son and latterly the Williams Furniture Company, of which he is now (1914) vice-president and a large stockholder.

During the Spanish-American War he enlisted in Company B, 5th Wisconsin infantry, and served until the close of the war. After his discharge he re-enlisted in Company E, 3d regiment, Wisconsin National Guards, and served six years, during which time he was quartermaster sergeant. He is also a member of the I. S. W. A., the sons of Norway and the Lutheran Church.

In 1903 Mr. Howe married Miss Julia Olsen, daughter of Knute Olsen, of Red Wing, Minn. To Mr. and Mrs. Howe has been born one daughter Dorothy Pauline.



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