Bio: Opheim, Gustav K. (1914)


Surnames: Opheim, Christopherson


----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 811-812


Gustav K. Opheim, who, for thirty years, was one of the most popular hotel men of Eau Claire, was a native of Norway, and born in 1855. After arriving in America he came to Wisconsin and spent one year at Rice Lake. He came to Eau Claire in 1884 and from that time on, to the time of his death, which occurred January 22, 1914, he was engaged in the hotel business and during this interval, became favorably and popularly known. He was a man of thrift and ability and made a grand success of his business, as well as gaining and retaining the good will of his fellowmen. His religious affiliations were with Our Savior's Norwegian Church and he was a popular member of the Knights of Pythias and the Sons of Norway, he was married in Chippewa Falls, Wis., to Miss Anna M. Christofson, and they became the parents of two children - Sever C. and Oscar B. Opheim.





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