Carl 9/26/1872 Olsen


CARL OLSEN. Among the men of Langlade County who have won the confidence and esteem of their fellow men by the ability they have displayed while engaged as a public servant, none are better known than Carl Olsen, of Elcho township, the present Highway Commissioner of Langlade County. Commissioner Olsen was born at Larvik, Norway, September 26, 1872, the son of Ole G. Olsen and Trena Christoferson Olsen. During his boyhood he attended the public schools of Norway. When but eighteen years of age he imigrated to the United States, arriving in this country in September 1890. He settled at Rhinelander, Oneida County, Wisconsin, where he engaged in sawmill work and was employed on the Wisconsin river in the lumbering industry. He stayed at Rhinelander until January 1900, when he then moved to Elcho township, where he has since resided. He lived in Elcho village for about three years working for the Jones Lumber Company as a carriage rider and also worked in their lumber yard. He then purchased eighty acres of land northeast of Elcho and has, with his family, lived on that property since. For four winters he logged extensively for Richardson Brothers, of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.

Mr. Olsen was married at Rhinelander, Wisconsin, on November 27, 1897, to Emelia Warg, to which union nine children were born--seven sons and two daughters, namely, Delia, Orville, Clarence, Friedolf, Edwin (deceased), Rudolf, Emil, Edward, and Inez. Mr. Olsen is a member of the Elcho Lodge of the Mystic Workers of the World. The family attends the Norwegian Lutheran church. Mr. Olsen has held the position of County Highway Commissioner since January 1917, being elected at the November, 1916, session of the Langlade County Board. During his administration the roads of the County have been developed to a higher degree of efficiency than at any time previously.

Source: P.288,289 History of Langlade County Wisconsin Dessureau. Berner Bros. Publishing CO. 1922.