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Extractions From the "Avalanche" a Crawford Co., MI Newspaper 1879-1940's

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David SANCARTIER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-DIED-At her home in this village, Thursday, July 22d, wife of David SanCARTIER, aged 43 years. The deceased was born in Canada, but has lived in Michigan a number of years. Her husband and six children are left to mourn, all residing in this village, except one daughter, married and living in Unionville, this state. The funeral service were held in St. Marys Catholic Church, and the interment in Elmwood cemetery. (29 Jul 1909)


Mrs. David SANCARTIER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-DIED-At her home in this village, Thursday, July 22d, wife of David SanCARTIER, aged 43 years. The deceased was born in Canada, but has lived in Michigan a number of years. Her husband and six children are left to mourn, all residing in this village, except one daughter, married and living in Unionville, this state. The funeral service were held in St. Marys Catholic Church, and the interment in Elmwood cemetery. (29 Jul 1909)


Ernest N. SALLING

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-MASISTEE JOTTINGS.
MANISTEE, Aug. 22, 1882.
Editor Avalanche: The wife of our esteemed citizen, Mr. E. N. SALLING, died yesterday morning. Funeral to-morrow afternoon.
(31 Aug 1882)

-A very pleasant party or social was held at the residence of Mr. N. P. SALLING, last Friday evening, as a welcome to Mr. Victor SALLING, nephew of E. N. SALLING, who will reside here in the future and enter the employ of the firm. (29 Sep 1887)

-Mrs. BALCH, mother of E. N. SALLING, has rented the house of Mr. J. S. HARDER, on Maple street. (8 Dec 1887)

-SALLING, HANSON & CO.
The most important industry of the place, because the largest, is the establishment of Salling, Hanson & Co., a firm composed of E. N. SALLING, of Manistee, and R. HANSON and N. MICHELSON, resident partners. Their plant at this place consists of a saw mill, of latest style with a capacity of 85,000 feet per day; a first class planing mill, with a large combined Wood planer, a Fay planer and the usual accompaniment of siding saws, rip saws, moulding machinery, etc., and in connection have erected a dry kiln of the J. R. RUNDELL patent, at a cost of $2,000.00, which is a certain guarantee of perfectly dry stock. They also run a shingle mill with a daily capacity of 40 M, and Nov. 1st started a lath mill which has already cut 500,000 feet of lath. the aggregate for the year is over 15,000,000 feet of lumber; 5,000,000 shingles and 500,000 lath. they operate five camps, employing an average of 200 men and cut 25,000,000 feet of logs.
This firm began operations here in 1881 by the purchase of a small mill which had been erected by J. C. GOODALE and have added to and extended their business annually ever since, and as aside from their trade in logs and lumber they conduct the largest general mercantile business between the Saginaw Valley and the Straits. Their first store was 28x80 feet and in 1884 they added on the east 20x80 feet and in the last year have extended the whole 40 feet to the rear. Making their present salesroom and office a double store, 28x120 and 20x120 feet respectively. In addition to accomodate their stock, they have storerooms on railroad as follows: One building 30 1/2 x 162 feet, one 22x 36 1/2 feet and one 22x72 feet and another in the rear of store about 32x40 besides large sheds to cover wagons, sleighs and agricultural implements. their average invoice of their mercantile stock is about 22,000.00 dollars, and sales for 1887 will aggregate over 161,000.00 dollars. Nine clerks are employed and the entire business is as perfectly systematized as tha of any house in the state.
For the protection of their own property they have put in the Holly system of water works at a cost of $5,000.00 and an electric light plant at a cost of $3,000.00. With their public spirit, they did not stop with just what was required for themselves, but added sufficient power, so that both are extended to other parts of the village.
They have added $5,000.000 to their buildings during 1887, and another 5,000.00 dollars to their machinery, and expect to add about the same amount for the ensuring year.
That their residence here is permanent, is established by the fact that Mr. MICHELSON has now the most expensive residence in the place and the plans are perfected and site selected for the residence of Mr. HANSON, which will be built in the early spring, either of which contain too much money to be held as ordinary property for sale. (29 Dec 1887)

-Mr. E. N. SALLING, of Manistee, and his eldest daughter, Miss Lillie, arrived in town on a short visit to friends, last Monday evening. (11 Jul 1889)

-SALLING, HANON & COMPANY'S MILLS.
THE GREAT GRAYLING PLANT.
The TIMBERMAN of Apirl 18th, gives a glowing description of the lumbering plant of Salling, Hanson & Co., which is profusely illustrated, and will give the outside world some idea of the large business here conducted. It has grown so steadily in our midst, and is so familiar to our people that but few realize the magnitude of the work. We quote briefly from the article.
"Some facts about the lumber producing plant of Salling, Hanson & Co., and their business at Grayling, which runs the whole year around, both in the trout season, and in the time when the crust is on the snow, and when SHOPENAGONS sees "three sons."
So the TIMBERMAN has caused to be made several views of the plant, accompanied by a portrait of E. N. Salling, and will herewith, in the text, tell the story of the rise of the business of these men of Grayling.
It was in 1869 that the copartnership of Ernest N. SALLING, Erasmus HANSON and Nels MICHELSON was formed, and it has run trim and true as a Yankee yacht in the direction of success ever since.
They began business as log jobbers, always buying timber with the profeits and a sifted history of the concern shows that there was not a time when the jobbing account was on the wrong side of the ledger.
The company came to Grayling in 1879, and began operations - lumbering for various interests - and always buying land. they owned a 5000 or 6000 capacity mill at Grayling. They increased it to 60,000 daily capacity.
But Salling, Hanson and Co. live very much in the present. Their past has been wonderfully successful or there would be no present. It is of the present that we shall particularily deal.
They cut last year 28,609,119 feet of lumber with their two mills, being a daily average for each day in the year of 95,364 feet of lumber.
The company owns in Crawford county 7,500 acres, upon which there are 22,000,000 feet of cork pine still standing, and also 280,000,000 of plain white pine and norway. In Montmorency county they hold 1,880 acres of white pine and Norway, which will cut 23,000,000, and in Otsego 1,680 acres of white pine and norway, which will cut 16,000,000. This makes for the copmpany an ownership in white pine of 89,000,000 feet, located on 11,120 acres of land. In hardwoods Salling, Hanson & Co. have 5,840 acres in Crawford county, which will cut 24,000,000 and 11,646 acres in Otsego county, which will cut 100,000,000 feet, making all told 124,000,000 feet of hardwood lumber, located on 17,300 acres of land.
With the present capacity of the mills at Grayling the cork pine, white pine and Norway will last about five years. With what can be bought in hemlock and pine logs the life of the Grayling plant will be prolonged five years more, or ten years all told from this date.
Some time in the future a plant will be erected in Otsego county to cut their lumber in that locality.
The logging operations are conducted over the Michigan Central tracks, one of the branches of that road runs from Grayling twenty-eight miles northeast to Lewiston, Mich. Branches run out from that road to the various camps. this part of the business is in charge of Mr. N. P. SALLING, and is successfully accomplished. No more minute description of that part of the business seems necessary to the writer, for northern logging is northern logging, but there are vast differences in logs, and it is more concerning logs than logging that this article will treat.
Mr. B. E. FERNO, of the United States Forestry Department, is making an exhaustive examination of white pines, and recently made extensive researches on Salling, Hanson & Co's land near Grayling. When the report is made it will contain much interesting data.
The cork pine of Salling, Hanson Hanson & Co. is located on the north half of township 27, range 3 west, of Crawford county, Mich. It runs three or four logs to the thousand, and the logs run 50 per cent shop and better.
The two saw mill plants, which deliver the black smoke into the arms of the north wind in the winter days are the best of their kind.
The mill on the northside of the track is contained in a building 40x170 feet in size. Two stories in height.
On the north-east corner is an annex 30x40 feet in size.
The five boilers are 4x18 feet. A great deal of the offal is burned. the engine is 24x36 inches. The carriage has five head blocks and will handle logs up to 60 feet in length. The mill contains a Garland trimmer and edger, also. The lumber is taken up by an overhead carriage system of rolls from the trimmer, and is sorted at the tail of the mill to lengths, widths, grade, etc., and piled in four lines of piles, a quarter of a mile long to the east of the planing mill.
In the annex mentioned is a Perkins & Co. double blocker and a lath mill. The saw mill capacity is lumber 55,000, shingles 40,000 to 100,000,; lath, the same.
The planing mill is contained in a building 72 feet wide and 150 feet long. Cars are hauled to it by the Michigan Central switch engine.
The planing mill contains four S. A. WOODS' machines, a W. B. MERSHON & Co. Standard perfected band re saw, which has risen to fame so rapidly, and a Garland edger.
The band mill occupies a position on the south side of the track, relative to that of the mill on the north side, as also do the long piles of lumber therefrom.
The building is 40x140 feet in size, the boiler house 40x50, and contains 3 tubular boilers 4x18 feet in size. The power is transmitted by an 18x24 engine. The mill is a No. 2 Edward P. Allis band. The capacity of the mill is about 45,000 to 50,000 feet of lumber each working day. On this mill are cut the cork pine logs, and all other good lumber.
The fire protection of the plant at Grayling is superb, and ramifies and protects the town as well. There are two great pumps, one in constant action, and the other ready for action at a moment's notice. There are over 10,000 feet of 5 and 6-inch pipes and a perfect network of laterals.
The electric lights are of the arc variety, on poles fifty feet high. There are 20 of these lamps, each of 2000 candle power, and they light the yards, the mills, and the town, and there they twinkle in the frost of the winter night, when the sun and the "sun dogs" have set; and there they glow in the somnolence of summer nights, and in each case make day out of night in the land of SHOPENAGON's Cork Pine."
We add that the specialty of long timber, and special bill stuff, by this firm is recognized by the entire trade of the United States, and orders are received and promptly filled, from all parts of the Union, and an immense quantity of perfect cork pine is being shipped in the log direct to Liverpool, which is met by admiration and wonder.
The AVALANCHE claims Crawford county to be the coming banner county of the stae, that Grayling is to day the banner village, with its schools, churches and the general make up of its citizenship, and that there is no more hustling, prompt and reliable firm anywhere than Salling, Hanson & Co., whose total business is many times more than that above mentioned. (14 May 1896)

-The Misses SALLING, Lillian and Jennie, daughters of E. N. SALLING, of Manistee, are the guests of Mrs. N. P. SALLING, and other friends, this week. (30 Jul 1896)

-We glean from the Manistee Daily News of the 21st, the following notice, with an eleborate description of the event, which our space forbids our giving, though it would be of interest to many of our readers, who are acquainted with the bride and her family: "Last evening, at the home of the brides parents on Fifth street, Mr. Elmer J. CORNWELL, son of one of Saginaw's most influential and successful business men, led Miss Olga A. SALLING, one of Manistee's fairest and most accomplished daughters, to Hymen's altar. The wedding was one of beauty, elegance and refinement, nearly 200 of the ultra-fashionable set being in attendance, together with a number of out-of-town guests." The bride will be recognized here as the youngest daughter of Hon. E. N. SALLING, of the firm of Salling, Hanson & Co. (1 Mar 1900)

-Word was received here by wire Monday, of the death of E. N. SALLING at his home in Manistee. Though not unexpected it is a severe shock to our community, as his large business interests here, and personal acquaintance has made him seem like one of our own citizens. Mr. and Mrs. R. HANSON, N. MICHELSON and his daughter, Mrs. HARTWICK; Mr. and Mrs. V. SALLING, T. W. HANSON and Miss Margaret HANSON went from here to attend the funeral, yesterday. (29 Jul 1909)

-ERNEST NELSON SALLING.
MANISTEE, MICH., July 26.-Ernest Nelson SALLING, long a prominent lumberman and a respected citizen of Manistee, died at his home, 461 Fifth street, last night. He had been ill for two years of a complication of heart and kidney trouble, which had confined him to his home for the last six months. From the position of laborer in the saw mill of Mr. ENGELMANN to a place among the prominent and wealthy lubermen of this state, by perseverance and industry, are the gradations through which he passed.
Mr. SALLING was born at Viborg, Denmark, March 15, 1843. His father, Christian A. SALLING, for many years engaged in the contracting business at Viborg. There were nine children in the family, Ernest being the youngest of three boys. Until 13 years of age he attended the public schools, when he became a clerk in the mercantile establishment of his brother.
In May, 1862, Mr. SALLING left his home at Viborg and sailed to America to seek his fortune. After a short stay in New York he came west and found employment in a dry goods store in Chicago as clerk. On leaving Chicago he went to Detroit and shortly afterward made his way to Manistee, arriving here April 3, 1863. His first employment in this city was in the mill of Michael ENGELMANN as clerk. He was promoted to the position of outside foreman in the spring of 1864, in which capacity he served for two years. Until 1868 he continued in the employ of Mr. ENGELMANN, in the winter months as superintendent of the lumber camps and in the summer as outside foreman at the mill. From 1868 until 1871 he had charge of the ENGELMANN vessel property, which included five steamers carrying passengers and freight.
In 1867 Mr. SALLING became associated with R. HANSON in buying and selling pine lands under the firm name of R. Hanson & Co. This partnership continued until 1878. With Mr. ENGELMANN he bought the Waterman & Wing saw mill in Maxwelltown in 1871, operating under the style of Engelmann & Salling. A year later S. BABCOCK purchased an interest and the firm name was changed to Engelmann, Babcock & Salling. Mr. SALLING disposed of his interest in the business in 1878 and returned to Denmark, where he made a four months visit to his native land.
The firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., succeeding R. Hanson & Co., was organized in 1878, for the purpose of carrying on a general lumbering and logging business, by Mr. SALLING, R. HANSON and MICHELSON with headquarters at Grayling, which has continued until now without change except that the copartnership was changed to a corporation under the Michigan law about two years ago. The beginning here with a modest mill has grown to be one of the leading plants in the state with two large band saw mills, a shingle, stave and cedar mill and a large planing mill, besides large investments in Lewiston, Salling and Johannesburg in the same lines of manufacturing, so that their annual output is counted in millions, with other investments in different lines. This firm has valuable holdings in pine lands in Crawford, Kalkaska., Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. Mr. SALLING's individual interests extended from Manistee county to Lake, Mason and other counties on the upper peninsula, and to the state of Washington.
Mr. SALLING married Miss Marion L. JOHNSTON, of Mackinac Island, in 1867. The first Mrs. SALLING died August 26, 1882, leaving a family of five children. In 1884 he married Miss Lotta A. WHEELER, daughter of the late Abram WHEELER, of Joliet, Ill., who, with four daughters - Mrs. Oren HAWES, of Detroit; Mrs. Frederick BURDEN, of Detroit; Mrs. H. A. KANUSE, of Flint, and Mrs. E. J. CORNWELL, of Saginaw survives him. He was a member of the Masonic order, having taken the Knights Templar and the Scottish Rite degrees.
The frequent business and social visits of Mr. SALLING and his family to this village has given him nearly as familiar an acquaintance with our people, as had the resident partners, and almost our right to class him among our citizens. (5 Aug 1909)


Lotta A. WHEELER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-ERNEST NELSON SALLING.
MANISTEE, MICH., July 26.-Ernest Nelson SALLING, long a prominent lumberman and a respected citizen of Manistee, died at his home, 461 Fifth street, last night. He had been ill for two years of a complication of heart and kidney trouble, which had confined him to his home for the last six months. From the position of laborer in the saw mill of Mr. ENGELMANN to a place among the prominent and wealthy lubermen of this state, by perseverance and industry, are the gradations through which he passed.
Mr. SALLING was born at Viborg, Denmark, March 15, 1843. His father, Christian A. SALLING, for many years engaged in the contracting business at Viborg. There were nine children in the family, Ernest being the youngest of three boys. Until 13 years of age he attended the public schools, when he became a clerk in the mercantile establishment of his brother.
In May, 1862, Mr. SALLING left his home at Viborg and sailed to America to seek his fortune. After a short stay in New York he came west and found employment in a dry goods store in Chicago as clerk. On leaving Chicago he went to Detroit and shortly afterward made his way to Manistee, arriving here April 3, 1863. His first employment in this city was in the mill of Michael ENGELMANN as clerk. He was promoted to the position of outside foreman in the spring of 1864, in which capacity he served for two years. Until 1868 he continued in the employ of Mr. ENGELMANN, in the winter months as superintendent of the lumber camps and in the summer as outside foreman at the mill. From 1868 until 1871 he had charge of the ENGELMANN vessel property, which included five steamers carrying passengers and freight.
In 1867 Mr. SALLING became associated with R. HANSON in buying and selling pine lands under the firm name of R. Hanson & Co. This partnership continued until 1878. With Mr. ENGELMANN he bought the Waterman & Wing saw mill in Maxwelltown in 1871, operating under the style of Engelmann & Salling. A year later S. BABCOCK purchased an interest and the firm name was changed to Engelmann, Babcock & Salling. Mr. SALLING disposed of his interest in the business in 1878 and returned to Denmark, where he made a four months visit to his native land.
The firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., succeeding R. Hanson & Co., was organized in 1878, for the purpose of carrying on a general lumbering and logging business, by Mr. SALLING, R. HANSON and MICHELSON with headquarters at Grayling, which has continued until now without change except that the copartnership was changed to a corporation under the Michigan law about two years ago. The beginning here with a modest mill has grown to be one of the leading plants in the state with two large band saw mills, a shingle, stave and cedar mill and a large planing mill, besides large investments in Lewiston, Salling and Johannesburg in the same lines of manufacturing, so that their annual output is counted in millions, with other investments in different lines. This firm has valuable holdings in pine lands in Crawford, Kalkaska., Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. Mr. SALLING's individual interests extended from Manistee county to Lake, Mason and other counties on the upper peninsula, and to the state of Washington.
Mr. SALLING married Miss Marion L. JOHNSTON, of Mackinac Island, in 1867. The first Mrs. SALLING died August 26, 1882, leaving a family of five children. In 1884 he married Miss Lotta A. WHEELER, daughter of the late Abram WHEELER, of Joliet, Ill., who, with four daughters - Mrs. Oren HAWES, of Detroit; Mrs. Frederick BURDEN, of Detroit; Mrs. H. A. KANUSE, of Flint, and Mrs. E. J. CORNWELL, of Saginaw survives him. He was a member of the Masonic order, having taken the Knights Templar and the Scottish Rite degrees.
The frequent business and social visits of Mr. SALLING and his family to this village has given him nearly as familiar an acquaintance with our people, as had the resident partners, and almost our right to class him among our citizens. (5 Aug 1909)


Abram WHEELER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-ERNEST NELSON SALLING.
MANISTEE, MICH., July 26.-Ernest Nelson SALLING, long a prominent lumberman and a respected citizen of Manistee, died at his home, 461 Fifth street, last night. He had been ill for two years of a complication of heart and kidney trouble, which had confined him to his home for the last six months. From the position of laborer in the saw mill of Mr. ENGELMANN to a place among the prominent and wealthy lubermen of this state, by perseverance and industry, are the gradations through which he passed.
Mr. SALLING was born at Viborg, Denmark, March 15, 1843. His father, Christian A. SALLING, for many years engaged in the contracting business at Viborg. There were nine children in the family, Ernest being the youngest of three boys. Until 13 years of age he attended the public schools, when he became a clerk in the mercantile establishment of his brother.
In May, 1862, Mr. SALLING left his home at Viborg and sailed to America to seek his fortune. After a short stay in New York he came west and found employment in a dry goods store in Chicago as clerk. On leaving Chicago he went to Detroit and shortly afterward made his way to Manistee, arriving here April 3, 1863. His first employment in this city was in the mill of Michael ENGELMANN as clerk. He was promoted to the position of outside foreman in the spring of 1864, in which capacity he served for two years. Until 1868 he continued in the employ of Mr. ENGELMANN, in the winter months as superintendent of the lumber camps and in the summer as outside foreman at the mill. From 1868 until 1871 he had charge of the ENGELMANN vessel property, which included five steamers carrying passengers and freight.
In 1867 Mr. SALLING became associated with R. HANSON in buying and selling pine lands under the firm name of R. Hanson & Co. This partnership continued until 1878. With Mr. ENGELMANN he bought the Waterman & Wing saw mill in Maxwelltown in 1871, operating under the style of Engelmann & Salling. A year later S. BABCOCK purchased an interest and the firm name was changed to Engelmann, Babcock & Salling. Mr. SALLING disposed of his interest in the business in 1878 and returned to Denmark, where he made a four months visit to his native land.
The firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., succeeding R. Hanson & Co., was organized in 1878, for the purpose of carrying on a general lumbering and logging business, by Mr. SALLING, R. HANSON and MICHELSON with headquarters at Grayling, which has continued until now without change except that the copartnership was changed to a corporation under the Michigan law about two years ago. The beginning here with a modest mill has grown to be one of the leading plants in the state with two large band saw mills, a shingle, stave and cedar mill and a large planing mill, besides large investments in Lewiston, Salling and Johannesburg in the same lines of manufacturing, so that their annual output is counted in millions, with other investments in different lines. This firm has valuable holdings in pine lands in Crawford, Kalkaska., Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. Mr. SALLING's individual interests extended from Manistee county to Lake, Mason and other counties on the upper peninsula, and to the state of Washington.
Mr. SALLING married Miss Marion L. JOHNSTON, of Mackinac Island, in 1867. The first Mrs. SALLING died August 26, 1882, leaving a family of five children. In 1884 he married Miss Lotta A. WHEELER, daughter of the late Abram WHEELER, of Joliet, Ill., who, with four daughters - Mrs. Oren HAWES, of Detroit; Mrs. Frederick BURDEN, of Detroit; Mrs. H. A. KANUSE, of Flint, and Mrs. E. J. CORNWELL, of Saginaw survives him. He was a member of the Masonic order, having taken the Knights Templar and the Scottish Rite degrees.
The frequent business and social visits of Mr. SALLING and his family to this village has given him nearly as familiar an acquaintance with our people, as had the resident partners, and almost our right to class him among our citizens. (5 Aug 1909)


Johann FISCHER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-July 22nd there was a gathering of about thirty of the family and friends of Mrs. Johann FISCHER at her home in this village to assist in the celebration of her 80th birthday. Mrs. FISCHER is wonderfully hale and hearty for her years. Her husband has been an invalid for several years. They have resided in Grayling for 27 years and one son, Mr. Wm. FISCHER and three daughters, Mesdames N. P. OLSON, C. PETERSON and E. SORENSON, with their families are yet here. One daughter is in Denver, Col. and one son in Wisconsin. It was a pleasant reunion. Each of the guests were presented with a Photo of their hostess, taken for a memento of the time, which will be long remembered by the younger members of the family. (5 Aug 1909)


Mrs. Johann FISCHER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-July 22nd there was a gathering of about thirty of the family and friends of Mrs. Johann FISCHER at her home in this village to assist in the celebration of her 80th birthday. Mrs. FISCHER is wonderfully hale and hearty for her years. Her husband has been an invalid for several years. They have resided in Grayling for 27 years and one son, Mr. Wm. FISCHER and three daughters, Mesdames N. P. OLSON, C. PETERSON and E. SORENSON, with their families are yet here. One daughter is in Denver, Col. and one son in Wisconsin. It was a pleasant reunion. Each of the guests were presented with a Photo of their hostess, taken for a memento of the time, which will be long remembered by the younger members of the family. (5 Aug 1909)


Nels P. OLSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-BORN.-On the 9th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. N. P. OLSON, a son, parents doing as well as could be expected. Dr. F. F. THATCHER officiated. (12 Mar 1885)

-BORN-On the 20th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. N. P. OLSON, a son. All doing well, but the father more so.
"Welcome little stranger,
You've made our home so glad;
You're mamma's little darling,
And look just like your dad." (3 Jun 1886)

-Mrs. N. P. OLSEN presented her husband with a fine son, last Tuesday morning. When the fire broke out, mother and son were removed to the residence of her parents on the South side of the river. (12 Jul 1888)

-By a letter received from N. P. OLSEN and wife, who are visiting friends in Denmark, we learn that their youngest child had died and that the eldest had been quite sick but was improving. (8 Aug 1889)

-BORN-In Grayling, March 13, to Mr. and Mrs. N. P. OLSON, a son. (20 Mar 1890)

-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. Nels P. OLSON; June 28th, a son. (1 Jul 1897)

-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. N. OLSON, Aug. 11th, a son. (24 Aug 1899)

-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. N. P. OLSON, Feb. 22d., a daughter. Another George Washington celebration. (27 Feb 1902)

-We hear that there is a new boy living at N. P. OLSON's. We could not before decide what gave "Nels" the new smile. Yes we smoke some times. thank you. (26 Oct 1905)

-N. P. OLSON was jutly pround over the Easter offering from his wife. A nine pound boy, and all are happy. (23 Apr 1908)

-N. P. OLSON celebrated his 59th birthday last Monday. His daughter Anna sent him a beautiful embroidered pillow case, handiwork, as a memento of the occasion. The climate of Colorado has improved Miss OLSON's health wonderfully, and she will return home a strong and healthy young lady. To N. P. we tender our congratulations, hoping that there will be many more happy birthday celebrations in store for him. (27 May 1909)

-July 22nd there was a gathering of about thirty of the family and friends of Mrs. Johann FISCHER at her home in this village to assist in the celebration of her 80th birthday. Mrs. FISCHER is wonderfully hale and hearty for her years. Her husband has been an invalid for several years. They have resided in Grayling for 27 years and one son, Mr. Wm. FISCHER and three daughters, Mesdames N. P. OLSON, C. PETERSON and E. SORENSON, with their families are yet here. One daughter is in Denver, Col. and one son in Wisconsin. It was a pleasant reunion. Each of the guests were presented with a Photo of their hostess, taken for a memento of the time, which will be long remembered by the younger members of the family. (5 Aug 1909)

-The Central Drug Store has changed hands, Nels P. OLSON having sold his interest to his son, Alfred C., who will continue the business. He has always lived here and is acquainted with nearly everybody in the county, and has proven his business ability sufficiently to assure his success. Mr. ROESER will remain in the store as pharmacist. Alfred is congratulated on every side and our people are glad that he will remain a citizen of "the only town on the map." (21 Oct 1909)

-Mr. and Mrs. N. P. OLSON are enjoying the balmy breezes of the Gulf and the attractions of the Mardi Gras Festival in New Orleans. This is the great annual event in that city; which draws visitors from all parts of the world. (3 Feb 1910)

-Mr. and Mrs. N. P. OLSON arrived home on the early train Sunday morning, their outing being shortened for a week or more by the death of their baby boy, last week. Previous to receiving the sad intelligence, which reached them at Monroe, La., they had enjoyed the pleasant weather of the south-land, and the grand display at the annual Mardi Gras festival at New Orleans. The home coming was filled with sadness, but their grief was somewhat softened by the tender sympathy of the many friends who met them here. (17 Feb 1910)


Mrs. N. P. OLSON FISCHER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mrs. UTSON of Denver, Col., is the welcome guest of her sister Mrs. N. P. OLSON, whom she accompanied to Detroit this week. (5 Sep 1907)

-July 22nd there was a gathering of about thirty of the family and friends of Mrs. Johann FISCHER at her home in this village to assist in the celebration of her 80th birthday. Mrs. FISCHER is wonderfully hale and hearty for her years. Her husband has been an invalid for several years. They have resided in Grayling for 27 years and one son, Mr. Wm. FISCHER and three daughters, Mesdames N. P. OLSON, C. PETERSON and E. SORENSON, with their families are yet here. One daughter is in Denver, Col. and one son in Wisconsin. It was a pleasant reunion. Each of the guests were presented with a Photo of their hostess, taken for a memento of the time, which will be long remembered by the younger members of the family. (5 Aug 1909)


Robert William OLSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Robert William OLSON, aged two years, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. N. P. OLSON died Wednesday morning, following an illness which was not considered dangerous but a few hours. The shock will be partifcularly hard on the parents, who have been gone nearly two weeks, attending the Mardi Gras festival at New Orleans and were enroute home by way of Monroe, La., the home of the Grayling Lumber Co. (10 Feb 1910)

-The funeral services of little Robert OLSON were held Sunday afternoon at the family residence. (17 Feb 1910)


Espern OLSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Report says that Espern OLSON is going to Pontiac in a few days, not to the asylum, but into the Auto Factory to master the intricacies of the balky machines, so as to be ready for business the coming spring. (20 Jan 1910)

-Espern OLSON who was called home by the death of his brother, returned to Pontiac Tuesday. (17 Feb 1910)


C. PETERSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-July 22nd there was a gathering of about thirty of the family and friends of Mrs. Johann FISCHER at her home in this village to assist in the celebration of her 80th birthday. Mrs. FISCHER is wonderfully hale and hearty for her years. Her husband has been an invalid for several years. They have resided in Grayling for 27 years and one son, Mr. Wm. FISCHER and three daughters, Mesdames N. P. OLSON, C. PETERSON and E. SORENSON, with their families are yet here. One daughter is in Denver, Col. and one son in Wisconsin. It was a pleasant reunion. Each of the guests were presented with a Photo of their hostess, taken for a memento of the time, which will be long remembered by the younger members of the family. (5 Aug 1909)


Mrs. C. PETERSON FISCHER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-July 22nd there was a gathering of about thirty of the family and friends of Mrs. Johann FISCHER at her home in this village to assist in the celebration of her 80th birthday. Mrs. FISCHER is wonderfully hale and hearty for her years. Her husband has been an invalid for several years. They have resided in Grayling for 27 years and one son, Mr. Wm. FISCHER and three daughters, Mesdames N. P. OLSON, C. PETERSON and E. SORENSON, with their families are yet here. One daughter is in Denver, Col. and one son in Wisconsin. It was a pleasant reunion. Each of the guests were presented with a Photo of their hostess, taken for a memento of the time, which will be long remembered by the younger members of the family. (5 Aug 1909)


E. SORENSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-July 22nd there was a gathering of about thirty of the family and friends of Mrs. Johann FISCHER at her home in this village to assist in the celebration of her 80th birthday. Mrs. FISCHER is wonderfully hale and hearty for her years. Her husband has been an invalid for several years. They have resided in Grayling for 27 years and one son, Mr. Wm. FISCHER and three daughters, Mesdames N. P. OLSON, C. PETERSON and E. SORENSON, with their families are yet here. One daughter is in Denver, Col. and one son in Wisconsin. It was a pleasant reunion. Each of the guests were presented with a Photo of their hostess, taken for a memento of the time, which will be long remembered by the younger members of the family. (5 Aug 1909)


Mrs. E. SORENSON FISCHER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-July 22nd there was a gathering of about thirty of the family and friends of Mrs. Johann FISCHER at her home in this village to assist in the celebration of her 80th birthday. Mrs. FISCHER is wonderfully hale and hearty for her years. Her husband has been an invalid for several years. They have resided in Grayling for 27 years and one son, Mr. Wm. FISCHER and three daughters, Mesdames N. P. OLSON, C. PETERSON and E. SORENSON, with their families are yet here. One daughter is in Denver, Col. and one son in Wisconsin. It was a pleasant reunion. Each of the guests were presented with a Photo of their hostess, taken for a memento of the time, which will be long remembered by the younger members of the family. (5 Aug 1909)


Jens Waldemar SORENSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Married-At the Danish Ev. Lutheran church, Monday evening, August 2nd at 8 o'clock Jens Waldemar SORENSON and Miss Amanda PETERSON, both of Grayling. After the ceremony about thirty guests met at the residence of W. JENSON where refreshments were served. The happy couple left on the midnight train for the West, where they will spend some time. They carry with them the best wishes of all their friends which are many. They will make their home in Grayling. (5 Aug 1909)


Amanda PETERSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Married-At the Danish Ev. Lutheran church, Monday evening, August 2nd at 8 o'clock Jens Waldemar SORENSON and Miss Amanda PETERSON, both of Grayling. After the ceremony about thirty guests met at the residence of W. JENSON where refreshments were served. The happy couple left on the midnight train for the West, where they will spend some time. They carry with them the best wishes of all their friends which are many. They will make their home in Grayling. (5 Aug 1909)


Ludvig RASMUSSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Died-At her home in this village, Thursday, July 29th, Mrs. Annette (Peterson) RASMUSSON, aged 37 years. Deceased was born in Denmark, December 5, 1871 and came to this country about twelve years ago, and has resided in this village since. Her death was caused by appoplexy immediately following the birth of her child which did not survive. Her father. A. P. PETERSON died about two years ago. One brother and one sister are left with her husband, Ludvig RASMUSSON to mourn her loss. She was an active member of the Revekah lodge, the Foresters and the Danish Sisterhood. (5 Aug 1909)


Annette PETERSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Died-At her home in this village, Thursday, July 29th, Mrs. Annette (Peterson) RASMUSSON, aged 37 years. Deceased was born in Denmark, December 5, 1871 and came to this country about twelve years ago, and has resided in this village since. Her death was caused by appoplexy immediately following the birth of her child which did not survive. Her father. A. P. PETERSON died about two years ago. One brother and one sister are left with her husband, Ludvig RASMUSSON to mourn her loss. She was an active member of the Revekah lodge, the Foresters and the Danish Sisterhood. (5 Aug 1909)


A. P. PETERSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Died-At her home in this village, Thursday, July 29th, Mrs. Annette (Peterson) RASMUSSON, aged 37 years. Deceased was born in Denmark, December 5, 1871 and came to this country about twelve years ago, and has resided in this village since. Her death was caused by appoplexy immediately following the birth of her child which did not survive. Her father. A. P. PETERSON died about two years ago. One brother and one sister are left with her husband, Ludvig RASMUSSON to mourn her loss. She was an active member of the Revekah lodge, the Foresters and the Danish Sisterhood. (5 Aug 1909)


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