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ISAAC H. ISAACSON.    Among the most prominent and successful business men of Pulcifer,  Green Valley township, Shawano county, is Mr. Isaacson. He is a son of Halvor and Mary (Oleson) Isaacson,  and was born in  Waukesha  county, Wis., near Ashippun, March 23, 1858.

Halvor Isaacson was a farmer and woodsman in Norway, and in poor circumstances there. With his wife and eldest child he sailed from Christiania in 1856, and in June of that year landed in Quebec, Canada. They came locating first direct to Wisconsin, in Waukesha county, near Ashippun, where he worked out as a laborer. Later they removed to Dodge county, and remained there for one year. About 1861 they went to Oakfield,  Fond du Lac Co., Wis., where Mr. Isaacson rented a farm for about four years, then removed to Waupun, Fond du  Lac county, and lived there for six  years. In 1873 they came to Green Valley. Here he purchased eighty acres of wild land, cleared it, and built a log house for a home. He has since dealt considerably in land, buying and selling.  Mr. Isaacson and his wife were both born in Norway. They reside at present on the homestead in Green Valley. Their children were as follows: Annie, deceased wife of John Johnson; Isaac H., the subject of this sketch; Ole, deceased; Josephine, who married Chris Henningson, and  now resides in Oakfield, Fond du Lac county; Mary, now Mrs. John Lystul, of Wausau, Marathon county; and Hattie, Mrs. Howard Locke, of Cecil, Shawano county.
Isaac H. Isaacson received a common school education, and left school at the age of fourteen. After that time until he was twenty-one he helped at home on the farm, worked out as a farm hand, ran logs on the river, and worked in the woods. He started out for himself at twenty-one, investing in eighty acres of wild land in Green Valley township, which he still retains, cleared twenty acres, and has been speculating in land ever since. 
In Green Valley, on May 2 1887, Isaac H. Isaacson was united in matrimony with Miss Jennie Anderson, who was born in Norway, Oct. 9, 1867. Four children have been born to this marriage. When  Jennie Anderson was three years of age she came to the United States with her parents, Martin and Mina (Christianson) Anderson, who located first in Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co., Wis., and later in Milwaukee. About 1881 or 1882 they settled in Underhill, Oconto county, and they now reside there on a farm. After his marriage Mr. Isaacson and his wife located on his first purchase of eighty acres.  He lumbered and farmed for the next four years, then removed to Pulcifer, started an agency for farm implements and machinery, and traveled on the road for one season selling his own goods. In the fall of 1881 he joined with Herman Druckrey in putting up their present place of business, and in the spring of 1892 they opened with a stock of hardware and a full line of farm implements and machinery.
Mr. Isaacson has 160 acres of land, which lie in Sections 15 and 22, in Green Valley township. He is a Republican in politics and takes an active interest in the success of his party. Both Mr. Isaacson and his wife are members of the Norwegian Lutheran Church. He is honored and respected, is strictly an American and professes no allegiance to any foreign hierarchy.

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