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Osborn Strahl (1818-1902)

From Fifty Years in the Northwest, by W. H. C. Folsom, 1888, page 201:

OSBORNE STRAHL was born in Belmont county, Ohio, in 1818; came to Galena, Illinois, in 1838, in 1845 to Mauston and Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and to Chippewa Falls in 1847.  During these years he followed Lumbering.  In 1850 he came to the town of Elisabeth, St. Croix county, which on subsequent division of towns and counties left Mr. Strahl in Clifton, where he has been engaged in farming.  He was married in 1860 to Rebecca McDonald.  They have two sons, Wm. Day, living in Dakota, Howard P., in River Falls; three daughters, Mabel, wife of Joseph M. Smith, banker at River Falls, and two daughters unmarried.  Mr. Strahl filled various town and county offices.

From History of the Saint Croix Valley, edited by Augustus B. Easton, 1909. page 511:

Osborne Strahl was born in Belmont county, O., in 1818; came to Galena, Ill., in 1838, in 1845, to Mauston and Stevens Point, Wis., and to Chippewa Falls in 1847.  During these years he followed lumbering.  In 1850 he moved to the town of Elizabeth, St. Croix county, which on subsequent division of towns and counties left Mr. Strahl in Clifton, where he engaged in farming.  He was married in 1860 to Rebecca McDonald.

Strahl’s obituary in the River Falls Journal of November 20, 1902:

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