MARATHON COUNTY WISCONSIN
Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and
Representative Citizens (1913) written by Louis
Marchetti, pages 577-578 ---Transcribed by Marla
THE TOWN OF FRANZEN
This town was set off from the town of Eldron in the year 1901. It
consists of township 26, range 10 east, and elected A. J. Torgerson
as its first chairman in the spring of the same year. A large saw
mill was operated until the year 1911 when it shut down for want of
pine timber supply. The town is divided in three school districts,
each with a good school.
There are no churches in that town as yet, the population
worshipping in the churches of the neighboring town, at Bevant and
in Eldron, in the town of Pine Lake mainly. It is only a few years
that this town has been opened to settlement by the building of
roads, and in a few more years it will become as largely settled as
any other town. It is very sparsely settled now, the land being
thickly covered with timber owned by outside parties. The settlers
in this town are mostly Scandinavians.
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