Biographical Sketch of Edwin Haakinson

Edwin Haakinson, shipper and dealer in livestock, was born in Norway in 1844; came to America in 1867, and settled in Winnebago County, Wis. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. C., 1st Wis. Heavy Artillary served three years, and was soon after the battle of Lookout Mountain taken sick with the small pox, and taken to the foot of the mountain and left to die; was there alone six days, survived and returned to the company, and was detailed to Gen. Lester’s headquarters as orderly, for six months; then was appointed mail carrier between Knoxville and Greenville, Tenn. When discharged he returned to Wis., and engaged in shipbuilding. In 1869 he removed to Sloan, and engaged in mercantile business until 1878, when he engaged in his present business. He owns 180 acres of land near this place, and about $30,000 worth of business property in Sioux City. He married Carrie Hansen, in 1869, and has three children-Emil H., Carl, and Herbert W. He lost one child by death.



Woodbury County IA,

History of Western Iowa: Its Settlement and Growth. Sioux City: Western Publishing Company. 1882.

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