|Birth: ||Dec. 8, 1879|
|Death: ||Aug. 25, 1937|
Son William L. born 2nd August, 1911 in Dunn Co.,WI. and died 27th February, 1976 in Hennepin Co., MN.
[Source: "History of Dunn County, Wisconsin" (1925) Curtiss-Wedge, F.; Jones, Geo. O. (ed.) / page 368]
Andrew Baxter was born on a farm in Vernon County, Wisconsin, Dec. 8, 1879, son of David N. and Helen C. (Emberson) Baxter. The father was a native of Scotland, born near Glasgow in 1842; he died in Vernon County Wis., March 12, 1895. The mother was born in Coon Valley, Vernon County, Wis., Feb. 13, 1849, her parents being Norwegian farmers. She was married to David N. Baxter about 1877. She is still living and resides with her daughter, Mrs. Lester West, in Mowbridge, S. D.
Andrew Baxter grew to manhood on the home farm in Vernon County and was there educated in the rural school. When he was 16 his father died and the burden of conducting the farm fell upon his shoulders. Henceforth he took the management of it for his widowed mother, conducting it successfully until 1904. Early in March that year he came to Dunn County and bought half an acre of land at Big Beaver in Section 3, town of Hay River. He also purchased materials for the building of a small store and an adjoining residence, after doing which, he returned to Vernon County.
On April 5, 1904, he was married to Augusta C. Krause, who was born Nov. 12, 1880. That spring he completed his house and store and began business, carrying a small stock of general merchandise. Later he bought another half acre of land, which adjoined his place on the north, and on it built a small feed mill and blacksmith's shop, both of which he owns and operates today. His mercantile business has grown so that he has had to enlarge his store building and he now carries a large and varied stock of general merchandise. He has also enlarged his house and bought 80 acres adjoining his other property, which he operates as a farm. The locality has come to be known as Baxter and as it looks at present it seems like the nucleus of a village. For some years Mr. Baxter represented the International Harvester Company in this section and did it so well that in 1923 he was awarded by the company a prize of $1,000 for the best showing in their business for 1922, against a competition of 1288 other agents in this state.
Andrew and his wife have been the parents of six children.
David Nixon Baxter (1842 - 1895)
Anna Helene Emberson Baxter (1849 - 1929)
Augusta Krause Baxter (1880 - 1955)*
George Andrew Baxter (1905 - 1983)*
Anna Helen Baxter Knapp (1907 - 1994)*
Carl A. Baxter (1909 - 1975)*
Lillian A. Baxter Wischan (1918 - 2006)*
Christ Lutheran Halvorson Cemetery
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Record added: Mar 30, 2012
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