LOUIS BLACK is one of the thrifty farmers of the town of Oregon, who, by his industry and careful management has won a position of influence in the community in which he resides.He is one of the sons of Claus Black, who is given appropriate mention on another page of this volume, and with the family the subject of this review came to America in 1882.

Louis Black was born in Denmark on December 20, 1863, and hence was eighteen years of age when the family decided to try their fortunes in the new world. Having received a fair education in his native tongue, after locating in America he supplemented the knowledge thus gained by attendance upon the district schools of the town of Oregon, and with good natural ability and force of character he was thus equipped to solve the problems of an independent career.

He made his home upon the parental farm until 1894, and then purchased sixty acres of excellent land in the town of Oregon, upon which he has since lived, and which he has greatly improved by the erection of a fine residence, barns, fences, and the addition of other improvements necessary to the making of an up-to-date homestead.

On March 7, 1894, he was married to Miss Anna Barmhisel, a native of the state of Ohio, but reared and educated in Grant county, Wis. to which place her parents had removed a few years after the close of the Civil War, in which her father had rendered valiant service as a Union soldier.

Mr. Black takes an independent position in political matters, not allying himself with any party organization, but giving his support to men and measured as they meet the approval of his conscience and good judgement. His religious affiliation is with the Methodist Episcopal church.

1906 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 98-99.