Andrew Matson, who is engaged in the fuel, storage and moving business in Racine, was born in Denmark, May 21, 1872, his parents being Peter and Ann (Skriver) Matson, also natives of Denmark. In the year 1901 the father came to the United States, where he lived retired until his death about seven years ago.
Andrew Matson was educated in the common schools of Denmark and there learned the creamery business, at which he worked until eighteen years of age, when he bade adieu to friends and native land and sailed for the new world, having determined to try his fortune on this side of the Atlantic. He first located in Menominee, Michigan, but a year later came to Racine, where he has now resided for almost a quarter of a century. Eleven years ago he organized the fuel, storage and moving business which he has since carried on and a liberal patronage has been accorded him through the greater part of this period, making his undertaking a profitable one.
Twenty-one years ago Mr. Matson was married to Miss Antoinette Rasmussen and they have become the parents of six children: Alice, the wife of Walter Kochin, of Racine; and Lillian, Enga, Wrighty, Ruth and Leslie, all at home.
The parents are members of the Church of God and Mr. Matson belongs to the Commercial Club. In politics he has always been a prohibitionist, supporting the cause of temperance, for he regards the use of intoxicants as one of the great evils of the country. In a word, his standards of life are high and he puts forth every effort to live up to them and to inculcate them among his fellowmen.