Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The
Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties,
State of Washington", published by Western Historical Publishing
GEORGE LOGG, who is a native
of Scotia's rugged hills, and filled with the indomitable spirit of that
leading race of people, now lives three miles west from Baird, where he
has a nice large estate and where he devotes himself to general farming
and stock raising. June 24, 1850 marks the date of his birth and
his parents were John and Jennie (Jemison) Logg, both natives of Scotland.
He was educated in the public schools of his native country and there grew
to manhood, coming to Canada in 1872. In a short time he returned
to Scotland, where he remained until 1875. In that year, he came
to the United States, settling in the mining districts of Colorado and
embarking in the mining industry until 1888. That was the year in
which he came to Douglas county, settling his family in Waterville to school
the children, while he took a pre-emption and timber culture, where he
now resides. After improving the claims in good shape, he brought
his family in 1890 to the new home and then located his homestead.
He built a nice large two story house and made other improvements commensurate
therewith and since that time has steadily gone forward in the way of the
agriculturist, gaining a good success as is proper and meet to his industry
and painstaking care.
Mr. Logg has one brother, John, and one sister,
Mrs. Jennie Lloyd. On December 25, 1882, at Georgetown, Colorado,
occurred the marriage of George Logg and Mrs. Emilie, daughter of Johannes
and Ingrie K. (Nilson) Peterson, natives of Sweden. Mrs. Logg was
born in Sweden also, the date being March 18, 1858. She has the following
named brothers and sister, Nels P., John E., Karl G., living in Sweden;
Frans, Enoch and Theodore, living in Colorado and Mrs. Amanda Solomon,
living in Sweden. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Logg are named
as follows, William J., George E., Ernest M., Clarence A., David G., Charles
P. and Frank S.
Our subject and his wife are adherents of
the Presbyterian church and are known as very substantial and thrifty people.