KORNELIUS MULDER, proprietor of saw-mill, Fremont, was born in Holland, July 30, 1826. His parents, Jacobus and Tryntje (Ellenga) Mulder, were also natives of Holland, where the mother died; the father then came to this country to live with his children, and died at the advanced age of 85 years. Mr. Mulder left his native country at the age of 21, in company with an elder brother, and came to America. They landed in New York and came immediately to Grand Haven, Mich., spending the first winter at Perrysburg. He lived several years at Mill Point, now known as Spring Lake, where he was employed in and baout a saw-mill. He then lived with his brother nearly two years, when he returned to Spring Lake and was engaged in carpentry one season, then went to Muskegon. In the spring of 1855 he went to the Northern Peninsula and helped build a saw-mill, and in the fall of the same year again returned to Spring Lake. In the spring of 1856 he went to Muskegon and helped build L. G. Mason's first mill, and remained at Muskegon until 1861, then built a store and engaged in general merchandise, doing a heavy business for ten years. In 1872 he sold out, and the year following was engaged in settling up his affaird. In the fall of 1873 he moved his family to Fremont, where he had previously erected a saw-mill and operated until the spring of 1881, when the mill was destroyed by fire. He at once rebuilt the saw and shingle mill but not the planing mill, and again commenced operations. This mill has a capacity of 15 to 20,000 feet daily.
Mr. Mulder was first married in Muskegon, Mich., to Fannie Coahoma Langley, a native of Pennsylvania, where she was born July 10, 1849, and they had one child, William C., born June 25, 1871, and died Sept. 3, 1871. aug. 25, 1871, Mrs. Mulder died, and in 873 Mr. Mulder married Jane Simpson, a native of Indiana. Mr. M. has been a member of the Council of Fremont two years, and in politics is a Republican. We give his portrait in this Album.