Hans Hanson was born in Rock
County, Wis., June 28, 1840. His father and mother were
natives of Norway, and are now residing with the subject
of this sketch. They removed to Clayton County in 1849,
and settled on section 6, Marion Township, where Hans now
lives. He owns 228 acres of finely cultivated land, and
is classed with the prominent grain and stock-raisers of
Clayton County. He was married to Jane G. Swenson in
1867. She was born in Norway, Oct. 8, 1848. Eight
children have been born to them - Helen, born Nov. 28,
1867; Ingebreth, Feb. 14, 1869; Gilbert, Oct. 27, 1870;
Knute, May 10, 1873; Clara, Sept. 24, 1875; Julia, Nov.
24, 1877; Henry, Jan. 28, 1881, and Elma, Feb. 17, 1882.
Mr. Hanson is a member of the Norwegian Lutheran church.
He votes the Republican ticket.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 931
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