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Hans Christenson
Boardman Twp.

Hans Christenson was born near Lillehammer, Norway, June 18, 1824. His parents were Christian and Anna (Hoveland) Aunnud, who had two sons, Hans being the oldest. He was married on Dec. 10, 1849, to Olivia Halverson. To them have been born seven children, viz.: Andrew H., who married Nettie Peterson; Nettie, wife of John Larson; Hannah H., John H., Thomas H., Mary H. and Christian. One died in infancy. Mr. Christenson emigrated to the United States in July, 1857, and came at once to Clayton County. He settled first in Read Township, where he resided three years, then located on his present farm in Boardman Township. It consists of eighty acres of choice land, under good cultivation, and is one of the finest farms in this section of the county. Mr. and Mrs. Christenson are members of the Lutheran church, and in politics he is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 653
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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