The following data is extracted from Racine, Belle City of the lakes, and Racine County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement.
Peter Hanson, who, in 1911, purchased eighty acres of land on section 25, Raymond Township, has since engaged in farming and dairying with good success. He belongs to that class of men who are termed self-made, for from early age he has depended entirely upon his own efforts. He was born in Denmark, June 28, 1870, and was one of a family of fourteen children. The parents, however, never left Denmark.
In the schools of his native country Peter Hanson pursued his education and in 1891, about the time he attained his majority, he came to the new world and made his way to Racine County. He first took up his abode in the city of Racine, but soon afterward went to Union Grove, where he was employed as a farm hand for four years. He then removed to Corliss and worked on the section for four years, but he was ambitious to engage in farming on his own account and at length invested in land at Corliss, which he purchased entirely on credit. As the years went on he kept adding to his income by reason of his unfaltering industry and careful management and in 1911 he purchased his present farm of eighty acres on section 25. Raymond Township. There, in connection with general farming, he makes a specialty of dairying and keeps twelve cows, selling the milk in Racine.
On the 20th of November, 1896, Mr. Hanson was married to Miss Emma Jacobson, a daughter of Christ and Marie Jacobson, who were natives of Denmark and came to Racine County in 1879, settling in Raymond Township. There the father followed farming for a number of years and met with substantial success, so that eventually he retired from active business life. Mr. and Mrs. Hanson have become parents of five children, as follows: Katie, who lives in the home of her grandfather; Carrie, who is employed, and Elvina, Harvey and Esther, who are under the parental roof. In politics Mr. Hanson is a republican and bases the exercise of his right of franchise upon a clear understanding of the questions and issues of the day.
Source: Racine, Belle City of the lakes, and Racine County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement