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1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

1921 Farmers’ Directory of Sharon Township

Abbreviations: Sec., section; ac., acres; Wf., wife; ch., children; ( ), years in county; O., owner; H., renter.   Andersen, Andrew M. P. O. Elkhorn, Iowa, R. 1. O. 120 ac.,sec. 27.(24.) Anderson, Henry C. Wf. Clara; ch. Floyd K. and Lois L. P. O. Exira, R. 2. O. 80 ac., sec. 35. (8.) Andersen, Kris P. Wf. Johanna; ch. Elmer, Hans, Kris. P. O. Kimballton, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 4;O. 40 ac., sec. 9. (25.) Andersen, Martin P. Wf. Karen; ch. Henry, Nis, Ella, Lydia, Esther, Alma, Arthur. P. O. Kimballton, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 16; O. 80 ac., sec.9; O. 40 ac., sec. 15. (32.) Andersen, Nels. P. O. Kimballton, R. 1. O. 40 ac., sec. 18; O. 40 ac., sec. 7.(40.) Andersen, Nis. Wf. Katie; ch. Selma, Francis. P. O. Kimballton, R. 1. R. 80 ac., sec. 9. (27.) Owner, Martin P. Andersen. Andersen, Peter E. P. O. Kimballton, R. 1. O. 124.64 ac., sec. 19.(15.) Andersen, Thos. Wf. Petra; ch. Martha, Esther, Francis. P. O. Exira, R. 5. O. 80 ac., sec. 25. (15.) Axelson, Lawrence. P. O. Exira, R. 2. R. 200 ac.,sec. 35. (40.) Owner, Sofia Axelson. Axelson, Martin. Wf. Sarah; ch. Nora, Orville, Lillian, Lucile, Kermit. P. O. Exira, R. 5. O. 80 ac., sec. 36. (34.) Axelson, Sofia. Ch. Lawrence, Clara, Emma and Arthur. P. O. Exira, R. 2. O. 200 ac., sec. 35. (42.) Bjornker, Arne. Wf. Maria. P. O. Elkhorn, R. 1. &gr. 300 ac., sec. 31. (5.) Owner, Hans A. Bladt. Bladt, Hans A. Wf. Caroline; ch. Maria, Anna, Ole, Emma. P. O. Elkhorn,...

Biography of Peter Christiansen

Peter Christiansen, a member of the Junction Furniture Company, owes his success to the fact that he has always been a willing worker, not afraid of that laborious attention to business which is the basis of all honorable success. He was born in Denmark, May 10, 1869, and is a son of H. P. and Anna Marie (Stage) Christiansen, both of whom spent their entire lives in Denmark. It was in the fall of 1889, when a young man of twenty years, that Peter Christiansen came to the United States. He sailed for eight months on the Atlantic as a seaman and then became connected with the Fall River line. plying between New York and Boston. He had previously been a sailor and fisherman in Denmark and in 1891 he returned to his native country but after remaining there for a short time he once more came, to the new world and arrived in Racine in 1892. He afterward made a few trips on the Great Lakes and for six months he was connected with the Racine life saving station. He started in the furniture business in Racine in 1893 but in 1896 went to Tacoma, Washington, although he returned in the same year. He was afterward with the Racine Boat Company until 1901, when he established a furniture store at No. 1326 Washington Avenue. Here he was afterward joined by K. F. Jacobson, who a year later sold to Lund Hensen. After three years William Lemke also bought an interest in the business. The two latter sold to Martin Larsen. The business was organized and incorporated in 1902...

Biographical Sketch of Nels Christiansen

Nels Christiansen is the owner of a good tract of land of forty-two acres in Mount Pleasant Township and is now devoting his entire time and attention to agricultural interests. He was born in Denmark, December 26, 1869, a son of Hans and Sophia Christiansen. He pursued his education in the schools of his native country and afterward learned the blacksmith’s trade there. In 1892 he came to the United States, making his way to Chicago, and after four months spent in the western metropolis removed to Racine, where he was employed at blacksmithing for a year and a half. At the end of that period he established a smithy of his own in Dover, Racine County, where he lived for three years, and later he purchased forty-two acres of land in Mount Pleasant Township upon which he has since made his home, concentrating his efforts upon the further development and cultivation of his fields. His work is conducted along practical and progressive lines, in keeping with the most scientific methods of farming, and therefore he obtains substantial results as a reward for his industry. ° In 1896 Mr. Christiansen was married to Miss Laura Christensen. They are members of the Danish Lutheran church and they possess sterling traits of character which have won for them high regard among their many friends in Mount Pleasant Township. Mr. Christiansen was a young man of twenty-three years when he crossed the Atlantic, hoping to enjoy better business opportunities in the new world, and while he started out in life here empty-handed, he has worked his way steadily upward and has gained...

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