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Biographical Sketch of Nels Christiansen
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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 a place among the substantial citizens of his community.
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