Hon. Andrew Hanson

Hon. Andrew Hanson. The fanning community of Mayville Township, Traill County, has an able representative in the person of Andrew Hanson. He resides on section 10, and cultivates nine hundred and twenty acres of choice land.

Oar subject was born near Christiana, Norway in 1852, and was the second in a family of eight children, five sons and three daughters, born to Hans and Christiana (Anderson) Hanson. He came to America in 1867 and settled in Columbia County, Wisconsin, where he followed farming work four years and then removed to Dakota in 1871. He worked on the boats on the Red river and at railroad work to earn his livelihood, and was twenty-five miles from a post office. He began farming in 1871, living in a log cabin 12 x 14 feet, and has met with unbounded success in his calling. He has a good residence and other farm buildings on his land, and possesses an extensive farm of nine hundred and twenty acres.

Our subject was married in 1878 to Miss Bertha Skogstad. Ten children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Hanson, as follows: Carrie, deceased; Nels, now attending Lutheran College in Iowa; Annie, attending Normal School in Mayville; Carrie; Hilda; Hilman, deceased; Tunetta; Arthur and Bertha. Mr. Hanson was elected county commissioner in 1898, and he served as a member of the general assembly in the session of 1890-91. He is one of the leading men of the county, and every enterprise which tends to up-build his community is heartily supported by him, and as a man of exemplary character he stands high in the minds of his associates. He has gained his possessions single-handed and is enjoying the result of a well-spent career. He holds membership in the Norwegian Lutheran church.

Source: Compendium and History of North Dakota 1900 Page 202

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