Peder J. Hanson

Sharon, North Dakota

is a farmer. He was born in Sunds Parish district at Austervold on March 16, 1851 and emigrated to America in 1872 to Winnishiek County, Iowa and lived there in six years. He moved to Dakota Territory in 1882. He took a homestead in Franklin Township. He was one of the pioneers there. He still has the homestead farm, but now he lives in Sharon, North Dakota.

His wife, Kristine Olsen, is from same Parish district. She was born in ├śrnevaag. They have ten children and they all grew up on the homestead farm. One of their sons is Prof. O. J. Hanson, the manager of Aaker's Business College, Fargo, North Dakota.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 83

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