No foreign element has become more important in our American citizenship than that furnished by Denmark. Her stalwart and industrious sons bring with them stability and enterprise, characteristics of their country. Their dreams of homes on this continent are more than realized, for most of them are prosperous and many have acquired wealth. Of this class of citizens the subject of this sketch, Anton Christianson, of Buffalo township, is a worthy example. He was born in Denmark in the year 1858; when fourteen years of age he emigrated with his parents to America and settled in Minnesota (see sketch of Christ Christianson).
When about twenty years of age he began a career for himself and was employed in various capacities. Was one year in the mines of Colorado. Twenty-two years ago a span of horses was his only capital. He now owns two hundred and forty acres of land, one of the most desirable farms in the country that ten thousand dollars would not buy; it is highly cultivated and well improved. Here he has prospered and within that number of years has not had a complete failure of crops, he owes no man a dollar and takes life easy under "his own vine and fig tree." Mr. Christianson's chief product is corn; will have eight thousand bushels the present year, the ground yielding between fifty-five and sixty-five bushels per acre. He is an extensive stock grower, raising Jersey cows and many hogs.
Mr. Christianson was married in 1879 to Mrs. Maggie Lied, the widow of Myrick Lied. She left Scotland, her native land, came to Canada when a young girl and later to Michigan, where she lived during her first marriage. In 1878 she came to Kansas and one year subsequently was married to Mr. Christianson. She is an educated woman and has considerable artistic ability. Mr. Christianson votes the Republican ticket and has held local offices at various times. Fraternally he has been a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for fifteen years. Mr. Christianson is a man of pleasant agreeable manner and possesses a keen sense of humor which draws around him a large circle of admiring friends.
Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm.
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