John Hansen, one of the prominent farmers of Sacramento county, resides on a valuable ranch on the Placerville road, about five miles east of Mills, where he is engaged in general agricultural pursuits. He is a native son of Denmark, where his birth occurred on the 6th of January, 1859, and in that country his parents also had their nativity. The father is now deceased, but the mother still resides in her native land, having reached the eightieth milestone on the journey of life.

John Hansen was reared to mature years in his Denmark home, there receiving the educational training which fitted him for life's practical duties. In 1882 he bade adieu to the scenes of his childhood and youth and crossed the waters to America, coming direct to California, and for a time thereafter was engaged in agricultural pursuits in Solano county. In 1885 he established his home in Sacramento county, first securing employment in the city of Sacramento, and subsequently for a time was employed by N. H. Lauridson, a prominent and well known farmer near Mills. By persistent and laudable endeavor and by practicing the strictest economy Mr. Hansen was enabled to embark in that occupation on his own account, and in the fall of 1892 he purchased and removed to the farm which he now owns, the tract consisting of two hundred acres of rich and fertile land, and is located on the Placerville road, five miles east of Mills. In addition thereto he also rents three hundred and fifty acres near his own farm, and both tracts are devoted to general agricultural pursuits. He has been eminently successful in his chosen vocation, and is now numbered among the leading and representative farmers of Sacramento county.

In 1888 Mr. Hansen was united in marriae to Miss Annie Christenson, also a native of Denmark, and their union has been blessed by the birth of one daughter, whose natal day was December 8, 1889. Although independent in political matters, Mr. Hansen gives his preference to the Republican party, and in his fraternal relations is a member of Industrial Lodge No. 157, I. O. O. F., at Sacramento. Many years of his life have been spent in Sacramento county, and his friends are numbered among its best citizens, a fact which indicates that his career has been an honorable and upright one.

Source: History of the New California - Its Resources and People, Volume II

The Lewis Publishing Company - 1905
Edited by Leigh H. Irvine

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