Obit: Christensen, Peter N. (1848? - 1925)
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----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 08/20/1925
Christensen, Peter N. (1848? - 10 August 1925)
Peter N. Christensen a prominent citizen of Wood County died at his home in the town of Lincoln, Wood County, August 10, age 77 years. He was a native of Denmark, coming, to America when 19 years old. H worked for a time in Racine and then came north, working in lumber camps on Yellow River and saw mills at Necedah. In 1869 he bought 80 acres of land in the town of Lincoln on which he made a home, gradually adding tot eh farm by purchase till he had 260 acres. Besides his farming he was engaged in many other enterprises. For several years he had a store in Pittsville. He was Register of Deeds of Wood County, Deputy County Clerk, Deputy County Treasurer, Poor Commissioner and Jury Commissioner, and many minor offices. Since 1894 he was a director and vice president of the Lynn Mutual Fire Insurance Co., and was often in Neillsville on duties connected with that office until he retired some two years ago. He was active in organizing the American National Bank of Marshfield, the State Banks at Auburndale, Chili and Granton. He also helped organize and carry on the Lynn Mutual Tornado insurance Co., the Lindsey Telephone Co. and other organizations. Mr. Christensen was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Marshfield. His life has been one of great activity and usefulness. Every duty of life was well done. He was twice married. His second wife survives him; also two children of the first marriage and seven of the second.
The funeral was held Thursday at the Presbyterian Church in Nasonville, the Masonic Lodge of Marshfield also taking part in the ceremonies.
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