Obit: Hanson, Jens (1850 - 1923)
Surnames: HANSON ANDERSON BERRY
----Source: DORCHESTER/ABBOTSFORD CLARION (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 07/20/1923
Hanson, Jens (15 JAN 1850 - 13 JUL 1923)
Mr. Jens Hanson died at his home at Abbotsford, Friday, July 13, 1923, at the age of 73 years, 5 months and 28 days. He was ill only a week and had worked his own farm until three weeks previous to his death.
The funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian Church at Abbotsford, Rev. Lucas of Colby, officiating, and interment took place at the Dorchester Baptist Cemetery. The pallbearers were J. P. Olson, Aug. Strebe, A. J. Calkins, J. A. Olson, Charles Carlson and Oscar Phaneuf.
Jens Hanson was born in Christiana, Norway, Jan. 15, 1850.
In 1880 he came to America and settled in Marseilles, Ill. In 1882 he was united in marriage to Mary Anderson. Six children were born to them, three of whom died in infancy, and Charles died in France in 1918.
In 1885 he united with the Baptist Church and from then on had always been a true Christian.
In 1898 he and his family moved to Dorchester, Clark County, and in 1911 they moved to Abbotsford where they resided at the time of his death.
Besides his wife, he leaves his two daughters, Mrs. Wm. Berry and Bessie, and three grandchildren to mourn his loss.
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