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Christian Asbjornson

Male 1840 - 1921  (81 years)


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  • Name Christian Asbjornson 
    Born 7 Jan 1840  Flekkefjord, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1921 
    Person ID I16177  CB_9_7_2017
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2009 

    Father Asbjorn Hanson,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Isabel Thompson,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1833 
    Family ID F5729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Heleborg Kalland,   b. 21 Dec 1855,   d. 13 May 1930  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1874  Near Stoughton, Dane County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Volume 3, History of Dane County, published in 1906. Page 46 under Christ Asbjornson, It states that in 1878, Mr. Asbjornson was married to Miss Helen Severson, daughter of Sever Michaelson, one of the well known pioneers of Dane county, whither he came from Norway.
    Children 
     1. Andrew S Asbjornson,   b. 14 Sep 1875, Pleasant Springs, Dane County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1963, Stoughton Hospital, Stoughton, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Emma Asbjornson,   b. Abt 1878,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Thea Asbjornson,   b. Abt 1880,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2003 
    Family ID F5723  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The following is from the History of Dane County, Volume 3 page 45-46 published in 1906.

      Christ Asbjornson, a prominent retired farmer of Stoughton, was born near Flekkefjord, Norway, January 7, 1840, and is a son of Asbjorn and Isabel (Thompson) Hanson, who immigrated to America in 1852, The subject of this review received his early educational training in the schools of his native land, having been twelve years of age at the time of the family immigration to America. He was reared to manhood on the old homestead farm, in Pleasant Springs township, where he remained until 1885, when he purchased two hundred acres of land in Dunkirk township and removed to the same. In 1893 he bought another farm of two hundred acres, one hundred and sixty acres of the tract being in Dunkirk township and the remaining forty in Albion township. He still owns both farms, with the exception of eighty acres of the latter, which he sold. He continued to reside on the place first mentioned until 1901, when he retired and took up his residence in Stoughton, where he owns an attractive home, on East Main Street. He has been most successful as a farmer, having accumulated a handsome property and being one of the substantial and popular citizens of the county in which he has so long lived and so effectively labored. He has been one of the extensive tobacco growers of the county, and his farms are largely devoted to this product at the present time. In politics Mr. Asbjornson is a stanch adherent of the Republican party, and he has been accorded distinctive marks of popular confidence and esteem. He served as supervisor of Dunkirk township for three years, was clerk of the school board two terms and in 1904 he was elected alderman of Stoughton, from the second ward, serving one term. Both he and his wife are members of the Norwegian Lutheran church in Stoughton, In 1878, Mr. Asbjornson was married to Miss Helen Severson, daughter of Sever Michaelson, one of the well known pioneers of Dane county, whither he came from Norway. The children of this union are three in number: Emma is the wife of Abram Severson, Thea is the wife of Trace Christenson, a prominent jeweler of Stoughton, and Andrew, the eldest of the three, is one of the successful farmers of the county.

      1890 Plat Book of Dane County shows Chris Asbjornson owning property in Dunkirk Township section 2,3 and Pleasant Springs Township in section 28, 35.