Christian M. Hansen, a Danish native, was born on October 24, 1844. He immigrated to the United States in 1865 and obtained his naturalization papers in Indiana. He returned to Denmark briefly before marrying Katrine Madsen and settling in Alexandria, Minnesota. In 1884, they moved to Northwood, North Dakota, where they established a business that endured a fire in 1894 but was promptly rebuilt. They have four children: Kerstina, Maria, Martinus, and Frederick Hansen.
Christian M. Hansen, of Northwood, North Dakota, is a native of Denmark, born on October 24, 1844. His father, Frederick Hansen, and his mother, Kjerstine (Gertsen) Hansen, were both natives of Denmark. Our subject received his education in his home country and first came to the United States in 1865 at the age of twenty-one. He arrived in New York on November 12 of that year. The following year, he moved to the state of Indiana and obtained his naturalization papers on November 21, 1866, in Tippicanoe County. However, he soon returned to Denmark.
On April 22, 1869, Christian M. Hansen married Katrine Madsen in Denmark. Shortly after, on May 1, they immigrated to Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, where they took up a homestead. They resided there until November 1884, when they moved to Northwood, North Dakota, and established a business. In 1894, they experienced a fire that destroyed their business, but they promptly resumed their operations and have continued ever since. Mr. and Mrs. Hansen have four children: Kerstina, Maria, Martinus, and Frederick Hansen.
C.F. Cooper & Company, History of the Red River Valley, Past And Present: Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns And Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement And Formation, volumes 1-2; Grand Forks: Herald printing company, 1909.