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Christensen, Larsen

Christensen Family Tree.
Larsen Family Information.
Larsen Family Tree.

Margrethe Nielsdatter and
Rasmus Christensen.

Rasmus "Brus" Christensen, the son of Christen Rasmussen and Sidse Nielsdatter, was born April 7, 1828 in Rye Parish, Volborg district, Roskilde County, Denmark. Rasmus married Margrethe Nielsdatter on October 26, 1849 at Kirke Såby, Roskilde County, Denmark. She was born on September 27, 1827 in Kirke Såby Parish, Roskilde County, Denmark, the daughter of Niels Pedersen and Ane Cathrine Larsdatter. Rasmus and Margrethe, along with seven children, immigrated to the United States in 1869, passing through Quebec, and originally settled in Pine Bluffs, Waushara County, WI. They moved to Big Flats, Adams County, Wisconsin about 1875. Rasmus was one of the founders of the Zion Lutheran Church in Big Flats, and the couple were respected members of the Danish Community in Big Flats. Margrethe died in Big Flats on December 2, 1894 and Rasmus died on June 6, 1897. They are both buried (as are many descendants) at Niebull Cemetery in Big Flats, WI. The children had the patrinome Rasmussen (or datter) while living in Denmark, but used the surname Christensen after coming to the United States. The children of Rasmus Christensen that died in Denmark are identified by patrinome (Rasmusdatter) in the tree below.

The Christensen Family Tree

Rasmus Brus Christensen, b. 27 Apr. 1828 in Roskilde, Volborg, Rye, Denmark; d. 24 May 1897, Adams Co., WI; m. 26 Oct. 1849, Margrethe Nielsdatter, b. 25 Sept. 1827, Roskilde, Kirke Såby, Denmark; d, 2 Dec. 1894, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI. Their children are:

  1. Niels Peter Christensen, b. 2 Mar. 1850 in Sonnerup, Sjælland, Denmark; d. 5 Jan. 1931 in Oakland, Contra Costa Co., CA; m. 26 Mar. 1874, Karen Marie Caroline Christensen, b. 1 Nov. 1856,Thorslande, Kundby Parish, Holbæk Co. Denmark; d. 5 Nov. 1943 Oakland, Contra Costa Co., CA. Their children are:
    1. Carrie Theresa Christensen, b. 11 May 1875 in Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 15 Mar. 1879 in Riverton, Franklin Co., NE.
    2. Emma Christine Christensen, b. 19 Dec. 1877 in Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 21 Mar. 1879 in Riverton, Franklin Co., NE.
    3. Karen (Carrie) Christine Christensen, b. 18 Jan. 1880 in Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 2 July 1965 in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA; m. 20 Dec. 1902, Niels Christian Jensen, b. 3 May 1876 in Kaalby, Laaland, Denmark; d. 5 Nov. 1952, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA.
    4. Albert Herman Christensen, b. 2 May 1882 in Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 1 Apr. 1946 in Oakland, Contra Costa Co., CA; m. 24 Aug. 1920, Clara Josephine Peterson, b. 25 Sept. 1887 in Benson, Swift Co., MN; d. 12 May 1951.
    5. Victor Martin Christensen, b. 11 Aug. 1884 in Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 17 Dec. 1896 in Big Flats, Adams Co., WI.
    6. Emma Margaret Christensen, b. 22 Oct. 1886 in Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. May 1982 in Havre, Hill Co., MT; m. 20 Sept. 1911, Earl Raymond Hankey, b. 20 Sept. 1887 in NE; d. 11 Mar. 1930, Fort Benton, MT.
    7. George Peter Christensen, b. 14 May 1889 in Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 28 Nov. 1897 in Big Flats, Adams Co., WI.
    8. Ella Sylvia Christensen, b. 8 Aug. 1891 in Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 13 Nov. 1897 in Big Flats, Adams Co., WI.
  2. Anne Christine (Emma) Christensen, b. 12 Nov. 1853 in Sonnerup, Sjælland, Denmark; d. 28 Oct. 1948 in Waukesha, Waukesha Co.,WI; m. bef. 22 Mar. 1880, Hans Peter Kiar, b. 15 Nov. 1851 in Denmark; d. 24 Mar. 1907, Merrill, Lincoln Co., WI. Their children are:
    1. Hilda Margarethe Kiar, b. 22 Mar. 1880; d. 17 June 1961, Adams Co., WI; m. 30 Dec. 1899, Carl Miller, b. 23 Nov. 1870; d. 19 Sept. 1942.
    2. Nellie Kiar, b. 11 Feb. 1882, Lincoln Co., WI; d. 8 Sept. 1895, Lincoln Co., WI.
    3. Tinka (Tillie) B. Kiar, b. 7 June 1884, Lincoln Co., WI; d. Nov. 1967, Waukesha, Waukesha Co., WI; m1. 16 May 1902, Maryus Talbot, b. 10 Jan. 1879 in Canada; div.; m2. abt. 1920, William Levi Fritsinger, b. 18 Mar. 1876 in WI; d. 25 Mar 1966, Waukesha, WI.
    4. Ida A. Kiar, b. June 1886, Lincoln Co., WI; d. 26 Nov. 1963, Waukesha, Waukesha Co., WI.
    5. Theadore E. Kiar, b. 2 Mar. 1891 in Tomahawk, Lincoln Co., WI; d. 10 Nov. 1979, Tomahawk, Lincoln Co., WI; m. 10 June 1912, Rose Eva Morren, b. 16 June 1893, Tomahawk, Lincoln Co., WI; d. 28 Mar. 1978, Tomahawk, Lincoln Co., WI.
  3. Inger (Mary) Marie Christensen, b. 2 June 1855, Sonnerup, Sjælland, Denmark, d. 22 Feb. 1943, McCabe, MT; m1. abt. 6 Aug. 1876, Jens (Jim) Larsen, b. 3 June 1848, Vig Parish, Holbæk Co., Sjælland Denmark; d. 15 Dec. 1900, Adams Co., WI; m2. 13 Apr. 1904, Nels Peter Jensen, b. 6 Dec 1950, Sjælland, Denmark; d. 28 Dec. 1943, McCabe, Roosevelt Co., MT; The children of Inger and Jens Larsen are:
    1. Anna Cecelia Larsen, b. 19 July 1877, Big Flats, WI; d. 9 Apr. 1966, Great Falls, MT; m. 6 Feb. 1895, James Henry Shurtliff, b. 4 Oct. 1875, Baraboo, WI; d. 2 Aug. 1945, Great Falls, MT.
    2. Emma Theressa Larsen, b. 23 June 1879, Big Flats, WI; d; 15 Nov. 1955, Coeur d'Alene, ID; m. 8 June 1897, Farris Blancher, b. 27 June 1870, WI; d. 5 Sept. 1957, Coeur d'Alene, ID.
    3. Ludvig (Lewis) Christen Larsen, b. 26 Apr. 1881, Big Flats, WI; d. 3 Mar. 1963, Wausau, Marathon Co., WI; m. 10 Nov. 1911, Ila Elnora Russell, b. 15 Sept. 1894, Monroe Center, WI; d. 23 Jan. 1969.
    4. Clara Margrethe Larsen, b. 27 Sept. 1884, Big Flats, WI; d. 15 Apr. 1970; m. 7 May 1902, George Washington Patefield Jr., b. 6 June 1880, Willow Springs, WI; d. June 1961, WI.
    5. Julius Herman Larsen, b. 14 Mar. 1887, Big Flats, WI; d. 16 Apr. 1958, Bellfield, ND; m1. 5 June 1917, Emma Gordon Payden, b. 10 Dec. 1884; d. 24 May 1949, Dickinson, ND; m2. 16 June 1951, Elsie Clark, b. 5 Mar. 1900.
    6. Martin Jensinius Larsen, b. 17 July 1889, Big Flats, WI; d. 15 Aug. 1953, Edgar, WI.
    7. Hulda Alfreda Larsen, b. 27 Feb. 1893, Big Flats, WI.; m1. 19 Dec. 1910, Laurentz Peter Nelson, b. 19 Dec. 1844; d. 17 July 1913, McCabe, MT; m2. 27 Dec. 1915, Guss Monsell, b. 6 Jan. 1887.
    8. Margarethe Sylvia Larsen, b. 5 Dec. 1894, Big Flats, WI; d. 14 Sept. 1983, Grants Pass, Josephine Co., OR; m. 13 Mar. 1916, Charles Lloy (Lloy C.) Leech, b. 8 Oct. 1879, Afton, Union Co., IA; d. 12 Feb. 1942, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.
  4. Ane Sophie Rasmusdatter, b. 3 Oct 1857, c. 15 Nov. 1857, Kirke Sonnerup, Denmark. d. 26 Aug. 1860,Sonnerup, Sjælland, Denmark.
  5. Petrina Christina Christensen, b. 1 Nov. 1859, Roskilde, Volberg, Sonnerup, Denmark; d. 14 July 1898, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; m. 1877, Lars Nelson, b. 2 Jan. 1853, Haarlev Denmark; d. 21 May 1920, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI. Their children are:
    1. Peter Rasmus Nelson, b. 6 Aug. 1877, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 4 July 1967; m. 14 Dec. 1903, Hattie C. Hanson, b. 7 June 1882; d. 8 Jan. 1965.
    2. Emilie Christine Nelson, b. 14 Jan. 1879, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 18 Apr. 1880, Wisconsin.
    3. Carl Valdemar (or Charles Walter) Nelson, b. 7 May 1881, Oakridge, WI; d. 5 Sept. 1881.
    4. Walter C. Nelson, b. 27 Mar. 1883, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 1968, Milwaukee., WI; m. 12 Dec. 1907, Christina Peterson, b. 1 Sept. 1887; d. 11 Nov. 1941, Adams Co., WI.
    5. Emil Johannes (John) Nelson, b. 8 July 1888, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 24 July 1957, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; m. 29 Sept. 1910, Blanche Lillian Murray, b. 11 May 1891; d. 13 Aug. 1945.
    6. Hilda Margaret Nelson, b. 23 Aug. 1892, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; m. 22 Dec. 1915, Alan Alton Gibbs, b. 14 Mar. 1891; d. 28 May 1959.
    7. Victor Christen Nelson, b. 2 May 1897, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. Sept. 1980, Friendship, Adams Co., WI m. 21 June 1934, Pearl Fay, b. 9 June 1906; d. March 25, 1994.
  6. Christen Ambruce (Chris) Christensen, b. 31 Oct. 1862, Kirke Sonnerup, Sjælland, Denmark; d. 3 July 1947, Hancock, Waushara Co., WI; m. 6 Feb. 1886, Mary Emma Koemel, b. 27. Jan. 1868, Troy, NY; d. 4 July 1919, Hancock, Waushara Co., WI; m2. 8 Aug. 1921, Julia Green Riggles, b. 23 July 1870; d. 29 Oct. 1947. The children of Christen and Mary are:
    1. George Emil Christensen, adopted, b. 16 Nov. 1884, Wabasha, MN, d. 24 Nov, 1933, Wabasha MN. m. 12 Dec 1912, Margaret Melvin b. 14 Apr 1882, Wabasha MN d. 2 Dec 1966, Plainview, Wabasha County, MN.
    2. Etta Margaret Christensen, b. Aug. 1888, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 28 Jul, 1985, Adams Co., WI; m1. 2 July 1907, Benjamin W. Travis, b. 29 Aug 1886, Stevens Point, WI; m2. 15 Mar. 1934, Francis Andrew Raymond, b. abt. 1882; d. 1 May 1940, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI.
    3. Vena Elizabeth Christensen, b. 5 May 1894, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 26 June 1973, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., WI; m1. 26 June 1912, Fred Earl McLaughlin, b. 11 June 1885; d. 20 Mar. 1919, Hancock, Waushara Co., WI; m2., Emil Huysman, b. 18 Jan. 1894; d. 3 Feb 1946, Hancock, Waushara Co., WI.
    4. Irene Netta Christensen, b. 22 July 1895, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 15 July 1984, Hancock, Waushara Co., WI; m. Sept. 1916, Robert Fitzgerald, b. 31 Aug. 1891, Deerfield WI; d. 18 Nov. 1973, Wild Rose Hospital, Waushara Co., WI.
    5. Ira Victor Christensen, b. 7 Nov. 1898, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 5 Jun 1975, Arkdale, Adams Co., WI; m1. 15 Nov 1916, Esther Briggs; m2. 17 Jan. 1934, Ethel Pearl Johnson VanNocker, b. 24 Jan. 1902, Ricketts, Winnebago Co., WI ; d. 1 Mar. 1973, Woods Co., WI.

    Alton (l. to r.), Lydia, Darwin, Sylvia, Roy and Lewis
    Christensen. This photo was taken about 1911.

  7. Ludvig (Lewis) Christensen, b. 31 Jan. 1864, Kirke Sonnerup, Sjælland, Denmark; d. 14 July 1954, Tomahawk, Lincoln Co., WI; m. 18 Sept. 1893, Lydia Mary Rather, b. 26 Jan. 1872; d. 7 Jan. 1917, Plainfield, Waushara Co., WI. Their children are:
    1. Zebbie Actian Christensen, adopted, b. 7 July 1891, Livermore, IA; d. bef. 1954; m. 1918, Estella M., b. 1891.
    2. Alton Bert Christensen, adopted, b. 2 Nov. 1895, probably Livermore IA; d. 22 Mar. 1923, Nenzel, NE.
    3. Roy Lewis Christensen, b. 16 Sept. 1900, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 9 Feb. 1971, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, WI; m1. 3 Aug. 1934, Ivy Marie Sommermeyer, b. 3 Aug. 1913; d. 6 July 1955, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI; m2. 1 Sept. 1956, Marie Hamelink, b. 14 Dec 1916, Kenosha, WI; d. 5 May 2008, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.
    4. Sylvia Emelia Christensen, b. 3 May 1903, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 1 Apr. 1994; m. 27 May 1950, Rev. Wendell Bennetts, b. 24 Mar. 1894, Bessemer, MN; d. 25 Apr. 1982, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI.
    5. Darwin Rasmus Christensen, b. 6 Apr. 1906, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 1 July 1923, Plainfield, Waushara Co., WI.
    6. Infant Christensen, b. Mar. 1910, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. Mar. 1910, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI.
  8. Karen Sophie Rasmusdatter, b. 13 Nov. 1865, c. 4 Feb 1866, Kirke Sonnerup, Sjælland, Denmark; d. 13 May, 1875, Sjælland, Denmark. Family lore is that she had tuberculosis, and was too ill to emmigrate.
  9. Sophia Christensen, b. 26 Apr. 1867, Sonnerup, Sjælland, Denmark; d. 20 July 1899, Adams Co., WI; m. 9 Feb. 1887, Christian Peterson, b. 28 Dec. 1862; d. 6 Dec. 1946, Adams Co., WI. Their children are:
    1. Christian Andreas Peterson II, b. 30 May 1888, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 19 Jan 1961, Adams Co., WI; m. 25 Aug. 1919, Hazel Madson, b. 9 Jan. 1899, Arkdale, Adams Co., WI; d. 20 Dec. 1987, WI
    2. Anne Margaret Peterson, b. 1 Sept. 1891, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 30 Apr. 1962, Adams Co., WI; m. 26 Apr. 1917, Martin Carl Nelson, b. 10 Jan. 1895, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 8 May 1970, Adams Co., WI.
    3. Rasmus Peterson, b. 17 Mar. 1899, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 10 Mar. 1900, Big Flats WI.

The Lars Hansen Family

Lars Hanson, Anna Cecelia Larsen and
Ane Kirstine Hanson.

Lars Hansen was born April 21, 1823 in Højby Parish, Holbæk county, Denmark, the son of Hans Nielsen and Sidse Andersdatter. Lars married Ane Kirstine Clausdatter on September 10, 1847 in Vig Parish, Holbæk, Co., Denmark. She was the daughter of Claus Madsen and Kirstine Andersdatter. When she married Lars Hansen, Ane Kirstine brought to the union a son, christened Hans Peter Clausen. Hans Peter Clausen took his stepfather's name, becoming Hans Peter Larsen in the United States. Lars and Ane Kirstine's sons immigrated to the United States prior to them. Lars and Ane Kirstine immigrated on April 21, 1875, settling in Big Flats, Adams County, Wisconsin, where the sons homesteaded. Jens (Jim) Larsen immigrated in 1870 and Hans Larsen immigrated about 1873. Hans Peter Larsen moved from Big Flats to Luck, Polk Co., WI about 1880. Lars was known as Lars Hanson in Big Flats. He died on February 20, 1896 in Big Flats, Adams County, WI and is buried at Niebull Cemetery, Big Flats. Ane Kirstine Hansen died about June 20, 1903 in Luck, Polk County, WI. She is buried at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, near Luck, as is Hans and Ane Marie Larsen and many of thier descendants. The sons of Lars and Ane Kirstine Hansen, and thier descendants, use both the "Larsen" and "Larson" surnames.

The Larsen Family Tree

Lars Hansen, b. 21 Apr. 1823, Holbæk, Højby Parish, Denmark; d. 20 Feb. 1896, Adams Co., WI; m. 10 Sept. 1847, Ane Kirstine Clausdatter, b. 24 Oct. 1819, Holbæk, Ods, Vig, Denmark; d. 20 June 1903, Luck, Polk Co., WI. The children are:

  1. Hans Peter Larsen, b. 22 Dec. 1843, Honsinge, Vig, Holbæk, Denmark; d. 1916; m. Ane Marie Petersen, b. Sept. 1849 in Denmark; d. 1919, Polk Co., WI. Their children are:
    1. Laurits C. Larsen, b. Nov. 1873, WI; d. 1945; m. abt. 1897, Alice, b. Nov. 1875; d. 1953.
    2. Marie Larsen, b. 13 July 1875, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI.
    3. Anna Kristine Larsen, b. 6 July 1877, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI.
    4. Sophia Ceselie Larsen, b. 11 July 1879, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI.
    5. Petrine Larsen, b. 1880, Luck, Polk Co., WI; d. 1881.
    6. Bessie Larsen, b. 1882; d. 1953.
    7. Nels Peter Larsen, b. 1 Sep. 1885, Luck, Polk Co., WI; d. 27 Apr 1958, WI; m. 25 Mar 1910, Karen Marie Johansen, b. 4 Aug 1888, Elkhorn IA; d. 16 Oct 1977, Luck, Polk Co., WI
    8. Laura Larsen, b. Aug. 1887, WI.
    9. Emma Larsen, b. Dec. 1889, WI.
    10. Elizabeth Larsen, b. Feb. 1891, WI.

    Hulda (l. to r. standing) Alfreda Larsen, Ludvig "Louis" Christian
    Larsen, Julius Herman Larsen, Martin Jensinius Larsen,
    Clara Margrethe Larsen, Margarethe Sylvia Larsen;
    Anna (l. to r. sitting) Cecelia Larsen, Inger Marie (Christensen)
    Larsen, Emma Theressa Larsen.

  2. Jens (Jim) Larsen, b. 3 June 1848, Vig Parish, Ods, Sjælland, Denmark; d. 15 Dec. 1900, Adams Co., WI; m. abt. 6 Aug. 1876, Inger Marie Christensen, b. 2 June 1855, Kirke Sonnerup, Sjælland, Denmark; d. 22 Feb. 1943, McCabe, MT. Their children are:
    1. Anna Cecelia Larsen, b. 19 July 1877, Big Flats, Adams Co., WI; d. 9 Apr. 1966, Great Falls, Cascade Co., MT; m. 6 Feb. 1895, James Henry Shurtliff, b. 4 Oct. 1875, Baraboo, WI; d. 2 Aug. 1945, Great Falls, MT.
    2. Emma Theressa Larsen, b. 23 June 1879, Big Flats, WI; d. 15 Nov. 1955, Coeur d'Alene, ID; m. 8 June 1897, Farris Blancher, b. 27 June 1870, WI; d. 5 Sept. 1957, Coeur d'Alene, ID.
    3. Ludvig (Lewis) Christen Larsen, b. 26 Apr. 1881, Big Flats, WI; d. 3 Mar. 1963, Wausau, Marathon Co., WI; m. 10 Nov. 1911, Ila Elnora Russell, b. 15 Sept. 1894, Monroe Center, WI; d. 23 Jan. 1969.
    4. Clara Margrethe Larsen, b. 27 Sept. 1884, Big Flats, WI; d. 15 Apr. 1970; m. 7 May 1902, George Washington Patefield Jr., b. 6 June 1880, Willow Springs, WI; d. June 1961, WI.
    5. Julius Herman Larsen, b. 14 Mar. 1887, Big Flats, WI; d. 16 Apr. 1958, Bellfield, ND; m1. 5 June 1917, Emma Gordon Paden, b. 10 Dec. 1884; d. 24 May 1949, Dickinson, ND; m2. 16 June 1951, Elsie E. Clark, b. 5 Mar. 1900; d. 24 Jan 1998, Dickinson ND.
    6. Martin Jensinius Larsen, b. 17 July 1889, Big Flats, WI; d. 15 Aug. 1953, Edgar, WI.
    7. Hulda Alfreda Larsen, b. 27 Feb. 1893, Big Flats, WI;d. 20 Feb 1979, Puyallup Wa; m1. 19 Dec. 1910, Lauritz Peter Nelson, b. 19 Dec. 1884; d. 17 July 1913, McCabe, MT; m2. 27 Dec. 1915, Guss Monsell, b. 6 Jan. 1887; d. 8 De 1970 Puyallup, WA.
    8. Margarethe Sylvia Larsen, b. 5 Dec. 1894, Big Flats, WI; d. 14 Sept. 1983, Grants Pass, Josephine Co., OR; m. 13 Mar. 1916; Charles Lloy (Lloy C.) Leech, b. 8 Oct. 1879, Afton, Union Co., IA; d. 12 Feb. 1942, Los Angeles, CA.
  3. Lars Christian Larsen, b. 29 Mar. 1857, Honsinge, Vig, Holbæk, Denmark; d. 10 Apr. 1857, Honsinge, Vig, Holbæk, Denmark.


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Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Barbara Ludwick, Violet Leech Moor, Kathy Markgraf, Rev. James Christensen, Jerry Pells, members of Zion Lutheran Church and all of those Christensens and Larsens, past and present, who recorded and passed on the history of these families.
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This page was created by Joan Shurtliff. It was last updated 4 March 2009.