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Peter Lauritz Christian Hansen (1854-19??)
Clergyman in USA

He was born 29 Apr 1854 in Barløse Mark, Barløse, Odense. Son of smallholder [danish: husmand] Hans Christensen and wife Gertrud Hansdatter. He graduated with a theological exam in 1882 from the college in Askov. Later that year he came to the USA to became a minister of the Danish Lutheran Church. For 2 years he was in charge of congregation in Chicago. Later he served for 3 years in Danville, South Dakota and 3 years in Lincoln, Nebraska. He then came to Cedar Falls in 1892. Later in life he lived in Oregon for some years before moving to California, where he in 1910 is living in San Francisco. In 1882 he was married to Petria Pedersen, who probably died in the late 1890s. About 1899 he married Marie, born about 1874 in Iowa.

Nelson, O.N. History of the Scandinavians and Successfull Scandinavians in the United States. Minneapolis, 1897.