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Mads Christian Christensen (1852-1907)
Physician and surgeon in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA

He was born 24 Jul 1852 in Vester Hjermitslev, Hjørring. Son of smallholder (danish: husmand) Christen Madsen and wife Christine Jensdatter. Like his father he became a veterinarian studying in both Denmark and the USA. In 1892 he graduated from Omaha Medical College in Nebraska and afterwards he practised medicine. Census list he came to the USA in 1884. He was married 1880 to Johanna M. who also originated from Denmark. She died in 1888 and about 1889 he married Maren, a sister of his former wife and born 1861 in Denmark. He had children with both wifes and the eldest son Christian/Chris was born 1881 in Denmark.

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