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Paul C. and Dora Christenson
Husband's Full Name: Paul Christiansen
Husband's Place of Birth: Denmark
Husband's Father's Name: unknown
Husband's Mother's Name: unknown
Husband's Siblings' Names: unknown
Wife's Full Name: Dora in about 1865 in Minnesota
Wife's Place of Birth: Denmark
Wife's Father's Name: unknown
Wife's Mother's Name: unknown
Wife's Siblings' Names: unknown
Children's Names: Chris, Harry, Jake, Fred, Stena, Carl, Mary, Howard, Harley (per census records)
Married again in 1902 and lived in Wahpeton – no children, his wife died a few years after they were married.
Paul Christiansen was born in Denmark and immigrated to America in 1868 when he was 22 years old.
Paul Christiansen came to Manfred in about 1910, according to the Census records. He continued to be listed on the Manfred census records until 1925. He owned a farm and farmed it, later, at the age of 74 he is listed as a border at the Christ Roble place.
Although we don’t know much about Paul, the old Manfred news indicates he visited with his brother in Wahpeton in 1907, that he loaded his horses and machinery into an immigrant car in the fall of 1910 to head for Williston, where he had a brother living, and that he visited a sister-in- law in Havana, ND in 1924. He came back to Manfred to live after each of these trips. I found no mention of children other than in the census records.
He died at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 21 days following a week’s illness with pneumonia. Pastor Langseth officiated at the funeral services. Pallbearers were N. O. Dovre, K. Wylie, J. J. Hustoft, O. K. Melby, J. Klev and P. B. Anderson. He is buried at the Vang Lutheran Cemetery north of Manfred.