Biography of Christian Ottoson
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Christian Ottoson. Was born in Denmark, October 10, 1828, where he resided till 1868. At the age of fourteen he began the battle of life for himself, and has always followed farming. June 7, 1868, he left home, and on the 10th of that month sailed from Hamburg for New York, and thence he came via Panama to California, arriving in San Francisco July 23d. After remaining in that city a few days he came to Mendocino county and went to work in the woods, which business he followed till 1872, when he settled on his present place, consisting of one hundred. and sixty acres, where he has since resided. He was married December 27, 1851, to Miss Christina Larsen, a native of Denmark, born January 7, 1824. Their children are: John, born March 23, 1852; Ham, born May 14, 1853; James C., born April 9, 1861; Anna, July 8, 1863.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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