Biography of Hans O. Sanden
Houston County, MN Biographies

Hans O. Sanden, one of the leading farmers of Sheldon township, residing in section 16, was born on his present farm, May 9, 1876, son of Ole O. and Katherine, (Nelson) Sanden. He was the fifth born of his parents' eleven children, and was reared on the home farm, attending district school in this township. For a number of years he acted as his father's assistant, becoming the active manager of the farm a number of years before the father's death, and the property finally came into his possession. At the present time he has 378 acres in Badger Valley, besides a tract of woodland on the Ridge, and his buildings and fences are in good condition, the entire estate constituting a well improved modern farm. He is making a specialty of breeding Hereford cattle, of which he has a herd of between forty and fifty, and also raises other stock. He holds shares in the Houston Creamery, the Houston Shipping Association, the Houston Telephone Co., and the Houston State Bank. In politics, independent, he is at present serving both as town and school treasurer. He is a member of the "Stone" Norwegian Lutheran church and of the Modern Woodmen of America at Houston. Mr. Sanden was married Sept. 23, 1904, to Lizzie Wilson, who was born in Mound Prairie township, daughter of Abraham and Guro (Kittelson) Wilson. He and his wife are the parents of five children, Nadine Katherine, Grace, Myrtle, Katherine and Olaf. Both the Sanden and Wilson families have been long esthblished in this part of Houston county, their members being energetic and enterprising people widely respected.


FROM:
The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919

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