Bio: Lund, Christian (1861 – 19??)
Surnames: Lund, Houltman, Colby
---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Lund, Christian (23 August 1861 – 19??)
CHRISTIAN LUND, florist, whose greenhouses are situated at No. 914 Grand avenue, Wausau, Wis., and his offices at No. 517 Third Street, is one of the old settled business men of this city, having been established here nineteen years ago. He was born in Denmark. August 23, 1861, and is a son of Hans Lund and wife, the latter of whom died in Denmark. The former followed his son to America some years later and spent his last years with him.
Christian Lund was reared and obtained his education in his own land. When he came to the United States in 1882 and located at Wausau, he found practically an open field in the florist business, no other gardener having ventured here, and much encouraged he opened up in a small way and by persistent endeavor and through untiring industry has built up a very considerably business. He now owns five acres of land and his own residence and six greenhouses, and has 1700 square feet of glass. He is very successful with all kinds of plants and his houses are a beautiful wilderness of bloom of all flowers in their special seasons and, through modern appliance are preserved far beyond their time of natural bloom so that he is prepared to furnish blossoms for every occasion, shipping to other points.
Mr. Lund was married at Wausau to Miss Christina Houltman, who was born in Sweden and they have seven children: Marie, who is the wife of James Colby; and Johanna, Hans, Caroline, Edith, Evelyn and Alice. Mr. Lund and family belong to the Presbyterian Church. He is identified with the Royal Arcanum but takes no active part in political life.
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