Bio: Christensen, Peter Nicholas (1847 - 1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

Surnames: Christensen, Thompson, Ebbe

Source: History of Northern Wis. (Wood County, Wis.) 1881, page 1204

PETER NICHOLAS CHRISTENSEN, Grand Rapids. Was born on the small Island of Laaland, the most southeasterly island of Denmark, on the 1st of October, 1847. His father was a school teacher by profession. Mr. C. left home in 1862 to oversee a large farm, where he remained until 1866, when he came to the United States, and soon after to Wis. He worked at logging and lumbering until 1870, when he bought a heavily timbered tract of land in the town of Lincoln, Wood Co., which he has cleared and cultivated, and upon which he has built a large barn and comfortable dwelling, where he now resides. He has been Clerk of the town of Lincoln nine years, and connected with the Board of Education since 1873. In 1880, he was elected Register of Deeds for Wood County, which office he at present holds. Mr. C. was married to Miss Martha Thompson Ebbe, step-daughter of I. H. Ebbe, of Nasonville, Feb. 1, 1873. They have four children - Caroline M., Lewis P., Clarence C., and B. Lillian. Mr. C. has living next neighbor to him his only brother, Jacob, who came here in 1867, and has followed farming also. He is a graduate of Blaagard Seminary, Copenhagen.

----Source: Marshfield Times, The | Marshfield, Wisconsin | Saturday, Feb 25, 1882 | Page 1

Obit: Christianson Children (1882)

Mr. P. N. Christensen, of Grand Rapids, lost two children last week with malignant diphtheria, and at the present writing has two others sick with scarlet fever.

Wisconsin Marriage Record

Groom's Name: Peter Necholca Christensen
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Martha S. Thompson
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 01 Feb 1873
Marriage Place: Lincoln, Wood, Wisconsin
Groom's Father's Name: Peter Christensen
Groom's Mother's Name: Nicholina Christensen
Bride's Father's Name: Lars Thompson
Bride's Mother's Name: G. Thomson Ebbe
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00335-4
System Origin: Wisconsin-ODM
Source Film Number: 1275654

1880 Federal Census, Lincoln, Wood, Wisconsin

Name: Peter N. Christensen
Birthdate: 1848
Birthplace: Denmark
Relationship to Head: Self
Spouse's Name: Martha Christensen
Spouse's Birthplace: Norway
Father's Birthplace: Denmark
Mother's Birthplace: Denmark
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 32 years
Occupation: Farmer
Household
Head: Peter N. Christensen M 32
Spouse: Martha Christensen F 22, 1858, Norway, married 22 yrs., parents b. Norway, parents b. Norway.
Child: Caroline M. Christensen F 6, 1874, Wis.
Child: Lewis Peter Christensen M 5, 1875, Wis.
Child: Clarence C. Christensen M 3, 1877, Wis.
Child: Lilian Bertha Christensen F 7M, 1879, Wis.
Jacob Christensen M 37 1843, Denmark, single farmer, parents b. Denmark

Wisconsin Birth Records

Name: Martha Caroline Christensen
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 18 Feb 1882
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Wood, Wisconsin
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race: White
Father's Name: Peter Nicholas Christensen
Father's Birthplace: Lolland, Denmark, Europe
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Martha Thompson Ebbe
Mother's Birthplace: Sistenos, Norway, Europe
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00327-0
System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy
Source Film Number: 1305611
Reference Number: cn 296
 

1900 Federal Census, Lincoln township, Wood, Wisconsin

Name: Hannah M Christensen
Birth Date: Feb 1866
Birthplace: Denmark
Relationship to Head-of-Household: Wife
Spouse Name: Peter Christensen
Spouse Birth Place: Denmark
Father Birthplace: Denmark
Mother Birthplace: Denmark
Race or Color (expanded): White
Head-of-household Name: Peter Christensen
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 17
Estimated Marriage Year: 1883
Mother How Many Children: 7
Number Living Children: 7
Immigration Year: 1882
Household
Head: Peter Christensen M, Oct 1847 Denmark, farmer, parents b. Denmark
Spouse: Hannah M Christensen F
Child: Martha C Christensen F,  Feb 1882, Wis., servant
Child: Carrie M Christensen F, Dec 1884, Wis., at school
Child: Bertha L Christensen F, Sep 1886, Wis., at school
Child: Peter W Christensen M, Oct 1888, Wis., at school
Child: William C Christensen M, Nov 1892, Wis., at school
Child: Louise N D Christensen F, Jan 1895, Wis.
Child: Bernhard G J Christensen M, Mar 1897, Wis.
Child: Gracie O Christensen F, Oct 1899, Wis.
Brother: Jacob Christensen M, Oct 1842, Denmark, farmer, parents b. Denmark
Louie Iverson M, Jan 1884, Wis., farm laborer, parents b. Norway
 

 

 


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