History of Santa Clara - 1525
COUNTY BIOGRAPHY PROJECT
Living in his attractive home on the San Joe- Saratoga Road, Antone K. Hansen has taken his place among the capable and progressive orchardist of the Cupertino district. A native of Denmark, a land noted for the industry of its people, Mr. Hansen was born there at Langland on September 24, 2872. His parents were James and Carrie Hansen, members of highly-respected old families of that country and there they have always lived, although the mother has now passed away.
Fortunate in a good education in the public schools of Denmark, supplemented by private, Antone K. Hansen left his native land for the shores of America when he became of age, arriving her in 1893. He soon came on to San Jose, Cal., and here he worked at various occupations for a time. He then removed to Salinas and for the next fifteen years he engaged in farming on the Cooper ranch on his own account, accumulating a goodly fund of savings through his years of industry.
In 1911 Mr. Hansen returned to Santa Clara County and bought a tract of eighteen acres on the San Jose- Saratoga Road. Later he erected his comfortable home there and since 1915, this had been his place of residence. He was married in San Jose to Miss Minnie Christiansen, a native daughter of Santa Clara County, and the daughter of an old-time family here. In his ten years here Mr. Hansen has spared no time and effort to bring his place up to a high state of cultivation and the work of these years has been amply rewarded. In political matters he is a Republican, and while essentially a home man, he keeps up some of the ties of his native country by membership in the Dania. He belongs to the California Prune and Apricot Association.
Transcribed by Carolyn Feroben, from Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara County,California,
published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. 1525
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