Richard Christiansen

In 1885 Webster County, Iowa, Richard 30, and Indiana 19, have "Rolf O", following Gust Christiansen 58 and Maria 57.

Richard proved up a quarter in 8, 8N 48W in 1893.


Richard Marinoris Christiansen (son of Gustave Christiansen and Anna Nielsdatter)108 was born 17 May 1854 in Oslo, Norway, and died 31 Jan 1936 in Callendar, Iowa. He married Indiana Olsen on 1884, daughter of ? Olsen and Anna Marie Olsen.
More About Richard Marinoris Christiansen:
Arrival 1:  1870
Date born 2: 1854, Norway.
Residence 1: 1900, Snyder, Morgan, Colorado. He's a railroad section foreman, born May 1854 in Norway, immigrating in 1870, with Indiana March 1864 Norway, immigrating in 1883.  They have Mary Oct 1886 Iowa, Anna April 1889 Colorado, and Emma Feb 1894 Colorado, plus three boarders.

In 1910 Polk County, Iowa Indiana is divorced, with sons Ralph 26, a laborer,  and Benjamin 18 Colorado, and Emma 16 Colorado.

Residence 2: 1930, Callender, Webster, Iowa.

In 1930 Webster County, Iowa, Richard is living alone, 75, no occupation, divorced.


More About Richard Marinoris Christiansen and Indiana Olsen:
Marriage: 1884
Children of Richard Marinoris Christiansen and Indiana Olsen are:
 i. Emma Christiansen, b. 16 Feb 1894, Kersey, Colorado, d. 12 Jul 1972, Glendale, CA.
ii. Marie Christiansen, b. 01 Oct 1886, Callender, Iowa, d. 28 Jun 1971.
iii. Anna Christiansen, b. 03 Apr 1889, Fleming, Colorado, d. 04 Sep 1986.
iv. Benjamin Gustavus Christiansen, b. 28 Sep 1892, Fleming, Colorado, d., Nebraska.
v. Ralph O Christensen, b. 26 Sep 1884, Callender, Iowa, d. 29 Mar 1954, Glendale, Ca.  buried next to Laura Ethel Christiansen, per # 21848262.
Emma Christiansen (daughter of Richard Marinoris Christiansen and Indiana Olsen)  was born 16 Feb 1894 in Kersey, Colorado, and died 12 Jul 1972 in Glendale, CA.  # 28784633.  She married Rolla Frank Topliff on 06 Apr 1912 in Des Moines, Iowa, son of John Nelson Toppliff, Jr and Josephine M Kittinger.


Anna Christiansen (daughter of Richard Marinoris Christiansen and Indiana Olsen)  was born 03 Apr 1889 in Fleming, Colorado, and died 04 Sep 1986. She married (2) Park Current on 20 Jan 1910 in Cripple Creek, Colorado, son of Nelson Current and Harriet N Currie.
They're in Colorado Springs in 1910, Park a carpenter, born in Iowa.

Park registered in Colorado Springs, a carpenter, born Jan 17, 1886.  They're in Colorado Springs in 1920, 1930, and 1940,  (they had seven kids with them in 1930)

Park -1886-1977 and Anna 1889-1986 are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Colorado Springs.  #33410174

Benjamin Gustavus Christiansen (son of Richard Marinoris Christiansen and Indiana Olsen) was born 28 Sep 1892 in Fleming, Colorado, died in Nebraska.

More About Benjamin Gustavus Christiansen:
Date born 2: 28 Sep 1891 - he registered in Columbus, Ohio, saying he was born in Fleming Colorado, and was a butter maker for a creamery.
Date born 3: 1892, Colorado.
Other-Begin: Columbus City.
Residence 1: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.
Residence 2: 1910, Des Moines Ward 4, Polk, Iowa.


In 1920 Rusk County, Wisconsin, Indiana, 66, widowed, is with Emma and Rollo F "Gotbil" with their Josephine E. 6 Iowa and Robert F. six months, Wisconsin.

Although the same tree said Indiana died Aug 1, 1921 in Bruce, Rusk County, Wisconsin, it said Indiana was in Navarino, Shawano County Wisconsin in 1930 with sister Hannah Hanson.  Hannah's obituary said she had a brother Ole Olson of Bessemer, Mich and one sister, Mrs. John Anderson, Dorchester, Wis,  It said she was born in Norway Sept 19 , 1863.

July 1945 Death Takes Father Of Times Employee The owners and employees of The Ironwood Times express their sincerest sympathy to Mrs. L. J. Paris, at the loss of her father, Ole Olson, who died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Paris, 801 Yale Avenue, Bessemer, last Saturday afternoon, July 21st. Mrs. Paris is serving the Times as the linotype operator during this war time emergency, as two of our former operators went into the services of our country. Ole Olson was one of Bessemer's pioneers and he passed away at the age of 77. His health had not been of the best during the past year, but it was. only recently that he became critically ill. Mr. Olson came to America from Oslo, Norway. He was born there on August 13, 1867. His parents brought him to this country when he was five years of age. As a boy and a young man he lived with his parents at Shawano, Wisconsin. He went from Shawano to Choate, Michigan, and there he married Miss Anna Porfors, 53 years ago. It was in the capacity as a railroad engineer that he later moved to Watersmeet, Michigan, and from there he moved to Ironton Location. He resided at the Ironton Location until 1907, at which time he built the family home in the Yale Location. At the Yale mine he was the hoisting engineer until 1939, when he retired at the time the Yale ceased its operations. Mr. Olson was a member of the Bessemer Sharon Lutheran Church, and of the Vasa Lodge. The funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at two o'clock, July 24th, at the Frick Funeral Home in Bessemer. The Rev. P, B. Haist officiated, and the burial was at the Bessemer cemetery. Mrs. L. J. Paris is the only surviving daughter. There is one sister, Mrs. John Anderson, of Dorchester, Wisconsin. There are two grandchildren, Rockne Paris, Yale Location; and Mrs. Katherine Weber of Superior. Mr. Olson's wife, and one daughter, Mrs. Irene Supercynski, a former deputy register of deeds in Gogebic County, preceded him in death. Mr. Olson had a host of friends who remembered him in the early days as a railroad man at Watersmeet, and as one of the hoisting engineers in the Ironton and Yale Locations. After he retired he spent most of his time in the outdoors with his grandson, Rockne, who was named after the famous Viking football coach of Notre Dame. Ole Olson was faithful to his church and to his family, and Bessemer has lost one of its outstanding citizens of the pioneer