|RASMUS LARSON, a well-known and successful farmer of the town of Rutland, is a native of Denmark. Lars and Anna Larson, his parents were born in Rudkjöbing, Denmark, where they were educated and married and spent their lives upon a farm in the neighborhood. Their oldest son, Christian, died; the two younger ones, Lars and Rasmus, came to America and both settled in Rutland. Rasmus was born near Rudkjöbing, May 7, 1837, attended school in Denmark until he was fifteen years of age and then worked out.
In 1866 he came to Rock County, Wis., where he worked out for four years. He then located in Rutland, where he obtained seventy acres of land, which he worked for eight years. This was sold and the farm known as the Cooper farm purchased, which has since been the home of the family.
Mr. Larson is a Republican but has never interested himself actively in politics or desired to hold office.
In October 1866, he married Miss Caroline Christenson, daughter of Christian and Maria Christianson, natives of Denmark. Mrs. Larson’s father died in Denmark and his widow joined her children in American. Mr. and Mrs. Larson have five sons and daughters.
Anna, the oldest, is the wife of John Anderson of Oregon, Wis., Augusta married Andrew Christianson of Stoughton, Hannah is Mrs. Paul Nelson and resides in the town of Rutland, William and Mary remain at Home. All have been well-educated and the family is prominent in the Danish Lutheran church of Rutland.
1906 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 545.