Pastor Anders Hansen, Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin


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Pastor Anders Hansen, Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin.


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Confirmation: Coming of Age in Denmark and the US

Anders Hansen was born in Randers, Denmark in 1886. He came to the US in 1904, attended seminary in Blair, Nebraska, and Illinois, and was ordained in 1914. His first call was to congregations in Oconto and Maple Valley, Wisconsin. Here, the young pastor is seen with his very first confirmation class in Maple Valley in 1915.

His son Virgil is featured elsewhere in this exhibit.


  • Pastor Anders Hansen and his very first confirmation class in Maple Valley, Wisconsin, 1915 (photo courtesy of Deb Jacobsen Bieker, Elk Horn IA).


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