Solano County

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Hans Fredricksen, a well known contractor at Vallejo, well established there in the house-moving way, with an equipment competent to handle any undertaking along that line and with a record of considerable difficult achievement in his line of endeavor, is of European birth, but has been a resident of this country since the days of his young manhood and of California for the past twenty years. Mr. Fredricksen was born on a farm in the kingdom of Norway on December 7, 1880, and is a son of Frederick and Annie Christina Hanson, the latter of whom died when her son Hans was but five years of age.

Reared in his native place, Hans Fredricksen had his schooling there and early became employed in the dairy industries. When twenty-three years of age he came to the United States and after four years of residence and employment in the city of Chicago came to California and located at Oakland. There he became engaged in construction work, with particular reference to pile driving and bridge work, and continued there for thirteen years, or until in 1919, when he located at Vallejo and established himself in business in this latter city as a house mover, a line which since has engaged his attention and in which he has done very well. Mr. Fredricksen has a mechanical outfit for his labors that comprises the most modern equipment for this sort of work and is prepared for any sort of a contract along that line that may present itself here. Since he has been in business here he has carried out some pretty big contracts, including the removal of the large frame barracks at the navy yard and other work there, as well as many houses in the city, including one large clubhouse, and is widely known in his line.

In early manhood Hans Fredricksen was united in marriage to Miss Anna M. Christensen, who also was born in Norway, but who has been a resident of California since the days of her girlhood, and they have three children, Henry, Alfred and Alfhild. Mr. and Mrs. Fredricksen are republicans and Mr. Fredricksen is a member of the local lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

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