Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     HANS PETER LARSON resides about two miles southeast from Farmer postoffice and was born in Aalburg, Denmark, on December 12, 1856.  His parents, Lars Christian and Karen M. (Pingel) Larson, were natives of Denmark.  The father is deceased but the mother is still living.  The father served in the war of 1848-9.  Our subject was educated in the schools of his native land and remained there until he was twenty-two years of age.  At that time he enlisted in the regular army and served for sixteen months.  In the spring of 1883, he came to the United States and settled in Menard county, Illinois, where he farmed for six years.  In 1889, he moved to this county and settled on a homestead, where he resides at the present time.  He added another quarter section by purchase and the whole estate now is farmed to small grains.  The labor of Mr. and Mrs. Larson has been abundantly rewarded and they are now among the most prosperous people of this section.  They have a comfortable five room residence, large barn, fine well of water and many other improvements besides much other property.  Mr. Larson has one brother and two sisters, Nels C., Mrs. Mary Christianson, and Mrs. Johannah Nelsen.
     On January 17, 1885, while still in Illinois, Mr. Larson married Miss Lorine, daughter of Christian and Mary A. (Thomson) Sorenson both natives of Denmark.  Mrs. Larson was born in Denmark, on October 9, 1862.  Three children have been born to this union: Harry C., on July 18, 1885; Hannah M., in this county, on June 30, 1892; and Sena C., in this county, on June 13, 1894.  Mr. and Mrs. Larson are members of the Lutheran church and are very active laborers for the moral welfare of the community.  They have been very successful in temporal matters, while also their upright walk has won for them the friendship and respect of the leading people of this section.