I am reseaching my husband's great grandfather, Henry Hanson. Henry was born in Norway about 1876. The story is told that he came to America from Oslo as a stow away or a cabin boy and jumped ship in or around the Port Arthur area.
It is reported also that he may have served as a county sheriff in Sabine Co., TX. at some point.
His first wife was named Mary LNU. With Mary he had four (known) sons, Harry, Charley, Oscar and William. The family appears in the 1910 US Census in Jefferson Co., TX. I did not find the family in the 1920 census but he appears in the 1920 census in Harris Co., TX with a different wife, Jovita and two more sons, Paul and Mike.
We have no idea when or where he died or where he may be buried. White there are several Hanson families in the Beaumont/Port Arthur, TX areas, we have been unable to find "our" Henry.
Any help would be greatly appreciatd.
Thanking you in advance,