Kresten was named after his uncle Chris Rasmussen who lived/farmed north of Jacksonville, Iowa. Kresten apprenticed as a blacksmith, but he was a farmer in the US specifically near Exeter and also was thought to have had a soda-manufacturing business and sold ice. He died in 1930.
It is interesting to note that one branch of the Rasmussen family were blacksmiths in paternal line for a span of almost 250 years! Kresten (Chris) Rasmussen, was the last blacksmith in line, he died around 1930 in Nebraska, to where he had emigrated as a young man.
Does anyone remember Kersten or know any information about him. A member of the Rasmussen family in Kansas is looking for information. If you have some to share please contact Leesa and she will pass on the information.