Chris Korshoj (1894-1981) was born in Brejning, Denmark. He emigrated to the United States in 1914 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1917. He worked in the Christiansen Lumber Yard in Blair, Nebraska, from 1919 to 1926. In 1926 he bought a lumberyard in Herman, Nebraska, which he operated for the next 50 years.

Chris married Esther Marie Madsen (1896-1994) in 1922. She was born in Blair and attended school in rural Sutherland. Esther and Chris resided in Blair until 1926 when they moved to Herman. She lived there for the rest of her life, and was active in First Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Samples from the collection

CK50th Anniversary
Chris and Esther Korshoj in 1972 on their 50th anniversary.
CKNaturalization Certificate
Certificate of Naturalization for Chris Korshoj dated June 22, 1918.
CKChris with Family History
Chris Korshoj with family history written by son Frank.