Anders Hansen Dreyer

M, b. circa 1719, d. circa 1789
     Anders Hansen Dreyer married Ane (?) Anders Hansen Dreyer was born circa 1719. He died circa 1789.

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Ane (?) d. c 1776
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Dorothe Envoldsdatter

F, d. circa 1750
     Dorothe Envoldsdatter married Niels Mortensen on 14 May 1713. Dorothe Envoldsdatter died circa 1750.

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Niels Mortensen d. c 1766
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Christian Envoldsen

M, b. circa 1769, d. 17 October 1830
FatherEnvold Nielsen b. c 1729, d. 1 Mar 1809
MotherKirsten Hartvigsdatter
     Christian Envoldsen was born circa 1769 at Tierebye, Terslev Sogn, Denmark. He married Cathrine Hansdatter, daughter of Hans Henrichsen and (?) (?), on 19 February 1796 at Freerslev sogn, Denmark. Christian Envoldsen died on 17 October 1830 at Tierebye, Terslev Sogn, Denmark.

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Cathrine Hansdatter b. c 1771, d. 11 Apr 1832
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Frederik Gliese

M, b. 1778
     Frederik Gliese was born in 1778. He married Kirsten Christiansdatter, daughter of Christian Envoldsen and Cathrine Hansdatter, in 1833.

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Kirsten Christiansdatter b. 24 Aug 1811, d. a 1895

Ane Hansdatter

F, b. 20 July 1799, d. 1 October 1849
FatherHans Sørensen b. c 1766, d. 10 Feb 1799
MotherMaren Andersdatter b. c 1767
     Ane Hansdatter was born on 20 July 1799. She married Christen Rasmussen, son of Rasmus Olsen and Johanne Hansdatter kaldet Willardsdatter, on 1 October 1824 at Kisserup Kirke, Denmark. Ane Hansdatter died on 1 October 1849 at age 50.

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Christen Rasmussen b. 22 Sep 1796, d. 13 Feb 1872
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Cathrine Hansdatter

F, b. circa 1771, d. 11 April 1832
FatherHans Henrichsen b. c 1737
Mother(?) (?) d. 1771
     Cathrine Hansdatter was born circa 1771 at Høsten, Sdr. Dalby Sogn, Denmark. She married Christian Envoldsen, son of Envold Nielsen and Kirsten Hartvigsdatter, on 19 February 1796 at Freerslev sogn, Denmark. Cathrine Hansdatter died on 11 April 1832 at Tierebye, Terslev Sogn, Denmark.

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Christian Envoldsen b. c 1769, d. 17 Oct 1830
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Karen Hansdatter

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     Karen Hansdatter married Peder Johansen.

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Peder Johansen
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Karen Hansdatter

F, b. 1802
     Karen Hansdatter was born in 1802. She married Peder I Pedersen, son of Peder Olsen, on 24 November 1820 at Haraldsted, Denmark. Karen Hansdatter witnessed the census of Peder I Pedersen in 1834; Peder Pedersen, age 34, forester at the University forest; Karen Hansdatter, 32, wife; Peder Pedersen, 7; Hans Pedersen, 4; Bodil Pedersen, 13; Johanne Marie Pedersen 1. Karen Hansdatter witnessed the census of Peder I Pedersen in 1845 at Allindelille, Haraldsted, Ringsted Sorø, Denmark; Peder Pedersen, age 45, born Allindelille, Haraldsted, Sorø, Ringsted; Karen Hansdatter, 43; Bodil Pedersen, 24; Peder Pedersen, 18; Hans Pedersen, 15; Johanne Marie Pedersen, 12; Anders Pedersen, 9; Niels Pedersen, 6; Frederik Ludvig Pedersen, 5.

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Peder I Pedersen b. 1800
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Hans Hansen

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     Hans Hansen married Marie Nielsdatter.

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Marie Nielsdatter d. 14 Jan 1809
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Kirsten Hartvigsdatter

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     Kirsten Hartvigsdatter married Envold Nielsen, son of Niels Mortensen and Dorothe Envoldsdatter, on 24 November 1754.

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Envold Nielsen b. c 1729, d. 1 Mar 1809
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Hans Henrichsen

M, b. circa 1737
FatherHenrich Simonssøn b. c 1694, d. 1758
MotherEllen Berthelsdatter
     Hans Henrichsen married (?) (?) Hans Henrichsen was born circa 1737.

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(?) (?) d. 1771
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Anna Catherine Holm

F, b. 1 November 1757, d. 28 December 1828
FatherMichel Erichsen Holm
MotherAnne Mortensdatter
     Anna Catherine Holm was born on 1 November 1757 at Odense, Denmark. She married Mogens Peter Lønberg (Lyndberg), son of Aage Mogenssøn Lyndberg and Anna Maria Pedersdatter Storm, on 17 August 1785 at Ringsted, Zealand, Denmark. Anna Catherine Holm died on 28 December 1828 at Ringsted, Zealand, Denmark, at age 71.

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Mogens Peter Lønberg (Lyndberg) b. 1 Jan 1759, d. 18 Jun 1831
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Michel Erichsen Holm

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     Michel Erichsen Holm married Anne Mortensdatter on 13 February 1756.

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Anne Mortensdatter
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Inger Jensdatter

F, d. 3 August 1799
     Inger Jensdatter married Ole Olsen. Inger Jensdatter died on 3 August 1799.

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Ole Olsen b. 1721, d. 3 Aug 1804
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Kirsten Jensdatter

F, d. 1755
     Kirsten Jensdatter married Aage Mogenssøn Lyndberg on 17 June 1729. Kirsten Jensdatter died in 1755.

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Aage Mogenssøn Lyndberg b. 1703, d. 1 Oct 1762

Peder Johansen

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     Peder Johansen married Karen Hansdatter.

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Karen Hansdatter
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Johanne Hansdatter kaldet Willardsdatter

F, b. 1767, d. 11 August 1842
FatherHans Hansen
MotherMarie Nielsdatter d. 14 Jan 1809
     Johanne Hansdatter kaldet Willardsdatter was born in 1767. She married Rasmus Olsen, son of Ole Olsen and Inger Jensdatter. Johanne Hansdatter kaldet Willardsdatter died on 11 August 1842.

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Rasmus Olsen b. 1767, d. 22 Mar 1835
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Aage Mogenssøn Lyndberg

M, b. 1703, d. 1 October 1762
     Aage Mogenssøn Lyndberg was born in 1703. He married Kirsten Jensdatter on 17 June 1729. Aage Mogenssøn Lyndberg married Anna Maria Pedersdatter Storm. Aage Mogenssøn Lyndberg died on 1 October 1762.

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Kirsten Jensdatter d. 1755

Family 2

Anna Maria Pedersdatter Storm d. 25 Mar 1800
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Mogens Peter Lønberg (Lyndberg)

M, b. 1 January 1759, d. 18 June 1831
FatherAage Mogenssøn Lyndberg b. 1703, d. 1 Oct 1762
MotherAnna Maria Pedersdatter Storm d. 25 Mar 1800
     Mogens Peter Lønberg (Lyndberg) was born on 1 January 1759. He married Anna Catherine Holm, daughter of Michel Erichsen Holm and Anne Mortensdatter, on 17 August 1785 at Ringsted, Zealand, Denmark. Mogens Peter Lønberg (Lyndberg) died on 18 June 1831 at Ringsted, Zealand, Denmark, at age 72.

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Anna Catherine Holm b. 1 Nov 1757, d. 28 Dec 1828
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Erik Lønberg

M, b. 10 August 1791, d. 20 October 1857
FatherMogens Peter Lønberg (Lyndberg) b. 1 Jan 1759, d. 18 Jun 1831
MotherAnna Catherine Holm b. 1 Nov 1757, d. 28 Dec 1828
     Erik Lønberg On March 16 1935, you could read in the newspaper "Folketidende for Ringsted, Sorø, and Haslev" the following: "Yesterday, an exhibit opened in the Industry Building in Copenhagen on the occasion of the 475th anniversary of the Saddler and Paperhanger Association."
Among furniture and harnesses you can find old relics of the association, among other things a handful of letters-of-appointments and association letters from 4 generations of an old saddle maker family, Lønberg. The oldest of letter of appointment was given in Ringsted in 1785 for Mogens Peter Lønberg, our great great grandfather. The last was for Henrik Lønberg, who is of our family, but not our direct forefather. At the same exhibit was also shown a passport which was issued to Mogens Peter Lønberg, and signed by the Russian Empress Katharina II , and a diary for the period of 1778-1784 for M.P.L., who hence got to see a fair part of the world before he settled in Ringsted about 1781.
A few days later you could in the same paper read more about M.P.L. He was born in Slagelse, and he went traveling to, among other places, Russia where he spent several years. At one time he was working in the imperial Palace, and Empress Katharina II was taken by the good-looking Dane with the curly hair. She demanded that he immediately should be ennobled and appointed to the court, but that didn't exactly suit M.P.L. The reason for his reluctance was that there seemed to be a tradition for that kind of gestures sooner or later ending with the receiver leaving the court a head shorter, so he opted to escape.

I have, during the spring of 1994, been to the federal archive in Copenhagen and looked through their entire stock of old writings of the Saddler and Paperhanger Association. I found several appointment letters and diaries, but not for M.P.L. The ones exhibited in 1935 might be in the possession of someone in the Lønberg Family in an unknown place, supposedly in the part of the family who has carried on with the saddle maker craft.

As mentioned earlier M.P.L was supposedly born in Slagelse, but I have not had time to verify it. He is first listed in the census for Ringsted Parish in 1787, where he is listed as Mogens Petersson, 29 years old, married first time to Anne Holmsdatter. At that time they have a 2-year-old son, Carl Amunde, who later will take over the Saddle Maker business. Later, they will have 5 more children, among them, our great grandfather, Erik. In the church book, where the oldest son is listed, the father is listed as M.P. Lyngberg, and later, in the 1790s he is listed as saddle maker Lønberg. Next time I "meet him" on the paper, at the 1801 census, his name is Lønberg and that continues. M.P. L does well in his business and is appointed Master Saddle Maker in 1796. I found a report from his acceptance to the Society of Masters, signed by him. I have asked for a copy of the acceptance proceedings, but I haven't yet received it. There is nothing special about the words in this document, but he signed it himself and when you see it I think you will agree that the writing looks a lot like our grandfathers.

Following this I am missing some information. For instance, I do not know the educational background of our great grandfather, Erik. I find him first time in the census for Ringsted in 1834 where he is unmarried and works as a helper for Alcohol Distiller Monrad on the town square in Ringsted.

But then something happens. On September 30 1840 he marries widow Kirsten Christiansdatter, and he moves in with her at her small place in Englerup, just outside Ringsted. Kirsten was married at age of17 to a widower, 47-year-old Frederik Gliese, who still had 3 of his 5 children living at home. She immediately became the stepmother for Maren, 11, Trine, 9, and Marie, 4 years old. Three years later, she has her first child with Frederik, Christian, and 2 years later, Ane Kathrine. After 9 years of marriage, her husband dies in February of 1840, and 2 weeks later she gives birth to a son, Hans.

The day after her husband's death, three men from the probate court show up at her house, among them the county justice. They have come to evaluate the property in detail. We learn about the size and the value of the property and some interesting details about a red buggy, 2 black horses (4 and 18 years old), a black cow (6 years old), and 4 hens and a rooster, a bench, a pair of sheep shears, 5 bundles of unbroken hemp, etc. (I brought with me the material as far as I have been able to translate it. Both my husband, Ib, and I have spent many hours translating photocopies of gothic writing, so we welcome all the words you can give us.)

So what does a widow do who still has four children to raise? Well, she finds a new provider, so Kirsten marries our great great grandfather, Erik Lønberg, on September 30 1840.
They soon have more children, and in 1842, the most interesting one, our great grandfather Mogens Peter Lønberg is born. Being the oldest son, he is clearly named, as was customary at the time, after the father's father. Later comes August, Medea Kirstine, Mariane and Niels Peter. They continue to run the smallholding, and the children move away about when they turn 14.
Erik dies in October 1857 after 17 years of marriage, and once again the probate court appears to evaluate the small home, though this time it is less thorough than the first time.

The funny thing is that all the sons of Erik and Kirsten, Mogens, August, and Niels Peter move to Copenhagen. August operates a grocery store on Værnedams Street together with his wife, Maren Kirstine, and Niels Peter works as a Hall Porter. His first wife dies, and he then marries Karen who survives him.

But back to Kirsten, who is once again a widow with 6 children under 18 years old.
Apparently, she has a good relationship with her stepchildren from her first marriage, because there are several godparents to her and Erik's children who are from the Gliese family. A year after Erik's death, she marries for the third time, this time with Hans Pedersen who was about 10 years younger than her. We think that he also dies, so Kirsten is widowed a total of 3 times. It must have been a hard life, and I have really taken an interest in her life story. Actually, she has for a long period been a part of my daily life. Of all of them, she is the one I can best relate to. We will soon take a little trip to Englerup to see what the house looks like now. I can use my imagination, even if it has changed.

Mogens Peter L. (our great grandfather) was sent to Ringsted when he is 14. He stayed with his master , Tailor Peter Møller in Pileborggade in the front house. The tailor is a widower with 7 children, the oldest 19 years old, and the youngest only 2. The poor man \ had to bring in his 74 year old mother-in-law in order to handle the household, which in addition to our great grandfather counted a bachelor tailor journeyman and two servants. I don't know how long he stayed there, but the next time I find him he is mentioned in the census in Copenhagen where it is written that he, together with his wife, Karen Marie Kristensen has moved to the city when she was 24, i.e. in 1866. They live in Adelsgade 115; it is the part that is closest to Nyboder. In 1885, they live in Nansensgade 40 B, and they live there until he dies in March 1900. I still haven't found out how long Karen Marie lived. I know he continued to make a living as a tailor, but I don't know where.

M.P.L. and Karen Marie had 5 children: Ingeborg (married to Ola C.V.), Bertha, (born August 22, 1873), Carl Christian (born Dec. 25, 1876)(he is for us the most interesting), Anna (born ca. 1880 )(married to Henrik Heidenheim), and Marie, b. 1884, who emigrated to USA.

Some of the people I have mentioned here I recognize from talking to my grandmother, Petra Lønberg, and from their get-togethers, in particular the Christmas day events at Trånegards Street. There were, among others, Ingeborg and her husband, O.C.V., Anna Heidenheim, and some people from grandmother's side that I haven't gotten to yet.

If you are able to correct or add to what I have mentioned, I am very open to it. The best part about this hobby is that the more you give, the more you get.

Author: Aase Lund, Ascension Day, May 12 1994. He was born on 10 August 1791 at Ringsted, Zealand, Denmark. He married Kirsten Christiansdatter, daughter of Christian Envoldsen and Cathrine Hansdatter, on 30 September 1840 at Sigersted Parish, Denmark. Erik Lønberg died on 20 October 1857 at Sigersted Parish, Denmark, at age 66.

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Kirsten Christiansdatter b. 24 Aug 1811, d. a 1895
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Mogens Peter Lønberg

M, b. 11 May 1842, d. 16 March 1900
FatherErik Lønberg b. 10 Aug 1791, d. 20 Oct 1857
MotherKirsten Christiansdatter b. 24 Aug 1811, d. a 1895
Mogens Lønberg
     Mogens Peter Lønberg was born on 11 May 1842 at Englerup, Sigersted Parish, Denmark. He was christened on 10 July 1842 at Sigersted Parish, Denmark. He married Karen Marie Christensdatter, daughter of Christen Rasmussen and Ane Hansdatter, on 4 December 1869 at Roskilde Cathederal. Mogens Peter Lønberg died on 16 March 1900 at age 57 when Marie was 16 years old.

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Karen Marie Christensdatter b. 16 Dec 1838, d. 12 Jun 1912
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Anne Mortensdatter

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     Anne Mortensdatter married Michel Erichsen Holm on 13 February 1756.

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Michel Erichsen Holm
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Niels Mortensen

M, d. circa 1766
     Niels Mortensen married Dorothe Envoldsdatter on 14 May 1713. Niels Mortensen died circa 1766.

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Dorothe Envoldsdatter d. c 1750
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Marie Nielsdatter

F, d. 14 January 1809
     Marie Nielsdatter married Hans Hansen. Marie Nielsdatter died on 14 January 1809.

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Hans Hansen
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Envold Nielsen

M, b. circa 1729, d. 1 March 1809
FatherNiels Mortensen d. c 1766
MotherDorothe Envoldsdatter d. c 1750
     Envold Nielsen was born circa 1729. He married Kirsten Hartvigsdatter on 24 November 1754. Envold Nielsen died on 1 March 1809.

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Kirsten Hartvigsdatter
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Søren Nielsen

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Child

Ole Olsen

M, b. 1721, d. 3 August 1804
     Ole Olsen was born in 1721. He married Inger Jensdatter. Ole Olsen died on 3 August 1804.

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Inger Jensdatter d. 3 Aug 1799
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Peder Olsen

M, b. 1752
     Peder Olsen was born in 1752 at Haraldsted, Ringsted Sorø, Denmark. He married Bodil Andersdatter. Peder Olsen appeared on the census of 1787 at Haraldsted, Ringsted Sorø, Denmark, Peder Olsen, 35, forester; Bodil Andersdatter, 29; Maren Pedersdatter, 4; Anne Pedersdatter, 2. He appeared on the census of 1801 Peder Olsen, 50; Bodil Andersdatter, 43; Anne Pedersdatter, 16; Johanne Marie Pedersdatter, 11; Peder Pedersen, 1.

Family 1

Bodil Andersdatter b. 1758

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Rasmus Olsen

M, b. 1767, d. 22 March 1835
FatherOle Olsen b. 1721, d. 3 Aug 1804
MotherInger Jensdatter d. 3 Aug 1799
     Rasmus Olsen was born in 1767. He married Johanne Hansdatter kaldet Willardsdatter, daughter of Hans Hansen and Marie Nielsdatter. Rasmus Olsen appeared on the census of 1801 at Kidserup Kirke, Denmark. He died on 22 March 1835.

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Johanne Hansdatter kaldet Willardsdatter b. 1767, d. 11 Aug 1842
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Johanne Peders-Datter

F, b. 25 July 1829, d. 9 November 1908
FatherPeder Johansen
MotherKaren Hansdatter
Johanne (Peders-datter) Christiansen tombstone in Mound Cemetery, Racine, Wisconsin
     Johanne Peders-Datter was born on 25 July 1829 at Saeby, Denmark. She married Peder II Pedersen, son of Peder I Pedersen and Karen Hansdatter, on 27 June 1851 at Denmark. Johanne Pedersen , according to her 'Skudsmaalsbog' was a girl of considerable charm and attractiveness. The 'Skudsmaalsbog' was a book, issued by the government for use of employers, in which to write the characteristics of their servants. One of the last sketches, which is characteristic of all those written in her book, is by Countess Hoftner and written on the 25th of October, 1851, reading as follows: 'Johanne Peders-Datter forlader min Tjeneste for at gifte sig. Hun anbefalesaf mig paa det hojeste for hun er en sjalden harlig Pige.' The translation of this reads: 'Johanne Peders-Datter leaves my service to be married. I recommend her in the highest terms because she is an exceptionally fine and splendid girl.' She married in the year 1851 to Peder Pedersen with whom she had eight children, the first one dying at birth. Her husband, Peder, died August 14, 1870, leaving her with seven children, the youngest of whom was only one year and a half old. October 15, 1871, she married again to Jörgen Christiansen with whom she had one daugher, Frederikke Christiansen. She migrated to America with her husband, Jörgen, and her two youngest children, John and Frederikke, arriving in Racine, Wisconsin on the first of May in the year 1880. Jörgen died in Racine on the eight of August, 1898, and she herself died in the same place November ninth, 1908. Both are buried in the Racine cemetery." "Peder and Johanne were both natives of Denmark and met one another while they were employed for one of the royal families of that country. Johanne was a chambermaid and Peder was superintendent of the forests. They were both outstanding in personality and influence. Peder served in the two Danish-German wars of 1848-49 and 1864. Neither of them had any educational advantages beyond those which correspond to the eight grades in our public schools here in America. Peder owned a large estate but was swindled out of it by unscrupulous companions. He was known as a kind husband and devoted father who was always proud of his family." (from Niels John Peterson genealogy.) She married Peder II Pedersen, son of Peder I Pedersen and Karen Hansdatter, on 25 October 1851 at Saeby, Denmark. Johanne Peders-Datter married Jörgen Christiansen on 15 October 1871 at Haraldsted, Denmark. Johanne Peders-Datter appeared on the census of 1880 at Skee, Haraldsted, Denmark, was 50 years old; Jorgen Christiansen was 38. She emigrated on 1 May 1880 from Racine, Wisconsin; is listed in the Minnesota Naturalization Records Index, 1854-1957 [database online]. Orem, UT, edited by Conrad Peterzen. Polk County, Minnesota, Reel 2, Code 4, Volume D, Page 446. She and Jörgen Christiansen appeared on the census of 20 June 1885 at Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, household of 3 males (Jorgen, Hoffman, Niels John), 2 females (Johanna, Frederikke), all born in Scandanavia. Johanne Christiansen appeared on the census of 7 June 1900 at Racine living alone at 1535 West St., Ward 5, E D 39, Sheet 13, page 3804B. She died of hemorrhage of lungs on 9 November 1908 at Racine at age 79 and was buried at Mound Cemetery; grave 9, lot 90, block 20.

Family 1

Peder II Pedersen b. 7 Aug 1827, d. 14 Aug 1870
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Jörgen Christiansen b. 19 Dec 1841, d. 29 May 1898