Lawrence (1899) and John (1906) were born in Iowa and North Dakota, respectively by immigrants from Denmark. Their father and mother, two small sisters came to the States to seek new possibilities for a better life in 1893. This immigrant Peder Jorgensen who came to the States in 1893 is my husband’s great-grandfather’s brother. Henry, my husband and Leah are third cousins […]
Among the thousands of bloggers in the blogroll you will suddenly find someone who shares some of your own interests. That is a golden moment.
One of the exciting things about blogging is the sudden windows into other people’s lives and backgrounds far away from yourself. The internet brings us so close together and it is like we get to really “know” each other. With Paula Pederson, I almost feel we are family. Her father was a great builder of Seattle and he died when Paula was […]
Leah is a self employed, hard-working wine maker from Oregon at the west coast of the United States. Last spring she and my husband Henry had found each other at “My Heritage” and both were very excited to find out that they shared the same great great grandfather. His son immigrated to Iowa in 1893. This farm day worker travelled out […]
Nyboder is a very nostalgic place for me to visit. I am reminded of history and people lived there in small flats with many children. Among them my grandmother more than a hundred years ago.
At the Photo 101 course today’s assignment is “Connect and Social Medias”. For a long time I have wished to show you the old benches in Copenhagen. In Copenhagen we still have benches like the ones that existed a hundred years ago when my grandparents met each other. I always think of them when I see one of these […]
Sometimes we have a second to decide what to do in a situation and we don’t always know the consequences of our choices. last week I wrote about my aunt Eva in post about some of her life. During the WWII her sister-in-law lived very close by Eva and her family. In the last year of the war the resistance […]
Born in 1921 Aunt Eva would have been 95 years old today the 4th of February had she been alive. As a child I admired my mother’s sister Eva. She was full of humor and she had four lively boys. Three of them a bit older than me and one six years younger. I always dreamt of getting a […]
This is the first post of a serial of five posts based on Elfriide’s life story as deported from Estonia to Siberia and back to Estonia. Number Two, Three, Four and the post scriptum. We have friends with a dramatic background in their ancestry story. Our friend Kristjan comes from Sweden and his father Herbert escaped the Germans and the Russians by fleeing from Estonia […]
Last Friday I was telling you a story while we were having coffee. My husband and I were going to take a trip in the footsteps of a boy from Funen in Denmark who would later become a very famous Danish-American called “The Builder of the West”. He was born in 1864 and died in 1933 and his name was Hans […]