|Birth: ||1847, Denmark|
|Death: ||Oct., 1922|
Spouse: Jens C. Anderson
Obituary: Alex Citizen News Oct. 12, 1922, p. 5, col. 1
Mrs. Anna Anderson Dies
After an illness of over a month, Mrs. Anna Katherine Anderson died at her home northeast of this city (Alexandria) last Friday. Mrs. Anderson was born in Denmark Dec. 14, 1846 and at death she was 75 years, 9 months, and 23 days of age.
Funeral services were held from the Danish Church in Nelson, Minnesota, Monday afternoon. Rev. Iner Romer officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery. (Nelson cemetery)
This information is found at the findagrave.com page for their biological daughter.
Elise Thomine Anderson was born in Skæve, Hjørring, Denmark to Jens Christian Anderson and Ane Catherine Nielson. She emigrated with her parents and 3 sisters in 1884. They came to Alexandria Township/Nelson where her father purchased land and where his older brother Niels Christian had come 16 years earlier (the brothers were almost 20 years apart in age!) Because Niels and his wife (Kirsten) had no children of their own and to help the new emigrants, 2 year old Elise went to live with her Uncle and Aunt and was raised as their own daughter.
In 1880 was a census in Denmark, and this shows the family:
Hjørring county, Dronninglund, Skæve parish, Birkholtsmark (place in the parish) , , Et hus, 77 (6), FT-1880
Name: Age: Marital status: Occupation in household: Occupation: Birth place:
Jens Kristian Andersen 32 Gift Husfader, Husejer, Daglejer i Agerbr[ug] Her i sognet
Ane Katrine Nielsen 32 Gift Hans Kone Her i sognet
Karoline Kristine Andersen 7 Ugift [Deres Børn] Her i sognet
Elsine Maria Andersen 2 Ugift [Deres Børn] Her i sognet
They were all born there in the parish, they owned their house. Jens Kristian Andersen age 32, married head of household, homeowner, working for others as a day laborer in farm work.
His wife is Ane Katrine Nielsen, age 32.
Karoline Kristine Andersen, age 7 (in 1880)
Elsine Maria Andersen, age 2 (in 1880)
The daughter Elsine Maria Andersen, born about 1878 in Denmark, shows up with this same couple on the 1900 Minnesota census, as a 23 year old, still at home.
name: Jens C Anderson
titles & terms:
event date: 1900
event place: ED 29 Alexandria Township (excl. Alexandria village), Douglas, Minnesota, United States
birth date: Nov 1847
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Denmark
mother's birthplace: Denmark
race or color (standardized): White
marital status: Married
years married: 28
estimated marriage year: 1872
mother how many children:
number living children:
immigration year: 1884
sheet letter: A
family number: 128
reference number: 25
film number: 1240762
digital folder number: 004120273
image number: 00304
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Jens C Anderson M 53 Denmark
wife Anna C Anderson F 53 Denmark
son Nels C Anderson M 15 Minnesota
daughter Else M Anderson F 23 Denmark
son Anders C Anderson M 12 Minnesota
The daughter Elise/Eliza/Lizzie Andersen, who married Søren Jensen, was already with her adoptive family in 1885. The nephew listed with them is the son of Hans Jensen, and brother of Søren Jensen. Eliza later married Søren.
name: N C Anderson
residence: Alexandria Township, Douglas, Minnesota
age: 56 years
estimated birth year: 1829
family number: 45
page number: 7
film number: 000565737
Household Gender Age Birthplace
N C Anderson M 56y Denmark
Christina Anderson F 45y Denmark
Chris H Jensen M 22y Denmark
Eliza Anderson F 2y Denmark
N.C. Anderson is the brother of Jens Christian Andersen,who is the biological father of Eliza/Lizzie Anderson Jensen.
Christina (Kirsten) Anderson is the sister of Hans Jensen, of Osakis township, Douglas county. And the aunt of Søren Jensen, Lizzie's future husband.
Jens Christian Anderson (1847 - 1928)*
Elsie M. Anderson (1877 - 1926)*
Nels Christian Anderson (1885 - 1929)*
Plot: Sec. 2, Blk 38, 4W
Created by: Enoch
Record added: Oct 07, 2012
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