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Kirsten Andersen
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1840
Sjælland, Denmark
Death: Feb. 17, 1908
Douglas County
Minnesota, USA

Obituary: Alexandria Post news, Feb. 20, 1908, page 3, column 4
Mrs. Kirsten Andersen
Death Near Nelson
Mrs. Kirsten Anderson died at her home near Nelson Monday morning, February 17.
The deceased was born in Denmark April 10, 1940. She came to America in the spring of 1864, stopping at Milwaukee. Later she came to Minnesota and was married at Rochester in 1876 to Nels C. Andersen. In 1869 Mr. and Mrs. Andersen came to Douglas county and settled on a homestead near Nelson, where they lived until their death, the husband dying in April 1890. No children were born to them. Their nephew, C.H. Jensen, however, was brought up by them, going to their home when ten years of age and living with them as a son until the time of his marriage. The deceased leaves two brothers, one in Denmark, and other, Hans Jensen, father of Deputy Auditor Jensen, who lives near Nelson.
The funeral was held at the Danish church in Nelson Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. N.P. Sorensen officiating. The interment was in the cemetery near the church. The pallbearers were George Hanson, Peter R. Hanson, S. J. Miller, Hans Jensen, L. R. Hanson, Hans Larson.
C. H. Jensen and family wish to extend their thanks to the friends and neighbors for their kindness to their aunt during her illness.

Hans Jensen her brother also buried at Nelson, Hans Jensen's wife is Mette. Hans findagrave #110193244

Adopted Elise/Lizzie Andersen (Mrs. Søren Jensen) her niece. Who inherited the farm.

1880 census showing that her nephew is considered her son. Christian H. Jensen age 17 called Andersen.
name : Kisten Anderson
event: Census
event date: 1880
event place: Alexandria, Douglas, Minnesota, United States
gender: Female
age: 40
marital status : Married
occupation : Housekeeping
race or color (original) :
ethnicity (standardized) : American
relationship to head : Wife
birthplace : Denmark
birthdate : 1840
spouse's name : Nels C. Anderson
spouse's birthplace : Denmark
father's name :
father's birthplace : Denmark
mother's name :
mother's birthplace : Denmark
page : 496
page character : B
entry number : 465
nara film number : T9-0618
gs film number : 1254618
digital folder number: 004242000
image number: 00680
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Nels C. Anderson M 51 Denmark
wife Kisten Anderson F 40 Denmark
son Christian Anderson M 17 Denmark

1900 census after Niels (Nels) Christian Andersen had died in 1890 shows Kirsten and her niece Lizzie, who was as her adopted daughter, although niece is the accurate relationship.

Name: Kirsten Anderson
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Alexandria Township (excl. Alexandria village), Douglas, Minnesota, United States
District: 29
Gender: Female
Age: 60
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Number of Living Children: 0
Years Married:
Birth Date: Apr 1840
Birthplace: Denmark
Marriage Year (Estimated):
Immigration Year: 1864
Father's Birthplace: Denmark
Mother's Birthplace: Denmark
Mother of how many children: 0
Sheet Number and Letter: 1A
Household ID: 3
Line Number: 11
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T623
GS Film Number: 1240762
Digital Folder Number: 004120273
Image Number: 00292
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Kirsten Anderson F 60 Denmark
Niece Eliza T Anderson F 18 Denmark

Kirsten Andersen helped her neighbor who lived across the road and a little to the east in the next farm, Johanna Anderson, who emigrated from Sweden. Shortly after Johanna and her husband Johannes Anderson emigrated from Sweden and settled on the nearby land, Johannes was in a tree felling accident and died (1872). His wife Johanna was left to prove up the homestead on her own. Kirsten Andersen raised sheep, and she provided wool for Johanna Anderson to card, and then gave Johanna a share of the carded wool to keep for her own family's use - to make mittens for Johanna's 2 young children in the winter, and other needs for their family.

(This story has been passed down in my family, I am descended from Johanna and Johannes Anderson from Sweden.)
Family links: 
  Nels Christian Andersen (1828 - 1890)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Died in Alexandria, Minnesota, spouse is Nels Christian Andersen
Nelson Cemetery
Douglas County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Sec. 2, Blk 21, Lot 2W
GPS (lat/lon): 45.8779, -95.25355
Created by: Rose
Record added: Oct 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98439902
Kirsten Andersen
Added by: Rose
Kirsten Andersen
Added by: Rose
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