Bodil Christine <I>Andersen</I> Anderson

Bodil Christine Andersen Anderson

Vekso, Egedal Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Death 1913 (aged 57–58)
Assiniboia, Assiniboia Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada
Burial Stockholm, Melville Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada
Memorial ID 94177592 · View Source
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Bodil Kirstine Anderson (name at birth) was born in Vekso, Frederiksborg, Denmark, (Copenhagen) in 1855 to Anders Larsen and Ane Kristine Pederdatter (dotter) .
She was married on March 18, 1877 in Melby, Frederiksborg, Denmark to Peder Nielsen. They had a son, Anders Laurits , born on December 29, 1877. Peder passed away early in their marriage.
In the Danish 1880 census, her son, Anders Laurits Nielsen , aged 2, was a foster child, with the Peder Hansen family of Copenhagen (Smorum, Hove). They had children of their own plus 2 foster children.
Bodil married Peder (Peter) Anderson on November 20, 1881 in Garnisons, Copenhagen, Denmark. Her name at marriage was Bodil Kirstine Nielsen . Bodil and Peter had 1 child together, Bodil Elisabeth (my Ggrandmother). She was born on March 19, 1882. They baptised baby Bodil at St. Paul's Church, Copenhagen. In the 1885 Danish Census, Peder was listed as a "portner" in Danish. Concierge in English. In the Danish Census of 1890, the family is still living in Copenhagen, in the Bredgade neighborhood.
The family immigrated to North America in
Peter and Bodil may have been employed as servants for the Danish Royal family at one time (my father said that his grandmother, Elizabeth told him this), but on the Passenger Lists for New York, 1820-1957, it states that Peter was a Merchant. Peter and Bodil arrived in New York City, along with their 2 children on the ship, the "Island" on September 6, 1890. They would have arrived and been processed at the Castle Garden (old fort) in what is now Battery Park and is still standing. (Now used to sell tickets for the ferries to the Statue of Liberty. There is a small display about it's past as an immigration processing center, before Ellis Island opened. Too bad, they don't make a museum there dedicated to the earlier immigrants.)
The Anderson family probably went straight to Canada to the Assiniboia area (later became Stockholm, Saskatchewan. I don't know if that was their intention from the time they left Denmark or where persuaded to come to Canada by Canadian authorities after they arrived in the U.S. Something like this happened to my Swedish great grandparents, where they planned to move to Minnesota, but were persuaded to come to Canada instead.)According to the 1906 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the family arrived in Canada in 1890.By June 1, 1891, the Andersons were living on land, beside the Johanssons, who were newly arrived from Sweden. Lauritz and Elizabeth would end up marrying Johansson siblings.
Bodil passed away in 1903 (month and day unknown), from what I don't know. Her husband, then immigrated to the United States to live with his son, Lauritz in Montana.
Thanks to FAG member Emma McBeth for providing me with the name of Bodil's parents names and the name of her first husband and the date of her second marriage.

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  • Created by: Rhonda Nelson
  • Added: 25 Jul 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 94177592
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bodil Christine Andersen Anderson (4 Mar 1855–1913), Find a Grave Memorial no. 94177592, citing New Stockholm Lutheran Church Cemetery, Stockholm, Melville Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada ; Maintained by Rhonda Nelson (contributor 47239124) .