My grandmother's side of the family is from Denmark. They are Andersens, Hansons and Johnsens.
Nate's grandmother's side of the family is from Denmark. They are Christensens and Jensens.
Those guys all immigrated here and crossed the plains because of our church.
It's really a shame that these family history books (the Andersens made one too) appear to be so boring, because they're actually really cool.
Nate's family is from the northern peninsula (mine is from Copenhagen).
After some reading,
I wonder if all male pioneer Danes had their intended wife swiped away from them, kind of getting stuck with someone else, or if that is just our families. (In my family it was Death that swiped the girl, and in Nate's family it was a missionary.)
|Ostlin Hanson. I think that's my grandma's dad. I feel pretty dumb that I don't know for sure.|
|Orval Jonsen in Tahiti on a mission. He is probably my grandma's...uncle? grandpa? Dumb me again. I'm really sorry I don't know. I'm going to have to borrow the book next time I go to my parents house.|
I've resolved to be less family-dumb in 2013.