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Early Danish Pioneers: Southern Arizona Territorial Days By Avis Evelyn Knudsen Jorgenson
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"Early Danish Pioneers: Southern Arizona Territorial Days" is an account of the Viking spirt that brought many Danes who were miners,soldiers, ranchers, business men, railroaders and... More > community builders to southern Arizona. Their hard-scrabble living is riveting t and their trials of treking over this unforgiving terrain of the Sonoran Desert. Researchers, geneologists and historians find these stories provide a vivid picture of the Wild West.< Less
John C. & Christina Borgaard family history By Pat Villars Erickson, Charlene Borgaard Villars
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Family history of John and Christine (Johnson) Borgaard. John immigrated to Nebraska in 1888-9 and came to work for his uncles in Kearney County, Nebraska. Christine immigrated in 1876 with her... More > Danish parents. They raised their 6 children (Ella, Charles, Martha, Clarence, Raymond & William) in Kearney County, Nebraska. These stories were originally compiled through interviews conducted by Charlene Borgaard Villars.< Less
Holy Dane -- Happy Dane: My Indomitable Grandfathers By Avis Evelyn Knudsen Jorgenson
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“Surviving the Great Depression and doggedly striving for prosperity in both city and country is recounted here in this moving tale of Danish immigrant ancestors and successful descendants of... More > Minnesota pioneers who jumped blindfolded into an uncertain future. This human legacy is bequeathed to readers of this most enjoyable story told by the reminiscences of a precocious child turned successful professor of education.” --Patricia Lucas, author of Congo Mission and the Desperada trilogy, Green Valley, AZ< Less
Holy Dane — Happy Dane: My Indomitable Grandfathers By Avis Evelyn Knudsen Jorgenson
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“Surviving the Great Depression and doggedly striving for prosperity in both city and country is recounted here in this moving tale of Danish immigrant ancestors and successful descendants of... More > Minnesota pioneers who jumped blindfolded into an uncertain future. This human legacy is bequeathed to readers of this most enjoyable story told by the reminiscences of a precocious child turned successful professor of education.” --Patricia Lucas, author of Congo Mission and the Desperada trilogy, Green Valley, AZ< Less
The Shoestring Letters By Ed Madsen
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Retrieved from an attic under a thatched roof in Denmark, a long-forgotten bundle of letters brings to life this inspiring saga of the American immigrant experience.  One letter written on board... More > the ship bringing them to America in 1928 tells what the voyage was really like. The dark history of Ellis Island is revealed. A letter from the Great Depression rejoices about getting paid $41 per week for shoveling concrete in Chicago's bitterly cold winter. Trials and triumphs of World War II on both sides of the Atlantic are recalled, including Denmark's finest hour in 1943. The final salute, after a half century of acculturation, is one immigrant's touching tribute to all who ventured away from their homeland to become Americans.< Less
The Shoestring Letters By Ed Madsen
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Retrieved from an attic under a thatched roof in Denmark, a long-forgotten bundle of letters brings to life this inspiring saga of the American immigrant experience. One letter written on board the... More > ship bringing them to America in 1928 tells what the voyage was really like. The dark history of Ellis Island is revealed. A letter from the Great Depression rejoices about getting paid $41 per week for shoveling concrete in Chicago's bitterly cold winter. Trials and triumphs of World War II on both sides of the Atlantic are recalled, including Denmark's finest hour in 1943. The final salute, after a half century of acculturation, is one immigrant's touching tribute to all who ventured away from their homeland to become Americans.< Less
History and Genealogy of Peter and Helen Youngson family By Charlene Villars, Pat Villars Erickson
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Peter and Helene Youngson family history. Immigrants from Denmark moved to and farmed near Valparaiso, Indiana 1858 thru 1876. Peter fought in the Civil War and in 1876 moved to Kearney County,... More > Nebraska to Homestead. After Peter died in 1879, Helene farmed with her children, eventually moved into town, Minden, NE and later followed her daughters to Denver, CO where she lived until her death. Helene and Peter are both buried in the Osco cemetery, just south of Norman, NE. This book was initially compiled by stories put together by Charlene Villars in 1983 and in 2015 we have updated as much as she and I have been able to find.< Less
According to Me By Orla Pedersen
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I’ve come a long way in the seventy-six, and counting, years I’ve walked on this earth. From a farm in Denmark, where I warmed my feet in the morning in fresh cow pies, to the majestic... More > slopes of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It’s been quite a ride, this thing called life. Looking back, I have my regrets, but mostly I am astounded by the abiding grace and the immense blessings that have been poured out over me. I hope that in some way I’ve been able to share at least a fraction of all I have been given. Anyway, this is my life, according to me.< Less
According to Me By Orla Pedersen
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I’ve come a long way in the seventy-six, and counting, years I’ve walked on this earth. From a farm in Denmark, where I warmed my feet in the morning in fresh cow pies, to the majestic... More > slopes of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It’s been quite a ride, this thing called life. Looking back, I have my regrets, but mostly I am astounded by the abiding grace and the immense blessings that have been poured out over me. I hope that in some way I’ve been able to share at least a fraction of all I have been given. Anyway, this is my life, according to me.< Less
Martha Keldgord's Journal 1911 - 1930 By Bob Mesenbrink
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Martha Keldgord was the daughter of Danish Baptist immigrants who lived in Center Township, Shelby County, Iowa. This is her journal, which she started in 1911 when she was about sixteen. She... More > documented day-to-day life on her parent's Iowa farm, and mentioned approximately 500 friends, neighbors, and family members as they went through World War I, Spanish influenza, and technological changes. Notes are added to expand on and explain some of the various people and events mentioned in the original journal. The book also includes several family portraits and photographs. Indices of both people and places are included.< Less