Thursday, December 15, 2011
In 1859, my mom's great grandfather (Thomas' great great great grandfather), Theodor Andersen Skovgaard immigrated, at age 20, to the United States from a village called Vester Marie on an island called Bornholm that is part of Denmark. Skovgaard was the name of the farm where his family lived. In the U.S. he used the name Theodor Andersen. Here are two videos to show us what Bornholm looks like (in the summer; they have lots of winter, being closer to Sweden than Denmark). The video above is a little slower so you can see each of the photos; the one below is peppier.