Anena "Nina" Caroline Carlsen, confirmed in Kennard, Nebraska, 1920


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Anena "Nina" Caroline Carlsen, confirmed in Kennard, Nebraska, 1920.



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Confirmation: Coming of Age in Denmark and the US

Nina was the daughter of immigrants Carl and Anna Carlsen, who homesteaded in Washington County. She was confirmed by Rev. Joseph Rasmussen, also a first-generation Danish American born in Chicago. Four years later, at the age of 19, Nina was married to her former pastor. They raised seven children and later farmed in Scranton, Greene County, Iowa.


  • Anena "Nina" Caroline Carlsen, 1920 (Photos courtesy of granddaughter Linda M. Carlson, Leonardtown MD)Anena "Nina" Caroline Carlsen, 1920 (Photos courtesy of granddaughter Linda M. Carlson, Leonardtown MD).

  • Rev. Joseph Rasmussen, 1919.


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