Anna Maria Gaarde


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Anna Maria Petersen Gaarde.


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Anna Maria Petersen Gaarde (1839-1889) poses with one of her children near their home near Ringsted, Iowa, ca. 1885. Anna Maria was born in Felsted parish, in Aabenraa Co. just before the area was ceded to Germany. Her husband Anders Gaarde came from Skrydstrup parish in Haderslev County. They came to the US in 1880. Anna Maria died of burns after her clothing caught fire while she was fighting a prairie fire in Emmet County.


  • Photograph courtesy of Sara Gaarde.


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