Dyngby - Skanderborg - Kimballton, Iowa


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There's No Place Like Home

The thatched brick-work home with cobbled courtyard shows the childhood home where Niels Jensen Overgaard was born in Dyngby, near Odder in Aarhus County in 1905. Niels is the small boy standing in front of the horses.

His future wife, Nadjeschda Maria Lynge, was born in Siberia, where her father was establishing Danish-style creameries. However, she spent most of her childhood at “Pederslund,” the Lynge family home near Skanderborg in east-central Jutland.

Niels Overgaard immigrated at the age of 16; Nadjeschda came with her parents, Carl and Anna, as a young girl. Niels and Nadjeschda met, married and lived their lives in a red-brick house on the northern outskirts of Kimballton. One of their daughters lives in their house today. 


  • Dyngby. Photograph courtesy of Annette Andersen.

  • Pederslund. Photograph courtesy of Annette Andersen.

  • Kimballton. Photograph courtesy of Annette Andersen.


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