My 2nd great-grandmother continues to remain a mystery in my family and I have not had much luck filling in the gaps.
Her maiden name was Chrestina Pedersen, and she said she was born 24 Jan 1873 in Copenhagen. This may or may not be true, but it is known that she had relatives from Vordingborg and Hojby. It is believed that she had a stepfather with the surname of Jorgenson. She came to the United States at a young age in 1885, said to be because she was left an orphan after her parents died. She traveled to Wheatland, ND to live with the Iver Madsen family, and later Michigan, ND to live with the Nels Hanson family where she met and married Mike Mootz in 1894.