Re: ALBERTSEN/SON in Harlan & Woodbine, Iowa
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Oh, well! Nice to have confirmation for my research, at least :-)
Irma is not on the Net, but as of last November she was at 1904 Lincoln Ave, Harlan. Say Hi to her from me, if you catch up with her - she wrote me a nice letter, which I circulated to my family here.
BTW, one other thing I've discovered in my research is why Albertsen is an Ærø name. It's all to do with Saint Albert - Sankt Albert på Ærø.
He was actually a Bohemian bishop - a martyr - and there was a pilgrim's church built to him there, in the Middle Ages.
So in the Middle Ages, about 10% of Ærø boys were called Albert - the second most popular boys' name (after Hans).
Hence Albertsen as a patronym, and eventually surname, in the 1800s.
(My Danish 2g-grandparents were Rasmus Hansen Albertsen and Johanne Albertsdatter - a double dose).
Just thought I'd throw that in. A Bohemian saint woven into my Aussie surname? Wow!