Re: Lars Christian Anderson b.July 6, 1846 (Denmark)
I am not related to any of the Danes who settled in Chebanse Township [Villages of Clifton and Chebanse are located in Chebanse Township, Iroquois County, Illinois]. I am a genealogist interested in all the pioneers of my area. I have started a Danish database, feeding in any information I find on Danes to my area. I do have a Jacob Gregersen, age 20, blacksmith, who left Norholm, Aalborg, Denmark on 24 February 1871, giving his destination as Chebanse. This is from the Danish Archives. I have no further data on Jacob Gregersen. I would appreciate having more data on him. There were many Nielsens who came to my area. I have nothing on a Christian Nielsen, but several with Chris or Christian as a second name.
Could you give me any more details on your Chris? We had many Andersons also. We had so many Danes who came to this area, and an active Danish Brotherhood here in my town of Clifton where there was also a Danish Lutheran Church. I'd be grateful for any further data you could add to this project. Norma Meier