When Anna Kjestina Juhl was born on 29 March 1819, in Slesvig, Denmark, her father, Nis Juhl, was 26 and her mother, Abel Wollesdatter Schmidt, was 31. She married Jorgen Hans Mortensen on 2 July 1841. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Vedsted, Gram, Haderslev, Denmark for about 20 years. She died about 1886, in Dannevirke, Howard, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Dannevirke, Howard, Nebraska, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: German Ernst, Arno, Erwin, Heinz, Kurt.
Danish and Norwegian: nickname for someone who was born on Christmas Day or had some other connection with this time of year, from Old Norse jól. This was originally the name of a pagan midwinter festival, which was later appropriated by the Christian Church for celebration of the birth of Christ.
German (of Slavic origin): nickname or topographic name from a Germanized Slavic stem gol ‘naked, barren’.
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