Anna Dorthea Andersen

1874–1945 (Age 70)
Fangel, Odense, Denmark

The Life of Anna Dorthea

When Anna Dorthea Andersen was born on 22 April 1874, in Fangel, Odense, Denmark, her father, Rasmus Andersen, was 41 and her mother, Maren Kirstine Rasmussen, was 41. She married Gotfred Jorgensen Madsen in 1900, in Sonoma, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1910 and Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 January 1945, in Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 70.

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Anna Dorthea Andersen
Gotfred Jorgensen Madsen
Marriage: 1900
Alice Karolina Madsen

Spouse & Children

Sonoma, California, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Rasmus Andersen


  • Maren Kirstine Rasmussen




  • Karen Marie Andersen


  • Anders Christian Andersen


  • Nielsine Johanne Kirstine Andersen


  • Rasmus Andersen


  • Ane Dorthea Andersen


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 17

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Anna Madsen in household of Godfred Madsen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Anna D Madsen in household of Gotfred J Madsen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothea Madsen in household of Gotfried J Madsen, "United States Census, 1910"

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