My husband's grandfather was Niels Mortensen, b in Faneford Parish, Denmark.
in. 1853 and sailed to US on ship HAROLD from Copenhagen to a contract on a dairy farm in Penfield Ill. m to Mary Rasmussen in 1879 and naturalized in Piatt Co. 1887. The family lived and farmed in this area thereon with some moving to Danville, Ill. in the 30's.
Does this connect with any of you?
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