SØRENSON, Anna Mesina
- Born: 11 Jul 1850, Elling, Town Of Willows, Denmark
- Marriage: HOLM, Christian Madsen on 9 Mar 1881 in Frederikhavn, Denmark
- Died: 18 Aug 1932, Neenah, Winnebago Co., WI at age 82
- Buried: 20 Aug 1932, Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, WI
Handwritten entry in FAMILIEN HOLM and in the chart at the end of the book: Ane Madsine Sørensen.
All data on Anna Sorenson is from an undated, typewritten biography found among Harriet Elizabeth Mott's (son-in-law's sister) papers. This biography looks like a transcribed obituary that appeared in the local newspaper.
Died at her home, 234 Short St., Neenah, Wisconsin
Member of the Danish Baptish church in Neenah which merged with the Whiting Memorial Baptist church.
Not in the biography, but from notes in a scrapbook in the possession of her granddaughter Marion Wauda:
On the trip from Denmark to the America with her new husband she was seasick for the entire 5 week voyage, at times near death. She was so sick that from that time on she never wanted to get in a boat again.
Anna was four years older than her husband, and no doubt his sweetheart when he went to make his fame and fortune in America in 1873 at the age of 19. She evidently waited for him for 6 or 7 years until he returned in 1880 to claim her for his bride and take her back to America. The story is that her ocean voyage to America as a new bride made her so seasick that she never got in a boat again the rest of her life.
Once in America she bore five children, one daughter dying at the age of 7 in 1890, another unmarried at the age of 26 in 1919, and her daughter Emma Mott died at 32, leaving her four grandchildren. Only one son, Martin, was alive at the time she died. The other, Edwin, having moved to Riverside, California, died leaving three children.
In her later life on Short Street in Neenah, she would look forward to the Sunday afternoon visits of her son-in-law, Mayhew Mott, who would exercise his brood of children with the walk to grandmother's house. 1
Anna married Christian Madsen HOLM, son of Mads Peter HOLM and Ane Johanne NIELSDATTER, on 9 Mar 1881 in Frederikhavn, Denmark. (Christian Madsen HOLM was born on 6 May 1854 in Vogn, Denmark, died in 1942 and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, WI.)