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Mt. Hope Cemetery
Jackson County, Iowa
Uploaded 11/6/2005 by
RichBentley [Email]

Kirsten Marie Mikkelsen was born in Haderslev, Denmark, and came to America with her first husband Jorgen Nissen Skow. After Jorgen's death three more husbands followed - a Hansen, a Peterson, and Carsten Brodersen, who is elsewhere in Mt. Hope.
six other names on this stone are:
G. N. Skow (first husband)
Mattes Skow (their son?)
Rice Skow (their daughter?)
John P. Hansen (second husband?)
Johnnie Hansen (their son?)
Mary Hansen (their daughter?)

Records Sharing This Photo
Group EntrySKOW, Kirsten
Group EntryMIKKELSEN SKOW, Kirsten
Group EntryPETERSON, Kirsten
Group EntryBRODERSEN, Kirsten

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Posted on Jan-17-2018 by RICH BENTLEY
How the Hansen name appears on the marker in this family plot is a mystery. It should be Peterson. Iowa death records are sketchy but "John P. Hansen / Died June 26, 1895" appears to match my great grandmother's second husband, John Peterson. "Johnnie Hansen / Died Jan. 1, 1884" appears to match Kirsten & John's first son, and "Mary Hansen / Died Jan. 4, 1884" appears to match their daughter.

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