Peter Caspersen
Hedewig Petersen
Andreas Beck
Gerthro Johannsen
Johann Jacob Caspersen
Carolina Wilhelmine Beck
Anna Dorothea Caroline Caspersen


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1. Lauritz Jørgensen

Anna Dorothea Caroline Caspersen 2

  • Born: <Jul 1835>, <Holstein>, Germany <Denmark>
  • Christened: 9 Aug 1835, Bov (Bau), Schlesvig, Denmark 3
  • Marriage (1): Lauritz Jørgensen on 28 May 1854 in Bov, Åbenrå, Sønderjylland, Denmark 1
  • Died: aft <1910>, <Humboldt, Iowa>, United States

   Other names for Anna were Caroline <Casper>, Caroline Casperson, Caroline Caspison, Caroline Cosparsen, Caroline Kasperson and Caroline Kepperson.

  Research Notes:

Family records of DeWayne B. Johnson have only the name Caroline, with her birthplace as Germany.

Mark Johnson (May 2012) has a good amount of information about the family of Lauritz and Caroline Johnson, who lived in Gibson City, Illinois after immigrating to the United States in 1880. It is likely that those persons are this same family. That family was from Schleswig-Holstein.Census records indicate that they had 12 children.

  Death Notes:

A Caroline Johnson was living with her daughter Lena (Johnson) Hanson in Humboldt, Iowa, in 1910. That is quite likely this Caroline.

  Noted events in her life were:

• Emigrated: from Denmark to the United States, 1881, <Illinois>, United States. According to the obituary of John Jacob Johnson, the family came to the United States in 1881, as does the 1910 U.S. Census. Other sources say it was 1880. (e.g., the 1900 census). The obituary says they "settled near Gilmore City, Illinois." Gilmore City is in Iowa.

However, a Lauritz Johnson and wife Caroline Casper settled in Gibson City, Illinois, having emigrated in 1880. It is possible that the obituary got the story slightly wrong. Descendants of that family believe that the family was originally from the Schleswig-Holstein region, which adjoins Denmark on the south.

• Census: U.S, 1910, Humboldt, Iowa, United States. 5 A Caroline Johnson was living with her daughter Lena (Johnson) Hanson in Humboldt, Iowa, in 1910. That is quite likely this Caroline.

Anna married Lauritz Jørgensen, son of Jørgen Christensen and Helene Nissen, on 28 May 1854 in Bov, Åbenrå, Sønderjylland, Denmark.1 (Lauritz Jørgensen was born about Jun 1831, christened on 26 Jun 1831 6 and died bef <1900>.)

  Marriage Notes:

Mark Johnson has found evidence that Anna Dorothea Caroline Caspersen, born July 1835, christened 9 Aug 1835 in Bov, Flensborg, Schlesvig, Denmark, married Lauritz Jorgensen, b. 1831, on 28 May 1854 in Bov, Schlesvig, Denmark. We are making the assumption that this is the same couple.


1 FamilySearch Historical Files (,

2 Johnson, DeWayne B. and Lorna Wallace Johnson, Johnson/Wallace Family Tree.

3 FamilySearch Historical Files (,

4 Correspondence, Email correspondence from Mark Johnson May 2012 onward.

5 Correspondence, Email from Mark Johnson beginning May 2012.

6 FamilySearch Historical Files (,

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