A. Bobjerg


Danish settlement, Danish colony, immigrants


In the year 1863 Morten Christian Pedersen left Sindbjerg Parish north of Vejle (Denmark) for America. He was 28 years old and unmarried. In the following year he remained mainly in Neenah, Wisconsin, where a number of Danes lived. He had conceived the idea of finding a place where it would be possible for people of small means to found a Danish settlement. That dream would not leave him, nor would he let go of the dream; but he took a good look around before he chose a place.