Immigrant, Archive, Childhood
Several years ago, Thorvald Hansen who was then in
charge of the Danish Immigrant Archives at Grand View
College, Des Moines, Iowa, asked if I would be interested in
writing the Peter Mathiasen story. I had previously told him
that in my childhood home I had heard bits and pieces of this
tale and that what I remembered most was how intensely it
was discussed by some of the immigrant people with whom
my parents associated. Little did I realize they were talking
about something that happened fifteen years before my
Thomsen, Peter D.
"Sentenced To Be Hanged: The Tragic Story Of A Danish Immigrant,"
The Bridge: Vol. 17:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol17/iss1/6