Teacher, Village, Dance


"Left to go to America," teacher Johannes Frederik

Christensen wrote opposite Sophie Pauline Christine

Pedersen in the June, 1884 Kindertofte village school's attendance

and examination class register. For Sophie, daughter of

laborer P. Christian Pedersen, as for the other 1,261 emigrants

under sixteen that left Denmark in 1884 with their families,1

her first meeting with education would greatly contribute to

any success in the new country. The Danish school system

and the village teacher would cast long shadows.