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.
Christensen, Borge M.
"As You Bend The Twig, So Grows The Tree,"
The Bridge: Vol. 20:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol20/iss2/6