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Hans Sorensen – Modest in Heart and ‘Sole’

In 1847, on the north shore of Zealand, as Danish citizens fought for “freedom of press, and religion,” (1) fourteen-year old Hans Sorensen finished school and entered apprenticeship. That same year his mother and grandmother died. In 1849 the monarch … Continue reading

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Annie Lillie Clark – Braids, Curls and Streets of Gold

  At age 7, my great-grandmother Lillie and her dear 10 year old sister Clara were close, living a happy life together with their hardworking, loving parents and family. “Mother always took pride in our hair,” she wrote. They wore … Continue reading

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