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 Anna /Paulson/

  • Born 28 April 1866 - Hov, Sennels (Parish), Hillerslev (District), Thisted (County), Denmark
  • Baptized 10 May 1866 - Sennels (Parish), Hillerslev (District), Thisted (County), Denmark
  • Deceased 5 July 1943 - Saint Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota,aged 77 years old
  • Buried 8 July 1943 - Riverside Cemetery (S. Center St.), Wahpeton, Richland County, North Dakota
  • The landlady of a rooming house


 Spouses and children





Individual Note

We have a photo, probably taken in late 1897 or early 1898, showing Adam and Anna Van Buren and their first two children, Phillip Martin Van Buren (born 4 July 1896) and Ervin Paul Van Buren (born 23 September 1897). On the back of the photo Anna Paulson Van Buren wrote (in Danish):

Dear little sister Tine [Katrine Poulsen Salmonsen], in Worcester, Massachusetts],
Here you can see my little family. Phillip has fine curly hair, but he had been sweating so much that day, and I was so stupid that I brushed the hair in the living room. I should have left him alone. It would have looked better, and his little jacket doesn't look straight down in front. But we are always so busy looking our best in a portrait, when we have the time. But the most important is that we are happy and in good health.
Your sister with her whole family, goodbye dear.

The initial years in Wahpeton were very eventful for Anna:

4 October 1893: She arrived in Wahpeton from Denmark.
21 August 1895: She married Adam Emile Van Buren.
4 July 1896: Son Phillip Martin Van Buren was born.
23 September 1897: Son Ervin Paul Van Buren was born.
20 October 1899: Daughter Ana I was born.
10 December 1901: Daughter Sada was born.

Then tragedy began to strike the Van Buren family:

1 June 1902: Daughter Ana I died.
27 December 1903: Daughter Ana II was born.
28 May 1904: Husband Adam Emile Van Buren died.
2 June 1905: Daughter Ana II died.
5 July 1906: Mother Inger Marie Sorensen died in Denmark.
1 September 1906: Father Poul Sorensen died in Denmark..

The Tuesday, 6 July 1943, edition of the Richland County Farmer-Globe (Wahpeton, North Dakota) carried the following obituary on page 1, column 3:

Mrs. A.O. Hanson Dies On Monday

Mrs. A.O. Hanson [Anna Paulson Van Buren Hanson], pioneer Wahpeton woman, died at St. Francis hospital [in Breckenridge, Minnesota] Monday morning [5 July 1943]. She had been in the hospital for the past six months. Funeral services have been tentatively set for 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon [8 July 1943] from Bethel Lutheran church. Mrs. Hanson's son, Ervin Van Buren, Dell Rapids, S.Dak., had been there with his mother, leaving just before her death. Another son, Phillip Van Buren, Fergus Falls, was here. A step-daughter, Mrs. W. [Walter] L. Divet was with Mrs. Hanson when she passed away. A niece, Miss Belinda Paulson, Minneapolis, is expected here for the funeral.


  Photos and archival records

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Soren Christian Christensen 1790-1838 Maren Andersdatter 1798-1877 Christen Christensen Blach 1804-1868 Dorthe Marie Nielsdatter 1805-1878

Poul Sorensen 1833-1906 Inger Marie Christendatter 1837-1906

Ane Marie Poulsen 1866-1943