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Anckersen Family

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Collection Anckersen/St. John
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Description Albumen print on Cabinet card stock of the Anckersen Family.
Year Range from 1891
Year range to 1891
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper
Notes Full view portrait of the Anckersen Family. Mother, Laura Anckersen sits at right and James Ankerson sits at center. The daughters are Clara Josephine Anckersen (Mehder), Kate (Kittie) Ankersen , Anna Anckersen, Augusta Anckerson (Mrs. William H. St. John) and Maria "Mary" Anckerson Hansen. The family immigrated from Denmark in 1879 and the father, Christian Anckersen had died in 1889.
Augusta Ankersen married William St. John on June 12, 1895 in Oshkosh, WI. They moved to Green bay about 1909. Clara Ankersen married Louis Frederick Mehder on September 23, 1884 in Oshkosh. Their daughter was Katie Mehder, born in Oshkosh July 10, 1885. Anna, Kate, and Mary never married.
James C. Anckersen/Anckerson was born 06/29/1868 in Horsens, Denmark. He immigrated to Oshkosh with his parents Christian and Laura Anckerson in 1879. As a young man he was a clerk for the Hermmann & Ernst Grocery Store. By 1895 he owned his own grocery store at 433 Main Street. About 1896-1898 he went into partnership with William H. St. John (his brother-in-law) and they ran a grocery store at 273 Wisconsin Street on the southwest corner with Lincoln Avenue until 1903 (structure is still standing in 2004). On November 25, 1896 he married Bertha Elser and the couple had two sons: Alvin C. and James (Leo) Anckerson. From 1905 - 1909 he operated a meat market on Waugoo Avenue. He then began the Anckersen-Hansen Wholesale Grocery which he ran until his death on November 12, 1927. (Source: Oshkosh City Directories; Winnebago County Marriage Records; James C. Anckersen's obituary Oshkosh Daily Northwestern 11/12/1927.
Object ID P2003.13.7
Object Name Cabinet Card
People Anckersen, James Christian
Anckersen, Laura
Anckersen, Mary
Anckersen, Annie
Mehder, Clara Josephine Anckersen
St. John, Augusta Anckersen
Anckersen, Kate
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 4.25" x 6.5"
Subjects Group Photographs
Families
Immigrants
Danish Americans
Title Anckersen Family
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