Frederik Georg Frederiksen and Boline Jørgine Olsen
Frederik Georg Frederiksen
Frederik Georg Frederiksen (ca. 1893) – In uniform while enlisted in the Danish Military (photo courtesy of Rod Frederiksen)
Frederik Georg “George” Frederiksen was born August 28, 1874 in Høsterkøb, Frederiksborg, Denmark to Christen Frederiksen and Ane Lisbeth Jørgensen. He was the second of six children born to Christen and Ane. On August 16, 1882, George’s mother died, leaving Christen a widower with six children, the youngest, Edvard Vilhelm, being just over a month old. The loss of George’s mother resulted in the older boys being sent away to work. The three oldest are in the 1890 Danish census with their household position listed as ‘tjenestetyende dreng,’ which loosely translates to ‘service servant boy,’ in English. Older brother Jørgen Pedar is shown living/working for the Christoffer Jensen family, in Sandbjerg, George is shown at the widow Marie Johanne Helene Lund’s farm, in Høsterkøb; the youngest of the three, Thorvald is with the Ole Andreasen family, in Høsterkøb. The three youngest children were living with Christen and his 2nd wife, Marie Jensine Pedersen, in Høsterkøb. Little more is known about George’s childhood and life during this time.
According to the Danish Constitution all physically fit men over the age of eighteen are required to serve one year in the Danish Military. The photo on the left is George, during his time of military service, the date is probably between 1892 and 1893; he would have been eighteen in August of 1892.
Boline Jørgine Olsen (undated) – (photo courtesy Rod Frederiksen)
Boline Jørgine Olsen
Boline Jørgine Olsen was born May 13, 1871 in Trinitatis, København, Denmark to Morten Olsen and Ane Marie Andersdatter. She was the fifth of six children born to Morten and Ane. Her father was born in Sandjberg and her mother, Høsterkøb. Morten died when she a small child but unlike George, the family remained intact. Very little information is known, at this time, about Jørgine’s childhood. However, Jørgine’s family ties to the United States would be the catalyst for the Frederiksen’s departure from Denmark and settlement in the Cavendish-Teakean area of Idaho. Continue reading »