I found this photo tonight. The woman in the middle is a cousin. A first cousin (I think) to my paternal grandfather. She is the daughter of my great great grandmother’s sister. My great great aunts daughter, Annie Elsie Peterson Jenson.
It’s a great old photo. When I first saw it, I really had to do a double take. There are some differences but the point is that the woman, Annie, looks very much like my paternal aunt (Alveta Rowe Gibboney). and the girl all the way over to the left, well, she is me… well, ok, she was here first. I looked very much like her when I was a kid. The girl all the way over to the right–in her I see one of my uncle’s eyes.
What does that tell you? Well, my great great grandmother and her sister (my aunt) were both 100% Danish. They came over from the island of Jutland. What it tells me is that our family looks very Danish. What a surprise!!
This family was mostly born and raised in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah. This side of my family is / was mostly Mormon. My gr gr great grandmother lived there as well, Kirsten Eskelston. She is buried in Salt Lake City.
Thank you to the cousin who posted this. I have appreciated it more than you know!!!