The Lowe Family Tree

Ane Christensdatter

Born in Aarestrup, Denmark, Ane was the daughter of local farmer Christen Jensen Ræbild. Ane married Peter Nielsen Munkholm at 29 and the two of them raised their children and grandchildren in Aalborg. The couple immigrated to America at the age of 59, following their children who immigrated in the years prior. They spent a couple years in Racine, Wisconsin, before they ultimately decided to move up into Alberta, Canada where Ane passed away in 1909.

Caroline Marie Mortensen

Marie was born in 1864 in Aarestrup, Denmark to a single mother and seemingly uninterested father. Her father's sister took a far more active role in Marie's early life (as her godmother) and raised Marie until her mother married and was able to care for Marie herself; which happened at age 7. This tug-of-war lifestyle seemed to play heavy on Marie, who never officially married herself, yet gave birth to nine children. She posed as a married woman with her live-in boyfriend to immigrate to America at age 35, started American life Racine, Wisconsin, but eventually settled in Euclid, Ohio where her boyfriend ran off with her daughter (unrelated) after a string of family tragedies and left Marie to raise the family herself. Marie died in Euclid in 1925.