Andrew Daniel Mortensen, our father and grandfather, was the first child born in America in the Mortensen line. His father, Anders Mortensen, immigrated to America from Denmark in 1873 following in the path of his mother, Mette, and older brother, Knud. His first wife, Christina Lauritz Gregersen, died in 1918 of influenza, leaving four surviving children. A.D. as he was called, then married Johanna Sorensen in 1921. She is the mother of three additional children.
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