Askov and Cora
Christofferen on their 50th Anniversary.
Photo courtesy Kent Christoffersen
b. Søndbjerg, Denmark
d. living Søndbjerg,
m. Cora Hedegaard
b. near Ydby, Thisted amt., Denmark
d. living Denmark
her father: Søren
Hedegaard Christensen b. 19
her mother: Karen
|Steen Hedegaard Christoffersen
| b. about 1943 n/dibdbhrerg, Den.
|| d. Denmark
||1m. Jonna Brodersen in Fredrekssund
2m Birgit ?
|Kent Hedegaard Christoffersen
|| b. about 1949 Hvidbjerg, Denmark
||1m. Elizabeth Studsgaard Sørensen 1972
2m. Lone Bergholdt Sorensen 1995 in Holstebro, Den.
|Jennie Hedegaard Christoffersen
| b. 1954 Hvidbjerg, Denmark
||m. Niels Jorgen Nielsen (born in Hvidbjerg)
Askov Christoffersen was born and raised in the area around Ydby,
Thisted amt. on the Jutland Peninsula of Denmark. He was
farmer who raised a variety of crops but mostly wheat.
also had a building where he raised pigs and another where he had
high priced horses. The farm had a sweeping view
the Norre sound which led to the North Sea.
Cora and Askov in front of their farm.
photo by Elroy Christenson 1985
1942-45 - Askov was part of the Danish Resistance during
WWII. They worked against the occupation of the Germans
while trying to appear as normal citizens. Members
were going out to blow up railway lines that ran
from Germany to Norway. Askov became a member by following
of his fellow villagers to a pick up a load of weapons dropped by
parachutes by the British at night. They caught Askov
followed them, he demanded that he be taken into the movement or
him. He became a member. They listened to the shortwave
coded messages that told them
when the weapons drop by parashute would happen. The Germans
never discovered the Movement in the area although they raided
farms and sites. Askov kept some weapons in his barn for a
days before they were moved to a safer location. In August
1943 the Danish Navy sunk all its ships for fear that they would
taken by the Germans.
After the war Askov goes back to farming does well selling his
for thousands of dollars each. His children go off to
careers of their own.
Askov and his young prize winning colt in 1985.
photo Elroy Christenson, 1985
1975-85 - Cora and Askov brought in tourist to have a farm stay like
bed and breakfast. They had as many as 20 family members at a
time. They were mostly families from Germany. They would
stay for a week or two with Cora cooking elaborate breakfasts along
with as many as five meals a day.
about 1996 - Askov and Cora sell the farm.
Lone and Kent Christoffersen in Seattle, May 2008
photo Elroy Christenson 2008
Kent Christoffersen worked as an engineer for a while on electricity
generating wind mills projects that are presently scattered around
Denmark and the world. He is presently working for a
governmental agency that handles the promotion of new business
in Denmark. He does computer engineering.
Christoffersen, Udby, Denmark
Vestervang 9, Aars 9600, Denmark
+45 98626580 -
the primary researcher on this
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