The 200 year Celebration
and Reunion started with a beautiful church service,
and a photo taken by the local newspaper. The
caption reads, "Family meets after 200 years"
For more photos see the Foulum church - Buckingham Photos
Welcome to Bjerregaard!
Byrjalsen, Soren Byrjalsen, Inger Marie Liingaard,
Eilif Bjerregaard, Karen Margrethe Ebbe had worked day
and night to make this event perfect for everyone.
Thank you very much to our hosts.
"The Family Photo"
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6 Utah Danish-Americans rented a VW van. We drove from
Copenhagen airport towards Jutland. It seemed
like we were on the road forever. We realize that
we are close to Bjerregaard "the family farm", when we passed the foulum church.
This was the church that our ancestors, Anders and Bodil were married in.
We drove a little ways past a beautiful thatched roof
cottage and made a left turn at a stop sign.
We drove around a slight bend, over a small hill,
The next thing that we see this large beautiful
Danish flag... then, we see what we so longed
for.. "Bjerregaard". We were already
tearing up, but now we all start to cry.
(We are thinking about the last image of "Bjerregaard"
that Anders, Bodil and children saw before their
incredible journey to Utah. Keep in mind that No
Utah Bjerregaard had been back from that day on)
We make a left turn onto a small dirt road and I can't
see where I am driving because I am crying to hard...
We see our sweet, sweet Danish family in the yard.
Birthe comes running towards our car. I stop the
van, open the door and run to hug her.
As dramatic as this sounds, I am in tears reliving
this memory. I am so thankful for this
incredible experience. I will never forget this
as long as I live.
I wish that every family member I have, could have
lived this experience...
200 year Reunion Festivities
The Family Photograph's
Bjerregaard and the many
Breakfast's, Lunches and Dinners