being able to locate and collaborate with distant cousins that you often meet through research. Lance is one of these distant cousins. He is descended from my great great grandparents Martin and Johanne (Johnson) Kofoed through my great
Grandmother Laura (Kofoed) Appel's sister Johanna Maria (Kofoed) Bretsnyder. We have been in communication for a couple of years and share information that we find. Recently he was going through pictures when he ran across this one. This is a picture of Martin and Johanne Kofoed ca 1860. We did have picture of Johanne from the 1910 - 1920 when she was living with the Bretsnders in St. Louis, but to now we have one of Martin (who died in 1890) and Johanne as a couple. For a genealogist this is a real score!