Born in Nørre Lyndelse on the island of Funen
Born 9 June at 1.30 a.m. in ‘The Owl House’, a little farmhouse in the middle of a field. The area is known as Sortelung. The boy’s parents are Maren Kirstine Johansen (1833–97) and her husband Niels Jørgensen (1835-1915), a day labourer and painter. Upon the owner’s request, the house is torn down in 1873.