Anna was born in a small farming village in Denmark in 1846. Her parents taught her Danish traditions and instilled a great appreciation and admiration for her heritage. She was a very talented cook, baker, and creator, specializing in age-old Danish family recipes handed down generations and taught to her by her own mother. After she was married she moved with her husband to America, eventually settling in Chicago. She often shared recipes and cooked/baked for friends and neighbors, making every occasion a fabulous success! She also kept a beautiful home and the 12 Founding Women of The Danish Home often met there to discuss their budding foundation and plans. She was the most light-hearted and whimsical of the group, always seeming to find humor in any situation, and would share a recipe or two to lighten the mood.