Joan Samworth

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My grandfather came to America from Denmark to study to be a Lutheran minister as he could not afford to make this happen in Denmark. However, it never happened here either. He became a steel worker in NY and worked on the Brooklyn bridge; built a house in Brooklyn after marrying my Grandmother who left Ireland so she would not have to be a nun as her family desired. After 14 years in Brooklyn he moved the family to a very small town in upstate NY in the Finger Lakes. Rock Stream became their forever home where he was able and resourceful enough to barter farm goods and take odd jobs to support a wife and 4 children. I remember him as a happy, kind and intelligent man.