thanks for the response.
Your Minna and mine sound a lot alike. My Hansen ancestors also came from the area that is disputed between Germany and Denmark. the town was named Flensburg. (Schleswig-Flensburg) - it sits right on the Baltic Sea near the border of the two countries.
wondering if its possible that Minna came to America with her brother, then returned and married Knud? I can't find anything on her after her arrival and I know she was in the US at the permission of her father (per ship records.
Do you know when they were married?