Hahaha. Hi J. Murphy. It's jojensagain to the rescue again. I ALMOST went out tripping about Ancestry to find you and call you here. You nailed it. The birth date for Christian "Maurice" is off by one year - but that is SO common in immigrant searches.
> "Re: the 1925 Iowa census that gives Anna's mother as Marie Michelson - Mette Marie's father was Christian Mikkelsen." <
So this family who are now Americans, in 1925, are asked Ane's mother's name. They answer using the typical American naming pattern, giving the surname of Marie's father to her. In Denmark she has his first name + sen. (We can guess that Mette Marie was called "Marie.")
Thank you cindyharmon for your fast and very very helpful replies. Notice that in the immigration record above, Anna Jensen's last residence is Storvorde. Jens Christian Jensen had gone ahead to the USA, then in 1908 he returned for her and Christian Marius. Their separation is reflected in the ages of the children in the family.
Below is your great-grandmother in 1890, with her parents in Storvorde parish, Fleskum herred, Aalborg amt, Denmark:
Aalborg, Fleskum, Storvorde, Fra Storvorde Østre Enge, , 89, FT-1890, C8371
Niels Christian Christensen 42 married, housefather/male head of household, Landmand, born in Aalborg By (Aalborg village)
Mette Marie Christensen 30 married, housemother, born in Mou Sogn, Aalborg Amt
Ane Dorthe Krestine Christensen 6, child born in Mou Sogn, Aalborg Amt <-----------------
Niels Christian Mikal Christensen 4, child born in Mou Sogn, Aalborg Amt
Carl Marinus Niels Christensen age 1, child born in Mou Sogn, Aalborg Amt
There is a town called Aalborg in Aalborg amt but in this case your grandfather was referring to the amt. I just asked Google search where is Storvorde, and the map that came up shows Storvorde just a little to the west of Aalborg the town.
MAP - click on the amts to find the herreds and within the herreds, the sogns:http://www.dis-danmark.dk/kort/kort.htm