Annie Christensen Borreson (also spelled Borresen
and Borsen) emigrated from Denmark to America in
1887 with their five sons. By 1900 they had
settled in Omaha, Nebraska where Jacob worked as a
music teacher or musician. Jacob's and Annie
son, Christ Borreson (1878- ) moved to Chicago
sometime between 1900 and 1903. His family
must have known of his planned trip to the Iroquois
Theater because when they heard of the disaster, and
were unable to reach him, presumably after sending a
telegram, they thought he was a victim.
Seventeen days after the fire they received a letter
from Chris (above) assuring them that he survived.
would be re-reading that letter, keying in on that
line about him being unable to work for at least a
month, then heading to the train station. Son is not telling the
whole story. Mothers know these things.)
There was another Christ Borresen living in Chicago in the early 1900s, a
person of some prominence. The Crist Borresen
with parents in Nebraska had such a low profile that
he did not even appear in city directories.
While still in Omaha he worked as a printer so it is
likely that is what he did while living in Chicago.