Ane Huggemands with the Ørnsholt family.
Photo: Architect Ørnsholt.
The last person to live in the house was Ane Huggemands. She was
born in the house in 1840, and lived there all of her 85 years. Ane
was named after her father, Hans Huggemand, who worked as a
farmhand at Halsted Manor. He had acquired his nickname from his
work (in Danish,Huggemandalludes to wood chopping). As her father,
Ane worked at the manor, where she looked after the children of the
master and mistress, the estate manager and the forester. She also
helped out in the garden. Although Ane was unmarried, she had no
less than five children.
In 1886, Ane, who was then 46 years old, married Lars Langesøe,
aged 49. Lars was a gardener at Halsted Manor. He looked after the
furnace in the greenhouse and carted firewood to the main building.
Lars was born out of wedlock and was named after the locality where
he was born - close to Pederstrup.
Ane Huggemands and her husband Lars Langesøe with
Ane's daughter and son-in-law visiting.
Ane's grandchildren have described how the smallholding was
surrounded by a fertile ornamental and kitchen garden.