Simon Peder Korshoj (1906-1977) was born in Vildbjerg, Denmark. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1926. He worked as a bricklayer, and attended the Dana College Winter Schoold in Blair, Nebraska. He then worked as a construction worker for Phillips Petroleum Company, after which he established Korshoj Construction Company and worked for the War Department after world War II. Korshoj Construction Company built schools, churches, bridges, highways, railroads and oil and gas pipelines as well as Air Force bases.
Simon married Virginia Blakenbeckler (1915-1991) in 1934. She was born in Tekamah, Nebraska and graduated from Dana College in 1959. The Korshojs owned a home in Blair, and in addition purchased Logismose Manor House in Denmark.
Both Simon and Virginia were active in the Blair community and especially the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America.
Letter (with translation) to Simon and Virginia from Simon’s mother, Jensine, written in April of 1945.