Anna was born about 1771 in Larv Parish, Sweden, the daughter of Anders Esping and Stina.
She had two marriages/partners. Her first husband is not known. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their only known child was Lars (1816-1874).
Her second husband was Lars Andersson Funke, who she married on 12 DEC 1800 in Skarstad, Sweden. Their three known children were Anders (1802-?), Christoffer (1804-1805) and Britta Stina (1806-?).
!Source: Birth Records of Skarstad Parish C:4, Houshold Examination Records of Skarstad Parish AI:3 page 40 and AI:2 page 72, and Marriage Records of Skastad Parish C:4 as researched by Anna-Lena Hultman.
!Notes: Born in Larv Parish. She worked as a maid. She married a soldier, Lars Funke. They lived at Funkagardens soldattorp, a soldier's cottage at Ingagarden in Skarstad Parish and had three children. One son died in 1805. Lars Funke died in 1808. After her husband's death Anna and her two children had to move from the soldier's cottage. They moved to a cottage nearby, at a farm in Ingagarden. At birth of Lars, in 1816, she was 46 years old, and a soldier's widow. Lars' father is unknown, although Lars' military records show that he was called Andersson.