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From: "D. Derr" <>
Subject: Re: BRODERSEN, PETERSEN, ANDERSEN, CHRISTIANSEN
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 19:05:37 -0800
I think that I would try the 1855 or 1860 Census of Flensburg. From
that you could possibly see what Parish the family lived in. Quite
likely they the family sailed from either Hamburg, or Bremen. Many on
the list are researching the Surnames that you are researching, so
perhaps some will be able to make a connection.
I think that my lines have connection to all that you have listed.
You may say that "I don't read Danish or German", but don't let that
discourage you. Many of the films are not that hard to read the
Surnames when you get used to them. Parish records many time have the
peoples names in Latin style of Script, which is not hard to read at
all. Then you will be able to probably find someone that will translate
the parts that you can't read. I have found many great people out there
that is willing to help. Give it a try.
Donald, List Coordinator.
We all with you luck,
> My ancestors (listed below) were born Danish, but educated German due to the
> boundary changes. They emigrated in the1870s. Does anyone know the ports
> from which they might have sailed? Also, in researching them, where would I
> find records -- Denmark? or Germany? Other?
> Hans PETERSEN, b. April 17, 1846, in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein
> Maria Christina BRODERSEN, b. January 15, 1858 in Glucksburg, S-W
> Hans & Maria married February 4, 1883 in Germany. Hans emigrated in 1873,
> then went back to marry Maria, bringing her to America (Nebraska) in 1883.
> Hans Peter CHRISTIANSEN, b December 1845 in Denmark (S-W ????)
> Nielsine Helena ANDERSEN, b September 1846, in Denmark (S-W ???)
> Hans Peter emigrated in 1872 to Galesburg, ILL
> "Lena" came in 1877, they were married that same year. Then later they settled
> in Nebraska.
> Anyone who might be connected, please contact me and we can share any other