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From: "Lloyd Mitchell" <>
Subject: [S-H-RTS] SCHOU 'Schleswig' before 1880
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 10:45:59 -0000
Thanks for the reminder, Hans-Peter! As the list is still quiet, may I send
the following. Apologies for anyone who has read a version of this post on
the DK list.
I joined this list looking for details of my ggrandmother, Johanne Marie
SCHOU, although with no success so far. However, I've now received some
fresh information which may move things forward.
I know that JM SCHOU was born on the 11 Aug 1865 in 'Schleswig', and was of
Danish (definitely not German!) origins. Her father was Martin SCHOU
(Seaman); her mother Helena (or Elena) Hansen (or Andersen). She emigrated
to Australia in 1884.
Family gossip had it that she'd gone to join her two brothers.
I've recently been contacted by someone to whom I may or may not be related,
depending on what I discover next.
This person is descended from a Knut SCHOU, born 30 Mar 1859, Oster
Gammelby, Wiesby Parish, Tønder District (now back in Denmark of course).
Now Knut SCHOU also emigrated to Australia and was in the same area of
Melbourne, Australia, at the same time as Johanne Marie and, more
significantly, his parents are given as having the same names.
They both seem to have been connected to the Westgarthtown German
Could someone possibly check the church records or census, if they have
copies, for this village or area to perhaps establish if there is any
connection? Neither of these names appears to have been included on the
Danish transcription site yet, nor any of the on-line emigrant lists, and I
don't have ready access to an LDS centre to check this for myself.
Basically, I've just received this information and am hoping for a quick
result from someone! I'll be *very* grateful.
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