Family reunion for Bornholm, Denmark, descendants features Danish film crew

Jul 17, 2009 Full story: The Times 20

Flemming Hansen thought the man was joking when he first asked him, "Would you like to go to America?" But the man was serious, and Hansen, of course, agreed to go to America for the first time to meet family members he'd never met.

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Since: Dec 09

Lynchburg, VA

#1 Dec 6, 2009
Flemming, my grandmother immigrated from Bornhom with her mother and 1 sister and 2 bothers in 1885. I have birth records from AAKirke for her and from Her father but I do not have any records on her mother Marcella Kritrin Jacobsen Andersen, Could you help me with more information from your archives? Leland Nygaard gaard@comcast.net
Mea

Papakura, New Zealand

#2 Dec 6, 2009
what is her full name??
IL Principe

Aarhus, Denmark

#3 Dec 6, 2009
Nygaard wrote:
Flemming, my grandmother immigrated from Bornhom with her mother and 1 sister and 2 bothers in 1885. I have birth records from AAKirke for her and from Her father but I do not have any records on her mother Marcella Kritrin Jacobsen Andersen, Could you help me with more information from your archives? Leland Nygaard gaard@comcast.net
Are you sure about the name? Marcella Kritrin Jacobsen Andersen? I have never heard of a dane named Marcella but what the heck....it may have been used a couple of times through history here in Denmark.

Kritin? Are you sure it shouldn't say Kirsten? Kristine?

Since: Dec 09

Lynchburg, VA

#5 Dec 7, 2009
Mea wrote:
what is her full name??
Thank you for reply, her full name was Jorgine Margrethe Andersen born Aug 26, 1870 baptised Aker Sogn AA Kirke Akirkeby Kirke Bornholm Cenmark. I do not know her birthplace, also I do not know more than her mother's name listed on the Fodsels-og daabsatttes. Michelle Katrine Jacobsen born March 28 1836.

I found my grandmother Jorgine and her mother Michelle and sister and brother on a passenger listing leaving Denmark to a destination (Indirekte) dated June 10 1884. Contract#194700 ID#18284A3405. The family settled in Texas with my
Grandfather Hans Nielsen Andersen born May 10 1846 and in church baptism record book in Nylarsker. Family legend says that he was a ships carpenter and he died in Texas in 1904



I appreciate your help, i am mainly interested on verifying more about

Since: Dec 09

Lynchburg, VA

#6 Dec 7, 2009
Mea wrote:
what is her full name??
Thank you for reply, her full name was Jorgine Margrethe Andersen born Aug 26, 1870 baptised Aker Sogn AA Kirke Akirkeby Kirke Bornholm Cenmark. I do not know her birthplace, also I do not know more than her mother's name listed on the Fodsels-og daabsatttes. Michelle Katrine Jacobsen born March 28 1836.

I found my grandmother Jorgine and her mother Michelle and sister and brother on a passenger listing leaving Denmark to a destination (Indirekte) dated June 10 1884. Contract#194700 ID#18284A3405. The family settled in Texas with my
Grandfather Hans Nielsen Andersen born May 10 1846 and in church baptism record book in Nylarsker. Family legend says that he was a ships carpenter and he died in Texas in 1904

Leland Nygaard
Flemming Hansen

Rønne, Denmark

#7 Dec 9, 2009
Hi Nygaard!

I just stumpled into this site and saw your request!
I'll try to help you, by giving this to the Archive here in Rønne, Bornholm.
Hopefully they will be able to help you finding some more stuff!
Merry Christmas, or in Danish: Glædelig Jul ;]
Flemming Hansen

Rønne, Denmark

#8 Dec 9, 2009
Hi again

I've just talked to the Archive, and you are welcome to contact them at this adress:
arkiv(at)br.dk
(at)=@
Flemming Hansen

Rønne, Denmark

#9 Dec 10, 2009
sorry - the correct adress is:
arkiv@brk.dk
best of luck!
Timon Kossack

Berlin, Germany

#10 Jan 28, 2010
Hi Flemming,
do you still know me?
My father tried to contact you but got no response.
Do you maybe have a new emailaddress?
We wanna travel to denmark this summer.
Maybe we can met.

Greetings

“We will rock you”

Since: Dec 06

Denmark

#11 Jan 28, 2010
I have peed serval times on Bornmholm.
IL Principe

Aarhus, Denmark

#12 Jan 28, 2010
Charlie the sailor wrote:
I have peed serval times on Bornmholm.
Good to have you back, sailor.

“We will rock you”

Since: Dec 06

Denmark

#13 Jan 28, 2010
IL Principe wrote:
<quoted text>
Good to have you back, sailor.
Yeah i beet.

Actually I lived on this island for 15 years.
Flemming Hansen

Rønne, Denmark

#14 Feb 8, 2010
Timon Kossack wrote:
Hi Flemming,
do you still know me?
My father tried to contact you but got no response.
Do you maybe have a new emailaddress?
We wanna travel to denmark this summer.
Maybe we can met.
Greetings
I don't know you or your father - in fact I don't know anyone in Germany, sorry.....
ERIC MORTENSEN

Chula Vista, CA

#15 Aug 21, 2010
My grandfather, ALFRED MARTIN MORTENSEN, was born in Ronne, Denmark...oh, maybe in the 1880's? he had a brother Johannis.
After the 1906 earthquake, he was offered citizenship and work, if he came to San Francisco, to help "rebuild".

Someone once told me that my grandfather's father's name was "JENS"....and his mother's name was ...?

Can I find out any more about my grandfather, his father and mother's names, etc?

“333 Only Half Bad”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#16 Aug 21, 2010
ERIC MORTENSEN wrote:
My grandfather, ALFRED MARTIN MORTENSEN, was born in Ronne, Denmark...oh, maybe in the 1880's? he had a brother Johannis.
After the 1906 earthquake, he was offered citizenship and work, if he came to San Francisco, to help "rebuild".
Someone once told me that my grandfather's father's name was "JENS"....and his mother's name was ...?
Can I find out any more about my grandfather, his father and mother's names, etc?
Hard one.

Its highly likely that he is to find in the church books in his town of birth from that era, since traditionally the church was the record keeper of that kind.

You really need to track you way back step for step.

Check what you have of written material, if he left a birth-certificate, for an example, there are no such thing as a dane without papers of one or another kind :-),,, if you do scan it and one or another around here can translate it for you.

“We will rock you”

Since: Dec 06

Valby, Denmark

#17 Aug 21, 2010
ERIC MORTENSEN wrote:
My grandfather, ALFRED MARTIN MORTENSEN, was born in Ronne, Denmark...oh, maybe in the 1880's? he had a brother Johannis.
After the 1906 earthquake, he was offered citizenship and work, if he came to San Francisco, to help "rebuild".
Someone once told me that my grandfather's father's name was "JENS"....and his mother's name was ...?
Can I find out any more about my grandfather, his father and mother's names, etc?
Birth cetificate would be nice. Sice I now live on the island I might be able to help.
ERIC San Diego

Chula Vista, CA

#18 Aug 22, 2010
Charlie the sailor wrote:
<quoted text>
Birth cetificate would be nice. Sice I now live on the island I might be able to help.
Was sort of interesting to go into the ELLIS ISLAND site, on Google...where you can find your ancestors that came thru the Island (i.e. immigrated here)...He left Denmark in 1904 to go to San Francisco..to help build the city....was a "finishing carpenter"...Heck, he even built a beautiful house in San Francisco....amazing guy...had 3 sons (one's my dad)...and a daughter. Another one of his son's, my late uncle, was on the USS Oklahoma, when it was torpedoed at Pearl Harbor.
I hear that my grandfather was a sort of risk taker...used to ride a motorcycle around (against his wife's wishes)...and crashed into a trolly car once....hahaha
Must have been pretty "wild" for him to "up and leave" Roone...at 29...and sail away ....But that's also what my grandmother did...She came from Oskarshamm Sweden...Oldest of 9 kids...I think she'd had enough of taking care of the kids...so, she took of , at 17 !!....And, well, they both met later, in San Francisco...."and the rest is history" as they say....zzzzz >>> here's a foto of the boat my grandfather came to thr USA on, back in 1904 >>>
http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipimage.a...

“333 Only Half Bad”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#19 Aug 22, 2010
ERIC San Diego wrote:
<quoted text>
Was sort of interesting to go into the ELLIS ISLAND site, on Google...where you can find your ancestors that came thru the Island (i.e. immigrated here)...He left Denmark in 1904 to go to San Francisco..to help build the city....was a "finishing carpenter"...Heck, he even built a beautiful house in San Francisco....amazing guy...had 3 sons (one's my dad)...and a daughter. Another one of his son's, my late uncle, was on the USS Oklahoma, when it was torpedoed at Pearl Harbor.
I hear that my grandfather was a sort of risk taker...used to ride a motorcycle around (against his wife's wishes)...and crashed into a trolly car once....hahaha
Must have been pretty "wild" for him to "up and leave" Roone...at 29...and sail away ....But that's also what my grandmother did...She came from Oskarshamm Sweden...Oldest of 9 kids...I think she'd had enough of taking care of the kids...so, she took of , at 17 !!....And, well, they both met later, in San Francisco...."and the rest is history" as they say....zzzzz >>> here's a foto of the boat my grandfather came to thr USA on, back in 1904 >>>
http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipimage.a...
cool!

“We will rock you”

Since: Dec 06

Østermarie, Denmark

#20 Aug 22, 2010
ERIC San Diego wrote:
<quoted text>
Was sort of interesting to go into the ELLIS ISLAND site, on Google...where you can find your ancestors that came thru the Island (i.e. immigrated here)...He left Denmark in 1904 to go to San Francisco..to help build the city....was a "finishing carpenter"...Heck, he even built a beautiful house in San Francisco....amazing guy...had 3 sons (one's my dad)...and a daughter. Another one of his son's, my late uncle, was on the USS Oklahoma, when it was torpedoed at Pearl Harbor.
I hear that my grandfather was a sort of risk taker...used to ride a motorcycle around (against his wife's wishes)...and crashed into a trolly car once....hahaha
Must have been pretty "wild" for him to "up and leave" Roone...at 29...and sail away ....But that's also what my grandmother did...She came from Oskarshamm Sweden...Oldest of 9 kids...I think she'd had enough of taking care of the kids...so, she took of , at 17 !!....And, well, they both met later, in San Francisco...."and the rest is history" as they say....zzzzz >>> here's a foto of the boat my grandfather came to thr USA on, back in 1904 >>>
http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipimage.a...
Yes it is cool. But don't really give any information about him
Jan

Corona, CA

#21 Aug 23, 2010
Anyone from Danmark ever been to Solvang CA?

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