Christening Record – Jacob Peter Jensen

Posted by on 4 April 2012 | Comment

In the 1880 Danish census I found another child for Peder and Christine Jensen –  Jacob Peter Jensen. Since he was 1 year old at the time (1 Feb 1880) I went back into the church records to find his christening record.

Source: Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images, Statens Arkivers Arkivalieronline ( : downloaded 31 March 2012), Jacob Peter Jensen christening record; Nylarsker Parish, p30, 1878, no. 13.

Transcription / Translation:




Rejst  til Amerika

Emigrated to America

[Note from JensenJN: “Rejst” litterally “traveled,” but the idea is “emigrated”]

Aar og Datum

Year and Date

d. 27d Dec.


27 Dec


Barnets fulde Navn

Child’s full name

Jacob Peter Jensen

Daabens Datum enten i Kirken eller hjemme

Christening Date either in the church or at home

d. 2den Februar


i Kirken

2nd February


at the church

Forældres Navn, Stand, Haandtering og Opholdsted

Parents’ Name, Social Position, Occupation and Residence

Fisker i Arnager

Peder Jensen og

Hustru Claudine

Christine Funch,

38 Aar gl.

Fisherman in Arnager

Peder Jensen and

Wife Claudine Christine Funch,

38 years old

[Note from JensenJN: “gl.” = abbreviation for “ammel” = “old”]

Faddernes Navne, Stand og Opholdsted

Witnesses’ Names, Social Position and Residence

Bærkone: Line Funch, Arbejdsmand Jørgen

Andreasen Funchs Hustru  i Arnager

Arbejdsmand i Arnager Johannes Andreasen Schou

Fisker i Arnager Christen Jensen

Andrea Holm, tjener hos ???ejer i Arnager Thor Thorsen

Godmother: Line Funch, laborer Jørgen

Andreasen Funch’s wife from Arnager

Arbejdsmand in Arnager Johannes Andreasen Schou

Fisherman in Arnager Christen Jensen

Andrea Holm, serves by ???owner in Arnager Thor Thorsen

[Note from JensenJN: Bærkone (Carry woman) I have never seen that word before, but from the name context there is no doub t that this is the lady, who carried the child to the christening.]

Hvor anført i det alm. Jevnf. Reg. [almindelige Jevnførelses Register]

Where posted in the Index Register





His entry is pretty standard except for the short notation next to his number – “emigrated to America.” I have some family histories that mention Christine immigrating to America, but only tells me that it was after her parents (who immigrated in 1870). This is the first supporting evidence.

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