Confirmation Record – Peder Jensen

Oh, these Jensen’s! I have a few additional records for them, and then, I hit a brick wall. So, I’ll post what I have so far and then may have to focus my efforts elsewhere for a while.

I have found Peder Jensen’s (b. 1839) Confirmation record in the Nylarsker parish, Bornholm, Denmark:

Source: Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images, Statens Arkivers Arkivalieronline (www.sa.dk/ao/ : downloaded 4 June 2011), Peder Jensen, Confirmation Record, 1855, p 46, no 11; Bornholm Amt, Bornholm Vester Herred, Nylarsker Sogn 1847-1857.

Transcription / Translation:

1839

No.

NB 11

Aar og Datum

Year and Date

d. 27 Aug

1839

27 Aug

1839

Barnets fulde Navn

Child’s full name

Peder Jensen

Daabens Datum enten i Kirken eller hjemme

Christening Date either in the church or at home

Hjemmedøbt d. 27

Aug 1839

Bragt i Kirken

d. 6 Oct 1839

Home christened 27

Aug 1839

Brought to Church

6 Oct 1839

Forældres Navn, Stand, Haandtering og Opholdsted

Parents’ Name, Social Position, Occupation and Residence

Christen Jensen [8]

25 ???. Kristine

Hansd.

Christen Jensen [8]

25 [???] Kristine

Hansd[atter]

[my comment: It seems like the “8” which descends the line is a kind of abbreiation, signifying that “now comes the address”. Farms in Bornholm seemed to have some kind of numbering system, and I believe it possible, that Christen Jensen is living in 25 S??gg[rd?]. Not having any better way to show, I will use [8] to show]

Faddernes Navne, Stand og Opholdsted

Witnesses’ Names, Social Position and Residence

Gjertrud Kofod [8] ???? M.

Adelheid Groubech [8] Prgd

Jens Sonne, Hans Ipsen

Gertrud Kofod [8] ???? M.

Adelheid Groubech Prgd

Jens Sonne, Hans Ipsen

[Comment: Prgd could be an abbreviation for “Præstegaard” (= Parsonage/Rectory)]

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

Where posted in the General Index Register

no. 129

Anmærkninger

Remarks.

Forglemt

efter No 6

Forgotten

after No 6

[comment: The pastor has forgotten to place the entry in chronological order. This would explain the NB in front of the name in the first column]

Interesting:

  • From his christening record I found his parents names – Christen and Kristine. 
  • The physician administering his vaccine doesn’t match what I have from his marriage record. Here it states “Grove” but his marriage record says “Zahrtmann”. Most of the other confirmants on this page were vaccinated by Zahrtmann…I wonder if this is the time period when the physician changed and the priest may have made an error. Then again, Peder’s entry is out of order so perhaps “Grove” was the correct doctor.

Posted by jullianalund@gmail.com on 30 May 2012 | Posted in Confirmation Record, Denmark, Jensen | Comment

Using Timelines

In my decendency research of the Lund family, I am currently focusing on Didrich and Karen’s oldest daughter, Christine, and her family. I have collected a lot of documents and know a lot more now than I did before. But, I still have a few questions I need to answer before I can keep going.

  • What do I know so far?
  • Where are there holes in the timeline?
  • Are there records available to fill in the holes?
  • Where can I go from here?

I think that making a timeline will help me answer these questions. So, using my Roots Magic software, I selected Peder Jensen and his wife Christine Funk Lund and their children to create a timeline report and saved it as a word document. This document includes the citations, so I can refer to them as needed.


Below I’ve added my timeline so far. I’ve also added ideas for further research.

Jensen Family Timeline

Date

Event

Person

Place

27 Aug 1839

Birth14

Peder JENSEN

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

27 Aug 1839

Chr3

Peder JENSEN

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

6 Oct 1839

Church3

Peder JENSEN

brought to church; Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

18 May 1840

Birth1,48

Christine Funk LUND

Akirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark

2 Aug 1840

Chr7,9

Christine Funk LUND

Akirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark

14 Jul 1842

Vacc1

Peder JENSEN

by Zahrtmann

14 Jul 1842

Vacc1

Christine Funk LUND

by Zahrtmann

Bef 1 Feb 1855

LDS Bapt10

Christine Funk LUND

Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

30 Jun 1858

LDS Bapt

Christine Funk LUND

Confirmation – I should be able to find a confirmation record for Peder, and possibly for Christine. They would have been confirmed in their teens, prior to their 19th birthday.

Abt 1861

Marriage9

Peder JENSEN and Christine Funk LUND

Akirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark

28 Apr 1865

Occupation

Christine Funk LUND

servant; Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

28 Apr 1865

Occupation1

Peder JENSEN

farm hand; Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

28 Apr 1865

Marriage1,1115

Peder JENSEN and Christine Funk LUND

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

3 Mar 1866

Birth4,1618

Annine Margrethe Christine JENSEN

Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

20 Apr 1866

Chr17

Annine Margrethe Christine JENSEN

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

20 Apr 1866

Occupation17

Peder JENSEN

laborer; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

27 Jun 1866

Vacc17

Annine Margrethe Christine JENSEN

by Zahrtmann; Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

16 Feb 1868

Birth4,1920

Laurits Peter JENSEN

Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

29 Mar 1868

Chr20

Laurits Peter JENSEN

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

29 Mar 1868

Occupation20

Peder JENSEN

Fisherman; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

22 Jun 1869

Vacc20

Laurits Peter JENSEN

by Zahrtmann; Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

1 Feb 1870

Religion21

Peder JENSEN

Lutheran; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

1 Feb 1870

Occupation21

Peder JENSEN

Fisherman; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

1 Feb 1870

Census21

Peder JENSEN

Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

6 Feb 1873

Birth15,2223

Sanna Caroline Dorthea JENSEN

Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

6 Feb 1873

Occupation15,23

Peder JENSEN

Fisherman; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

10 Apr 1873

Chr15

Sanna Caroline Dorthea JENSEN

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

27 Dec 1878

Birth2425

Jacob Peter JENSEN

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

27 Jan 1879

Death2627

Sanna Caroline Dorthea JENSEN

Pneumonia; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

Probate Certificate – listed on Sanna’s death record. Need to pull this up on mircofilm at FHL.

2 Feb 1879

Burial26

Sanna Caroline Dorthea JENSEN

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

Confirmation – the Jensen children may also have been christened. I should look for these records in the Nylarsker Parish records.

2 Feb 1879

Occupation26

Peder JENSEN

Fisherman; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

1 Feb 1880

Occupation4

Peder JENSEN

day laborer in agriculture; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

1 Feb 1880

Religion4

Peder JENSEN

Lutheran; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

1 Feb 1880

Census4

Peder JENSEN

Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

9 Mar 1888

Death18

Annine Margrethe Christine JENSEN

chest disease; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

Probate Certificate – listed on Annine’s death record. Need to pull this up on mircofilm at FHL.

16 Mar 1888

Burial18

Annine Margrethe Christine JENSEN

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

16 Mar 1888

Occupation

Peder JENSEN

Fisherman; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

1 Jan 1889

LDS Conf9

Christine Funk LUND

29 Jun 1892

LDS SealPar9

Christine Funk LUND

LOGAN – Logan Utah

11 Feb 1900

Death9

Christine Funk LUND

5 Mar 1914

LDS Endow9

Christine Funk LUND

SLAKE – Salt Lake

5 Mar 1914

LDS Init9

Christine Funk LUND

SLAKE – Salt Lake

18 Jan 1960

LDS Bapt9

Christine Funk LUND

30 Jan 1996

LDS SealSp9

Peder JENSEN and Christine Funk LUND

JRIVE – Jordan River Utah

  • Christine’s LDS baptism/confirmation — I have four different dates for Christine’s baptism. I need to see if I can find her in the Bornholm Branch records. Also, I’ll need to take a look at what Family Search has. It would not be surprising to find that she was baptized while alive and then had the work done for her as well.
  • All the “blue” facts come from the FamilySearch Family Group Record sheet for Didrich, Christine’s father.
  • 1888 is the last time I have real, verified information for the Jensen family.

Where can I go from here?
Besides looking up the records listed above in purple, I have some other ideas.

  1. 1890 Danish Census – Where are the Jensen’s? Are they still in Denmark or have they immigrated?
  2. Nylarsker Parish records – I will continue my search for future years to see if I can find death records for Peder and Christine as well as possible marriage records for their two sons.
  3. I know from Jacob Peter’s christening record that he immigrated to America … perhaps I could find a passenger list for him? Or, maybe find him in a US Census.
Obviously, I’d like to find children for Laurits and Jacob. But, I need to know more! Onward!

Endnotes:

1. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images, Statens Arkivers Arkivalieronline(www.sa.dk/ao/ : downloaded 22 November 2011), marriage record for Peder Jensen and Christine Funch, 28 Apr 1865; Nylarsker Parish.

        2. 1870 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 123, line 15-18, Poder Jensen Family; digitial images, Statens Arkiver (www.sa.dk/ao : downloaded 8 November 2011); Danish National Archives. Gives Peter’s age as 30 as of 1 Feb 1870 and his birth place as Nylars.

        3. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Peder Jensen Christening Record.

        4. 1880 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Nylarsker Parish, p. 320, lines 45-49, Peder Jensen Family; digitial images, Statens Arkiver (www.sa.dk/ao : downloaded 29 March 2012); Danish National Archives.

        5. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS], “New FamilySearch,” database, Family Search(new.familysearch.org : accessed 17 May), Diderich Funk (PID: KWJF-P6R) Family Group Record. Lists the incorrect date.

        6. 1850 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 54, 130, Didrik Jacobsen Funk Family; digitial images, Statens Arkiver (www.sa.dk/ao : downloaded 8 November 2011); Danish National Archives. lists birth place as Aakirkeby.

        7. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Christine Funk, Christening Record, 1840.

        8. 1870 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 123, line 15-18, Poder Jensen Family. Gives Christine’s age as 29 on 1 Feb 1870 and her birth place as Aaker.

        9. LDS, “New FamilySearch,” database, Family Search, Diderich Funk (PID: KWJF-P6R) Family Group Record.

        10. 1855 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 200, 119, Didrik Jacobsen Funck Family; digitial images, Statens Arkiver (www.sa.dk/ao : downloaded 8 November 2011); Danish National Archives.

        11. 1870 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 123, line 15-18, Poder Jensen Family. Peter and Christine are listed as Married in the 1870 Census.

        12. 1880 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Nylarsker Parish, p. 320, lines 45-49, Peder Jensen Family. Peder and Christine listed as “married.”.

        13. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Sanne Caroline Dorthea Jensen Death Record. Claudine Christine listed as Peder’s wife.

        14. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Sanna Jensen christening record, to be moved to 1873. Claudine Christina listed as Peder’s wife in their daughter, Sanna’s, christening record.

        15. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Sanna Caroline Dorthea Jensen christening record.

        16. 1870 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 123, line 15-18, Poder Jensen Family. Gives Anine’s age as 3 on 1 Feb 1870.

        17. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Annine Margrethe Christine Jensen Christening Record.

        18. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Annine Margrethe Kristine Jensen death record.

        19. 1870 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 123, line 15-18, Poder Jensen Family. Gives Lauritz’ age as 1, as of 1 Feb 1870.

        20. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Laurits Peter Jensen Christening Record.

        21. 1870 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 123, line 15-18, Poder Jensen Family.

        22. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Sanne Caroline Dorthea Jensen Death Record. Gives Sanna’s age at death as 5 years old. Supports her birth date.

        23. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Sanna Jensen christening record, to be moved to 1873.

        24. 1880 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Nylarsker Parish, p. 320, lines 45-49, Peder Jensen Family. Gives Jacob Peter Jensen’s age as 1 year old on 1 Feb 1880.

        25. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Jacob Peter Jensen christening record.

        26. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Sanne Caroline Dorthea Jensen Death Record.

        27. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Sanna Caroline Dorthea Jensen christening record. Priest marked “dead” on her christening record.

Posted by jullianalund@gmail.com on 7 April 2012 | Posted in Jensen, Researching | Comment

A Surprise Discovery…

So, I had been pouring through the Nylarsker Parish church records looking for any possible children for Peder and Christine Jensen that may have been missed in the censuses. In the process, I did find a daughter, Sanna, who was born and died between censuses. So, I decided to keep going to see if I missed anything else. What I found was a surprise —

Source: Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images, Statens Arkivers Arkivalieronline (www.sa.dk/ao/ : downloaded 31 March 2012), Annine Margrethe Kristine Jensen death record; Nylarsker Parish, p 468, 1888, no 3.

A death record for Peder and Christine’s oldest child, Annine Margrithe Kristine Jensen. When I saw her name, it actually made me sad – she was so young, only 22 years old.

Transcription / Translation:

1888


No.

3

Dødedagen

Death Date

9de Marts

9 March [1888]

Burial Date

16de Mars

16 March [1888]

Den Dødes For og Tilnavn

First and Last Name of the Deceased

Annine Margrethe Kristine

Jensen

Stand

Position

Ugift Datter af Fisker Peder

Jensen i Arnager

f 3/3 66

Single daughter of Fisherman Peder

Jensen from Arnager

born 3 March [18]66


Alder

Age

22 Aar

22 Years

Hvor anfort i vet alm. Fevuf. Reg.

Where in General Index Register

[blank]

Amnær.

Remarks

Skifteattest af 3/3 88

Brystsyge, laa i 10 Maaneder!

Probate certificate of 3 March [18]88

Chest disease. Laid [in bed] for 10 months!


It was actually quite surprising to me that I had such a negative response to finding this record. I didn’t feel the “yeah, I found her” feeling, but rather a “no, not yet.” I think that is an interesting side effect of studying family history. These people become your people and you feel connected to them. This young woman, my Annine, died at just 22 years old from a chest disease (TB? Pneumonia?) which according to the priest’s notes had her in bed for 10 months. How difficult for her parents. They had lost a young 5 year old daughter and now another daughter. But even more than looking at this through her parent’s perspective, I thought of all that she missed. I had hoped she had immigrated to Utah, married, had children. All the “what might have been’s” are no longer possible.

From a purely research side, there is some good to come from this record. The priest noted there was a probate certificate. (This was also the case for her sister Sanna) I will definately be looking these up next time I’m at the Family History Library.

Posted by jullianalund@gmail.com on 6 April 2012 | Posted in Death Record, Jensen | Comment

finding Sanne Caroline Dorthea Jensen

Having found the Jensen family in the 1880 Danish Census and noting a 10 year gap between children, I thought I might look for any other children Peder and Christine may have had. I knew there were 3 options.

  1. Christine had one or more miscarriages. These would most likely not be recorded in the church records as births or deaths…unless the baby was near full term and considered a stillborn. I still don’t think they could christen the child but perhaps there may be a burial record.
  2. There was one or more children born in that time and they may have lived for a while but died before the 1880 census. In this case I should expect to find a christening and a burial record.
  3. There were no other children, and therefore no records to be found. This may however be like #1, in that there are no records.
My plan of attack was to look in death records first. Here’s what I found —

Source: Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images, Statens Arkivers Arkivalieronline (www.sa.dk/ao/ : downloaded 31 March 2012), Sanne Caroline Dorthea Jensen Death Record; Nylarsker Parish, p 450, 1879, no 2.

Transcription / Translation:
1879

No.

2

Dødedagen

Death Date

d. 27de Januar

1879

The 27th January

1879

Begravelsesdaged

Burial Date

d. 2den Februar

1879

The 2nd February

1879

Den Dødes For og Tilnavn

First and Last Name of the Deceased

Sanne Caroline Dorthea

Jensen

Stand

Position

Datter af Fisker i Arnager

Peder Jensen og Hustru

Claudine Christine Funch

Daughter of Fisherman from Arnager

Peder Jensen and wife

Claudine Christine Funch


Alder

Age

5

Aar

5

Years

Hvor anfort i vet alm. Jevuf. Reg.

Where in General Index Register

98/21

Amnær.

Remarks

Skifteattest af 28/1 79

Lungesygdom

Probate Certificate of 28 Jan [18]79

Pneumonia


So, the Jensen’s did have another daughter, Sanne (Danish version of Suzanne, sometimes spelled Sanna). Interestingly, she had a probate certificate. I was able to find the catalog record at the Family History Library, so the next time I go I will be sure to look this up! According to her burial record she was 5 years old. This gives me a rough idea of when she was born, so back I went into church records – this time looking for a christening. I started right after the last child’s christening and moved forward, here’s what I found —

Source: Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images, Statens Arkivers Arkivalieronline (www.sa.dk/ao/ : downloaded 7 November 2011), Sanna Jensen christening record, to be moved to 1873; Nylarsker Parish, p 81, 1873, no 4.


This really confused me, a page with some christening records with no baby names or christening dates. I couldn’t tell what the note said at the end of the entry, so I had to get some help.


Transcription / Translation:
4.

d. 6d Februar 1873
6 February 1873

Fisker Peder Jensen i Arnager
og Hustru Claudine Christina
Funch, 32 Aar gl
Fisherman Peder Jensen of Arnager
and wife Claudine Christina
Funch, 32 years old

Overført i Kirkebogen for 1873
moved to church book for 1873
 


Apparently the priest made notes for the first few births of 1873 in the wrong book, so he then moved them over later. So, I went to the next set of records and found her —


Source: Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images, Statens Arkivers Arkivalieronline (www.sa.dk/ao/ : downloaded 31 March 2012), Sanna Caroline Dorthea Jensen christening record; Nylarsker Parish, p 98, 1873, no 4.

Transcription / Translation:
1873

No.

død. 4

dead 4

Aar og Datum

Year and Date

d. 6te

Februar

1873

The 6th

February

1873

Barnets fulde Navn

Child’s full name

Sanna Caroline Dor-

thea Jensen

Daabens Datum enten i Kirken eller hjemme

Christening Date either in the church or at home

d. 10de April

1873

i Kirken

the 10th April

1873

at the church

Forældres Navn, Stand, Haandtering og Opholdsted

Parents’ Name, Social Position, Occupation and Residence

Fisker Peder Jensen i

Arnager og Hustru Claudine

Christine Funch, 32 Aar gl.

Fisherman Peder Jensen of

Arnager and wifeClaudine

Christine Funch, 32 years old

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

Faddernes Navne, Stand og Opholdsted

Witnesses’ Names, Social Position and Residence

Bærkone: Daglejer i Arnager Anton Marker’s Hustru

Helene Claudine Jensen

Faddere: Fisker i Arnager Jacob Peter Jensen

Johannes Peter Hansen, tjener paa Vejrmøllegaard

i Aaker

Vilhelmine Petrea Jensen, tejener paa 10de Sgd.

Godmother: day laborer from Arnager Anton Marker’s wife

Helene Claudine Jensen

Witnesses: Fisherman from Arnager Jacob Peter Jensen

Johannes Peter Hansen, serves on wind mill farm

from Aaker

Vilhelmine Petrea Jensen, serves on the 10th Sgd [farm]

[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

92/9

Anmærkninger

Remarks.

[blank]


  • The priest went back and marked her record “død” or “dead.”
  • I love that one of the witnesses, Johannes Peter Hansen, worked on a wind mill farm.

These records help explain the 10 year gap between children in the 1880 census. I did find another record of interest while digging in the church records, but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for that. 🙂

Posted by jullianalund@gmail.com on 5 April 2012 | Posted in Christening Record, Death Record, Jensen | Comment