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From: Linda & Mick Tate <>
Subject: [DK] family tree
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2002 07:53:04 -0600
My Danish Family
Descendants of Thomas Nielsen
Generation No. 1
1. THOMAS1 NIELSEN1 was born Abt. 1749, and died October 1812 in Tandal,
Sulsted, Denmark. He married MAREN PEDERSDATTER1 May 22, 1785 in Sulsted1.
She was born Abt. 1747, and died March 01, 1827 in Sulsted, Denmark.
Notes for THOMAS NIELSEN:
Best Man/witness at wedding: Thomas Nielsen, Mejlsted
Thomas was 63 years old and a farmer in Tandal when he died.
More About THOMAS NIELSEN and MAREN PEDERSDATTER:
Marriage: May 22, 1785, Sulsted1
Children of THOMAS NIELSEN and MAREN PEDERSDATTER are:
2. i. LARS2 THOMSEN, b. 1789, Tandal, Vestbjerg, Denmark; d. January 29,
1875, Hoegholt, Vestbjerg, Denmark.
ii. PEDER THOMSEN1, b. 1787.
iii. DANIEL THOMSEN1, b. 1791.
iv. JENS THOMSEN1, b. 1793.
Generation No. 2
2. LARS2 THOMSEN (THOMAS1 NIELSEN)1 was born 1789 in Tandal, Vestbjerg,
Denmark, and died January 29, 1875 in Hoegholt, Vestbjerg, Denmark. He
married MAREN CHRISTENSEN1. She was born December 28, 1811 in Hallund, and
died September 12, 1889 in Hoegholt, Vestbjerg, Denmark.
Child of LARS THOMSEN and MAREN CHRISTENSEN is:
3. i. ANE MARIE3 LARSDATTER/LARSEN, b. May 07, 1848, Hoegholt, Vestbjerg,
Denmark; d. August 24, 1907, Vestbjerg.
Generation No. 3
3. ANE MARIE3 LARSDATTER/LARSEN (LARS2 THOMSEN, THOMAS1 NIELSEN)2 was born
May 07, 1848 in Hoegholt, Vestbjerg, Denmark, and died August 24, 1907 in
Vestbjerg. She married AXEL CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN2,3 August 04, 1873 in
Noerresundby Church4, son of ANDERS NIELSEN and MARIE AXELSDATTER. He was
born February 23, 1842 in Mjallerup, Loegsted, Slet Herred, and died
December 11, 1912 in Hvorup, Kaer Herred, Aalborg region.
Notes for ANE MARIE LARSDATTER/LARSEN:
Ane Marie Larsdatter godparents were: Crofter Niels Klausen's wife Maren
Nielsdatter in Sanden or Landen, in Vestbjerg: Croter Lars Soerensen's wife
Ida Kirstine Thomasdatter: Crofter Jens Jepsen in Vestbjerg: Crofter Niels
Klausen in Landen or Sanden: Crofter Niels Poulsen in Vestbjerg
Best Men/Witness: farmer Thomas Peder Moeller Nr. Sundby, farmer Peder Chr.
More About ANE MARIE LARSDATTER/LARSEN:
Christening: June 12, 1848, Sulsted church
Notes for AXEL CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN:
Axel Christian Andersen godparents: Christopher Axelsen's wife from
Kjergaard: Ane Christiansdatter from Hjallerup: Boelsmand (a smallholder
less than a crofter) Poul Christian Nielsen: Crofter Nielsen from Hjallerup:
Crofter Christopher from Kjergaard
More About AXEL ANDERSEN and ANE LARSDATTER/LARSEN:
Marriage: August 04, 1873, Noerresundby Church4
Children of ANE LARSDATTER/LARSEN and AXEL ANDERSEN are:
4. i. GJERTRUD MARIE4 ANDERSEN, b. November 27, 1873, Vestbjerg, parish of
Sulsted, Denmark; d. November 18, 1920, Galesburg, Knox Co., Illinois.
ii. MAREN ANDERSEN4, b. October 11, 1875, Hoegholt, Vestbjerg, Denmark.
Notes for MAREN ANDERSEN:
Maren godparents were: Her Mother: Ane Andreasen: Her Father: Crofter
Joergen Chr. Andersen: ?? Anders Mortensen, all of Vestbjerg
More About MAREN ANDERSEN:
Christening: October 31, 1875
iii. JOHANNA KIRSTINE ANDERSEN4, b. March 14, 1877, Hoegholt, Vestbjerg,
Notes for JOHANNA KIRSTINE ANDERSEN:
The name of Johanne was found in the as Godmother to Aksel Kristian Krogh,
and listed as his Aunt.
iv. ANDERS KRISTIAN ANDERSEN5, b. April 09, 1879, Hoegholt, Vestbjerg,
Denmark; d. July 20, 1901.
Notes for ANDERS KRISTIAN ANDERSEN:
Anders Kristian Andersen's godparents were: his mother: farmer Kr. Iversen's
stepdaughter Dorthea: farmer Kr. Svendsen: Crofter Niels Peter Andersen:
Bachelor Niels Frandsen. All of Vestbjerg
More About ANDERS KRISTIAN ANDERSEN:
Christening: May 09, 1879, Sulsted Church
v. LAURITS NIELS PETER ANDERSEN6, b. September 06, 1881,
Notes for LAURITS NIELS PETER ANDERSEN:
Godparents: Marie Jensen: Marie Kjeldsen: Farmer Albert P Pedersen: Farmer
Jens Peter Bertelsen: Bachelor Niels Jensen, all of Vestbjerg
More About LAURITS NIELS PETER ANDERSEN:
Christening: October 30, 1881
vi. SOREN PETER ANDERSEN7, b. April 04, 1883, Hoegholt, Vestbjerg, Denmark.
Notes for SOREN PETER ANDERSEN:
vii. ANNE DORTHEA MAREN ANEMETE ANDERSEN7, b. July 03, 1887, Hoegholt,
viii. JENS ANDERSEN7, b. February 08, 1889, Hoegholt, Vestbjerg, Denmark.
ix. NIELS KRISTIAN ANDERSEN7, b. June 21, 1891, Hoegholt, Vestbjerg,
x. ANNA ANDERSEN7, b. January 09, 1894, Hoegholt, Vestbjerg, Denmark.
Generation No. 4
4. GJERTRUD MARIE4 ANDERSEN (ANE MARIE3 LARSDATTER/LARSEN, LARS2 THOMSEN,
THOMAS1 NIELSEN)8 was born November 27, 1873 in Vestbjerg, parish of
Sulsted, Denmark9, and died November 18, 1920 in Galesburg, Knox Co.,
Illinois10. She married (1) SOREN KRISTENSEN KROGH11 April 15, 1898 in
Church of Sulsted, Denmark12. He was born May 12, 187213. She married (2)
MATT OLSEN November 16, 1909 in East Galesburg, IL ???. He died November
Notes for GJERTRUD MARIE ANDERSEN:
Her godparents were: Her mother: Kirstine Nielsen: Her Father: Crofter Jens
Andreasen: ? Peder Christensen, all of Vestbjerg.
Gjertrud Marie Andersen was confrimed April 8, 1888 in Sulsted. At this time
her father is named as Axel Kristian Andersen and his wife Ane Marie Larsen
in Vestbjerg she ws given the marks mg=average in knowledge and in
Marie, as she was known, came to America in 1909 and settled in East
Galesburg, Illinois. Where she married Matt Olsen. I do not know as yet if
Matt adopted her three children by Soren Krogh. I do know that Margaret did
go by the name of Olsen, or that is how it was listed in the Newspaper when
she married Darrel Shanks. "Adrian Darrel Shanks"
According to the population census 1880 (film roll) the 8th family mentioned
No Name Age
37 Axel Kristian Andersen 38 Father
Loegsted parish, Aalborg County
38 Ane Marie Larsen 31 Mother
39 Maren Kristensdatter 68 Widow,
Her Mother Hallund, Hjoerring County
40 Gjertrud Marie Andersen 6 Child
41 Maren Andersen 4 Child
42 Johanne Kirstine 2 Child
43 Anders Kr. Andersen less than
1 year Child
44 Morten Jensen 27 Hired
45 Ane Katrine Andersen 21 Hired Help
More About GJERTRUD MARIE ANDERSEN:
Burial: November 21, 1920, Linwood Cemetary,Knox Co., Galesburg, Illinois14
Christening: December 26, 1873
Notes for SOREN KRISTENSEN KROGH:
Information received from Ralph-Brian V. Horberg, say Your grandparents
moved sometine between, 1900 February 1st and 1901 May 29th, from Vestergade
No. 33 (parish of Budolfi) to a street called Danmaksgade No. 45, also in
Aalborg. In the parish register of Aalborg, in the parish named Our Lady.
More About SOREN KROGH and GJERTRUD ANDERSEN:
Divorce: November 22, 1909, In Divorce Papers
Marriage: April 15, 1898, Church of Sulsted, Denmark15
More About MATT OLSEN and GJERTRUD ANDERSEN:
Marriage: November 16, 1909, East Galesburg, IL ???
Children of GJERTRUD ANDERSEN and SOREN KROGH are:
i. KARL MARINUS5 KROGH/OLSEN16, b. July 28, 1898, at the address of
Tiendelade No. 14 Aalborg, Denmark; d. April 12, 1949.
Notes for KARL MARINUS KROGH/OLSEN:
Information received from Ralph-Brian V. Horberg
Karl Marinus Krogh, born 1898 July 28th in a street called Tiendelade No.
14. He was christened 1898 October 30th in Budolfe Church in Aalborg.
His godfather, a bachelor named Anders Kristian Andersen of Vestbjerg,
His godmother, Maren Andersen from Vestbjerg.
Karl was also known as "Cully/Culley"
More About KARL MARINUS KROGH/OLSEN:
Burial: Oak Lawn Cemetary, Galesburg, Illinois
Christening: October 30, 1898, budolfi Church in Aalborg: Godparents Maren
Andersen and Anders Kristian Andersen both of Vestbjerg
ii. AKSEL KRISTIAN KROGH/OLSEN16, b. February 01, 1900, no. 33, Vestergade.
Notes for AKSEL KRISTIAN KROGH/OLSEN:
Aksel Kristian Krogh, born 1900 February 1st in a street called Vestergade
No. 33. He was christened 1900 February 17 at home, baptized 1900 April
29th at Our Lady Church in Aalborg. His parents were unskilled laborer
Soren Kristiensen Krogh and Gjertrud Marie Andersen, 26 years old at
His godfather and godmother were Johanne Andersen his Aunt Kristian Jensen,
a man who sold trees. All were from the city of Aalborg.
Normally he would be christened at Budolfi Church, because the street
Vestergade belongs to the Budolfi parish, but at the time the church was
Aksel was also known as "Pinky"
More About AKSEL KRISTIAN KROGH/OLSEN:
Baptism: April 29, 1900, Our Lady Church in Aalborg: Godparents, Johanne
Andersen, his aunt, and Kristian Jensen, all live in the city of Aalborg
Christening: February 17, 1900, at home
5. iii. CHRISTA MARGRETHE KROGH/OLSEN, b. May 21, 1901, Aalborg, Denmark at
Danmarksgade No. 45.
Children of GJERTRUD ANDERSEN and MATT OLSEN are:
iv. ESTHER5 OLSEN.
Notes for ESTHER OLSEN:
Esther was half sister to Margaret, Karl and Axel
v. ELIZABETH OLSEN.
Notes for ELIZABETH OLSEN:
Elizabeth was known as Wilbur, and was step sister to Karl, Margaret and
vi. OSVALD OLSEN.
Notes for OSVALD OLSEN:
Osvald was step brother to Karl, Margaret and Osvald
Generation No. 5
5. CHRISTA MARGRETHE5 KROGH/OLSEN (GJERTRUD MARIE4 ANDERSEN, ANE MARIE3
LARSDATTER/LARSEN, LARS2 THOMSEN, THOMAS1 NIELSEN)17 was born May 21, 1901
in Aalborg, Denmark at Danmarksgade No. 45. She married ADRIAN DARRELL
SHANKS September 12, 1921 in Galesburg, Il Methodist Parsonage, Rev.
Wakefield, son of ELVINGTON SHANKS and NELLIE TATE. He was born February
18, 1898 in Decorra, Henderson Co., IL18.
Notes for CHRISTA MARGRETHE KROGH/OLSEN:
Margaret was born in Aalborg, Denmark. Her given name was Christa Margrethe
Krogh, at Danmarksgade No. 45 in Aalborg. She was christened October 13,
1901 at Our Lady Church in Aalborg. Her parents were Soren Kristensen Krogh,
a beer-salesman and her mother Gjertrud Marie Andersen Krogh, age 27. Their
place of residence was danmarkgade 45. Her Godparents were Karen Madsen and
a bachelor named Soren Nielsen, from the city of Aalborg. Church records
indicate Margaret was born May 29, her family always celebrated her birthday
May 21. At this time we have not idea which is the true day of birth.
This information was found and sent to me by Ralph-Brian V. Horberg.
The information was found in the parish register of "Budolfi" in the city of
More About CHRISTA MARGRETHE KROGH/OLSEN:
Adoption: by Matt Olsen, 2nd husband to her Mother
Christening: October 13, 1901, Our Lady Church : Godparents Karen Madsen and
Soren Nielsen, all of the city of Aalborg