04 April 2012

Christening Record - Jacob Peter Jensen

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 (www.sa.dk/ao/ : 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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