Edward Thomas Dam sometimes Edward Thomas Kohler Dam left Denmark, became a master mariner and settled in NZ in the 1850s. Family legend is that he was born as his mother was dying. Family lore also states that his mother's name was Karen Margrethe Hansen. On FS I have found a reference to a marriage on Klemensker Bornholm on 27/10/1823 between Jensen Dam and Karen Margrethe Hansdr. I have not been able to find a birth of Edward Thomas Dam or a death of Karen Dam. A search of the Stats Archiv was frustrating as I do not have the software to read the results (aspx) although there seemed to be information. Is the name Kohler also spelt Kjoller? Where else can I look for information or does someone here have information? Other possible clues are the names William and Valdemar being the names of one of his sons and that his death entry states he is Episcopalian. One of his daughters was Thyra and the others Hilda Gabrielle & phillis Dagmar.
This is a wide query I know ....have just started on this arm of the family after immersing myself in the Irish side.