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Grandfather From Sonderborg

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Re: Grandfather From Sonderborg

Posted: 4 Sep 2013 8:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Sep 2013 9:07PM GMT
Page two of the passenger manifest found by HRFFW says Carl has been in the USA before, in 1905. In 1908 Carl E. Schwartz is traveling with Valdemar Schwartz,18, student. Noted as brothers. Available on the Ellis Island free website. (I presume it's clear that the one record is for leaving Denmark, this record is for arriving New York)

Transcription of the 1908 passenger manifest:
Carl E. Schwartz, 24, machinist
Last permanent residence: Horslunde, Denmark
Nearest relative in Denmark: Mr. Schwartz
Final destination: Cleveland Ohio
Whether ever before in United States: Yes, in 1905, in Cleveland Ohio
Whether going to join a relative or friend: cousin C. F. Merlin, 3007 Wade Ave., Cleveland O
Place of birth: Horslunde, Denmark

Clickable map:
http://www.dis-danmark.dk/kort/kort.htm

Some help with understanding the Danish in the census posted:
Norman Madsen Danish English Dictionary online
GramTrans translation tool online
Gift = married
Ugift = unmarried
Bagermester = baker
Bagersvend = journeyman baker
Husejer = homeowner
Husmoder = mother of the house, like housewife
Deres barn = their child
Tjenestepige = servant girl
Last entry for each person is place of birth
Sogn = parish, has a political/civil function as well as a religious function
Herred = bigger than a parish
Amt = bigger than a herred; a political unit like a state in the USA
Aunede Sogn = Avnede parish [Avnede is the spelling on lists of standardized place names]
Horslunde sogn is in Lollands Nørre herred in Maribo amt
Horslunde by = Horslunde village (which is in Horslunde parish)

More about Horslunde:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horslunde

Below, this could be Carl's mother as a little girl in 1860:

1860 Danish Census
Maribo, Lollands Sønder, Avnede, Ullerslev Skoledistrikt, Avnede By, En Gaard, 61, FT-1860, D6106
Anders Nielsen 75 Gift Husfader. Gaardmand Tillitse Sogn, Maribo Amt
Mette Mikkelsen 75 Gift Hans Kone Tillitse Sogn, Maribo Amt
Niels Andersen 41 Gift Forpagter af Gaarden Tillitse Sogn, Maribo Amt
Maren Kirstine Rasmussen 42 Gift Hans Kone Halsted Sogn, Maribo Amt
Rasmus Nielsen 17 Ugift Tjener Faderen Avnede Sogn, Maribo Amt
Bertine Marie Nielsen 14 Ugift Deres Barn Avnede Sogn, Maribo Amt
Anders Peter Nielsen 8 Ugift Deres Barn Avnede Sogn, Maribo Amt
Katrine Jensine Nielsen 6 Ugift Deres Barn Avnede Sogn, Maribo Amt <------------------
Rasmine Hansen 19 Ugift Tjenestepige Avnede Sogn, Maribo Amt
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
howard schwar... 4 Sep 2013 9:42PM GMT 
HRFFW 5 Sep 2013 12:47AM GMT 
HRFFW 5 Sep 2013 1:07AM GMT 
falsterden 5 Sep 2013 2:15AM GMT 
kcdamen 5 Sep 2013 7:57AM GMT 
kcdamen 5 Sep 2013 8:18AM GMT 
Flemming_Aask... 5 Sep 2013 9:19AM GMT 
HRFFW 5 Sep 2013 3:05PM GMT 
falsterden 5 Sep 2013 7:36PM GMT 
falsterden 5 Sep 2013 7:44PM GMT 
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