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Dam Roots

Noi Lani Deem (View posts)
Posted: 8 Aug 2001 8:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: DAM, DEEM, MARKER, MARCHER
Looking for lost family member, Jens Jorgen DAM, left in Denmark when the family came to America, ca 1875.

Parents: Jorgen Larsen DAM b 5 Aug 1809 Osterlarsker, Bornholm, Denmark d 3 Jun 1875 Melsted, Bornholm, Denmark & 2nd wife, Elisabeth Margrethe Pedersen MARKER (MARCHER) b 5 Apr 1834 Ostermarie, Bornholm, Denmark m 21 Jul 1860 , Bornholm, Denmark d 6 Jun 1894 Honeyville, Box Elder, Utah.
Children of this marriage:
Jens Jorgen DAM b 27 Apr 1861 Klemmensker, Bornholm, Denmark - would like more info on Jens.
Angeline DAM b 26 Aug 1863 Hasle, Bornholm, Denmark
Elizabeth Matilda DAM b 12 Sep 1865 Vestermarie, Bornholm
Anine/Annie Mantine DAM b 4 Mar 1867 Osterlarsker, Bornholm, Denmark
Janus Richard DAM b 16 Feb 1869 Runnie, Bornholm, Den
Ludvy Peter DAM b 4 Apr 1871 Melsted, Bornholm, Denmark.
My understanding -
After Jorgen died, Elisabeth worked and planned for passage (2 children, then 3 children, last herself and baby) to come to America. Oldest son, Jens, was working as an apprentice in a neighboring villiage/town. Elisabeth sent word for him to meet at the docks the morning of departure and he didn't show up. Elisabeth was forced into sending the youngest because she couldn't waste the purchased ticket. She then saved again for her voyage. I don't know what ever came of Jens Jorgen DAM. In 1875 the family lived in Melsted.

If you have any information about Jens Jorgen DAM please reply. The DAM name was changed to DEEM in America by brothers, Janus Richard & Ludvy Peter DAM.

Thank you, Noi Lani Deem

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