Hi, Pernille -
According to my mother, her father - Jens Christian Olympius Hauerslev (1889-1968) - was the middle of 12 children. He left home young and, therefore, didn't know his younger siblings.
He settled in New York, as did two older brothers - Julius (1883-1972) and Constantius (1885-1970). All three brothers married approximately 1920. Julius and Helga Olson had no children. Constantius and Otillia (last name unknown) had no children of their own, but did adopt a little girl in Denmark and brought her back to New York in 1930. Marianne would be 76 this year.
Julius died in 1972. Helga died in 1975. Otillia died in 1941. Constantius married again and moved to Florida - the family lost track of him.
My grandfather took citizenship at some time after his marriage, and shortened his name to Chris Hauerslev. His wife, Ellen Taggart (born 1895 in New York - died 1954), was shocked to discover in 1936 that she had to take out US citizenship - she had lost it when she married Chris who was still a Danish subject at the time. That law has since been changed.
Chris and Ellen had two children - a boy Jens Christian called Christie (1921-1995) and a girl Julia (born 1930).
Christie had one son Kenneth (born 1964).
Julia has six children
Ellen - born 1950
Peter - born 1951
John - born 1955
Kathleen - born 1957
Kevin - born 1957
Margaret - born 1968
Twins run in the Taggart family.
My brothers John and Kevin and my sister Margaret have children.
I would like to fill in the blanks on my family tree. And I would also very much like to get to know my ancestors as people, not just as names and dates on a piece of paper.
Our Hauerslev grandfathers being brothers would make us second cousins. I would like to hear from you again.