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Marriage of Fred L. Miller and Mary Claudianna Nelsen - 1890's Wyoming?

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Re: Marriage of Fred L. Miller and Mary Claudianna Nelsen - 1890's Wyoming?

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 6:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
It's been a while since your post and I didn't find a marriage record for Mary and Fred Miller, but I did find what I think is probably their birth records in Denmark.
The names aren't an exact match, but then again are likely Danish versions of their names. In any case, it was too close not to pass along:

I saw that on your tree you have Fred's father as Peter Sorn Miller born in Apenrode Schlesvig. Apendrade was the Prussian/German name for Aabenraa (or Åbenrå) Denmark. It was part of that area that was contested between Prussia/Germany and Denmark in the 2 Schlesvig wars in the mid to late 1800's, but is now part of Denmark. Anyway, looking in the parish register for Rise parish in Åbenrå I found a birth/baptism record for Fritz Lorensen Møller born August 30 1868. His parents were Peter Sorensen Møller and Anna Marie Hansen. I also found a birth record for his sister Mette Marie Kjerstine Møller who was born in Rise on Oct 27 1863. Both their birth records indicate that their father was from Føvling (Ribe Amt) and their mother from Jarup (in Åbenrå). Unfortunately I wasn't able to access the Rise parish records for 1858 to look for his older brother. I think that this is that family on board the Hansa sailing out of Hamburg in April 1870:

Departure Date: 1 Apr 1870
Birth Date: abt 1833
Age: 37
Gender: weiblich (Female)
Relationship: Frau (Wife)
Residence: Riesjarup, Preußen (Germany)
Ship Name: Hansa
Captain: Brandt
Shipping line: H. J. Perlbach & Co.
Shipping Clerk: M. Otto W. Möller
Ship Type: Dampfschiff
Accommodation: ohne Angabe
Ship Flag: Deutschland
Port of Departure: Hamburg
Port of Arrival: Hull (New York via Liverpool)
Volume: 373-7 I, VIII B 1 Band 016
Household Members:
Name Age
P S. Möller 38
A M. Möller 37
S. Möller 11
M Möller 6
Fr. Möller 1

And re Mary Claudianna, I think that she may have been baptized as Karen Marie Claudiane Nielsen who was born in Nykøbing Falster on June 1 1872. Her parents were Jens Nielsen and Ane Margrethe Petersen. This is that family in 1880:

Maribo, Falsters Sønder, Nykøbing Falster Købstad, Frisegade 221, loftkamm., Nykøbing Købstad, , 2, FT-1880, c8858

Name: Age: Marital status: Pos. in household: Occupation: Birth place:
Jens Nielsen 33 Gift fisker, husfader Lundby, Maribo Amt
Ane Magrethe Nielsen født Pedersen 33 Gift hans kone Brarup Sogn, Maribo Amt
Karen Marie Claudina Nielsen 7 Ugift deres barn Nykøbing Falster
Constance Hansine Nielsen 5 Ugift deres barn Nykøbing Falster
Peder Emil Nielsen 3 Ugift deres barn Nykøbing Falster

And this is that family registering to emigrate in 1884:

Name: Nielsen, Peter Occupation: Barn
Age: 07 Destination: Chicago
Contract no.: 65800 Registration date: 3/26/1884
Last res. parish: Nykøbing Falster Last res. county: Maribo
Last residence: Nykjøbing F. Destination country: USA
Destination city: Chicago Destination state: Illinois

Name: Nielsen, Ane M. Occupation: Hustru
Age: 37 Destination: Chicago
Contract no.: 65800 Registration date: 3/26/1884
Last res. parish: Nykøbing Falster Last res. county: Maribo
Last residence: Nykjøbing F. Destination country: USA
Destination city: Chicago Destination state: Illinois

Name: Nielsen, Karen Occupation: Barn
Age: 11 Destination: Chicago
Contract no.: 65800 Registration date: 3/26/1884
Last res. parish: Nykøbing Falster Last res. county: Maribo
Last residence: Nykjøbing F. Destination country: USA
Destination city: Chicago Destination state: Illinois

Name: Nielsen, Jens Occupation: Fisker
Age: 37 Destination: Chicago
Contract no.: 65800 Registration date: 3/26/1884
Last res. parish: Nykøbing Falster Last res. county: Maribo
Last residence: Nykjøbing F. Destination country: USA
Destination city: Chicago Destination state: Illinois

Name: Nielsen, Constance Occupation: Barn
Age: 05 Destination: Chicago
Contract no.: 65800 Registration date: 3/26/1884
Last res. parish: Nykøbing Falster Last res. county: Maribo
Last residence: Nykjøbing F. Destination country: USA
Destination city: Chicago Destination state: Illinois


...And what is most likely her parents and siblings living in Colorado in 1900:


1900 United States Federal Census about Jens Nelson
Name: Jens Nelson
Age: 53
Birth Date: Jan 1847
Birthplace: Denmark
Home in 1900: Raymer, Weld, Colorado
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1884
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Anna M Nelson
Marriage Year: 1872
Years Married: 28
Father's Birthplace: Denmark
Mother's Birthplace: Denmark
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Jens Nelson 53
Anna M Nelson 54
Constance H Nelson 25

As I said not an exact match - but certainly close enough to be passed along.

Hope it helps,

J Murphy
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