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Johan and Laura Jorgensen - Minister in Roskilde

Johan and Laura Jorgensen - Minister in Roskilde

Amy Nichols (View posts)
Posted: 8 Oct 2006 10:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jorgensen
Hello All,

I know this is a long shot, but I figured I'd post this here in case one day someone looks that may have some information on this couple.

My great grandmother had a brother - or a step-brother or half-brother - I really don't know - by the name of Johan Jorgensen (born between 1970-1974 and died around 1959) and he married a lady named Laura on 04 Nov 1900. He was apparently a minister in Roskilde, according to my grandma. I think they lived there a long time because they were celebrating their 40th or 50th wedding anniversary there according to an old letter I have. They did have children, but I don't know their names at all.

Anyway, if anyone may have heard of this couple, I would sure appreciate knowing about it. I tried looking up the churches in that area, but the only one that keeps coming up in a really big one (I can't remember the name off hand). I've tried calling them, but no one has answered when I've called.

Thanks for any information in advance!
Amy

Re: Johan and Laura Jorgensen - Minister in Roskilde

Amy (View posts)
Posted: 8 Oct 2006 10:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Oops - I mean he was born between 1870 - 1874. (My grandma said 1874, but the 1880 census said he was 10 years old at the time)

Re: Johan and Laura Jorgensen - Minister in Roskilde

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 11:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
You said the 1880 census said he was 10 years old at the time. What census was this?
I looked generally for Johan Jorgensen in Roskilde, but without luck in the 1901, 1906, 1911, 1916 and 1921 censuses.
Regards

Re: Johan and Laura Jorgensen - Minister in Roskilde

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 1:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,

Thank you so much for checking! It's so hard when family history doesn't match what one can find in the records. I used the online Denmark census site - http://www.ddd.dda.dk/asp/vis_husstand_uk.asp and found him here in the 1880 census:

Name: Age: Marital status: Occupation in household: Occupation: Birth place:
Lars Jørgensen 39 Gift skomagersvend Klodskov, Falster
Marie Christensen 39 Gift hans hustru Brarup Sogn, Maribo Amt
Johan Jørgensen 10 Ugift deres søn Nykøbing Falster
Rasmus Jørgensen 7 Ugift deres søn Nykøbing Falster
Edmund Jørgensen 3 Ugift deres søn Nykøbing Falster
Agnes Jørgensen 2 Ugift deres datter Nykøbing Falster

By 1890 he's not listed in the family:

Name: Age: Marital status: Occupation in household: Occupation: Birth place:
Lars Jørgensen 49 Gift husfader skomagersvend Klodskov, Falster
Karen Marie Christensen 49 Gift husmoder Brarup Sogn, Maribo Amt
Edmund August Jørgensen 13 Ugift barn Nykøbing Falster
Agnes Marie Magdalene Christensen 12 Ugift barn Kjøbenhavn
Dagmar Rosa Jørgensen 8 Ugift barn Nykøbing Falster
Agnes Magdalene Jensen 7 Ugift plejebarn Kjøbenhavn

Johan was the son of Lars Jørgensen and Marie Christensen and was born between 1870 - 1874. My great grandma was Rosa Dagmar Jørgensen but she died before I was born. My grandma said that Johan became a minister in Roskilde, but never said which church he ministered in. Now according to the census, he was not with his family in 1890 when he would have been about 20 years old, but he didn't marry until 1900, so I'm not sure where he was during that time. School perhaps? I don't know.

I don't have any idea why they all had different last names, but I know that they had either some foster children, or the children of a relative...but I'm not really clear on all of that.

Anyway, I do appreciate you searching the census records for me...I'll be so glad when they eventually get them all posted online!

If you have any other ideas about how to go about finding him, I'd love to have them!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much!
Amy Nichols
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