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Gweæhr Fabriquen

Gweæhr Fabriquen

Posted: 6 Jun 2010 3:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Grønbeck Nykirken
Hope I'm spelling that right.

Does anyone know where this is? A bunch of my ancestors (Grønbeck and Nykirken) were apparently from there/were born there, but I can't find it on any modern maps, or even references to it anywhere _except_ the same records I found it on (Census and Parish records in the late 18th and early 19th century).

I know it was near Helsingør, in either Hornbæk or Tikøb parish (different records differ). Best I can figure the name means "Rifle Factory." Does anyone have any information or references they could point me to with information about this town/factory?

Re: Gweæhr Fabriquen

Posted: 9 Jun 2010 8:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
This might be what was called Kronborg Geværfabrik, on of the largest factories in Denmark at the time where there lived and worked around 500 people.
They made material for the danish army like rifles, pistols etc. until 1 april 1870.

You can find more info if you search for Hammermøllen i Hellebæk or try this danish article

Re: Gweæhr Fabriquen

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 5:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks! This gives me a place to start. Appreciate the help.

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