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location Alsen

Posted: 24 May 2011 3:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Feb 2012 2:59AM GMT
Surnames: Knabe, jacobsen
I have a Anna Margaretha Jacobsen, married to Lorenz Knabe, was living at Broager, Nybol in 1845, born 1790-1795 in Alsen, can anyone tell me where Alsen is located?

Re: location

Posted: 24 May 2011 9:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Als Island was called Alsen when it was under Prussian control (1864-1921).

Paul

Re: location

Posted: 24 May 2011 10:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks, that makes sense but not sure it helps, the person I'm looking at was born about 1785 and in 1845 she indicates Alsen as where she was born, so it wasn't Alsen then??

Re: location

Posted: 25 May 2011 12:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
I suspect that since Sønderborg had a large German speaking population, even under Danish rule, that they used Alsen even before the Prussians took over in 1864.

Sincerely,
Paul
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