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Looking for relatives of Ernst Willy or Anne Marie Asmussen

Looking for relatives of Ernst Willy or Anne Marie Asmussen

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 11:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Asmussen
My grandfather Johannes Mathias Asmussen immigrated to the US about 1909, but left siblings behind in Tonder.Their names include Ernst Willy Asmussen born in 1902, Martin born in 1904, and Anne Marie born in 1906, all children of Christian Broder Asmussen and Caroline Friederike Dagmar Rerup. I am looking for any living descendants of my grandfather's siblings, any generation.

Re: Looking for relatives of Ernst Willy or Anne Marie Asmussen

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 1:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Mar 2013 2:01PM GMT
What was your grandfather's birthdate, and was he born in Tønder city or somewhere in Tønder county?

Ancestry lists a Johannes Matthias Asmussen age 15 who arrived Boston in October 1905. His destination was an uncle Johannes Rerup, and in 1910 census he is listed as John "Esmussen" in household of John J. Rerup of North Smithfield, Rhode Island.

He must be the John Matthew Asmussen born 7 Feb 1890 who registered for WW-1 draft in Rhode Island?
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Re: Looking for relatives of Ernst Willy or Anne Marie Asmussen

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 1:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Mar 2013 1:38PM GMT
Found him:

Johannes Matthias Asmussen born 7 February 1890 Sethfeld, bapt 30 March Ubjerg Church, parents as you list:

http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubjerg_Kirke

I suggest you write the church pastor (address listed below picture of church)

If the family remained in that rural area, descendants may be members or church members may know of them.

Ubjerg is a little east of Tønder city.
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Re: Looking for relatives of Ernst Willy or Anne Marie Asmussen

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 2:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
I will do that - thank you so very much!

Re: Looking for relatives of Ernst Willy or Anne Marie Asmussen

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 4:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Art,

Here is some information on your family.

Christian Broder Asmussen was married in Ubjerg on 23 Sep 1887 to Caroline Friederike Dagmar Rerup, opslag 27 nr 2. According to the record Christian was born 30 Dec 1857 in Suederluegum, Slesvig-Holstein and was confirmed on 30 May 1873 in Klixbüll. His parents are Martin Asmussen and Gunde Marie Christiansen.

They had one child, besides your ancestor, Lorenz Christian Asmussen, born 21 Jan 1888 in Ubjerg, opslag 44 nr 221.

Carline Friedericke Dagmar Rerup was born in Ubjerg on 29 Sep 1864, parents Lorenz Christian Rerup and Caroline Burgwaldt, opslag 15 nr 12.

Here is Martin Asmussen and his parents in the 1845 census

All persons in the household

sydslesvig, , Klixbüll, Boesbüll, , Nebenwohnung, 101 b, FT-1845
Name: Age: Marital status: Occupation in household: Occupation: Birth place:
Broder Asmussen 55 Verheir. Tagelöhner, erhalten theilweise Unterstützung aus der Armencasse Clixbüll
Ida Martinsen 40 Verheir. seine Frau, erhalten theilweise Unterstützung aus der Armencasse Emmersche??
Martin Asmussen 10 Unverheir. ihre Kinder, erhalten theilweise Unterstützung aus der Armencasse Clixbüll
Anne C. Asmussen 6 Unverheir. ihre Kinder, erhalten theilweise Unterstützung aus der Armencasse Clixbüll
Andreas Jessen 1 Unverheir. ihre Kinder, erhalten theilweise Unterstützung aus der Armencasse Clixbüll

Sincerely,
Paul

Re: Looking for relatives of Ernst Willy or Anne Marie Asmussen

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 5:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Art,

One more fact for your file.

Lorenz Christian Rerup married Carolina Burgwaldt in Ubjerg on 4 Nov 1847, opslag 87 nr 2. His parents are Jørgen Rerup and Anna Helene Nielsen. I can't make out her parents. Here are Lorenz's parents in the 1855 census


All persons in the household

Tønder, Tønder, Højer og Lø, Møgeltønder (Kongerigsk), Nordtoft, , et Huus, 191, FT-1855
Name: Age: Marital status: Occupation in household: Occupation: Birth place:
Jørgen Rerup 66 Gift Daglønner Møgeltønder
Anne Helene Nielsen 58 Gift hans Kone Møgeltønder
Jørgen Andersen Rerup 12 Ugift deres Barn Møgeltønder
Anne Kjestine Rerup 33 Gift deres Barn Møgeltønder
Carsten Jørgensen 26 Gift hendes Mand Brede Sogn Ribe Amt
Johannes Jørgen Jørgensen 1 Gift hendes Søn Møgeltønder

Sincerely,
Paul

Re: Looking for relatives of Ernst Willy or Anne Marie Asmussen

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 1:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Asmussen
Thanks for the help, Paul. Can I access these Danish census records online somewhere? I'm able to read enough to translate from Danish if needed. I am relatively new to genealogy searching, but do have the names of most of the siblings of my relative Johannes and his brother Lorenz (there are at least 8 more, one of whom I knew personally), but am trying to find their descendants if they had children, which the only sibling I knew did not).
Regards,
Art

Re: Looking for relatives of Ernst Willy or Anne Marie Asmussen

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 1:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Art,

The Danish records are online at http://www.sa.dk/content/dk/ao-forside. You want the kirkebog which are the church records. I hope you German is good as most of your records are in German.

Paul

Re: Looking for relatives of Ernst Willy or Anne Marie Asmussen

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 1:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Art,

Those censuses that have been transcribed are here http://ddd.dda.dk/ddd_en.htm

Paul

Re: Looking for relatives of Ernst Willy or Anne Marie Asmussen

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 2:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Mar 2013 6:21PM GMT
Art, Tønder was under German rule 1864-1920, so there are no Danish censuses for the area that period. (Johannes is listed as German in the 1905 passenger list and 1910 R.I. census)

The 1921, 1925 and 1930 Ubjerg censuses have not been transcribed but the originals are available in the Danish online archives.
However, I searched the 1921 images for little Ubjerg and no Asmussen families were listed, so at least male descendants must have moved into the city of Tønder or elsewhere by then.

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Edit: The family did move into the city, soon after Johannes Matthias' birth:

In the 1910 R.I. census a Carrie "Esmussen" 16 was also listed in the uncle John Rurup's household.

I didn't find any more Asmussen births recorded at Upjerg through 1897, so checked Tønder births and found Caroline Christina Asmussen born 20 April 1894 and also Andreas Burgwald Asmussen born 20 May 1895.

But I don't find confirmations of Johannes, Caroline, or Andreas at Tønder 1903-1912, so unfortunately the family probably moved again.

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