I am looking for any possible help/suggestions/information on my great-grandfather's family who came from Denmark,
The Hjerm Western Church kindly provided me some details:
Great-grandfather: Frederick Henriksen - Frithjof Valdemar Georg Henriksen Voss
Born - 18 Jan, 1888 in Hjerm
Jens Bredahl Henriksen Voss
Mother: Kristine (Christine) Pederson
Birth 6 Oct 1848 in DeTortorp, Skåne, Sweden
Death 5 Nov 1929 in Denmark
Re: Jens Bredal - the church had no birth or any information.
A google search turned up an 1860 census in which a Jens Bredahl Henriksen Voss, age 3, was living in Humlum as a foster child with Jens Bredahl Knudsen, 73, born in Venø and his wife, Christiane Christiansdatter, 62, born in Vejrum.
I'm working on a couple of assumptions - they took in an orphan at a late age and gave him the husband's first name with his real last name.
Or, he is the son of one of their children and they took him in after both parents died.
A search on familysearch.org has turned up only one child of the couple who died at birth. A search at the Danish census site turns up the 1860 info and an 1850 listing of the couple alone. No previous information - re: marriages, births, living locations.
Any suggestions on how to proceed, what information might be available? Would there be records on a foster care situation at the time? Would Voss have been the actual last name? Maybe a father named Henrik Voss?
Any and all thoughts appreciated.