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Re: Peder Sornsen born 1841 in Øster Ulslev, Storstrom, Denmark
Posted by: J Christiansen (ID *****5526) Date: February 22, 2013 at 18:25:00
In Reply to: Peder Sornsen born 1841 in Øster Ulslev, Storstrom, Denmark by Paul Olesen of 18538

What an interesting genealogy!

As I tried to follow this thread, I found the place names a bit confusing. Maybe you have it sorted, Paul O? Political terms and geographic terms are mingled, as are archaic and newer place names and Danish and American names.

I reviewed, for my own benefit, this map of Danish amts as they existed during the era being discussed.

I also looked at this map of the herreds and sogns within Præstø amt. LINK:

Paul O. great-grandfather "died in 1928 and is buried in Kongsted, Sjælland, Denmark."

Sjælland is an island. (Americans sometimes call Sjælland, Zeeland.)

Paul LS found the death record at Kongsted, Fakse, Præstø. Kongsted, Fakse, Præstø is on the island of Sjælland.

The death record led Paul to the family in Rønnebæk, Hammer, Præstø. (Lissa found the exact same family, researching it from another direction.) The family lived at Steenstrup, Rønnebæk, Hammer, Præstø.

Paul O's father thought the place name Steenstrup was applied to this family (as place names were sometimes applied to families). That surprises me, as Peter Sorensen's family was relatively new to Steenstrup. (Usually that kind of place name-surname gets stuck onto a family in an earlier era.)

Paul O's great-grandfather was "born about 1841 in Øster Ulslev, Storstrom, Denmark." Storstrøm is an archaic Danish amt. This link describes the amts that were once part of Storstrøm. LINK:

The place "Steenstrup, Rønnebæk, Hammer, Præstø" would have been within Storstrøm. There's no contradiction with the American story.

Paul and Lissa could not connect "Øster Ulslev."


On another topic, could this be your Peter Sorensen?


Navn: Sørensen, Peter       
Stilling: Tømrer [carpenter]
Alder:       28       [born about 1840]
Bestemmelsessted: Racine
Kontrakt nr.:       32800       
Forevisningsdato: 7/21/1868
Sidste oph.sogn: ?       
Sidste oph. amt: Sorø
Sidste oph. sted: Stenstrup Sogn, Sorø Amt *******       
Bestemmelses land: USA
Bestemmelses by: Racine       
Bestemmelses stat: Wisconsin
Skibsnavn: Indirekte [ship's name: none, going by indirect route]
Bemærkninger: Opr. Idnr: I680005313       
IDkode:       I1868P0077

******* As far as I know, there is no Stenstrup SOGN in Sorø amt, and this must be a mistake (should be Praesto amt).

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