When an immigrant lists both Denmark and Germany as origin, it's often because he came from the part of Schleswig-Holstein that was lost to Germany in 1864 and not returned to Denmark until 1920.
This complicates research because there are no Danish censuses for those parishes 1860-1911, but the parish records are available.
And, Klaus Struve has created a great website listing many Danes who left to avoid German military service: http://www.rootdigger.de/
A search of his emigrants lists finds:
Thomsen, Carl Christian * 1863 He did not show for military service in 1883 / 84. Emigration assumed. USA
I emailed Klaus and he confirmed a birthdate of 14 Dec 1863 and last known address as Satrup:
I found his birth and baptism in Sottrup parish, Sønderborg county, southern Denmark and I will email a copy.
His father was also named Kark Christian Thomsen and his mother was Anne Marie Jensen, then 30.
If you wish to trace earlier generations I suggest you contact Klaus, and thank him for the above info.
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