Posted by Elf Flame Friday, March 29, 2013
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Name: Maren Rasmussen
Birth: my records list her birthdate as about 1819 in Alsted, Denmark.
Death: Sometime after 1880, which was the last census I have been able to find her in.
Marriage: before 1841, which is about when their first child was born.
Location(s): Alsted, Denmark
Relation to me: Maren Rasmussen is my paternal grandmother's mother's father's mother, which makes her 6th generation before me.
Alias(es): None known at this time.
Spouse(s): Hans Nielsen
Children: Ole, Niels, Rasmus, Jorgen, Jens, Ane Lisbeth
Other Family: None known at this time.
Details: I know even less about Maren than I do about her husband, and like him, what I know comes from their son's birth records and the Census records I have found on this family. I have nothing on her before their marriage, only that she lived to at least 60 with her husband.
That's all I have on Maren. I don't know when she was born, only an estimate from the Census, and I have no clue when she died. I'd definitely love to learn more about this whole branch of the family, particularly the names of her parents and whether she had any siblings.
1) My initial proof for Maren came from Rasmus's birth record found at Family Search, but I was unable to confirm it until I had found several of the Census records I now have.
2) My major proof for both Maren and her husband, as well as much of the rest of this branch of the family, comes from Census records, starting in 1850, and going through to the 1880 Danish Census. After that, I have no records of this family at all aside from Rasmus and his family.
I have no exact birth or death information for Maren, so I know nothing about her family except that her father's given name was probably Rasmus, and that is probably where my great-great grandfather's name came from.
If my family or anyone out there has any more information on this family, I'd love to talk to you about it. I'd love to learn more if at all possible.