Brick Wall People – Part 14 – Lars Andersen

Note: I apologize for not posting the past couple weeks. Life's been distracting. I still have a few more of these to post, and several more Matrilinial Monday posts to put up, so there will be lots coming.

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Name: Lars Andersen
Birth: about 1794, Vejle, Denmark
Death: unknown
Marriage: 3/26/1820, Vejle, Denmark
Location(s): Give, Vejle, Denmark
Relation to me: Lars Andersen is my father's mother's father's mother's father's father. He is the 7th generation before me.
Alias(es): None known at this time.
Parents: unknown, though his father's name is likely Ander or Anders.
Spouse(s): Birthe Marie Sorensen
Children: Anders, Mette, Else Marie, Johannes, Peder, Soren Christian, Jørgen, Elias
Other Family: none known
Details: I found Lars and his wife only recently, after many years of having them listed as Lars Christensen and Oertha (someone had made a B with a squished top part of the letter, so that when it was copied, it got cut off and the bottom of the B looked like an O, so that's how it's been written for years). I decided to take a second look at their son's information and tried to track down his birth record, which listed his parents. From that, I got his parents' names, and that led me to a record on Family Search which no longer seems to exist that gave other children, and more about her family, but nothing more on his. Unfortunately I know little about them except that they were from Vejle. I hope to learn more soon, now that I have the proper names.
1)      As I said above, for many years, my only information was that his name was Lars Christensen, which is actually his son's wife's surname, so I think that's where that actually came from, but I could be wrong. The original information came from my grandmother's cousin, Tula, whose mother was Jørgen's daughter.
2)      The next real info we got on Lars and his wife was from Jørgen's baptismal record. That gave me their names, though little else.
3)      The last is both the most information and the least substantial, as I had no clue who had created the record, nor was I able to verify the records included outside of that record. The Family Search tree included children and dates, but little else, so my only true information comes from that baptismal record until I can find more.
Unlike most of my brick walls, I have a suggestion for a birth date, and a marriage date as well, though little else. I assume that Lars was a farmer, as that was the most likely occupation in this area at this time, but beyond that, I have nothing else.
I would love to know the names of his parents, if he had siblings, and when he died, though I assume it was in Vejle.

As always, if my family or anyone out there has any more information on this family, I'd love to talk to you about them. I'd love to learn more on any of them, if at all possible.


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This blog is maintained by two sisters who have had a life long interest in geneology.
Mika writes here mostly about our family (Hansen, Hillinger, Bordewick, Park, etc), and her search for more information.
Shannon mostly uses this space as a place to make the many stories written about and by her husband's family (Holly, Walker, Walpole, etc) available to the rest of the family, present and future.

Our blog is named Oh Spusch! mostly because Shannon is bad at naming things. The first post I put up includes a story about the time Walker's great grandfather took his whole family out to see a play and the littlest kept saying "Oh! Spusch!" No one ever figured out what she meant by that.