Posted by Elf Flame Friday, June 14, 2013
Name: Kresten Christensen
Relation to me: Kresten Christensen was my father's mother's father's mother's mother's father. Which makes him 7th generation before me.
Alias(es): None known at this time.
Parents: unknown, though his father's name is likely Kresten as well, or some variant.
Spouse(s): Else Katrine Ivarsdatter
Children: 2 known – Ivare Kristine and Katrine
Other Family: none known
Details: Kresten has been on my family tree from the beginning. He was added to the tree by my grandmother's cousin, who was her father's aunt's daughter on this side of the family. Unfortunately, the only other time I have seen him anywhere was on a family tree at Family Search that had some misleading information, so I have been unable to get further back than him.
I have no idea where to start looking, given that Christensen is one of the most common names in Denmark, and so the name Kresten Christiansen just doesn't stand out. Not to mention the fact that his family were likely farmers, and therefore there are likely few records on them. But I keep looking.
1) The only proof I have of Kresten is the information given to us by our distant cousin, who would have been his great granddaughter. Aside from that, I have no other information on him.
I have no BMD information on Kresten, but I do know he was from Denmark because that is where this part of my family is from. I also assume he was living in or near Vejle in his lifetime, as I know that is where his daughter, my 3-greats-grandmother lived when my great-grandfather was a child. I have not been able to find proper census information on his branch, though I do continue to look in hopes of finding some, but he is right on the edge of the time where even that is available. The best I can do is hope to find church book information for him and his family at this point.
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.