Rasmus Peter Christensen, 18751934 (aged 59 years)

Name
Rasmus Peter /Christensen/
Given names
Rasmus Peter
Surname
Christensen
Birth
Christening
Occupation
Farmer,Tømrer, Frugtavler
Birth of a sister
Death of a paternal grandfather
Burial of a paternal grandfather
Christening of a sister
Birth of a brother
Christening of a brother
Birth of a brother
Christening of a brother
Birth of a brother
Christening of a brother
Birth of a brother
Christening of a brother
Birth of a sister
Christening of a sister
Death of a sister
Burial of a sister
Death of a mother
Burial of a mother
Confirmation
FAM:_MARRIED
Marriage of a parent
Birth of a son
Christening of a son
Death of a maternal grandmother
Death of a maternal grandfather
Burial of a maternal grandfather
Burial of a maternal grandmother
Marriage
Address: Benton Harbor
Name of addressee: Benton Harbor

Rasmus og Christina boede på farmen i Meadowbrook Road fra 1915. Hun døde på farmen i 1919 og han døde på farmen i 1934. Robert boede stadig på farmen i 1998.
Rasmus tilbragte, da han kom til USA, kort tid i Chicago, hvor han formentlig har truffet Christina. Han flyttede fra Chicago til Benton Harbor, hvor han købte en farm. Han solgte en farm i 1901 til en svensker ved navn August Johnson.
Ifølge Berrien County Directory 1907-1908 (lokal vejviser) ejede Rasmus P. Christensen farmen i 1907. Han står anført som:
Christensen, R.P., f. , 20, 7½, $1800, Benton Harbor.

f. = farmer, 20 = nr. på jordstykket som han bor på (svare vel til matrikelnr.), 7½=antal ha. (acres);
$1800 = ejendomsværdi; Benton Harbor = adresse.

RASMUS P. CHRISTENSEN 25 Bainbridge twp., Berrien Co.,Michigan.
(b)Denmark Farmer / father: Jens, mother: Nikoline
married: Nov.14,1900 in Benton Harbor, Michigan
to: CHRISTINA M. MADSEN 32 Chicago, Illinois
(b)Denmark / Dressmaker / father: Rasmus Madsen; mother: maiden name
unknown.
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children:

  1. MILDRED CHRISTENSEN(b)Dec.14,1905 in Bainbridge twp., Berrien Co.,
    Mich. parents: Peter Christensen. It says on this record that he
    was born in Germany, but on the rest it is Denmark.
    mother: Christina Christensen, also says birthplace is Germany.
    but other records say Denmark.

  2. JEANETTE A. CHRISTENSEN(b)Mar.08,1909 in Bainbridge twp.,Berrien
    Co.,Michigan. father; Peter Christensen, born Denmark. mother:
    Christina Madsen born Denmark.
    JEANETTE A. CHRISTENSEN died: Mar.26,1909 18 days old.
    in Bainbridge twp., She died from : Congenitel Atelectasis.
    I looked it up in a medical book and it is a lung collapse
    that is present in newborn infants.

I still haven't found a ROBERT P. CHRISTENSEN that belongs to this
family.
....................

CHRISTINA CHRISTENSEN died: Aug.12,1919 51(y) 6(m) 5(d)
in Bainbridge twp., Berrien Co.,Michigan. This record says she was born
in Sweden. father: Peter Matson (note different spelling)
mother: maiden name unknown.
.....................

RASMUS PETER CHRISTENSEN died Feb.09,1934 59(y) 0(m) 2(d)
in Bainbridge twp., Berrien County. from: Paralysis Agitaric.
Birthplace: Horsens, Denmark (the writing is hard to read, but maybe you
know if the birthplace is right) He was a fruit farmer. The death
certificate lists his wife as Kathryn. I didn't find a marriage record
for this marriage, but they may not have married in Berrien County.
.................

The spelling on some records is CHRISTIANSEN and on others as
CHRISTENSEN. I think I will go to Berrien County, and see if there is a
will, and I may find the second marriage record. I did find a death
record for a KATHRYN LURETTA CHRISTENSEN, but it was about 1947 and the
record isn't at the church library. I might find that in Benton Harbor
also. Apparently Rasmus went by the name Peter, except on legal papers.
(I do also; my name is Darlene Orita)
I will get all the records that I have collected and get them in the
mail to you soon. If you think of anything else that would be helpful,
please contact me.

Very Sincerely, Orita Shultz..............Michigan

Birth of a daughter
Address: Benton Harbor
Name of addressee: Benton Harbor
Birth of a daughter
Address: Benton Harbor
Name of addressee: Benton Harbor
Death of a daughter
Address: Benton Harbor
Name of addressee: Benton Harbor
Death of a wife
Address: Benton Harbor
Name of addressee: Benton Harbor
Burial of a wife
Marriage
Address: Benton Harbor
Name of addressee: Benton Harbor
Death of a father
Burial of a father
Birth of a son
Address: Benton Harbor
Name of addressee: Benton Harbor
Death of a brother
Cause: Blodprop
Burial of a brother
Marriage of a son

10.08.1929: hustruen, Petrea begår selvmord ved at drukne sig i Horsens havn.
02.02.1930: Rasmus Peter bliver gift med min mormor, Mary fra Honum, Hvirring sogn.
13.04.1930: Robert bliver konfirmeret i Kattrup sogn.
24.07.1931: boede de i Testrup i Kattrup sogn, hvor min mor, Anna Else, bliver født d. 24/7-1931.
04.07.1933: Irene bliver født d. 4/7-1933. De bor på Tørring Melhede.
13.06.1936: Børge bliver født.
07.04.1940: Familien bor nu i Ørridslev sogn, hvor Charles bliver konfirmeret d. 7/4-1940.
I 1940: boede de endv. i Sdr. Kollemorten, Kattrup sogn.
I 1943: boede de i Dortheasminde, Hornborg sogn.
Derefter i Tørring, Tørring sogn.
De har endv. boet i Tvingstrup

Death
Burial
Family with parents
father
18451924
Birth: March 11, 1845 41 37 Ørritslev Sogn, Voer Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death: May 21, 1924Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
mother
18541887
Birth: April 8, 1854 35 34 Ousted Sogn, Voer Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death: May 20, 1887Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Marriage MarriageFebruary 13, 1874Ousted Sogn, Voer Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
1 year
himself
18751934
Birth: February 7, 1875 29 20 Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death: February 9, 1934Saint Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, United States
11 months
younger sister
18761944
Birth: January 10, 1876 30 21 Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death: 1944Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
16 months
younger brother
18771940
Birth: April 25, 1877 32 23 Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death: March 5, 1940Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
3 years
younger brother
18801927
Birth: January 14, 1880 34 25 Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death: February 17, 1927Horsens, Horsens Kloster Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
3 years
younger brother
18821960
Birth: July 2, 1882 37 28 Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death: June 11, 1960Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
21 months
younger brother
1884
Birth: March 19, 1884 39 29 Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death:
22 months
younger sister
18851886
Birth: December 28, 1885 40 31 Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death: February 24, 1886Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Father’s family with Johanne Christine Møllgaard
father
18451924
Birth: March 11, 1845 41 37 Ørritslev Sogn, Voer Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death: May 21, 1924Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
stepmother
18361903
Birth: August 28, 1836Flemming, Hornborg Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death: January 21, 1903Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Marriage MarriageJuly 24, 1891Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Family with Louise Charlotte Olesen
himself
18751934
Birth: February 7, 1875 29 20 Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death: February 9, 1934Saint Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, United States
partner
18771953
Birth: December 8, 1877 40 27 Skanderup Sogn, Hjelmslev Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death: March 22, 1953Strandgården, Gilleleje Sogn, Holbo Hrd., Frederiksborg Amt, Danmark
son
Rasmus Peter Kristensen 1893-1958
18931958
Birth: July 21, 1893 18 15 Tolstrup Sogn, Voer Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death: December 8, 1958Vejle, Skt. Johannes Sogn, Nørvang Hrd., Vejle Amt, Danmark
Family with Kathryn Luretta Burkey
himself
18751934
Birth: February 7, 1875 29 20 Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death: February 9, 1934Saint Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, United States
wife
18831979
Birth: September 20, 1883 43 33 Michigan, United States
Death: October 1, 1979Niles, Berrien County, Michigan, United States
Marriage Marriage1924Bainbridge Township, Berrien County, Michigan, United States
3 years
son
19262007
Birth: August 21, 1926 51 42 Bainbridge Township, Berrien County, Michigan, United States
Death: December 5, 2007Eau Claire, Berrien County, Michigan, United States
Family with Christina Matson
himself
18751934
Birth: February 7, 1875 29 20 Horsens, Vor Frelser Sogn, Nim Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death: February 9, 1934Saint Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, United States
wife
18681919
Birth: February 7, 1868 Sverige
Death: August 12, 1919Bainbridge Township, Berrien County, Michigan, United States
Marriage MarriageNovember 14, 1900Bainbridge Township, Berrien County, Michigan, United States
5 years
daughter
19051969
Birth: December 14, 1905 30 37 Bainbridge Township, Berrien County, Michigan, United States
Death: August 1, 1969Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, United States
3 years
daughter
19091909
Birth: March 8, 1909 34 41 Bainbridge Township, Berrien County, Michigan, United States
Death: March 26, 1909Bainbridge Township, Berrien County, Michigan, United States
Niels Christian Christiansen + Louise Charlotte Olesen
partner’s husband
18771946
Birth: March 21, 1877 34 32 Julebæk, Herlufmagle Sogn, Tybjerg Hrd., Præstø Amt, Danmark
Death: February 2, 1946Skodsebølle Bjerreskov, Landet Sogn, Lollands Sønder Hrd., Maribo Amt, Danmark
partner
18771953
Birth: December 8, 1877 40 27 Skanderup Sogn, Hjelmslev Hrd., Skanderborg Amt, Danmark
Death: March 22, 1953Strandgården, Gilleleje Sogn, Holbo Hrd., Frederiksborg Amt, Danmark
Marriage MarriageMarch 21, 1901Nakskov, Sankt Nikolaj Sogn, Lollands Nørre Hrd., Maribo Amt, Danmark
2 months
partner’s son
1901
Birth: May 11, 1901 24 23 Vejrø, Fejø Sogn, Fuglse Hrd., Maribo Amt, Danmark
Death:
13 months
partner’s son
1902
Birth: June 12, 1902 25 24 Vejrø, Fejø Sogn, Fuglse Hrd., Maribo Amt, Danmark
Death:
13 months
partner’s daughter
1903
Birth: June 23, 1903 26 25 Vejrø, Fejø Sogn, Fuglse Hrd., Maribo Amt, Danmark
Death:
23 months
partner’s daughter
1905
Birth: May 23, 1905 28 27 Vejrø, Fejø Sogn, Fuglse Hrd., Maribo Amt, Danmark
Death:
23 months
partner’s son
19071987
Birth: April 21, 1907 30 29 Onsevig, Vindeby Sogn, Lollands Nørre Hrd., Maribo Amt, Danmark
Death: 1987
22 months
partner’s son
1909
Birth: February 18, 1909 31 31 Onsevig, Vindeby Sogn, Lollands Nørre Hrd., Maribo Amt, Danmark
Death:
3 years
partner’s daughter
1912
Birth: January 1, 1912 34 34 Onsevig, Vindeby Sogn, Lollands Nørre Hrd., Maribo Amt, Danmark
Death:
15 months
partner’s daughter
19131913
Birth: April 8, 1913 36 35 Onsevig, Vindeby Sogn, Lollands Nørre Hrd., Maribo Amt, Danmark
Death: April 8, 1913Onsevig, Vindeby Sogn, Lollands Nørre Hrd., Maribo Amt, Danmark
17 months
partner’s son
19141914
Birth: September 2, 1914 37 36 Onsevig, Vindeby Sogn, Lollands Nørre Hrd., Maribo Amt, Danmark
Death: September 20, 1914Onsevig, Vindeby Sogn, Lollands Nørre Hrd., Maribo Amt, Danmark
18 months
partner’s daughter
1916
Birth: March 4, 1916 38 38 Onsevig, Vindeby Sogn, Lollands Nørre Hrd., Maribo Amt, Danmark
Death:
Birth
Christening
Confirmation
Marriage
Death
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Marriage
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Rasmus og Christina boede på farmen i Meadowbrook Road fra 1915. Hun døde på farmen i 1919 og han døde på farmen i 1934. Robert boede stadig på farmen i 1998.
Rasmus tilbragte, da han kom til USA, kort tid i Chicago, hvor han formentlig har truffet Christina. Han flyttede fra Chicago til Benton Harbor, hvor han købte en farm. Han solgte en farm i 1901 til en svensker ved navn August Johnson.
Ifølge Berrien County Directory 1907-1908 (lokal vejviser) ejede Rasmus P. Christensen farmen i 1907. Han står anført som:
Christensen, R.P., f. , 20, 7½, $1800, Benton Harbor.

f. = farmer, 20 = nr. på jordstykket som han bor på (svare vel til matrikelnr.), 7½=antal ha. (acres);
$1800 = ejendomsværdi; Benton Harbor = adresse.

RASMUS P. CHRISTENSEN 25 Bainbridge twp., Berrien Co.,Michigan.
(b)Denmark Farmer / father: Jens, mother: Nikoline
married: Nov.14,1900 in Benton Harbor, Michigan
to: CHRISTINA M. MADSEN 32 Chicago, Illinois
(b)Denmark / Dressmaker / father: Rasmus Madsen; mother: maiden name
unknown.
..................

children:

  1. MILDRED CHRISTENSEN(b)Dec.14,1905 in Bainbridge twp., Berrien Co.,
    Mich. parents: Peter Christensen. It says on this record that he
    was born in Germany, but on the rest it is Denmark.
    mother: Christina Christensen, also says birthplace is Germany.
    but other records say Denmark.

  2. JEANETTE A. CHRISTENSEN(b)Mar.08,1909 in Bainbridge twp.,Berrien
    Co.,Michigan. father; Peter Christensen, born Denmark. mother:
    Christina Madsen born Denmark.
    JEANETTE A. CHRISTENSEN died: Mar.26,1909 18 days old.
    in Bainbridge twp., She died from : Congenitel Atelectasis.
    I looked it up in a medical book and it is a lung collapse
    that is present in newborn infants.

I still haven't found a ROBERT P. CHRISTENSEN that belongs to this
family.
....................

CHRISTINA CHRISTENSEN died: Aug.12,1919 51(y) 6(m) 5(d)
in Bainbridge twp., Berrien Co.,Michigan. This record says she was born
in Sweden. father: Peter Matson (note different spelling)
mother: maiden name unknown.
.....................

RASMUS PETER CHRISTENSEN died Feb.09,1934 59(y) 0(m) 2(d)
in Bainbridge twp., Berrien County. from: Paralysis Agitaric.
Birthplace: Horsens, Denmark (the writing is hard to read, but maybe you
know if the birthplace is right) He was a fruit farmer. The death
certificate lists his wife as Kathryn. I didn't find a marriage record
for this marriage, but they may not have married in Berrien County.
.................

The spelling on some records is CHRISTIANSEN and on others as
CHRISTENSEN. I think I will go to Berrien County, and see if there is a
will, and I may find the second marriage record. I did find a death
record for a KATHRYN LURETTA CHRISTENSEN, but it was about 1947 and the
record isn't at the church library. I might find that in Benton Harbor
also. Apparently Rasmus went by the name Peter, except on legal papers.
(I do also; my name is Darlene Orita)
I will get all the records that I have collected and get them in the
mail to you soon. If you think of anything else that would be helpful,
please contact me.

Very Sincerely, Orita Shultz..............Michigan

Marriage
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De boede på Meadowbrook Road, Bento Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan, USA:

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Faddere: Madame Margrethe Møller, Jomfru Hvilsted, Ungkarl Nicolai Rasmussen og Gårdmand Mikkel Andersen.

Hjemmedøbt d. 26. februar, 1875.

Kommentar: Han voksede op hos sin mors forældre, Gmd. Rasmus Andersen og Ane Margrethe Nicolaisdatter, i Ejer, hvor han var i pleje fra han var 4 år gammel. Det bekræftes af folketællingen i 1880 i Horsens købstad, hvor hans navn er streget ud og det er anført at han befinder sig hos sin bedstefar. Det bekræftes endvidere af at alle hans søskende er konfirmeret i Horsens, Vor Frelser kirke, mens han selv er konfirmeret i Ejer i Tåning kirke.

1880: Han var i pleje hos sine bedsteforældre i Ejer, Rasmus Andersen og Ane Margrethe Nicolaisen.

1887: Hans mor Nicoline Rasmussen døde allerede i 1887 kun 32 år gammel. Da var han kun 12 år gammel.

1889: Konfirmeret i Tåning kirke.

1890: I en folketælling fra 1890 for Ejer, Ousted sogn er han anført som plejesøn. Han er medhjælper på gården "Grønnegård", der ejes af Rasmus Andersen, der er hans morfar. Han er da 14 år gammel.

1891: Hans far blev gift igen i 1891.

1893: Da han var 18 år gammel blev han far til min bedstefar. Moderen var kun 15 år ved nedkomsten og havde tjent i 10 måneder i Ejer. Det oplyses at Rasmus Peter Kristensen var fra Eldrup. Faddere var bl.a. piger og ungkarle fra Borupgård ved Eldrup og en Niels Peter Olesen fra Eldrup. Da min oldefar mødte Louise Charlotte Olesen, der også boede i Ejer, hvor hendes far var husmand, boede han stadig hos sin bedstefader.

Efter sigende måtte de ikke få hinanden og det har formentlig været en skandale. Min oldefar blev derfor sendt med en båd til USA med en pose penge på lommen. Så måtte han klare sig selv.

1898: Hans bedsteforældre Rasmus Andersen og Ane Margrethe Nicolaisdatter dør med få dages mellemrum.

1924: Ifølge en skifteretsprotokol for Horsens byret ved hans far Jens Christensens død, havde Rasmus Peter Christensen givet Nicolaj Christensen fuldmagt, der var godkendt af det danske konsulat i Chicago, Illinois, USA d. 14. maj, 1924.
Det oplyses endvidere at han er bosat i Michigan.

Kommentarer til hans liv i Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan, USA:

Ifølge Skifteprotokol for Ousted sogn B65-5251 Voer-Nim hrd. 1894-99, side 411-419 oplyses det, at han var bosat i Benton Harbor, Michigan. Benton Harbor ligger helt ude ved kysten til Lake Michigan i staten Michigan og i Berrien County.

Han kom til Benton Harbor, Bainbridge Township, Berrien County, Michigan, USA. Der var han ifølge vielsesregistreringen nov. 1900, hvor han blev gift med Christina Matson, der også var indvandret fra Sverige til Chicago, Illinois. Han fik amerikansk statsborgerskab allerede i 1893. Da han blev gift havde han en farm, som han senere solgte til en svensk indvandrer, August Johnson. Farmen lå på det der idag hedder Johnson Road, Michigan.

I 1910 boede han stadig i Benton Harbor og var farmer. Ligeledes i 1920 ifølge folketællingen. Hans første kone Christina Matson, døde i 1919. Med hende fik han 2 børn, Mildred Christensen i dec. 1905 og Jeanette Christensen i 1909. Jeanette Christensen døde kun 18 dage gammel af lungekollaps.

Han blev i 1917 indkaldt til militæret mhp deltagelse i 1. verdenskrig. Hans indkaldelsespapirer kan findes online:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-91HX-WWY?i=794&cc=1968530

Kilde: Lægdsrulle for Ousted sogn, 4. udskrivningskreds. B 421-120. Litra R. 1893. Tilgangsliste for Ousted sogn. Nr. 150.
Ifølge ovenstående kilde blev Rasmus Peter Christensen indskrevet i lægdsrullen i 1893. Under vedtegninger er anført følgende:
1898 er (eller ej?) mødt § 13,1
Mel 12/97 Bie. er i Amerika, hvortil han rejste for 6 år siden.
1899 er (eller ej) mødt § 13,2
1900 er (eller ej) mødt § 13,3.

Ifølge ovenstående er Mel 12/97 etc. formentlig skrevet i 1899 således at han må være rejst til Amerika i 1893.

Link til Gravsten: http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Christensen&GSfn=Rasmus&GSmn=Peter&GSby=1875&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=122558302&df=all&

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(Research):News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, MI) Fri 9 Feb 1934, page 3:
Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family residence on Meadowbrook road, southeast of Benton Harbor, for R. Peter Christensen, 59, who died at 8:30 o'clock this morning.
The Rev. M. A. Blanning, pastor of the First Congregational Church in Benton Harbor, will officiate the rites. Burial will be in the family lot in Pearl Grange Cemetery.
The body will be removed early this evening to the family residence from the Beardsley Funeral Home in St. Joseph.
Mr. Christensen had resided 37 years on the farm home where he died. He took a great pride in his property and built it up. Born in Horsens, Denmark, Feb. 7, 1875, the deceased came to America 40 years ago. He spent a brief time in Chicago and then moved to Berrien Harbor, removing later to a farm.
Surviving the deceased are his widow, Kathryn; a son, Robert, 7; and a daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. Mildred Benning. Also surviving are a sister and three brothers in Denmark.

Occupation
Burial