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Gravsten Rasmus Peter Christensen

Rasmus Peter ChristensenAge: 59 years18751934

Name
Rasmus Peter Christensen
Given names
Rasmus Peter
Surname
Christensen
Birth February 7, 1875 29 20
Christening May 23, 1875 (Age 3 months)
MarriageLouise Charlotte OlesenView this family
Type: Ugift
yes

Birth of a sisterAne Margrethe Christensen
January 10, 1876 (Age 11 months)
Death of a paternal grandfatherChristen Jørgensen
October 16, 1876 (Age 20 months)
Burial of a paternal grandfatherChristen Jørgensen
October 21, 1876 (Age 20 months)
Occupation
Farmer,Tømrer, Frugtavler

Christening of a sisterAne Margrethe Christensen
October 29, 1876 (Age 20 months)
Birth of a brotherJørgen Auning Christensen
April 25, 1877 (Age 2 years)
Christening of a brotherJørgen Auning Christensen
April 18, 1878 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherValdemar Christensen
January 14, 1880 (Age 4 years)
Christening of a brotherValdemar Christensen
February 13, 1880 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherJulius Christensen
July 2, 1882 (Age 7 years)
Christening of a brotherJulius Christensen
April 22, 1883 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherNicolai Christensen
March 19, 1884 (Age 9 years)
Christening of a brotherNicolai Christensen
July 13, 1884 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterCamilla Christensen
December 28, 1885 (Age 10 years)
Christening of a sisterCamilla Christensen
December 28, 1885 (Age 10 years)
Death of a sisterCamilla Christensen
February 24, 1886 (Age 11 years)
Burial of a sisterCamilla Christensen
1886 (Age 10 years)
Death of a motherNicoline Rasmussen
May 20, 1887 (Age 12 years)
Burial of a motherNicoline Rasmussen
May 27, 1887 (Age 12 years)
Confirmation April 14, 1889 (Age 14 years)
Marriage of a parentJens ChristensenJohanne Christine MøllgaardView this family
July 24, 1891 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Rasmus Peter Christensen
July 21, 1893 (Age 18 years)
Christening of a sonRasmus Peter Christensen
August 29, 1893 (Age 18 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAne Margrethe Nicolaisdatter
April 18, 1898 (Age 23 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherRasmus Andersen
April 23, 1898 (Age 23 years)
Burial of a maternal grandfatherRasmus Andersen
April 25, 1898 (Age 23 years)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherAne Margrethe Nicolaisdatter
April 25, 1898 (Age 23 years)
MarriageChristina MatsonView this family
November 14, 1900 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mildred R. Christensen
December 14, 1905 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Jeanette A. Christensen
March 8, 1909 (Age 34 years)
Death of a daughterJeanette A. Christensen
March 26, 1909 (Age 34 years)
Death of a wifeChristina Matson
August 12, 1919 (Age 44 years)
Burial of a wifeChristina Matson
August 15, 1919 (Age 44 years)
Gravsten Christiana Christensen f. Matson
Gravsten Christiana Christensen f. Matson

Note: Gravsten på Pearl Cemetery, Bainbridge Center, Berrien County, Michigan, USA

MarriageKathryn Luretta BurkeyView this family
1924 (Age 48 years)
Shared note: De boede på Meadowbrook Road, Bento Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan, USA:
Death of a fatherJens Christensen
May 21, 1924 (Age 49 years)
Burial of a fatherJens Christensen
May 27, 1924 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Robert Peter Christensen
August 21, 1926 (Age 51 years)
Death of a brotherValdemar Christensen
February 17, 1927 (Age 52 years)
Cause: Blodprop
Burial of a brotherValdemar Christensen
February 22, 1927 (Age 52 years)
Death February 9, 1934 (Age 59 years)
Burial February 12, 1934 (3 days after death)
Gravsten Rasmus Peter Christensen
Gravsten Rasmus Peter Christensen

Note: Min oldefar Rasmus Peter Christensens gravsten på Pearl Cemetery i Berrien County, Michigan, USA. Han havde en farm på 3 Eau Claire Road i Berrien.

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 13, 1874Ousted sogn, Voer hrd., Danmark
1 year
himself
11 months
younger sister
Ane Margrethe Christensen
Birth: January 10, 1876 30 21Horsens, Vor Frelser sogn, Nim hrd., Danmark
Death: 1944Horsens, Vor Frelser sogn, Nim hrd., Danmark
15 months
younger brother
Jørgen Auning Christensen
Birth: April 25, 1877 32 23Horsens, Vor Frelser sogn, Nim hrd., Danmark
Death: March 5, 1940Horsens, Vor Frelser sogn, Nim hrd., Danmark
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Julius Christensen
Birth: July 2, 1882 37 28Horsens, Vor Frelser sogn, Nim hrd., Danmark
Death: June 11, 1960Horsens, Vor Frelser sogn, Nim hrd., Danmark
21 months
younger brother
21 months
younger sister
Camilla Christensen
Birth: December 28, 1885 40 31Horsens, Vor Frelser sogn, Nim hrd., Danmark
Death: February 24, 1886Horsens, Vor Frelser sogn, Nim hrd., Danmark
Father’s family with Johanne Christine Møllgaard - View this family
father
step-mother
Johanne Christine Møllgaard
Birth: August 28, 1836Flemming, Hornborg sogn, Nim hrd., Danmark
Death: January 21, 1903Horsens, Vor Frelser sogn, Nim hrd., Danmark
Marriage: July 24, 1891Horsens, Vor Frelser sogn, Nim hrd., Danmark
Family with Louise Charlotte Olesen - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage:
son
Family with Kathryn Luretta Burkey - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 1924Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan, USA
3 years
son
Gravsten Robert P. ChristensenRobert Peter Christensen
Birth: August 21, 1926 51 42Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan, USA
Death: December 5, 2007Eau Claire, Berrien County, Michigan, USA
Family with Christina Matson - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 14, 1900Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan, USA
5 years
daughter
Nekrolog Mildred R. BenningMildred R. Christensen
Birth: December 14, 1905 30 37Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan, USA
Death: August 1, 1969Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA
3 years
daughter
Jeanette A. Christensen
Birth: March 8, 1909 34 41Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan, USA
Death: March 26, 1909Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan, USA
Niels Christian Christiansen + Louise Charlotte Olesen - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: March 21, 1901Nakskov, Sankt Nikolaj sogn, Lollands Nørre Hrd., Danmark
2 months
step-son
13 months
step-son
1 year
step-daughter
23 months
step-daughter
23 months
step-son
22 months
step-son
3 years
step-daughter
15 months
step-daughter
Ingeborg Vilebæk Christiansen
Birth: April 8, 1913 36 35Onsevig, Vindeby sogn, Lollands Nørre hrd., Danmark
Death: April 8, 1913Onsevig, Vindeby sogn, Lollands Nørre hrd., Danmark
17 months
step-son
Carl Johan Vilebæk Christiansen
Birth: September 2, 1914 37 36Onsevig, Vindeby sogn, Lollands Nørre hrd., Danmark
Death: September 20, 1914Onsevig, Vindeby sogn, Lollands Nørre hrd., Danmark
18 months
step-daughter

Marriage

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

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

Shared note

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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Note: Min oldefar Rasmus Peter Christensens gravsten på Pearl Cemetery i Berrien County, Michigan, USA. Han havde en farm på 3 Eau Claire Road i Berrien.