Thursday, July 23, 2020

Dipping Into Denmark Church Records: 1830 Marriage of Hans Sørensen and Elske Cathrine Bennetsen

My grandsons have Danish ancestry through their father.  His grandparents came from Denmark in 1906 and settled in Chicago.

FamilySearch has a nice list of 28 Denmark record collections, and many of them are indexed and have record images.  I am using the "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941" collection for these records.

Today, I'm looking for the marriage record of Hans 
Sørensen and Elske Cathrine Bennetsen who were married 15 September 1830 in Gram, Haderslev, Denmark.  

Here is the marriage record summary image:

And the actual record image is:

The birth record is the 2nd record down the page, and numbered #3.  Here is the record:

The name of the bridegroom is in the 2nd column, the name of the bride is in the 3rd to 5th column, the witness names are in the 6th column, the marriage date is in the 7th column, the place in the 8th column, with remarks in the 9th column.  They used the wrong form for these marriages!

Sørensen of Jenning (?)  was age 31, Elske Cathrine Bennetsen of Gram was age 21, and the marriage was in the church at Gram, Haderslev, Denmark on 15 September 1830.

The column headings do not match the listings for Southern Denmark parish register marriages in the FamilySearch Wiki (

The source citation for this birth record is:

"Danmark Kirkebøger, 1484-1941," database with images, FamilySearch, ( : 16 June 2020), Hans Sørensen and Elske Cathrine Bennetsen, 15 Sep 1830; Marriage, Gram, Haderslev, Denmark, 5, Rigsarkivet, København (The Danish National Archives), Copenhagen.

Sørensen and Elske Cathrine Bennetsen are my grandsons 4th great-grandparents. 

Note that these records are also on ($$) and ($$).

Previous blog posts for my grandsons' ancestors include:

*  Dipping Into Denmark Church Records: 1880 Birth of Jens/Hans Lauritzen Hede (posted 10 June 2020)
*  Dipping Into Denmark Church Records: 1863 Marriage of Hans Lauritzen Hede and Kirstine Sørensen (posted 17 June 2020)
*  Dipping Into Denmark Church Records: 1838 Birth of Hans Lauritzen Hede (posted 25 June 2020)
Dipping Into Denmark Church Records: 1842 Birth of Kirstine Sørensen (posted 8 July 2020)

*  Dipping Into Denmark Church Records: 1830 Marriage of Lauritz Pedersen Hede and Mette Catharine Roibol (posted 16 July 2020)


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