Thursday, July 30, 2020

Dipping Into Denmark Church Records: 1892 Confirmation of Johanne Magrethe Stenger in Skærbæk, Tønder, Denmark

My grandsons have Danish ancestry through their father.  His great-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 birth, baptism or confirmation record of Johanne Margrethe Stenger
 in Skærbæk, Tønder, Denmark:

Here is the comfirmation record summary image:

And the actual record image is:

The confirmation record is the first record on the page.  Here is the record:

The confirmation number is the first column, the name of the confirmant is the 2nd column, the names of the parents are in the 3rd column, the dates of birth and baptism are in the 4th column.Johanne Magrethe Stenger was confirmed as #14 in 1892 in 
Skærbæk, Tønder, Denmark.  She was the daughter of Heinrich Christian Carl Stenger and Ane Cathrine Adler.  Johanne's birth date was 18 September 1877 and her baptism date was 4 November 1877.

The source citation for this confirmation record is:

"Danmark Kirkebøger, 1484-1941," database with images, FamilySearch  ( : 15 June 2020), Johanne Magrethe Stenger, 1892; Confirmation, Skærbæk, Tønder, Danmark, Rigsarkivet, København (The Danish National Archives), Copenhagen.

I found no birth or baptism record for Johanne Magrethe Stenger in these church records.

Johanne Magrethe Stenger married Hans Lauritzen Hede (1880-1940) in 1904 in Denmark, and they migrated to Chicago, Illinois in about 1906.  They are my grandsons 2nd 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)

*  Dipping Into Denmark Church Records: 1830 Marriage of Hans Sørensen and Elske Cathrine Bennetsen (posted 23 July 2020)


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