If there are any good samaritans out there who are experienced with difficult problems, I have one that has become a Chinese Wall for me...
Here is a summary:
- Mariane Christensdr marries Christen Nielsen 3 Nov 1822 in Gundrup. Record simply says she is 20 years old from Haals, a bye in Gunderup, so born circa 1802 (Gunderup 1813-1832, Opslag 171)
- No birth record in Gunderup-Novling
- 1845, 1850, 1855 and 1860 census records give her birthplace as Rold sogn in Aalborg amt and a birth year of 1794-95
- No birth record within 7 years of 1795 for a Mariane Christensdr in Rold
- The birth record of Mariane's first child, Niels Christian Christensen, on 15 Jan 1825 in Gunderup gives Maren Christensdr of Aarestrup as a godparent (Gunderup 1813-1832, Opslag 73)
- A Maren Christensdr marries Christen Jensen Ingersen in Aarestrup on 4 Jan 1818 and bondsman at their marriage is Christen Nielsen from Nøvling (Årestrup 1813-1845, Opslag 165)
- Maren and Mariane are apparently sisters, but there is no record of the birth of a Maren Christensdr in Rold either
- No birth records in Rold for either sister, or any other siblings, but a confirmation record is found naming both sisters being confirmed together in Apr 1812. The ages match perfectly. The father is given as Christen Sorensen (Rold 1771-1813, Opslag 249)
- There is only one marriage of a Christen Sorensen and a Karen Sorensdr in Rold, and this is on 3 Dec 1791 (Rold 1771-1813, Opslag 145)
- The couple does not show up on the 1801 census of Rold or anywhere else. I cannot find this couple anywhere in Denmark in the 1801 census. I cannot subsequently find Mariane.
- The 1787 census of Rold lists only one Karen Sorensdr and only one Christen Sorensen, but he is her brother and both are living unmarried with their father. Karen is the woman who marries another Christen Sorensen in 1791 (FT-1787, Opslag 12; Rold Bye, 26th Family)
- Karen Sorensdr is christened 29 May 1756 in Rold, the daughter of Soren Pedersen Rytterhuus, who she is living with in the 1787 census (Rold-Vebbestrup 1700-1772, Opslag 319)
- I have no birth/baptism record for Mariane Christensdr from Rold or anywhere else
- I have no birth/baptism record for her father Christen Sorensen, nor any idea who his parents are
I have exhausted my knowledge of how to solve this problem and could really use some help...if anyone more experienced is out there.