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Thomas Thomsen / Caroline Nielsen - Lauritz Thomsen

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Re: Thomas Thomsen / Caroline Nielsen - Lauritz Thomsen

Posted: 1236239778000
Classification: Query
Firstly, thank you so much for your response! My mom and I appreciate your offer of helping us greatly.

Lauritz/Laurits/Louis (Americanized) Thomsen - born Feb 17, 1901. We know his father was Thomas Thomsen, and his mother was Karoline Nielsen. The Nielsen part we've seen spelled many different ways, but this was the version we've seen in letters and given to us by family. Whether it's been changed or not, we're unsure of.

We have a large amount of letters written to Lauritz from his family in Denmark. We do not understand Danish, but we've determined they sent letters from Korip or Korup. And we keep seeing Jylland. My mom believes this might mean Jutland, but Jylland could be something else entirely.

And a Hadsund, Denmark, perhaps the same location? Or the boundries changed? We're not entirely certain there.

We also keep seeing mentions of the names Marie (often), Christian or Kristian, a Lisa, Alma... maybe siblings or spouses of siblings or children?

Lauritz immigrated by himself to the US. He arrived at Ellis Island on March 14, 1923. It said he resided in Kongerslev, Denmark. He was 22 at this point in time. He departed from Copenhagen. We have that Ellis Island document, as well as his passport (where we learned his parents names). He was born in Karip/Karup, his passport says.

We also know he had several siblings, based on a photograph we have. We know he was an older sibling, but somewhere in the middle.

But Thomas and Karoline did not come with Thomas to the US, which is where we find our brick wall!!

Thank you so much again for your help, I hope I provided enough information... finding the right Thomsens and Nielsens in Denmark sure is a challenge!!

Thanks again sincerely,
Nyssa Graff
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