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looking for relatives of Marinus Nielsen still living in Denmark

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Re: looking for relatives of Marinus Nielsen still living in Denmark

Posted: 1360086934000
Classification: Query
Interesting! Thanks Kaj.

The 1913 ship passenger manifest for Marinus shows him traveling with his brother Rasmus Nielsen and a cousin Soren Christian Pedersen -IF IF IF - I am reading it right. The handwriting is hard to see. The manifest is available on the Ellis Island site, which is free - and easy to use.


IMMIGRATION - Ship Passenger Manifest
Port of departure: Liverpool
Date of departure: 22 March 1913
Port of arrival: New York
Date of arrival: 28 March 1913
Ship of travel: Mauretania
Steerage Passengers
Line 0004 on this page
Marius Nielsen
Age 19
Single
Labourer
Can read and write
Scandinavian, from Denmark
Last permanent residence: Flegum
Nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came:
Father Gaardejer [ = farmer] Niels Chr Nielsen
Address: Flegum paa Skovsgaard [ = by Skovsgaard]
Page 2 of Marinus record:
By whom was passage paid: Self
Whether ever before in the United States: No
Whether going to join a relative or friend:
“Traveling with brother (?), US citizen R Nielsen, to friend, as above”
The passenger on the line above is:
“Traveling w cousin (?), US citizen farmer R. Nielsen, to friend (?) Peder Pedersen, Rt 2, Shelby, Ia”
Marinus is described as 5’5-½, blonde hair, blue eyes, scar on the left hand
Place of birth: Flegum


The person on Line 3 (with whom Marinus is traveling) is Soren Christian Pedersen age 21, last residence Fichum? , nearest friend/relative in DK Laust Gregersen? , at Torslev pa Skovsgaard, destination Shelby, Iowa


Marinus appears on a listing of alien passengers traveling on this ship; Rasmus appears on a page of US citizens on the same ship.

IMMIGRATION
Port of departure: Liverpool
Date of departure: 22 March 1913
Port of arrival: New York
Date of arrival: 28 March 1913
Ship of travel: Mauretania
Steerage Passengers
Rasmus Nielsen, US citizen
Last place of residence: Shelby, Ia
Marital status: single
Line 0003 on this page
Rasmus Nielsen
Age: 26
If naturalized, name and location of court where naturalized:
District Ct Pottawatomie Cty, Ia
Address in United States: Shelby, Ia


In family histories in Iowa, I often see these county names together in the same families. Even nowadays this part of Iowa has one of the highest concentrations of Americans of Danish background.

Diana, do you know whether Marinus had brothers in the USA?
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