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Nicodemusen & Hentze

Nicodemusen & Hentze

Posted: 1181216863000
Classification: Query
Surnames: nicodemusen, hentze
Hi all

I was just wondering if anyone's done any research on the Hentze's and Nocdemusen's of Sandur. I'm trying to put everything together, but it's proving rather difficult. My grandfather Vilhelm Hentze apparently also had a lot of family in Suðeroy although I know very little about them and my grandmother was Kathrine Nicodemusen. I also have a great grandmother Eva í Skorti who I have a little info on. Any help would be appreciated.


Re: Nicodemusen & Hentze

Posted: 1344805861000
Classification: Query
A local historical magazine has had several articles on the family history of the island of Sandoy (Sandur being the main village there). It had a complete list of the first Hentze's who came there when Peter Hentze became the local vicar there (his sister came along later). The only 'problem' though, is that it's all in Faroese, and I don't know if you understand/speak it. I have that issue here at my house though.

Johan Petur Dam

Re: Nicodemusen & Hentze

Posted: 1351219831000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Olsen, Hentze

I've been doing some family history research and it's been proving a little difficult as the family emigrated from the Faroe Islands around 1890 and I couldn't find a place to search the databases for the Faroe Islands.

However, this evening I had a bit of a breakthrough and it looks like I am sort of related to the Hentze family, in particular Eva nee Olsen. It looks like from the records that I can find that my great great grandmother (Caroline Amalie Olsen) was taken in as a foster child by Eva and her husband Johan Peter Hentze when she was a young girl. The record I have is from 1880 when the parents are 29 years old and they have 2 children: peter hantze, 3 years old; and ole edvard hentze, under a year old. The census is from Sandur. I am guessing that my great great grandmother was her niece and that her parents died when she was young as it says in her marriage certificate that they are both deceased (ole and marianne olsen, although this spelling could be wrong).

I wondered if this tied in at all with your magazine and if you would be willing to share any information that might be helpful, please?


Re: Nicodemusen & Hentze

Posted: 1377468303000
Classification: Query
OK, I have a bit of info, and even though I'm in doubt, I'll share it anyway:

I did manage to find Ole Olsen and Mariane (not sure about the maiden name). I don't have any children registered to them, however, I did find out about this. Ole was born in 1850 and Mariane in 1845, Mariane in Sandur (which means 'sand' in Faroese), and Ole on the island of Skúvoy. They married in 1870 (I don't know the date), their marriage was tragically short, since on April 30th, 1870, Ole was lost at sea. Mariane herself died 11 years later on August 18th, 1881.
Although they share the surname, Eva is not Ole's sister, since she's from Sandur. It is possible, that Mariane's maiden name was Olsen aswell, and in this case, it's possible that Eva and Mariane were sisters, but I can't prove this atm.
I hope this helps a bit. I can look deeper into it, if you'd like.
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