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If we click on #5918 in the last example to take a closer look, we get the following information: 5918 Hans Jørgen Grundtvig Sognepræst for Tostrup etc. i Wiborg Amt Født: 07-08-1769 Seyerøe Stempelmærke: Danmark Død: 17-09-1831 Notat: Dåbsattest i RA. Hustru: Policenummer: 5918 Pensionspolice oprettet: 21-07-1800 Årlig Pension: 200 Indbetalt: 1004 Afdragsordning: 0 Anne Cathrine Hedevig Raupach Født: 02-05-1783 Randers Stempelmærke: Danmark Død: 20-06-1867 Notat: Dåbsattest i RA.

Hans Jørgen Grundtvig, pastor in Tostrup and adjunct parishes in Viborg Co, was born in the island of Sejerø on August 7, 1769 and died on September 17, 1831. His baptismal certificate is in the State Archives (and should be also viewable through Arkivalieronline.dk). A pension file was begun on July 21, 1800, and, 1004 rigsdaler were paid in, resulting in an annual pension of 200 rigsdaler for his wife, Anne Cathrine Hedevig Raupach, who was born May 2, 1783 in Randers and died on June 20, 1867. Her baptismal certificate is also on file in the State Archives. In this case, Hans Jørgen’s pension provided income for his widow for over 35 years.

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A search of women with the Grundtvig surname yielded some 13 names, including one Frederikke Severine Grundtvig (1795-1876), a pastor’s wife from Jutland whose name closely mirrors that of a close contemporary--Denmark’s most famous 19th-century clergyman, Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872), also from Jutland--suggesting a possible family relationship.

special thanks Thanks go to our intrepid volunteers who clip and send obituaries of Danish-born or affiliated persons for our files. These generally unsung individuals include Terri Hansen, Gary & MaryJo Rasmussen, Marge & Jim Iversen, Jim Kelgor, Deanna Hagedorn, Fritz Hansen, Anelise Sawkins, Iver & Lis Jorgensen, Allis Sega and Wm. R. Jones. If you would like to join this group, please contact Michele at librarian@danishmuseum.org to see if your area is covered.

are you a danish immigrant or long-term resident? Many Danes have immigrated to the US since WWII, participated in exchange student or internship programs or resided in this country for prolonged periods of time. We would like to have some information in our files on these more recent immigrants and shorter- or long-term residents. A downloadable Immigrant Information Form may be found on the museum webpage under Library & Genealogy > Research & Translations > Danish Immigrants. Please feel free to distribute it at meetings of your local Danish-American organizations.

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