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Julia Graham

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Help with inconsistent birthdate
« Dato: 23 Nov 2022 - 23:27 »
I’m hoping someone may be able to help me understand the following records for Karen Maria Pedersdatter.

According to this birth record, Karen was born and baptised at home on 23 May 1830. It appears she was also baptised a second time on 24 October 1830 (is it unusual to be baptised twice)? Karen's parents are Peder Kristian Jensen Haubach and Margrethe Cordtsdatter:

https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/da/billedviser?epid=21585709#390955,74269543 #7

However, the confirmation record for Karen states her birth date as 18 August 1830 (interestingly, this birth date is the same as Anne Maria Pedersdatter who is recorded nearby on both the birth record and confirmation record):

https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/da/billedviser?epid=21585709#390964,74269720 #2

Karen’s marriage record also states her birth date as 18 August 1830:

https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/da/billedviser?epid=21585709#415786,76613425 #6

Is it possible I am looking at two different Karen Maria Pedersdatters? If not, would the birth record be the most accurate record to go by since it was written in chronological order?

Why would there be a discrepancy with the date of birth given on the two other records — would this information have been provided by Karen herself or is it possible the church minister mistakenly used Anne Maria Pedersdatter’s date of birth both times instead of Karen’s?

As always, many thanks for your help.
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Inger Toudal

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« Svar #1 Dato: 24 Nov 2022 - 00:33 »
Karen Maria was only baptized once (at home). The baptism was confirmed, and the child presented in church 24 Oct. 1830.

The problem seems to be that her date of birth was recorded erroneously as 18 Aug. 1830 at her confirmation in 1845.

This birthdate has then been copied at her marriage in 1859.

The vaccination date in the confirmation record is the same as in the marriage record.

In my opinion the birth record is the most reliable record, as far as the dates of birth and baptism are concerned.

Note that the parents' names are identical at birth and confirmation.

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Inger Toudal

Julia Graham

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« Svar #2 Dato: 24 Nov 2022 - 01:49 »
Thanks so much for clarifying this, Inger — much appreciated (as always).
Venlig hilsen, Julia

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