Forfatter Emne: What happened to Gerda Andrea Jorgensen, b. 30 Aug 1896?  (Læst 3198 gange)

Richard Juhl

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Gerda Andrea Jorgensen was born 30 Aug 1896 in Copenhagen.  The details of her birth are:


Skt. Andreas, Sokkelund, København, 1896-1901, opslag 234 no 136:
Gerda Andrea Jørgensen, born 30. aug 1896 Nansensgade 41A.3floor, bapt. 4. oct 1896.
Parents. Jens Peter Jørgensen, shoemaker, wife Rasmine, b. Hansen.
Witnesses. Driver Jørgen Jørgensen, L(ille) Istedgade 5.3floor, carpenter Hans Peter Larsen, Jakob Dannefærdsvej 5.1floor.
Remark. F(ather) b. 10 Dec 1866 Næstved (Naestelso parish). Married 26 Dec 1895 St. Johannes Church.  M(other) b. 10 May 1867 Snode Svendborg 

She was the 1st (and I think only) child of Jens Peter Jorgensen and wife Rasmine Hansen.  Jens was the twin brother of my gr-grandfather, Niels Peter Jorgensen, who emigrated to the U.S. May 1888.

Gerda would have had a unique upbringing because both of her parents were deaf.  Both parents were "placed" at the Royal School For The Deaf (Det Kongelige Dovstummeinstituts) in Copenhagen at a very young age, as early as age 4, and were separated from their families.  Naturally, I have always been curious about Gerda.  1) Did she survive?, 2) was she herself deaf?, 3) did she marry and have children and grandchildren?  If she has descendants, I would love to make contact with them, but that's a pursuit for another day.  Unfortunately, I can't find anything after her birth, but then I don't really know where to look. 

Her father (Jens Peter Jorgensen) was trained as a shoemaker and, I believe, lived in Copenhagen all his adult life.  He died 17 Mar 1949.  Rasmine Hansen (her mother) died 9 Jul 1940.  Both were interred at Bispebjerg Cemetery/Krematerium in Copenhagen. 

By the way, this forum  (actually the old DIS-Forum-Find Your Relatives, etc.) helped me find her father's history.  It was assumed that he had died because he didn't appear in any of the churchbooks or censuses in Naestelso, his home parish, because, of course, he had been placed in the deaf-home in Copenhagen.  The last entry for that search was on 15 Mar 2009 under the heading, "What Happened To Jens Peter Jorgensen", should anyone want to look at that. 

Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

Kind regards,
Richard Juhl
San Francisco, CA, USA 

Anni Larsen

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Sv: What happened to Gerda Andrea Jorgensen, b. 30 Aug 1896?
« Svar #1 Dato: 26 Nov 2010 - 08:11 »
Hi Richard.

Jens Peter Jørgensen is registered in http://www.politietsregisterblade.dk
Click on Søg (Search), Fornavne, type Jens Peter. Efternavn, type Jørgensen.
Hi address 1.5.1903 is Rodosvej 53.

You will find the family in http://www.arkivalieronline.dk = AO
AO Census 1906 Rodosvej 53, opslag 9. Jens Peter is working at Jensen, Kongedybs Alle 16.
AO Census 1911 Rodosvej 53, opslag 8
AO Census 1916 Rodosvej 53, opslag 17. Gerda is a typist at Miss Steen. Frederiksberggade (maybe Frederiksborggade?) 9.
AO Census 1921 Rodosvej 53. Only the parents.

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« Svar #2 Dato: 26 Nov 2010 - 09:34 »
Hi Anni,

Thanks.  That's fantastic.  It's encouraging to see that Gerda was apparently doing well at age 20, working as a typist.

Regards,
Richard

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« Svar #3 Dato: 29 Nov 2010 - 23:53 »
Hi...

Just for your info:

AO census 1925 - Parents still living at Rodosvej 53

Rgds,
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« Svar #4 Dato: 30 Nov 2010 - 23:06 »
Thanks, Martin, every little bit of information is helpful. 

As suggested by a friend (TW Olsson)), I have been searching the marriage and death records (thinking she might have died in the flu epidemic of 1918, 1919) in Filip parish but have found nothing. 

Regards,
Richard Juhl

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« Svar #5 Dato: 15 Dec 2010 - 21:34 »
Hi Richard
Here is some more information about Gerda:
http://www.politietsregisterblade.dk/index.php?option=com_sfup&controller=politregisterblade&task=viewRegisterblad&id=83518&limitstart=0
She marries (and becomes Gerda Andrea Hansen), moves to Hellerup and then to Lombardigade 1. In 1919 she lives with her parents at Rodosvej. She is now a widow.
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« Svar #6 Dato: 15 Dec 2010 - 22:54 »
I found the death of Andrea's husband, Albert Johan Hansen. AO, Filip 1907-1924, opsl. 85.
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« Svar #7 Dato: 15 Dec 2010 - 23:06 »
And here is their marriage:
AO, Sundby 1915-1920, opsl. 145.
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« Svar #8 Dato: 17 Dec 2010 - 09:19 »
Hello Stina,

I am amazed that you found this information.  I was at a dead-end.  Thank you so much.  So Gerda did marry, but briefly, her husband (Albert Johan Hansen) dying about 5 months after their marriage in 1918.  He was only 29 years-old when he died.  It makes me wonder if he might have had the "spanish flu" which killed so many young people, 1918-1919.....hard to know.  For now, I will assume that Gerda had no descendants.  Again, I very much appreciate all your hard work.

Regards,
Richard Juhl