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  Family in Denmark

 

Randi & Søren Erik were married on May 22nd 2010 in Bislev, Denmark

 

Søren Erik and and Søren Byrjalsen at Bislev Church for the wedding

 

Randi and Søren Erik's Wedding May 22nd 2010

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Anders and Charlotte Liingaard, Inger Marie Liingaard, Birthe Byrjalsen

 

Byrjalsen Family Gathering at Ertebølle. Denmark in the Fall 2010

 

Picture 1 - Birgit Byrjalsen, Jakob Byrjalsen, Karin Larsen, Stine Byrjalsen, Thomas Byrjalsen

Picture 2 - Jakob, Stine and Niels Peter Byrjalsen

Picture 3 - Marie Byrjalsen (Newest daughter of Birgit and Niels Peter)

Picture 4 - Lærke Byrjalsen (Oldest daughter of Karin and Christian)

Picture 5 - Marie Byrjalsen

Picture 1 - Lærke Byrjalsen and Inger Marie Liingaard

Picture 2 - Gustav and Marie Byrjalsen (Cousins)

Picture 3 - Inger Marie Liingaard and Jakob Byrjalsen

Picture 4 - Gustav Byrjalsen

 

Byrjalsen Family Gathering at Ertebølle in the Fall 2010

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Bjerregaarden back entrance February 2010

 

Bjerregaarden February 2010

 

Front of Bjerregaarden February 2010

 

Bjerregaarden out buildings

 

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February 15th - Karin gave birth to a big boy - 54 cm and 4950 gram (21.2598425 inches, 174.606112 ounces says Google - quite accurate eh)

His name is Gustav - named after Birthe Bjerregaard Byrjalsen's father. The birth went ok - not well, but ok. He is a big boy, and Karin had problems. She went in to surgery after he was born, leaving Christian and Gustav alone. Luckily she was ok - and there were nothing wrong with her!

 

Proud Mother and Father and older sister Lærke Byrjalsen

 

Birthe Byrjalsen and Tomas Byrjalsen playing with toys.

 

Lærke Byrjalsen and her mommy Karin Larsen playing with toys

 

Annemette Larsen (Karins Larsen's oldest sister) and Gustav Byrjalsen

 

Cousins, Thomas Byrjalsen and Lærke Byrjalsen

 

Proud Grand Parents Birth and Søren Byrjalsen with Gustav Byrjalsen

 

Uncle Niels Peter Byrjalsen and Gustav Byrjalsen

 

And the cutest picture of all..  Big sister Lærke Byrjalsen  and little brother Gustav Byrjalsen

 

 

 

 

Maria and Mikkel Stokholm-Bjerregaard's Wedding

September 2008, Denmark, Saltum church 

 

 

On the way back to Esbjerg, to get the boat back to England Sonja and Richard Cole drove straight out to the west coast of Denmark, then down the coast, passing a little place called Bjerregaard.  See Sonja next to the sign. 

 

Lærke Byrjalsen the daughter of Karin Larsen and Christian Byrjalsen was christened.  She is growing very well her father tells me.  63 cm (24.8 inches) - and weighs 7 kg (15.43 lbs)

 

Birgit and Niels Peter's son was born Sunday, February 11th 2007  at 11:08pm. 55 cm (21.65 inches) and 3918 gram (8.64 lbs).

 

Bjerregaard Estate in December 2006

 

Foulum Church in the afternoon of the 24th December 2006

 

 Naja the family dog on Bjerregaarden in December 2006

 

Christmas Eve on Bjerregaarden in December 2006

 

 Birthe and Søren on Bjerregaarden Christmas Eve December 2006

 

 Søren Erik open presents on Bjerregaarden in December 2006

 

Lærke

Karin and Christian are celebrating the birth of their daughter Lærke. Born at 2:54am, Monday morning October 23rd to be exact. She is 3050 grams (6.72lbs) - and 50 cm (19.69 inches).

 

Stavnsgaard in Stistrup

This is the farm That the Thomasen side of the family built.  This is the location where Bodil Kirstine Thomasdatter and my Bodil Marie Thomasdatter and quite possibly Morten Thomsen was born (the maternal site) The farm is not far from Bjerregaard.

 

The 200 year Celebration and Reunion started with a beautiful church service, and a photo taken by the local newspaper.  The caption reads, "Family meets after 200 years"

Newspaper Article

(See the 200 year Reunion link in the left column for more)

 

 

Welcome to Bjerregaard!

Birthe Bjerregaard Byrjalsen, Soren Byrjalsen, Inger Marie Liingaard, Eilif Bjerregaard, Karen Margrethe Ebbe had worked day and night to make this event perfect for everyone.  Thank you very much to our hosts.

(See the 200 year Reunion link in the left column for more)

 

 

How did this all happen?

Shon Bjerregaard creates a website in 2002.  Shon finds Karen Bjerreggard's email address on the internet and emails her to see if they were related.  Bjarne Damsgaard, her husband answers the email and through time they both discover that they are related.  Bjarne tells Helle Nielsen about the website.  Helle is related on the female side "Thomassen".  Helle emails Shon and shares loads and loads of family information.  Helle introduces Shon to Birthe Byrjalsen and Christian Byrjalsen, and Birthe holds off the 200 year celebration of the family farm, so that we can all share the event.  We go to Denmark and the rest is now history.

(from left to right, Helle Nielsen, Birthe Bjerregaard Byrjalsen, Shon Bjerregaard, Bjarne Damsgaard

 

 

Karin Larsen and the Youngest family member at the 200 year reunion.

(As far as we know)

Christian Byrjalsen and Karin Larsen's Baby

 

 

The Byrjalsen's and their significant others

Back - Søren Erik Byrjalsen, Niels Peter Byrjalsen, Søren Byrjalsen, Christian Byrjalsen. Front - Randi Frederiksen, Birgit Byrjalsen, Birthe Bjerregaard Byrjalsen, Karin Larsen

 

Stavnsgaard in Stistrup

This is the farm That the Thomasen side of the family built.  This is the location where Bodil Kirstine Thomasdatter and my Bodil Marie Thomasdatter and quite possibly Morten Thomsen was born (the maternal site) The farm is not far from Bjerregaard.

 

This is a picture of Christian Bryalsen and Stine Bryalsen. 

 

Christian Bryalsen and Stine Bryalsen walking towards Christian and Karin's brand new home. 

 

Niels Peter Bryalsen and his wife Birgit - and their two kids Stine (the girl) and Jakob, (the boy)

 

Niels Peter and his wife Birgit - and their two kids Stine (the girl) and Jakob, (the boy)

 

Christian and Karin's new home, with Niels Peter and his wife Birgit - and their two kids Stine (the girl) and Jakob, (the boy)

 

Christian and Karin's new home. 

 

Christian and Karin's new home. 

 

Christian and Karin's new home. 

 

This is a picture of Randi nee Bjerregaard and Svend Lykkegaard Jensen celebrating 65 years together.  The celebration was for lunch for 36 people in a hotel in Farsø, Denmark.  Let us all wish them many, many more happy years together.

 

In Denmark it is a tradition to put up an arch made with evergreen and flowers outside the front door on the occasion of weddings, silver weddings etc.  This Picture of Randi nee Bjerregaard and Svend Lykkegaard Jensen on their 65th wedding anniversary.

 

Richard and Sonja Cole in a hotel in Farsø, Denmark at the 65th wedding anniversary of Randi nee Bjerregaard and Svend Lykkegaard Jensen. Picture taken on 3rd November.  Note is that it was also Richard and Sonja's wedding anniversary of 32 year as well!  Congratulations to them both! Richard and Sonja also say that they are looking forward to meeting the American family in July.

 

Soren and Birthe Bryalsen picture taken in at the 65th wedding anniversary of Randi nee Bjerregaard and Svend Lykkegaard Jensen.

 

This is a picture of the main house on Bjerregaard.  Picture was taken in the summer of 2005 by Christian Byrialsen.

 

This is a picture of the Birthe Byrialsen's rose garden on Bjerregaard.  Picture was taken in the summer of 2005 by Christian Byrialsen.

 

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Helle Nielson's family on vacation in Barcelona. From left Henrik (her husband) Jonas, her oldest (in the red shorts), Theis, her youngest (in the blue shirt) and a friend Jesper. Standing in front of Gaudis la casagrada familia.

 

In this picture are the only two children of Elly Bjerregaard Nielsen and Gustav Haldrup Nielsen. Ingermarie Liingaard on the left and Bithe Byrjalsen on the right.   I love this picture, I think through their obvious affection for each other, it represents the family in whole.  The love that we have for all things Bjerregaard.  That our family means so much to each of us.  We even have love in our hearts for the family members that we haven't even met.  Thank you to Christian and the DK branch for sending me such great photos.
Member of Niels Sorensen / Anna Nielsdatter branch

 

It's a custom in Denmark whenever you have a wedding of 25, 50, 60, 65, 70 years, and so on wedding anniversaries, that you get an "æresport". In this "æresport" is placed a personal plate, which states the year - and who we are celebrating - often also combined with a monogram of a kind. You see this above the door.

This is a picture of Elly Bjerregaard Nielsen and Gustav Haldrup Nielsen's golden wedding (50 year wedding anniversary) on November 6th 1991, outside "Bjerregaard". From the back left Christian Byrjalsen, Morten Liindgaard (son of Ingemarie and Arne Liingaard), Anders Liingaard (son of Ingemarie and Arne Liingaard), Niels Peter Byrjalsen (son of Birthe Bjerregaard Byrjalsen and Søren Byrjalsen) - next row from left: Søren Byrjalsen, Birthe Bjerregaard Byrjalsen, Ingermarie Liingard (born Bjerregaard Nielsen) - next row is: Elly Bjerregaard Nielsen and Gustav Haldrup Nielsen - in front its my second brother Søren Erik Byrjalsen.

Member of Niels Sorensen / Anna Nielsdatter branch

 

This picture is of Christian Byrjalsen and his fiancé Karin Larsen.  Christian has been instrumental in communication between the two countries.  Christian has graciously sent photos and information about the family and about the farm in Denmark.  Thank you Christian for all that you do.
Member of Niels Sorensen / Anna Nielsdatter branch

This is the most recent picture of the family farm in Denmak.  You can see a huge change from the much older picture below.
Member of Niels Sorensen / Anna Nielsdatter branch

 

Bjerregaard farm in Denmark about 1900.  Maybe the first photo ever taken or the farm.
Member of Niels Sorensen / Anna Nielsdatter branch

 

Above is a picture of Søren Byrjalsen birthday party at one of the buildings on the family farm. 

Metha Bjerregaard (sister of Elly Bjerregaard - sits 2nd from the right), Birthe Bjerregaard (my mother, daughter of Elly Bjerregaard, she's one behind the bottle :)) and Poul Bjerregaard (son of Meta Bjerregaard, he's sitting next to my mother behind my brother).

Notice the name above the door.

Member of Niels Sorensen / Anna Nielsdatter branch

 

Helle Nielsen working on genealogy at the family farm in Jutland. Her mother is standing next to her.  They had been looking for the US Bjerregaard's for some time now.
Member of Thomas Thomsen / Kirsten Mogensdatter branch

 

Helle Nielsen on the left and and her Mother on the far right, at a Summer reunion in Denmark.
Member of Thomas Thomsen / Kirsten Mogensdatter branch

 

This is a picture of the Bjerggaard branch of the Bjerregaard family, taken summer 2002. The names are (descendants of Niels Nielsen Bjerggaard in capitals):

1 row: THOR, Bjarne, Niklas

2 row: STEEN, ANNE, Ulla, VERNER

3 row: SØREN, SØREN, Birgitta, CARL CHRISTIAN, KAREN, ?, Lone, CHRISTINA, NIELS

4. row: LENE, EJVIND, CECILIA, Ritta, Henny

5. row: MARIA CASSANDRA

Not present: MORTEN, ANDERS

The Bjerggaard branch of the family are located in Denmark and are descendants of Niels Nielsen 1762, and his first wife Ane Margaretha Pedersdatter.

Member of Niels Nielson 1762 / Ane Margaretha Pedersdatter branch

 

 

 

 
   
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