First I should say hello to you from Bjarne Damsgaard, who
gave me the link to your Bjerregaard site. I'm so glad that I
have found the family in the US. We have been looking for you
some time now !!
Well, I'm the great great great great great ...
granddaughter of Thomas Thomsen and his wife Kirsten
Mogensdatter. Their daughter Bodil Kirstine who is yours
great, great....grandmother is sister to my great, great,
great....grandmother Bodil Marie. So very far back we are
I do have a lot of information from this site of the
family. My mother and I have been working with genealogy for
the last year and have found lots of interesting things
concerning my side of the Bjerregaard family. I have always
been very close to the Bjerregaard's in Fovlum. I have seen
the farm 2 times and have some pictures related to this farm.
If you want me to scan these I'll be delighted to.
My mom and I have been part of a project with the archives
and television here in DK. You can see some of it on the
Unfortunately I'm not an expert concerning homepages and so
on. But I have a dream that next year I will be so lucky to
make one..... Until then I have to write everything down the
Oh I think I forgot to tell you my name and so on; I'm
Helle Nielsen, 39 years old. Mariied with Henrik and we have 2
sons. Jonas, 15 and Theis 10 years old. We live on the island
Sjælland in a town called Holbæk.
I have been working with genealogy for almost a year now
and have found so many interesting things. Among this I have
been so lucky to get in contact with family in Colorado and a
lot of other nice people. I will write the information down
for you Shon if you want to. I do have more names to your
Well I'm happy to have met you and your family. Please give
them all my best.
I think your idea of visiting Denmark is a wonderful idea.
I would love to meet you all and I'll be delighted to help
with the visit. Just let me know.
Be back soon
PS : I'm attaching 2 pictures. One is me working with
genealogy on a farm in Jutland. My mother is next to me.
The other is my mum, me and the family. This is from a
family party we held this summer.
Well, I will have to put all this information into my
GEDCOM program, but my computer has been down for some weeks
now, and I haven't had the time to put it in since then.
Lucky for me that I've saved everything !!
First time I've came across your ancestor Anders Nielsen
and his wife Bodil Kirstine (1817) is in the emigration record
online from the Scandinavian mission, where the family left as
They left in spring 1857 on the ship Westmorland, with the
Aalborg conference. They left with the children; Else
Kirstrine 17, Ane Kirstine 17, Niels 14, Thomas 10, Ane 7,
Anders 5, Enoch 2 and Mikkel 1.
Anders Nielsen is not related to my ancestors and the only
thing I know is that he had a sister Eleonora and a brother
Peder. I have the information concerning the farm as well from
the “slægtsgårdsarkiv” like you and Bjarne Damsgaard.
I have them mentioned as well in a sort of will, when Bodil
Kirstines father died in 1866.
Just to make things easier I will give Bodil Kirstine
number 1. Her father 2, her mother 3 and then you just double
up, so Bodil Kirstines fathers father will get number 4 and so
2.: Thomas Thomassen. Also called Thomas Stistrup. Born in
Stistrup 1784, died 23.9.1866. Married first time 24.1.1813
with Kirsten Mogensdatter born in Ullits 1784, died 2.1.1827.
The couple got 9 children. Among them Bodil Kirstine and my
Bodil Marie. Married second time 1.7.1827 with Ane
Christensdatter. This couple got 8 children.
3.: Kirsten Mogensdatter born 1784, died 2.1.1827.
4.: Thomas Nielsen born in Grønnerup 1750, died in Stistrup
5.8.1784. This Thomas died by drowning before his son Thomas
was born. Married Bodil Mortensdatter 1776.
5.: Bodil Mortensdatter born in Stistrup 1743, died 1817.
Married second time 1784 with Christen Pedersen (no children)
6.: Mogens Andersen born in Ullits 1750, died 22.5.1821.
7.: Bodil Christensdatter born in Skoue, Lovns 1746, died
in Ullits 1814.
8.: Niels Madsen born in Grønnerup 1714, died 20.5.1781.
Married with Anne Christensdatter.
9.: Anne Christensdatter born 1714, died 14.3.1802.
10.: Morten Hansen born in Stistrup 15.1.1714, died
22.10.1775. Married with Johanne Jensdatter.
11.: Johanne Jensdatter born in Stistrup 1707, died
20.: Hans Pedersen born in Stistrup 1683, died 1767.
Married Pernille Christensdatter.
21.: Pernille Christensdatter born 1683, died 1781 (98
years old !!)
22.: Jens Sørensen
23.: Ane Cathrine
When I put all this into my program I will put some more
into it. Children and so on. I do have more names.
To go the other way around:
Your ancestor Bodil Kirstine and my Bodil Marie were
sisters. They had 7 siblings from their fathers first marriage
and 9 from his second. That means lots of descendants !!!
My Bodil Marie married Jens Christian Christiansen. The
couple got 7 children and among them my
great-great-grandfather Thomas. His siblings: Ane, Kristian
Frederik, Søren, Kristiane, Maren and Kresten.
Bodil Kirstine and Bodil Marie had a brother Morten born
1815. As a child he came to his mothers brother Anders
Mogensen who lived on the farm Bjerregaard. Morten married
Eleonora Nielsdatter, a sister to your Anders Nielsen. Morten
and Eleonora got a daughter Kirsten Mortensdatter. This
Kirsten married her cousin Christian Frederik who is my
great-great-grandfather Thomas´ brother.
This couple had 7 children. Their oldest son Morten
Bjerregaard's descendants are still living on the farm
Bjerregaard. His brother Søren married a cousin Stine who is
my great-grand-mothers sister and my grandmothers aunt.
Confused ??? I do understand that !!! I'm as well.
Well this Morten Bjerregaard and his younger brother Søren
has always been close to my grandmother Jenny and her
My great-grandfather Thomas Jensen must be a cousin to your
Bodil Kirstine, right ?
I'm attaching some of the photos, more will come later.
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