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Jens Kristian PETERSEN + Elizabeth Martin (Madsen) - Denmark to Norsewood

Journal by ngairedith

I am looking for more information to add to
He was born 1843 in Denmark and died 16th August 1929 in Wanganui & buried in Aramoho Cemetery

He married Elizabeth Martin (Madsen) on 7 May 1873 in Denmark
She was the daughter of Mads Thomasen and Catherine Marie (S?rensdatter) Sorensdr. She was born 1849 and died 17th Oct 1930 in Mangatainoka where she is buried

They had 2 daughters before they emigrated on the FITZ REUTER from Hamburg, arriving into Napier, 17 March 1875

* - Katherine (Christine) Petersen b.19-1-1870 Smidstrup og Sk?rup Sogne - married Charles William Louis Maximillian Kayser

* - Hanne Maria (Johanne) Petersen b.16-6-1874 Uldum, Denmark - married Mr Linwood, married Mr O'Brien, married Mr O'Connor

In New Zealand they had another 5 children:
* - Peter Petersen b.1876 married Mary Henderson

* - Mary Petersen b.1880 married Mr Smith

* - twin, Elizabeth Petersen b.1881 married Alfred Gregory Riches, who, 7 years after her death married her twin sister Jensina - he and Elizabeth had 9 children - he and Jensina had 1 child (not verified, he was then 55 and Jensina was 49)

* - twin, Jensina Petersen b.1881 married Thomas Leevers and Alfred Gregory Riches (widower of her twin sister Elizabeth)

* - Martin Petersen b.1883 married Mary ?

According to Elizabeth's death certificate of 1930, 5 of these children were still alive when she died - see at link above..

If you can add death dates or any other info to the tree I would appreciate it

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on 2009-05-03 07:34:35

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by Bill_Darnell on 2013-11-28 03:08:41

Will fill in a few gaps.

Hanne - or Annie died 1960.

Elizabeth born 4/11/1881 died 13/5/1923

Jens Seaner (as it is on some papers) died 29/12/1958

Martin b 25/10/1883

I have a few family bits - like a copy of their passage ticket to NZ and some photos of Elizabeth (mother) and of Elizabeth and Jens Seaner.

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