My Family History

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All text written by Dagny Schmidt, except where noted.

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Shoemaker JENS PETER SCHMIDT born 15/9 1860 in Vejle, married 1883 
or 1884 to  AUGUSTA LOUISE THOMSEN born 28/8 1861 in Orritslev Sogn.

  	 Moved to København about the time of the change of century
and got a position as "master" in a shoefactory. Augusta
inherited quite a bit of money when her parents died, and at
that time the law stated that the man was the boss and he had to
administer the money (women did not have enough brains to do
this). - So he bought a shoestore and repairshop on Istedgade in
Kobenhavn, and also a beautiful mahogany sitting room.   
But beer tastes good and friends congregated in the back room, cards
were played and everybody had a good time, but the shoes did not
get repaired and the service was lousy.   Finally the day came
that J.P. had lost everything at cards,including the furniture,
but when the people came to collect it then Augusta placed
herself in front of a beautiful Chiffonier with a lot of drawers
in it, she took an axe in her hand and announced that she would
smash it into a thousand little pieces rather than let them have
it. And this piece of furniture is the only reminder of that
beautiful room she had. 
	 But it did not take long before he had to close the store and
go back to his old job at the factory. But he still dragged his
cardplaying friends home, they had to be fed and it happened on
more than one occasion that they ate all the food so the kids
did not get enough to eat. Many were the times that he came home
dead drunk,his wife probably gave him hell then he chased wife
and kids out on the stairs, and once he threw a lit kitchen lamp
after them. 
	 One Sunday the family had made plans for a picnic in
Sondermarken, Augusta had packed a picnicbasket and had the kids
all washed and dressed, they left with the whole flock, but when
they got to the corner of Istedgade then a tart from the factory
made eyes to J.P. and he left the wife and kids right in the
middle of the street and took off after her. Augusta and  all
the kids had to turn around and go home again.
	 But they did not forget, and when the oldest kids got work and
started to bring money home the they threw the dad out. In his
last years he lived in a small room and as the kids married, he
went to each one in turn and got his supper, he had a reserved
day in the week he came to each one, only Ellen would not allow
him inside her door.   He was a real partyman, - nice and polite.

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Teacher CHISTIAN MØRUP RASMUSSEN born 14 May 1858 in Bejstrup Sogn.

	  As a boy and very young man he worked on the farms, but when
he was 20 he got a chance to help Teacher P.Pedersen, Tandrup
School with the education and at the same time he studied to be
accepted to the Semenarium.   He was accepted to Ranum
Semenarium 10/5 1880, and graduated 9/8 1882.

	 He was appointed Vikar in Guldager and Thorup School. The road
to Thorup School wound through "Blokgaard" in Guldager, and
before long he fell in love with the farmers daughter PETRINE
POULSEN. Christian was appointed to the post in Korsø School on
the 11th of March 1885, and they got married the 31st of July
1886.  A girl he knew from home wrote to him 'that he had caught
the golden  Peacock with the silver tail'.

	The pay for his job was 750 Kr a year and "a beautiful new
House" and in addition 12000 peatblocks and a one acre garden.
Later he bought about 10 additional acres next to the School,
and built a barn for the cows, horses and pigs and with 2 rooms
above for the help. He had 2 horses, 4 milkcows, pigs and

	In a letter to his brother Carl, dated the 21st of January
1889, he tells that he can take over the farm (Blokgaard): "
There is a 4000 Kr mortgage on the farm, and Moster Pouline
(Petrines Sister ) shall have 3000 Kr, and in addition Niels
Poulsen and his wife Inger Sofie shall yearly have the
following: Free living quarters, 4 Barrels of Rye, 1 barrel
Barley, 1 barrel Malt. Half on May 1 and half on November 1st.
400 pounds pig on the first of October.   400 pounds butter, 1/12th
delivered on the first of each month.    300 pounds Cheese,  half on
St.Hansday and half on October 1.     12 "snese"(snes=20) chicken
eggs, delivered 1 snes 1st February and then 1 snes on the first
of the next 7 months plus 4 snese in October .     2 pounds Hops,
half on the first of May  and half on the first of November.   2
skp Salt on the first of October.    2 Sheep @ 300 pounds meat on
the first of October.    2 barrels of Potatoes in the fall and 100
Kr cash, with half every May 1st and November 1st

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	 Daily: In the time from May 1st to November 1st, 3 pots sweet,
newly milked milk, the rest of the year 2 pots. The milk will be
brought to us every morning immediately after the milking.

	Yearly: we get delivered, also without charge and in advance,
in dry and good condition at the right time for it, and stacked
by our living quarters 20,000, twenty thousand Peatblocks of the
normal size, and 1 little load of "Lyng".   Furthermore and at any
time when we request it, we shall be driven to and from Church,
you shall pick up and return Priest and Doctor and pick up
Medicine (Not pay for it), drive our grain to and from the Mill,
by your people look after us, bake, brew and wash for us."


	In 1901 he wrote to the same brother that he harvested 118 load
of grain against only 60 loads one of the first years. - The
houses are getting too small, so he will have to build on to

	At the Exhibition in Aalestrup one year he got 1st Prize for a
family of horses - a mare with 4 daughters. And one of the
daughters also got a 1st. At the same time he got 2nd for a cow.

	In 1890 they had 2 Horses, 14-15 Cattle, including 3-4 Milk
Cows and some Sheep. When the farm was sold during the First
World War they had 6 Horses, 12 Milk Cows and approx. 100 pigs.

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 	Christian Mørup was extremely strong. One story tells that
when the railroad was being built they had a lot of tough
drifters working on it and one day when Mørup was on his way to
Guldager and passed the railroad then a group of these fellows
were spoiling for a fight and they thought they would have some
fun with this little Deacon. But Mørup asked if they had noticed
all the Churches they could see from the little hill they stood
on,  he then took one of their wheelbarrows, held it out in a
stiff arm and using the wheelbarrow for a pointer, proceeded to
name all the churches. He then sat the barrow down again,  and by
then everybody had lost their appetite for a fight. 

Another time he stopped a couple of runaway horses and a wagon.

	Chr. Mørup went to the Semenarium with Teacher Christensen,
Nørager who was a little hot tempered fellow. One day Mørup had
teased him a little too much so Christensen got mad and attacked
him, but Mørup just took him by the scruff of his neck and held
him out in a stiff arm, screaming and kicking till he cooled
down again.

	In 1912 Mørup quit as the teacher in Korsø, partly because the
Mission people wanted to have their meetings in the school, and
he did not want any part of that, first because he did not
sympathise with them, and secondly because it was the Teachers
duty to keep the school clean and keep the fire going in the

	After having lived at "Blokgaard" a few years more, it was sold
during the First World War for 75000 Kr, at that time a very
good price. From there he moved to "Solbakken" in Aalestrup
where he took sick (tarmsprængning) in 1926 and died 1 day
later, the 18th of December. He was buried in Simested the 22nd
December 1926.

	 He was one of the Founders of "Aalestrup Landbobank" and was
their Revisor until his death.

	His wife - my mother - I remember best, sitting in the evening
with her knitting in front of the stove with the door open so we
could all see the fire, and all the kids and 1 or 2 maids
around, and she told "Ghost stories". Mørup was sitting in his
"Office" and he was either reading or solving mathematical
problems while he smoked a long Dutch pipe that rested on the
floor. Petrine Poulsen was a lively girl. Many times when there
was a dance in Simested she would stand behind the barn and cry -
she could not go as she had a nest full of kids. But she had an
understanding husband who tried his best as the following poem,
which was written on a sheet torn out of an exercise book,

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                        Korsø School 3' April 1899.

                                 Dear Wife

                        In Youths Marvellous Pride 
                        I got you as my Beautiful Bride 
                        Now in your Flowertime you stand 
                        Holding four kids by the Hand 
                        Thanks for the four small ones you with me shared 
                        Thanks for every painful sore that you cared 
                        Thanks for every moment  	
                         In sorrow and in sleep 
                         Thanks for every Tomorrow 
                          in happiness or sorrow 
                          I hope you may live long and happy
                         and share everything forever with pappy.

			  Yours forever Kristian.

(Sorry but it looses a lot in the free translation)


	The food could not have been too varied, for it turned into a
party day when the fishmonger had been there. Petrine thought
that a warm fried Herring to the smørrebrød was the best you
could get in this world. The usual supper was fried salted bacon. 

	Petrine smoked the meat herself. After he bacon or leg of lam
was salted, it was hung in the chimney , there was a door in the
chimney off the attic for this purpose, and then the stove was
fired with Lyng, Enebær, Tjørn and the like, but it must not
really burn, only smoke. Even thou they had about one hundred
chickens, the kids never got more than half an egg to a whole
slice of bread. -

	At "Blokgaard",  this will be after 1912, breakfast was beer
porridge and pickled herring, coffee and French bread. They
regularly slaughtered pig, lam or calf.          

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	 The first years in Guldager and Korsø, the beds were made by
first laying a thick layer of straw, which preferably was
stirred up every morning, over that was placed a heavy, homespun
underdyne filled with chickenfeathers (it was heavy as lead).
Over top of this was a grey woollen homewoven sheet, everything
was "Korsø Kirstens" weaving. Every  bed, of course, held 2-3
kids, and we had a sort of pull-out bed that could hold 4 when
it was pulled all the way out. The top dyne was also very heavy,
sometimes we had 2 underdyner and then it became a tremendous
undertaking to make the beds.

	We had white homeknitted wool undergarments, white chemises
with embroidery, white linen pants which went down over our
knees. We had long, white slips and we used one or two at a
time, if we had a thin dress on then we might use 3 slips, and
they were very long, right down to our ankles. And we had white
linen "livstykker" that the elastic that held the stocking up,
were buttoned on to.

	It was a monster wash with that many girls, and in addition you
could not buy any soap during the war 1914-18, so we made our
own soap from pigs that had died, and maybe some bacon that had
gone bad. It was boiled for hours in the big wash kettle, and I
think that chalk or natrium was added. When it had boiled to the
consistency of thick porridge, it was then poured into forms in
a layer about 10 cm thick. It could take days, yes even weeks
before the soap had dried enough to cut it into squares for
storage and later use.                  

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	RASMUS JEPPESØN (also called "Rasmus Feldtbereder") was 
"Krejler" * boatman, small farmer and fisherman in Manstrup, Bejstrup Sogn. 

Born 19 June 1819, baptised 4 July 1819 in Bejstrup Church. 

	He was in the Prussian War in 1848, he was on one of the ships
that were captured on Erkenfyrde Fjord, and was in a German
concentration camp till the war ended. His work onboard ship was
to bring the powder from the stores and up on deck. During a
battle a bullet went through the heel of his boot without giving
him a scratch.

The Hot Chocolate server that Fusse has, was bought in Hull on
one of his trips.

    Married 1st time to: ANNE DORTE or DORTHEA JENSDATTER born 25/7
1817 in      Holmsø, Haverslev Sogn,  married Aug. 1 1846 in
Haverslev Church. Died 22/10 1884.

	 She had a child before the marriage:  KAREN MARIE EDVARDSEN
born 25 March 1844 at 3 PM.

Married 2nd time to: Soren Larsens Widow KAREN JANUM  died 25/2 ? 1885

Married 3rd time to: KAREN SKOVEN

* KREJLER: = people that travelled around by cart or small flat
bottommed  boats and traded in pots and pans, herring and
anything else they could make a "Daler" on. 

	The word Krejler was earlier Kregel and might have come from
the old nordic "Kringja"  which means: flitting about. 

            In the beginning of 1800 there were 17 Krejler on
Hann‘s, but by 1886 there were only 2 left. They bought pots in
Kvals and wooden shoes and other carved goods from around

       Rasmus Jeppeson died 20/3,and was buried 23/3 1901 by Torslev
Church. Anne Dortheas mother lived with them till her death in
1851. The two Brass Candleholders belonged to her.

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Deacon and Church singer in Gislum, PEDER PEDERSON RYBERG was
baptised on 13 April 1788 in Aars. "Maren Nielsdatter carried,
Mette Ch...? followed. The Godfathers were Ludvig Ryberg of
Gislum, Jens Pedersøn from Nyrup and Jens Christenson of

	It is told that every New Years Eve, on the stroke of midnight
he went up to the church and looked through the keyhole, and he
could then see who would be baptised, who would get married and
who would be buried in the coming year. (from Thyra)

	He liked to drink and one day when he was rather unsteady on
his feet, the priest called him up to the Alter and gave him a
good slap in front of the whole congregation. (from Plie)

He always wore white home knitted stockings, Knickers and wooden
shoes. (from Petrine Poulsen)

    Married approx. 1820 to MAREN NIELSDATTER born 1783(?) and they
had 3 children.      Maren Nielsdatter died 5' buried 14' April 1839.

He married exactly 2 years later to the day, to a maid ANE
CATHRINE HANSDATTER of Nyrup born 1801.

	After having been a teacher for 40 years, he died while living
with his daughter Inger Sofie in Guldager in the year 1870,
buried in Gislum Church, where the family of his daughter Ellen
Petrine from Gislumgaard still keep the grave in wonderful

 Children:     ELLEN PETRINE PEDERSDATTER born 23/5 1821,
baptised 19/10 1821, married to Farmer Jens Sørensøn,
Gislumgaard, born 1805 in Thisted, died 1883 in Gislum.

     INGER SOFIE PEDERSDATTER   born 23/1 1824, baptised 29/2
1824. See Number 15.

     JENS PEDERSØN born 21/3 1826, bapt.. 15/5 1826, died 26/11
1839.  13 years old.         

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30) -31) .   The Family Jensen from Gislumgaard.


Their son SØREN JENSEN born 28/8 1850, died 26/12 1919 was
married to the Neighbours daughter KIRSTEN MARIE             ?
born 28/1 1851, died 1/7 1901.

	She did not want to marry Søren, she was in love with somebody
else, but her parents forced her to marry Søren. It is told that
Søren was very harsh to her and she tried to run away several
times, but she was caught every time and dragged home again.  At
last she was locked into a little room and the food was passed
through a little opening to her. She naturally ended up with her
mind  completely gone.
[ I have been in that tiny little room and even though they have changed
things around and opened up some of the walls, you still get a feeling
of oppression - even to this day.  jps]
	 It probably did not help any that Søren's mother Ellen Petrine
still lived on the farm, she is still remembered as an old women
sitting by the stove, and when she knocked on the floor with the
fire thongs, then everybody had to drop whatever they were doing
and see what orders she had for them.

 She was a very stubborn and strong-willed woman. Once they were
sending a load of pigs to market.  When the wagon was loaded and
the old lady came out and inspected it, she spotted a pig that
she wanted to be butchered for herself and so they had to unload
again just to get that one particular pig.

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 48) - 49).

 Farmer SØREN CHRISTENSØN, also called SØREN SLØJE, had a child
with METTE (MADSDATTER) of Manstrup - a son JEPPE SØRENSØN born
18/8 1782. Mette married an Innkeeper from København later.

Number 6 (Chr. Mørup) writes the following in his notes:------------

                          My Ancestors History !

     Grandfathers fathers name was SØREN SLØJE and he was a son
from  Vester Kjeldgaard in Han-Herred. Grandfathers mother was a
girl from  Manstrup which is about 2-3 km from Vester Kjeldgaard.

 Since great-grandfather was of a grand family, he was not
allowed to marry the maid from Manstrup, and the result was that
grandfather was born as an illegitimate child, and got baptised
with the name JEPPE SØRENSØN.     There must have been some
communication between the young couple because  he child got the
fathers first name as his last name as was the custom  at that

	One day the mother carried the little boy to Vester Kjeldgaard
and asked  Søren Sløjes Mother to look after him while she
walked to Løgstør, but she never returned and grandfather grew
up on Vester Kjeldgaard as one of their own.

	When Grandfather grew up he became a sailor and came to
København.     One day he went into an Inn down by the harbour.
There were no other guests and the Innkeepers wife was home
alone. She started to ask Jeppe  where he came from, and what
his name was and all that kind of things.  So Jeppe had to tell
her the whole story about how he was an illegitimate child that
his mother had left at his fathers home. He had never seen or
heard from his mother since. 

 	During the telling of this store, the Innkeepers wife sat
staring at him and her mouth dropped, and when he was finished
she embraced him and  kissed him and said: "Then you are my son
Jeppe - I am your mother".     Jeppe stayed till her husband
came home, and then she told him that this  was the son she had
talked about so often.     From then on he had a place to go to
when he was in København.

	Jeppe was a sailor for several years, and during the war with
England,  he was captured and was interned in England till the
war ended.     He then returned to København where he married a
girl from Møn. Her  name was Mette and she had a brother Rasmus
whom father is named for.    

	 JEPPE and METTE went back to live in Manstrup in Øster
Han-Herred.   Grandmother is supposed to be an extremely strong
lady from what I can  remember my father told me -     She could
carry 6 "skæpper" Rye, approx. 150 pounds, on her head from 
Manstrup to Husby Mill, about 3 km without resting.    

	 She became mother to a large flock of kids of which I only
know a few.     Beside my father I only know my fathers brothers
Peder Kristian, Andreas  and Henrik. This last one was a miller.
He did not have much height,  but had immense shoulders on him.
It is told that he could carry   4 barrels of rye at the same
time, one barrel under each arm, and one  barrel in each hand.

       SØREN SLØJE was married to MAREN CHRISTENSDATTER, born 1748    
She had been married before and had a daughter ANNE MARG. OLSDATTER  
born 1791.

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 54) - 55).

 NIELS NIELSØN KIIB born 1734 in Vestergaard, Klim. 

Married 1st time to ELSE SVENDSDATTER KIIB born 1736 in Klim
Nørgaard. Was engaged in 1760 to Svend Anderson Faarbæk, (born
1727, died 1761) who was a self-owner in Nørre Faarbæk and was
married to Maren Pedersdatter Ingvarsen, after her death
(stillborn twins in 1760) was when he got engaged to Else
Svendsdatter Kiib, but he died before the wedding.

	 We believe that Else Svendsdatter Kiib inherited Faarbæk, as
an engagement was considered a marriage in law. Faarbæk
consisted of a farm that was part of the aristocracy, and 1 bol
[whatever that was] that came under Aalborghus Len. In 1562 they
paid taxes? 1 shilling leding. (In effect this was a self-owned
farm in the middle ages).

Niels Nielson Kiib and Else Svendsdatter Kiib were married in 1762. 
Else was  buried 6/9 1810   74 years old.
Niels was buried 2/3 1812   78 years old. 

 Children: Maren Nielsdatter    born 1763,  died 1798   spinster  
	Anne Katrine Nielsdatter   born and died 1764    
	Anne Katrine Nielsdatter   born and died 1765   
	KAREN NIELSDATTER  born 1766 died 31/10 1851 
                                                          See Number 27). 
	Svend Nielson              born 1768    
	Anders Nielson            born 1770    
 	Anne Nielsdatter           born 1772  
	Margrethe Nielsdatter      born 1777 died 1779  

               ( From Thisted Yearbook 1943. Page 335-346.)

 Svend was in 1801 farming on Klim Odde, married to Else Klemsdatter(?) 
Rasmusdatter(?), born 1777. A daughter: Else Svendsdatter born 1800.

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108) - 109).

Self-owner Sr/NIELS CHRISTENSØN of "Klim Vestergaard" is
described in 1744 as "of substance" and is addressed as Sr.
(seneur), born approx. 1697.

       Married 1st time to MAREN NIELSDATTER KIIB, born approx. 1703
in Klim "Nørgaard". Sister to Number 111). married 1730,
died 1735 or 1739.

       Married 2nd time to ANNE CHRISTENSDATTER born approx. 1686,
buried in Klim 23/12 1765, - 79 years old.


       Anne Nielsdatter Kiib, born approx. 1733, buried in Klim 28/12
1809. 76 years old. 	Married 23/9 1762 to Self-owner  Chresten
Pedersøn, Bonderup, born approx.. 1730  buried 21/5 1799, 69 years old.
Lived on  Klim Vestergaard.

       NIELS NIELSØN KIIB  born approx.1734. bur.2/3 1812, 78 years old. 
	  ( See Number 54).

       Christen Nielson Kiib  born approx. 1735 - in 1760 lived on
 Klim Vestergaard

                                 from Thisted Aarbog 1943 page 335                                     

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  110) - 111).

 SVEND NIELSØN KLIM born 24 Oct. 1700, died 24 June 1770
 (Jyske Efterretninger).

	 He was freeholder, was addressed as Sr. (seneur) and during
the census for extra taxes in 1744 he is described as being
"wealthy". In 1731 as a bachelor in Klim he paid 1 Rigsdaler to
the Fire-administration in København. 

	We have not been able to find any probate papers after he and
his wife died. He owned and lived at "Klim Nørgaard", he also
owned "Klim Church News" in 1743, and real estate in Kim Terp
and by Torup Strand and in Ellesbol in Vust. (State Archives
real estate report, circular of 3 Dec. 1757, dated June 26 1759) 

      He is most likely that same Svend Nielsøn that in 1752 and 1754
owned Ships by Torup Strand. In 1734 he married  ANNE
NIELSDATTER KIIB, born 24 Jan 1712 in "Klim Nørgaard", - sister
to Number 109). She is shown as collector of Alcohol Tax of Klim
District, and we surmise that her husband, and later herself ran
a drinking establishment on the farm. Died 28 May 1775, there is
a stone in Klim Graveyard.

                        from Thisted Yearbook 1914 page 32     
                               Thisted Yearbook 1943 page 347.

Of 11 children we only know 5:

ELSE SVENDSDATTER born 1736, married 1762, died 1810. See No.. 55).

Martha Svendsdatter    born 1737, married 1763, died 1808. 1st
marriage to  Oluf Frandsøn, Klim, born 1729, died 25/5 1775, 46 years old.
2nd marriage to Jørgen Ravn, Klim,  born 1749, died 1805.

Niels Svendsøn Kiib    born 1740, died 18/6 1775, Deacon in
Klim, Torup-Vust  1764-75. Married to Ellen Nielsdatter Kjeldgaard 1765.

Karen Svendsdatter Kiib born 1741, was home in 1765.  Spinster

Jacob Svendsøn Kiib also called "Nørgaard", born 1751. On 15
April 1778  he got Royal Ascent to run an Inn in "KLIM Nørgaard".

              from C Klitgaard: "Vensysselske Veje" page 110.                                      

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  120) - 121).

EJLER CHRISTIAN RYBERG, born 1720 in Aars, died 12/5 1760. 

	Deacon in Brorstrup, Ravnkilde and Haverslev and since in
Ulstrup and Gundested. Married to ANNE CATHRINE VOGNSDATTER,
Herlov. They had 4 children of whom we know:

PEDER EJLERSEN RYBERG, born 1753         See Number 60).

Niels Ejlersen Ryberg,  was in 1784 Godfather to Jens Fischer
and Karen Nielsdatters son, Jens.

Ludvig Ejlersen Ryberg, was in 1788 Godfather to Peder Pederson

	Lowest of the teachers were the trælling schoolmasters, then
came the ones who had steady positions in a school, and the
highest were the Deacons.

In 1739 the pay in Lindballe for example was 7 Rigsdalers, 2
barrels of Rye, 72 Lispund Hay and 27 loads of Peatblocks or Firewood.

	The compulsory subjects were restricted to Reading and
Religion. If any parent wanted their children to learn Writing
or Arithmetic, they not only had to specifically request it, but
they would also have to pay extra for it.
 ( from Jydsk Collections , page 143.)

	When Deacon Ejler Ryberg of Ulstrup and Gundersted died, a
mortgage in the amount of 95 Rigsdaler, became due to the
beneficiaries of the also departed Monsr. Meiling. The Widow
Anne Cathrine Herlov then sent the following letter to the
beneficiaries of Monsr. Meiling: 

   [This old letter is extremely hard to translate since she used  very 
unusual words in an original pattern, but I will give it  a try.  jps]

     Exhalted and Highly Learned, Aristocratic and Reverent
Beneficiaries of  most Devine Monsr. Meiling and his Sacred
Dearest Love.

      The very sad occurrence that due to my beloved Husbands death
has left me with 4 small and innocent children is the reason
that I in all humility beseech you that your Reverence will show
the Sanctified Grace and  have mercy on a destitute widow and
her poor small children, and will forgive that assignment you
have over me.  The venerated Monsr. Meiling and his devine
Betrothed promised my  beloved husband and myself that this
would be the case if it happened that one of them should die,
but as neither we or anybody else had expected that they so soon
after each other, should have exchanged  this Time for the
Forever, we were not as careful as we should have  been with the
obligation as soon as they were mortified, as we thought  we
could fulfil this another time, but God  better knows, they fell
 too hastily from us.

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	Therefore, and on the junction of the above truthfully relation
about the Devine People to my departed Husband and myself given
promises  hope and beg in the greatest servility and humility
your Highness gracefully would do the cancellation of the
previously mentioned obligation, that it not in the future
will come to be a hindrance.

	I am an extremely accursed Widow, yes besides in such big
default and destitute so that I can never get myself out of it
without you would in your reverent libation, if not for me, then
for my poor, fatherless and partly crippled children's sake,
forgive this debt I stand in to you.    

	Fatherless's Father and Widows Protector shall again reward
such your high and great Goodness. 

	Awaiting your highly affirmative answer on this signed, I am
forever       (?)          in continuous Prayer and greatest
Submission. Exhalted and Highly Learned, Aristocratic and
Reverent Beneficiaries .

                                   Your very most humble servant 
 Anne Cathrine Vognsdatter, Sl. Rybergs. Ustrup Deaconry 28 May 1760.

	 Apparently the recipients of this letter could not resist this
much sanctity and humbleness - the debt got cancelled.

                        from Himmerland and Kjær Hrd. 1939 page 95.

	The Church record 1743-44 mentions Seigr/Chresten Niels
Meiling, as "Forpagter" of "Mølgaard", married to Sophie
Andersdatter Tofft.   Owned in 1756 Aars Church with Grain and
Cattletimes. [That does not make sense].
 In 1743 he started a Legacy in the amount of 1308 Rigsaler,
 4 Mark and 6 Skilling, the interest of which, even today
goes to needy people in Aars.

Both he and his wife died at the same time 27-28 April 1760 in Aars .

                                 from Jydsk History Vol.6 page 97.

	 Meiling Legacy to "The Danish Schools Poor Children and other
Destitute in Aars Sogn" was among others in 1787 given to
"Houseman" Peder Rybergs (No.. 60) son and daughter in Aars.
They both went to school for 21 weeks. 1 Rigsdaler, 4 Mark and
12 Skilling.

                           from  Himmerland and Kjær Hrd. 1939 page 101.
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