Rasmus Kristensen (1802-1864)

NAVIGATION (genealogy)

 November 13th  2008
Uwe Thomsen

(Rosenblad-lineage: Ancestor number 06)

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June 10th  1802 at "Lungen" near Svaleboelle, Boestrup Parish (Island Langeland, Svendborg County): Rasmus, son of blacksmith Christen Friderichsen (the mother, Lisbeth Pedersdatter, not recorded) ROSENBLAD-ANCESTORS

Father's biogr.     Mother's biogr.


November 10th  1843 in Snoede Parish, Svendborg County: Rasmus Kristensen, 41 years, bachelor and blacksmith at Snoede and Jakobine Nielsdatter, 20 years, servant at Snoede. Wife's biography


Januar 15th  1843 at Snoede (village and Parish): Kristina Kristensen - illegitimate, parents not married, yet. 

October 18th 1845 at Snoede (village and Parish):  Wilhelm Kristensen

November 18th  1848 at Snoede (village and Parish): Martha Kristensen

November 30th  1851 at Snoede (village and Parish): Ferdinand Kristensen

June 19th 1856 at Snoede (village and Parish): Carl Christensen



November 30th 1864 at Snoede (village and Parish): Rasmus Kristensen, Smith and horsecurer (explanation below),  62 years.  -

Living places:

As child and smith-apprentice (probably by his father) he lived at "Lungen", which is a small peat bog outside Svaleboelle Village. The name is common for such environments at Southeast Funen and surrounding islands and could be a dialect word for "lyng", the Danish word for "heather" that may have covered the surface. He left Boestrup Parish 1925 for Copenhagen as a skilled blacksmith, probably to educate himself at the veterinary school (see below). By the 1934 Census he worked at the workshop of his future father-in-law, who was an ordinary blacksmith at Snoede, where he then settled permanently. -


His basic occupation was blacksmith, but at death he was entitled "Kuursmed", which may be translated into "Cure-smith", meaning that he had supplementary veterinary education in shoeing horses and treatment of horse-diseases, as also his father and grandfather had practised at "Lungen" in Svaleboelle. In popular Danish tradition the rural blacksmiths were quite often serving as "doctors" on human patients, too, which might be explained by their medical and anatomic knowledge far beyond average - although factually regarding horses, but in the absence of better..... -