Carl/Karl Sorensen Nylund 1874 to Africa?????

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Carl/Karl Sorensen Nylund 1874 to Africa?????

Legg inn av gj04251 » 10. januar 2007 kl. 17.29

Hello,

I am trying to find out what happened to a great uncle of ours who apparantly traveled from Norway to Africa in the late 1800's. A record provided to me, by a volunteer shows him leaving Norway in the 1890's for that port....in Durban, i believe in S. Africa. His name was Carl/Karl Sorensen Nylund, born in 1874 in or near Mandal/Halse, Norway. His parents were Soren Olsen Nylund, originally from Einarsmoen and Anna Marie Torgesdatter originally from Eiken. Any help is appreciated as there is no one who knows what became of this man. We would like to find out what happened to him. We know about all of the others, this is a great mystery.

tusen takk,
Gordon in New Jersey

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Re: Carl/Karl Sorensen Nylund 1874 to Africa?????

Legg inn av Vidar Sigurd Øverlie » 10. januar 2007 kl. 22.00

Gordon

The following information is copied from http://www.genealogyworld.net/brick.html

"Trying to find out what became of my great uncle, Carl/Karl Sorensen Nylund, or Carl/Karl Sorensen. He was born in Mandal, Norway on September 16 1874, then left for Port Natal, South Africa in 1897 ... we do not know what became of him. Any help is appreciated. ... The Ryersen family"

Have you tried to contact the Sorensens living in Durban or South Africa? There are 22 Sorensens in South Africa and one in Durban according to the phone directory.
Vidar Øverlie

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Re: Carl/Karl Sorensen Nylund 1874 to Africa?????

Legg inn av gj04251 » 10. januar 2007 kl. 22.46

Hello,

No, I have not done that, how would I find those, names and addresses? Is there a way to see if he settled there? From your experience, was that a stop over point to anywhere else?

Many thanks,
Gordon

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Re: Carl/Karl Sorensen Nylund 1874 to Africa?????

Legg inn av Vidar Sigurd Øverlie » 12. januar 2007 kl. 17.53

Gordon,

The phone directory for South Africa is available on www.infobel.com/teldir/result.asp?url=http://196.15.219.249/
Vidar Øverlie

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Re: Carl/Karl Sorensen Nylund 1874 to Africa?????

Legg inn av Vidar Sigurd Øverlie » 12. januar 2007 kl. 18.38

Is this his parents in the 1865 Census?
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Re: Carl/Karl Sorensen Nylund 1874 to Africa?????

Legg inn av gj04251 » 12. januar 2007 kl. 22.38

Hi Vidar,
Yes that is his parents in your census record. His mother was sometimes referrred to as Marie also, rather than Anne Marie or Anna Maria. I will make a letter and mail it to those Sorensens. tusen takk for your great advice!
Gordon

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