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Jennifer Värjö

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Marie-Louise Nielsen Hi,
this is intresting...
I'm wondering if it is the same Emil Benoni Nielsen.
He was/is my grandfather. he died when I was around 6 or 7 so that would be around 1976 1977.
Marie-Louise Nielsen
6 years ago
Jennifer Värjö Hi,
sorry for the late reply.
It might be the same Emil. He has son named Kaj. Emil had four sisters of which Rigmor is my fathers grandmother. The other sisters are Else, Vera, Mary. Emil lived in Nakskov, Denmark.
Best, Jennifer
6 years ago
Jennifer Värjö Hi again,
we know that Emil's son Kaj moved to South Africa.
Best, Jennifer
6 years ago
Marie-Louise Nielsen I think we have a winner :)
My fathers name was Kai, unfortunatly he passed away in june 2008. We have lived in South Africa since 1975.
I know very little about my fathers famlie as he never spoke about them in great detail. I know that Emil's first wife died at a young age and he remaried Karen.
I have quite a few old photos which I will eventualy scan and put up on the website.

sincearly Marie-Louise
6 years ago
Jennifer Värjö that's very interesting!
I'm sad to hear he passed away.
Then we are distantly relatived.
Please, put some photos on the website.
Did Emil ever move to South Africa? Did you ever meet any relatives on that side?
Best, Jennifer
6 years ago
Jennifer Värjö Hello again,
my father Jens got excited about this. He has done some family research which he wanted to share with you.

We start with Emil's father Laurits Benoni Nielsen who was born in Copenhagen 20th of April 1866. In 1888 he came to Nakskov as a barbers apprentice. The 20th of May he married Hansine Christine Rasmusen, born 31st of December 1865 in Nakskov, at S:t Nicolai Church in Nakskov.
The got five children:
Emil, born the 14th of February 1892
Else, born the 28th of March 1893
Rigmor, born the 11th of January 1895
Vera, born the 13th of October 1897
Mary, born the 28th of March 1899
All were born in Nakskov and got the family name Benoni Nielsen.

In 1908 Laurits bought a restaurant/Inn on the address Axeltorget 15. He sold it 1916 and bought a dance palace called Bristol at Vejlegade 1, which he sold to Emil 1924.
Emil ran several restaurants, for example Backen outside Copenhagen and also Hotell Helsingør.

Some of Kajs cousins is alive today, amongst them Else's child Leif Sort who lives in Aarhus, Denmark.

My father's mother Vibeke, daughter of Rigmor, died in 1968, when my father Jens Carlsson and his sister Lillemor Listam were teenagers. The family lived at the island Ornö in the Stockholm archipelago outside Dalarö.
Vibeke's sister Lilian died 2009. They were your father's cousins.

My father Jens Carlsson lives in Dalarö, 40 kilometres south east of Stockholm, Sweden and runs a passenger boat traffic.

I am 35 years old and grew up in Dalarö where I live with my husband Daniel Värjö. We got married in August. I'm working with horses as a dressage trainer.

What do you do?
My father also wants to know about your father's life.

Best wishes, Jennifer
6 years ago
Marie-Louise Nielsen Hi sorry I haven't answeard, I'm having internet problems! thats what you get when you live in a lovely country like South Africa. I have added your Father to the site so he can have a look.
6 years ago