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CHAT: Schleswig-Holstein (was Re: CHAT: silly names)

From:Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>
Date:Saturday, March 24, 2001, 22:54
On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 02:58:35PM +0100, Mangiat wrote:
> Henrik wrote: > > The reformation was rejected by the people of Schleswig-Holstein, but > > was then still introduced for conformance with the federation. > > Oh, yeah... my teacher comes from Schleswig Holstein and is very proud about > that : )
Hey, I have ancestors from there. I'd like to learn more about it and its ties to Germany and Denmark. I know that it was sometimes part of one, sometimes part of the other. According to my mom, my grandfather was emphatic that his father was Danish, *not* German, but his name has come down to us as Heinrich Wehrhane (or something like that), which looks definitely German. I've looked a little bit on genealogy web sites and found a discussion list for Wehrhane, and found out that there are Danish people who spell the same name Verhane. So I don't know if the name we have for him is German because it was under German control at the time, or what. -- Eric Christopherson / *Aiworegs Ghristobhorosyo


Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>