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I cant crack this one

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Frank Report 25 Sep 2013 18:29

I have a Bernard A A Hansen b1858 Hamburg Germany
But I just cant seem to trace him back to Germany or find his parents

I have his wite and 2 children born in the UK

Can someone have a go please



GlitterBaby Report 25 Sep 2013 18:43

When and where did he marry and have you got the cert ?


GlitterBaby Report 25 Sep 2013 18:46

Name: Bernard Andree A Hansen
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1898
Registration District: Cardiff
Inferred County: Glamorgan
Volume Number: 11a
Page Number: 421

Florence Louisa Hanson

They are on 1901 census


Choccy Report 25 Sep 2013 18:47


RG14PN32121 RG78PN1846 RD588 SD3 ED22 SN278
Reg. District: Cardiff
Sub District: Central Cardiff
Parish: Cardiff
Enum. District: 22
Address: 24 System ST
County: Glamorganshire

HANSEN, Bernard Husband Married
14 years M 50 1861 Topman Berlin
HANSEN, Florance Wife Married F 31 1880
HANSEN, Albert M 10 1901
HANSEN, Herbert M 7 1904
HANSEN, Arthur M 1 1910


Frank Report 25 Sep 2013 19:28

Ive got all the UK links and info, marriage date ect
Its the parents of Bernard I cant trace, or any history in Hamburg


MargaretM Report 25 Sep 2013 20:01

A Hansen married a Hanson? Do you have the marriage certificate to get father's name?

Marriages Sep 1898 (>99%)

HANSEN Bernard Andree A Cardiff 11a 421
Hansen Bernard Audree A Cardiff 11a 421
HANSON Florance Louisa Cardiff 11a 421


Kay???? Report 25 Sep 2013 20:16

maybe Bernhard-/Bernhardt.....if he had connections to a synagogue they have excellent records,

Andree and Hansen arent usual german names.
did he use any unusual names for any children that could link to his family.?


Frank Report 25 Sep 2013 20:23

Yes Bernard Hansen married a Hansen, but shes from Danish lines. have her covered

No unsual names, one son was called Herbert Bernard Otto - The Otto came from the mother as part of her fathers family name

Bernard may have been born in Hamburg, but the parents from elsewhere

The usual use of Bernard would suggesy Norway rather than Denmark

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 25 Sep 2013 20:58

Marriage (Find My Past)
Groom's Forenames:Bernard Andree Albert (Sailor)
Groom's Surname:Hansen
Groom's Age:38
Marriage Year:1898
Marriage Month:Aug
Marriage Day:5
Event Type:Marriage
Place / Parish:Roath, St German
Bride's Forenames:Florance Louisa
Bride's surname:Hanson
Bride's Age:19
Groom's Father's Forenames:Joannes Heindrick (or Heindrich) Master Mariner
Groom's Father's Surname:Hansen
Bride's Father's Forenames:George
Bride's Father's Surname:Hanson
Record source:Glamorgan marriages transcripts
Data provider:Welsh Archive Services / Gwasanaethau Archifau Cymru
(witnesses, Nellie Powell, Samuel Otto Hanson)

Chris :)


SylviaInCanada Report 26 Sep 2013 01:34

Have you tried searching on the following ...................


Kay???? Report 26 Sep 2013 09:31

In 1892 Hamburg had a major cholera outbreak,,,,,,

I would guess Joannes as a mariner would have married a local girl? and docked in Hamburg Port? so you may need to employ someone local to that area to search for a baptism record,,a google search will help with finding what steps you need to go down....

I think Hamburg was the main district out of 7.also ***Johannes*** is the masculine name.


Frank Report 9 Oct 2013 16:26

Thanks Chris and all

Ive tried familysearch, not showing anything other than the fathers name at Bernard's marrige, and they got that wrong to boot, they have it as Ivannes Heindrick Hansen


Flip Report 11 Oct 2013 08:14

I see he died in 1919 in Cardiff, it may be worth you contacting the local records office to see if they will do a search for his alien registration card. All foreign nationals were, I believe, required to register during WW1 - some of those cards have proved to have quite a lot of details, including a photo, in the past.

Also, he may have been interred for the war - maybe some records for this?


Frank Report 11 Oct 2013 13:36

Thanks, will give that a try


Flip Report 11 Oct 2013 14:40

This thread is rather long, an not connected with your search, but the poster had success with the Glamorganshire records on her foreign ancestor.

Just posting in case you are interested in seeing what was available to her.