Re: looking to trace ggf "Charles C. Erichson" born 1842 Copenhagen
First, thanks so much for giving your time and energy to this! Very much appreciated!
As to whether this could be him - I have no idea!!
Can you tell me what "opslag 52 nr 17" means?
It looks like Frederiksberg is a part of Kobenhavn, is that right?
*Clues in favor*
It looks like Frederiksberg is a part of Kobenhavn, is that right? So that is consistent.
When he changed from Charles C Erichson to Charles E Holmes, it looks like he took the "E" to stand for Erichson. So if he added a "C" to stand for Christian - could be a pattern.
July 21 is consistent. The year is close.
*Reasons to doubt it*
If his real surname was Erichsen, why would he have kept the name but changed the spelling to Erichson when he got to the U.S? I have consistent documentary evidence (in dozens of military papers) that he wrote his name Charles C. Erichson.At one point his lawyer takes a paragraph to explain that his name is Erichson and not Erickson (as clerks keep misspelling it)
Why change his name from Christian, which is a perfectly good American name with American spelling? (Of course changing his name and biographical data are what he did here in the US too, so in a way it is consistent!)
Beyond that, I just cannot say. I guess it would be necessary to research this Christian Erichsen in the Danish records and see if he gets on a boat to America sometime around 1860.
Paul, again, I really appreciate your reply. Thank you!