Re: Petersen of Schleswig, Holstein
I haven't even read all the Petersen posting yet, but, thought I'd jump in an answer some of your questions.Flensburg is a city in the province/state of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Aabenraa, Denmark is the same as Apenrade, Germany.Since 1920 it is German.Before that Danish.It's a complicated history.
The Danish version is also spelled another way--wherever a double(aa) is used a single(å) with a little circle over it can be substituted.In other words the double(aa) is the same as a single(å).I haven't figured out how to type the little circle over the captial A.
If you e-mail the church office at [email protected]
you can get the address of the office and ask for some work to be done.They have a couple of people who do that kind of work.
I am looking for Petersens in Flensburg, too, but in more recent times.Good luck.